Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
NOVEMBER  2015         
Visit the Holy Land With Jerusalem
Explore one of the oldest and most enigmatic cities in the world when the new film, Jerusalem, comes to the Fleet's Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

Jerusalem will take you on a journey through the city's holiest sites, the historic underground and breathtaking surroundings. You'll follow the lives of the families that call Jerusalem home to learn why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions. More>>

To make room for Jerusalem, the current run of the film Humpback Whales will come to an end on November 19. See it on the Giant Dome screen while you still can. 

Jerusalem opens on Friday, November 20, in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Multiple shows daily. 

Make New Creations With 3D Printing
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center now has 3D printing in the Tinkering Studio! Use Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) techniques to design your own toys and structures, then watch as a 3D printer creates your model right before your eyes. 

3D printing has helped spark the Maker Movement and revolutionized the way objects are made and designed all over the world. 

The 3D printing workshop is available for ages 7+. Pricing for the three-session workshop is $80 for Fleet members and $90 for nonmembers. More>>

Sunday, November 8, 15 & 22, noon to 2 p.m.

Winter Camps Registration Begins November 9
The Fleet is offering two weeks of full-day science fun this winter! Grades 1-3 can enjoy creative science camps based on Imaginate, the Fleet's newest exhibition built on interactive play and learning the process of innovation. Grade 4-6 can join the Minecraft Computer Programming Camp, where they will learn how to customize their Minecraft experience with unique blocks or items, creatures, schematics and even an entire mini-game!

Camps go on sale Monday, November 9. Sign up for a single day or enroll in multiple days of fun! More>>
Monday, December 21, through Thursday, December 31, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding weekends, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

Invest in Science Education 
Create opportunities for science education by supporting the Fleet's Fall Campaign today!
The San Diego region is one of the most powerful science and technology hubs in the world. Yet, the status of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in our region is in crisis. 
Together with your financial support, the Fleet can make a difference. Your donation will allow the Fleet to increase our community and school support, extend our education programs and revitalize the Science Center. Please join your neighbors and colleagues in supporting the Fleet's Annual Fund and provide life-changing opportunities that support a thriving San Diego science and technology community. More>> 

Help us reach our quarterly goal! The Fall Campaign ends October 31 but donations received through November 7 will still be applied.

Last Chance to See Don't Try This at Home! 
November is the last month for our popular live science shows, Don't Try This at Home. It's been a fantastic run but it's time to make room for something new at the Fleet. 

If you haven't witnessed a Don't Try This at Home live show yet, now is the time! The loud, messy and shocking science shows can be seen in the Lecture Hall, next to the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. 

Don't Try This at Home shows are also available for your next birthday party or school function. More>>
Shows run three times a day on weekdays and five times a day on weekends.

Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens With the Fleet 
Join the Fleet for an exclusive private screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coupled with a stellar pre-screening party, featuring celebrities such as R2-D2 and Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion, plus free food and drink from local restaurants and breweries. The screening for Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place at the AMC Mission Valley 20 IMAX theater. Transportation from the Fleet to the movie theater and back will be provided by private motorcoach. The party begins at 7 p.m. at the Fleet, with motorcoaches departing to the movie theater at 9:30 p.m. More>>

Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, November 2, online through Eventbrite.

Mighty Meteorology for Young Scientists 
Curious kids ages 3-5 (and their parents) explore the science of meteorology with the Fleet's Young Scientists program. Your young ones will enjoy fun activities and experiments around recording weather, measuring rain and studying sunshine. Sign up now. More>>

Sessions begin Thursday, November 5.

Get the Truth on GMOs
Suds & Science connects you with a local scientist to learn more about science and enjoy good conversation, all while enjoying a beer at a local bar or brewery. This month join Emily Burke, PhD, as she explains what GMOs are and what we need to understand about them to make sense of the conflicting arguments. More>>

Monday, November 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Location: Quantum Brewery, 5375 Kearny Villa Road #116, San Diego, CA 92123.

Membership Makes a Wonderful Holiday Gift!  
Share your love of science and learning with a gift membership to the Fleet for someone in your family. A year-long membership brings you exhibitions, theater shows, discounts and more. Call (619) 685-5713 or print out this application

Not yet a member? Join now and enjoy all of the Fleet!  

Get Crafty in the Tinkerers' Club
Join us on Saturday mornings to learn new skills and work on fun projects that you get to take home with you. This month, Tinkerers will learn how to make their own paper, catapults and pop-up cards.

Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended. Prices (per project): $12 members; $15 nonmembers. More>>

Dates are November 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio. 
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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The Fleet is open 365 days a year! Visit us on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
November Events

2Senior Monday
3FREE First Tuesday
4The Sky Tonight
4Exploring Ethics
5Young Scientists
552 Weeks of Science
7Tinkerers' Club
7DNA Day
83D Printing Workshop
952 Weeks of Science
9Suds & Science
10Spotlight on San Diego Science
1052 Weeks of Science
11Open for Veterans' Day
12Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar
14Tinkerers' Club
14Saturday Science Club for Girls
1852 Weeks of Science
19Fleet Inquiry Institute
20Jerusalem Opens
21Tinkerers' Club
26Happy Thanksgiving!
28Tinkerers' Club
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Humpback Whales Ends November 19.
Enter to Win
Congratulations to Imawati Wong, last month's winner of TWO tickets to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps!

This month it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a $25 gift certificate to the North Star Science Store.
To enter, please complete this form by November 15, 2015.

Store Spotlight
Track the Nighttime Sky
With the Smithsonian 40mm Refractor Telescope you can explore wildlife on Earth and distant planets in space. The telescope features a diagonal mirror, an adjustable tabletop tripod, a 40mm lens and a set of interchangeable eyepieces. This item is made of high-quality metal and is recommended for ages 8 and older.

Find it at the North Star Science Store for $39.95 for nonmembers and $35.95 for members. 

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