Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
JUNE  2015         
A Fun Way for You to Support the Fleet

This year the Fleet is trying something different for our annual fundraiser: The Non Gala Experiment! It's for everyone who loves science and wants to support the Fleet's mission of science education but without the expense and fuss of attending an actual gala. Instead, you can support the Fleet from the comfort of your own home!

The Fleet has offered up eight fun, interactive science experiments you can do at home, share on social media and use to encourage your friends to support the Fleet, too. The first four are available on the website now. The next four become available after making a donation of any amount.

All donations, big or small, are appreciated. All funds benefit the Fleet's nonprofit mission of inspiring science learning. Visit us now and join the Non Gala Experiment! More>>

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Spotlight on San Diego Science: Life in the Sea
This month's Spotlight on San Diego Science teacher workshop features Dr. Jeremy Long from the SDSU Department of Biology. Dr. Long promotes awareness about the effect humans have on marine ecosystems, sometimes in ways we don't even realize. 
This special hip-hop influenced presentation is geared for teachers, but any interested community members ages 18 and older are welcome to attend. Registration is required. More>>

Tuesday, June 9, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Summer Camps Begin Soon
Summer is nearly here! Do you know where your kids will be going to Summer Camp? 

The Fleet still has spots open in our summer science camps but they're going fast! Camp topics include space exploration, chemistry, computer programming, Maker projects and more.

Details are available on the websiteTo register, call Client Services at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 or sign up online.


Girl Scout Sleepover Fun 
Join us for a special sleepover party just for Girl Scouts! Enjoy a film on the Giant Dome screen, go on a scavenger hunt through the science center, take a fun hands-on educational workshop and have full access to all the of the Fleet exhibit galleries all night long!

The Sleepover is open for Girl Scouts ages 6-13, with at least one adult chaperone required for every five children. More>>

Saturday, July 18, at 6:15 p.m. through Sunday, July 19, at 8:15 a.m. Sign up early to reserve your spot.


Grab a Pint and Learn
What is Suds & Science? We pick one of our favorite purveyors of fine brews, invite a learned scientist to join us and ask this scientist to share what they know. After the short talk, everyone can join in for questions and conversation around the topic. 

This month we welcome Dr. Dan Cartamil from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to explain the science of desalination and discuss the potential environmental impacts on the ocean and our shorelines. Do the benefits outweigh the costs? More>>

Wavelength Brewing Company, 236 Main St., Vista, CA 92084. 

Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your friends because the talk is free!

Learn the Science of the "Greatest Show on Earth"
Our latest visiting exhibition rolls into its second month here at the Fleet. CIRCUS: Science Under the Big Top illuminates all the science that goes on at the "greatest show on Earth." Learn the secrets of the strong man and the sword swallower, or test your balance on the High Wire!

Beginning in June we also introduce our new CIRCUS Sideshow performance on the Don't Try This At Home stage! Our demonstrators will show you the science behind the Bed of Nails and the death-defying Bowling Ball Pendulum of Doom! More>>

CIRCUS: Science Under the Big Top is open now until Labor Day.


Spend Saturday with the Tinkerers' Club
Come to the Tinkering Studio every Saturday for special projects you get to take home with you! This month at the Tinkerers' Club we experiment with CIRCUS-themed projects, like making your own "human cannonball" out of marshmallows or marionettes out of recycled materials.  More>>

Every Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio.


Happy Birthdays Happen Here
Birthday parties are a piece of cake at the Fleet! With more than 100 "do-touch" exhibits, entertainment is built in. Birthday parties include your own decorated room and cake and drinks for your guests, plus add-on options like fun science workshops and IMAX theater shows! More>>

Membership: the Perfect Father's Day Gift
Dad and everyone in the family will enjoy Fleet membership, which includes unlimited exhibit gallery admission and free IMAX passes. To get your gift membership, fill out this form and mail it in, or call the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 713.
Our Mission
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire lifelong learning by furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology.
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June Events

1Senior Monday
2FREE First Tuesday
3The Sky Tonight
6Tinkerers' Club
6Family Science Saturday
7The Non Gala Experiment
9Spotlight on San Diego Science
10Suds & Science
13Saturday Science Club for Girls
13Tinkerers' Club
13Family Science Saturday
15Summer Camps begin
20Tinkerers' Club
20Family Science Saturday
21Happy Father's Day
27Tinkerers' Club
27Family Science Saturday
27DNA Day
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Enter to Win


Congratulations to Michael Borger, last month's winner of a $25 Gift Card to the Fleet's North Star Science Store!


This month, it could be YOUR turn to win! 

In celebration of the film Journey to the South Pacific, enter to win a Certificate of Adoption of a wild Sea Turtle from the World Wildlife Fund! It comes with the certificate, a post card and plush turtle toy.  


To enter, please complete this form by June 15, 2015.


Store Spotlight

Build an Amazingly Talented Robot!


Amaze your friends and family with this talented robot acrobat! It performs a wide range of balancing tricks on a thin pole, or even a string. Learn how it works with the Earth's own invisible force--gravity.


Available in the North Star Science Store for $24.95 for nonmembers, and $22.45 for members.




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