Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
FEBRUARY  2016          
Four New Exhibitions in the Fleet Galleries
The Fleet has FOUR new exhibitions in our galleries!

Explore a world of tunnels and translucent rooms in Taping Shape, an exhibition we developed right here at the Fleet. Taping Shape is part art installation, part marvel of science; a giant maze, suspended off the ground, created with hundreds of rolls of packing tape!

In Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome, visitors will learn all about the complex ecosystem and trillions of different microbes that inhabit the human body.

Super Cells: The Power of Stem Cells teaches us all about stem cells, how they work in our body and the benefits of stem cells for science.

The Art of Science Learning explores how art and science can be used together to tackle important issues in our world such as water conservation, food availability and transportation.

It's a lot for one trip! Now would be an excellent time to consider becoming a member. With a Fleet membership, gallery admission is always free. More>>

Visit Jerusalem in the Giant Dome Theater
Jerusalem continues to be one of the most popular Giant Screen films we've ever shown at the Fleet. The film takes you into a day in the life of the families that call Jerusalem home. You'll journey through the city's holiest sites, the historic underground and breathtaking natural surroundings to learn why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions. Explore one of the oldest and most enigmatic cities in the Fleet's Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. More>>

Spring Camps Go on Sale February 8
Sign-ups begin soon for the Fleet's Spring Camps!

Grades 1-3 can enjoy science camp activities and themes like forensics, sci-fi and microbe science. For kids grades 4-7, the Fleet offers Computer Programming Spring Camps through ThoughtSTEM. 

Camps begin March 28 and run through April 1. Sign up early to ensure your spot! More>>

Suds & Science: The Health Benefits of Chocolate 
It sounds too good to be true, right? Join Dr. Francisco Villarreal, chocolate expert and professor of medicine at UCSD, as he discusses the history of chocolate and his research that shows the effects of chocolate on our muscles and our heart. More>>

Monday, February 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Eclipse Chocolate, 2145 Fern St., San Diego, CA 92104. $5.

Help Support the Fleet's Mission of Science Education
Young Scientist
Join us in inspiring, connecting and surprising curious minds through science. As a nonprofit, support from our donors is crucial to continually provide all the science education we do at the Fleet, whether it's in our exhibit galleries, camps or after school programs.

Support the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and help us spread the wonders of science to another young mind today. More>>

The Fleet Inquiry Institute for Teachers
This month the Fleet Inquiry Institute hosts two workshops to help teachers incorporate Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards into their classrooms. 

On Saturday, February 6, the Fleet Inquiry Institute explores All Hands-On Tech, focusing on ways to make meaningful connections between hands-on activities and technological resources in the classroom.

On Tuesday, February 9, at Spotlight on San Diego Science local scientist Dr. Noa Pinter-Wolman will explain social interactions from an ant's perspective.

Both workshops are designed to give teachers ready-to-use ideas and lesson plans they can take directly to the classroom. More>>

The Fleet Inquiry Institute for Teachers: All Hands-On Tech is Saturday, February 6, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Fleet. $15 per person. Register here. 

Spotlight on San Diego Science is Tuesday, February, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fleet. Free. Register here.

Members Only: 20% Off Fleet Logoed Merchandise 
Throughout February, members enjoy 20% off any merchandise with the Fleet logo from our North Star Science Store. This includes warm fleece sweatshirts, popular Fleet polo shirts, coffee mugs and more. Just present your membership card before your purchase is rung up.

Members receive special discount offers throughout the year! Not yet a member? Click here.

Autism Accessibility Mornings at the Fleet
The Fleet introduces Autism Accessibility Mornings on the third Saturday of every month. Adults and families with children with autism can enjoy the Fleet's exhibit galleries in a quieter setting, an hour before regular open hours to the general public and with access to a special cool-off space. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum all day. Admission includes a special IMAX film screening at 10 a.m. with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume. More>>

Saturday, February 20, early access to galleries 9-10 a.m. Special IMAX showing at 10 a.m.

52 Weeks of Science Continues
The idea is simple: find scientists and organizations with a desire to give back to the community, and help to organize a year's worth of fun weekly science learning events at parks, schools and other community venues.

52 Weeks of Science continues in Barrio Logan with events on February 5, 8, 18 and 23, on topics ranging from robotics, engineering and wildlife preservation. More>>
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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February Events

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1Senior Monday
FREE First Tuesday
3Exploring Ethics
The Sky Tonight
4Young Scientists
52 Weeks of Science
Fleet Inquiry Institute
Tinkerers' Club
Spring Camps On Sale
52 Weeks of Science
Suds & Science
Spotlight On San Diego Science
Saturday Science Club for Girls
Tinkerers' Club
Open Presidents' Day
52 Weeks of Science
Autism Accessibility Morning
Tinkerers' Club
52 Weeks of Science
Tinkerers' Club
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Enter to Win
Congratulations to
Cecile Whittington, winner of TWO tickets to the San Diego Museum of Art.
This month it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a
 3-D Mirascope instant illusion maker from the Fleet's North Star Science Store.  

To enter, please complete this form by February 15, 2016.
Store Spotlight 
View Into an Unseen World! 
The Smithsonian 150x, 450x and 900x Microscope is perfect for the budding scientist! This kit includes blank and prepared slides, laboratory accessories and also features a built-in light for direct illumination or a mirror for natural illumination.

View microscopic specimens at up to 900 times their actual size!

Find it at the North Star Science Store. Only $44.95 for members and $49.95 for nonmembers.

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