Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
JULY  2015         
Dive Into Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean
Experience life beneath the waves like you've never seen it before. Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean features breathtaking shots of some of the most peculiar creatures in the sea. Learn about the giant clam and what it eats to grow up to 400 pounds. Also witness how the highly intelligent octopus can change its color and texture to camouflage itself and disappear into its surroundings. These creatures become larger than life when seen in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. 

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean debuts at the Fleet on Friday, July 3. Be the first to see it when it comes out. More>>


Experience the Science of the Impossible
Jason Latimer is back! The World Champion of Magic--and the Fleet's Curator of Impossible Science--will astound San Diego audiences once again as he returns to the Fleet with his special blend of science and illusion in his live show: The Impossible Science Experience. If you never believed you could watch a person walk through a solid door, bend light or shape water into a solid, then prepare to have your mind blown! More>> 

The Impossible Science Experience takes places Friday through Sunday, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., beginning July 5. 


Join the Pluto Fly-By Party
NASA is on the verge of completing a monumental mission to send a satellite to every single planet--and dwarf planet--in our Solar System. On Tuesday, July 14, it's expected that NASA will come one step closer to completing that mission when the New Horizons spacecraft flies by the dwarf planet Pluto. Join us to get a front row seat to the action as we host our own Pluto Fly-By Party. We'll feature a live feed of the events as they happen, with special commentary from NASA representative, Jerry Hillburn, and the Fleet's own resident astronomer, Dr. Lisa Will. More>>

Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Night of Science--Circus Feats and Science Geeks
Join the circus for a night! No kids allowed! The Fleet's 21+ after-hours science party features food for purchase from God Save the Cuisine and a special screening of To the Limit. Plus, try your skills on the tightrope and get the scoop from local scientists on what really makes all your favorite circus spectacles work. More>>


Thursday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Tickets are $19.95 for nonmembers and $15 for Fleet Members. Tickets available now. 

Girl Scouts' Night at the Fleet
For one night in July, Girl Scouts will be taking over the Fleet and and have the entire science center to themselves! 

The night will have educational hands-on workshops, a scavenger hunt in the science center, a film on the Giant Dome screen, music, dancing and full access to all 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.

The Fleet's Next Top Circus Performer
Help the Fleet pick our newest daredevil circus performer when our Don't Try This at Home live science show debuts their newest act, Science Sideshow. Our science demonstrators explore the hair-raising physics of the Bowling Ball of Doom, the Not-So-Human Cannonball and the infamous Bed of Nails.

All Don't Try This at Home live science shows are performed daily and included with Fleet admission. More>>

Shows are five times a day, seven days a week. 

Summer Camps Are Selling Out Fast
Did you know that the Fleet offers more than thirty different summer science camps? 

Kids in kindergarten through 8th grade can learn about robotics, computer programming, wacky science and more.  

Check the online reservations page to see if there are still spaces available in the camp your kids want.

To register, call Client Services at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 or sign up online.


Theater Vouchers Are Your Ticket Under the Sea
Free IMAX and planetarium show vouchers are one of the primary benefits Fleet members receive and one more reason why Fleet Membership is a great value all year long. If you are a member, use your vouchers to join us for our latest IMAX feature, Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean. Not yet a member? Sign up now!

Thank You for Making The Non Gala Experiment a Success!

Your participation was the key element is raising more than $103,000 toward bringing the power of science to more San Diego County students, teachers and visitors.


We love the feedback we've gotten from donors about how much fun the do-yourself science experiments were to do, how refreshing The Non Gala Experiment was, and that the 100% of the proceeds went directly to support science learning in San Diego.


Enjoy some of the experiment videos 

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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Extended Summer Hours:

Summer Hours

begin July 6.


Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Friday & Saturday, 

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

July Events

1The Sky Tonight
4Open for Independence Day
4Tinkerers' Club
4Family Science Saturdays
6Senior Mondays
7FREE First Tuesday
11Saturday Science Club for Girls
11Tinkerers' Club
11Family Science Saturdays
13Suds & Science
14Summer Teacher Institute
14Pluto Fly-By Party
16Night of Science
18Tinkerers' Club
18Girl Scout Sleepover
18Family Science Saturdays
25Tinkerers' Club
25Family Science Saturdays

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Enter to Win

Congratulations to Pat Bryan, last month's winner of a Certificate of Adoption of a wild Sea Turtle from the World Wildlife Fund!


This month, it could be YOUR turn to win!


Enter to win a $25 Gift Card to the Fleet's North Star Science Store.  



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


Store Spotlight

Unleash your inner rocket scientist!

The Thames and Kosmos Rocket Scientist Kit features 18 different rocket experiments. Launch water- and air-powered rockets to learn about action and reaction forces or build a balloon-propelled rocket to hit target "planets."


Available in the North Star Science Store for $39.95 for nonmembers, and $35.96 for members.



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