Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
JANUARY  2016          
Four New Exhibitions Opening in January
The Fleet is excited to welcome FOUR new exhibitions to our galleries during the month of January! 
First, the Art of Science Learning opens on January 23. This innovative new exhibition explores how art and science can be used together to tackle water conservation, one of the most pressing issues facing the San Diego community today.

Also on January 23 we open Super Cells: The Power of Stem Cells. This exhibition will feature information and interactives on the benefits of stem cells for science. 

A week later, on January 30, we open two more exhibitions!

Zoo in You: Exploring Our Microbiome is all about the trillions of different microbes that make their home inside our body, and how without them none of us would survive!

Last, we open Taping Shape, an exhibition developed right here at the Fleet. Over 60,000 feet of packing tape is used to create a structure that is part art installation, part play area for visitors of all ages to climb, slide, learn and explore in.

It's a lot to experience in one visit, so now would also be an excellent time to think about becoming a member so you can come back again and again to enjoy it all. More>>

Last Days for Imaginate and Don't Try This at Home
With all the new exhibitions coming in, it's time to say goodbye to our current traveling exhibition, Imaginate. Come to the Fleet this weekend for your last chance to test how much force it would take for you to fly or create a stop-motion video.

Also, after many last-minute renewals, our homegrown live science show, Don't Try This at Home, also ends its run at the Fleet. But if you miss it, you're still in luck because Don't Try This at Home is available to come to your school or birthday party! More>>

The last day for Imaginate and Don't Try This at Home at the Fleet is Sunday, January 3.  

Learn How to Print Your Creations in 3D
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. Advance registration is required. More>>

Sunday, January 10, 17 & 24, noon to 2 p.m.

Bring the Fleet to Your School
Did you know the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is available to come to your classroom? Students love programs like Science To Go, Family Science Night or our live science show, Don't Try This at Home. For educators we also have programs from the Fleet Inquiry Institute that keep you up-to-date on the latest in science learning and give you lesson plans you can take directly to the classroom.  

Check out the educator's resource guide on our website for all of the programs available. More>>

Craft Beer, Cheese and Science
Join us for a night of beer and cheese pairings and take a look at the science behind both crafts.
A cheese expert, Green Flash's director of beer education and a fermentation expert will lead the tasting and science discussion, with plenty of time for them to answer any questions you may have.

Cost is $55 per person, which includes cheese and beer pairings. Seating is limited to 30 guests. More>>

Tuesday, January 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Green Flash Cellar 3, 12260 Crosthwaite Circle, Poway, CA 92064

Still Time for End of the Year Giving
There is still time for End of the Year Giving! As a nonprofit organization, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center relies on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and public agencies to support our educational programs. The Fleet serves more than 400,000 people a year and brings inquiry-based science education to classrooms and community events throughout the San Diego region.

The Fleet welcomes donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. Help the Fleet's mission of inspiring science learning today! More>>


Saturday Science Club for Girls: Plants to Plastics
This edition of Saturday Science Club for Girls explores how to chemically engineer a bouncy ball and create a plant-based plastic called bioplastic. Join us on the second Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. 

Advance registration is recommended. Prices: $12 members; $14 nonmembers. More>>

Saturday, January 9, noon to 2 p.m.

Member Special: 30% Off a Specialty Drink at Our Café 
Throughout January, Fleet members can enjoy 30% off a specialty hot drink in our cafe, including lattes, hot chocolate or tea. It's the perfect way to warm up before or after enjoying our many new exhibitions opening this month.

Members receive free exhibit gallery admission plus special discount offers like this one all year!

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

Young Scientists: Kid Chemistry
The first Young Scientists theme of 2016 is Kid Chemistry. We'll cover states of matter, mixtures, chemical reactions and other scientific concepts geared specifically for curious kids ages 3-5 (and their parents). Sign up now. More>> 

Sessions begin Thursday, January 7.
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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January Events

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1Open New Year's Day
3Imaginate: Last Day
3Don't Try This At Home: Last Day
4Senior Monday
4Suds & Science
5FREE First Tuesday
6The Sky Tonight
6Exploring Ethics
7Young Scientists
752 Weeks of Science
9Fleet Inquiry Institute
9Saturday Science Club for Girls
103D Printing Workshop
1152 Weeks of Science
12Spotlight on San Diego Science
12Say Cheese!
2152 Weeks of Science
23Art of Science Learning Opens
23Super Cells Opens
23Tinkerers' Club
2652 Weeks of Science
28Science of the Hatfield Flood
30The Zoo in You Opens
30Taping Shape Opens
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Enter to Win
Congratulations to Aline Grigorian, last month's winner of TWO tickets to the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
This month it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win TWO tickets to the San Diego Museum of Art.
To enter, please complete this form by January 15, 2016.

Store Spotlight 
Bring the Night Sky to Your Living Room 
Make your own starry sky and learn about the constellations without ever having to leave the house. This 3D model Night Sky Projection Kit is simple to build and will bring the beautiful night sky indoors for all the family to enjoy.

Find it at the North Star Science Store. Only $12.45 for members and $14.99 for nonmembers. 

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