Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
MARCH  2016          
New Giant Screen Film: National Parks Adventure
Explore America's most amazing natural wonders when the new Giant Screen film, MacGillivray Freeman's National Parks Adventure, comes to the Fleet's Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

Moviegoers will experience the majestic beauty of some of our most amazing places, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite and Arches. Along the way, the film becomes a celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to us all.

To make room for National Parks Adventure, we will have to say good-bye to Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean. See it on the Giant Dome screen before it swims away on March 17. 

MacGillivray Freeman's National Parks Adventure opens on Friday, March 18, in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Multiple shows daily. More>>

National Parks Adventure is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc. Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. 

How Much Science Can You Fit in One Week?
Dig into a jam-packed week of science fun when the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering returns March 5-13. 
 
The Festival kicks off on March 5 with Expo Day at Petco Park. Find the Fleet booth to try an Air Zooka and look for our live show, Don't Try This at Home, on the Illumina stage. 
 
The science fun only continues from there. The Fleet will be hosting fun science events for kids and adults all week. Kids can enjoy computer programing workshops, a live stream of a full solar eclipse on the other side of the world, workshops on up-cycling and sustainability and fun math tricks you can use to fool your friends. For the 21 and up crowd there will be presentations on groundbreaking science, discussions of art and science while sipping wine, a symposium of distinguished scientists ready to answer your questions at a brewery and a fun party at the Fleet about the science behind our favorite superheroes.

The events will be taking place all over San Diego at schools, libraries, community centers, breweries and restaurants, as well as right here at the Science Center
. Join us!

A full schedule of Festival of Science and Engineering events is available online.

Spring and Summer Science Camps
Spots are going fast for Spring Science Camps, beginning March 28 at the Fleet! 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.
 
Registration for Summer Camps opens Monday, March 7. Half-day and full-day weekly summer science camps are available for kids pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. More>>
 
Summer Camps begin June 13 and run through August 19. Sign up early!


Party Like a Superhero!
The Fleet closes out this year's Festival of Science and Engineering with a Friday night superhero science party! 

For this event, we kick out the kids, stay open late for adults (21 and up) and serve adult beverages with a night's worth of fun activities. You can dress up as your favorite superhero, walk through a fantastic spider web made of packing tape and chat with local scientists about the superhero science happening right here in San Diego. More>>

Friday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the Fleet ticket counter. 

Learn Computer Programming
Students age 8-14 can learn code writing and computer programming through our new ThoughtSTEM computer science classes. No coding experience is needed. The challenges are self-paced and students can join at any time. More>> 

The ThoughtSTEM Computer Programming classes are every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fleet. 

Young Scientists: Energy Everywhere
For our March edition of Young Scientists we explore the theme of Energy Everywhere. Experience the scientific wonders of energy with activities geared around electricity, light energy and other scientific concepts. Young Scientists is geared specifically for curious kids ages 3-5 (and their parents). Sign up now!

Sessions begin Thursday, March 3.
 

Free Flatbread Pizza for Fleet Members in March
Throughout March, members can visit Craveology, our newly remodeled café, to receive one free flatbread pizza when they purchase one for the same price or higher. Just remember to present your membership card when placing your order.

Fleet members receive special discount offers throughout the year! Not yet a member? Become one now! 

Total Solar Eclipse
Join the Fleet on Tuesday, March 8, in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater to see a live broadcast of a total solar eclipse from the Federated States of Micronesia. The Fleet will host the live streaming event with guest commentary and Q&A from our resident astronomer, Dr. Lisa Will. More>>
 
Total Solar Eclipse: Live From Micronesia, Tuesday, March 8, 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Craveology Opens!
The Fleet has a new cafe! Come check out Craveology next time you're in the park. The new menu features delicious wraps, salads, flatbread pizza, fruit smoothies, your favorite coffee drinks and pastries from Bread & Cie. Let us satisfy your craving! More>>

Craveology is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
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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Spring Break Hours
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 18 through April 3
March Events

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1FREE First Tuesday
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Exploring Ethics
2The Sky Tonight
3Young Scientists
5ThoughtSTEM Computer Science Classes
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Tinkerers' Club
5San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering: Expo Day
7Senior Monday
7Summer Camps on Sale
7Suds & Science
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STEM in Your Backyard
8Spotlight on San Diego Science
8Total Solar Eclipse Live
9Brushes & Beakers
10STEM in Your Backyard
10Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar
11Fleet Night of Science
12ThoughtSTEM Computer Science Classes
12Saturday Science Club for Girls
12Tinkerers' Club
1452 Weeks of Science
1752 Weeks of Science
18National Parks Adventure Opens!
19Autism Accessibility Morning
19ThoughtSTEM Computer Science Classes
19Tinkerers' Club
2452 Weeks of Science
26Meet the Scientist
26ThoughtSTEM Computer Science Classes
26Tinkerers' Club
28Spring Camps Begin
2952 Weeks of Science
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Enter to Win
Congratulations to Robert  Balcom, winner of a 3-D Mirascope instant illusion maker.
 
This month it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a National Parks Adventure package, featuring a prairie dog plush toy, harness clip compass and four tickets to see the film when it opens March 18. 
To enter, please complete this form by March 15, 2016.
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Save the World with Science!

Get ready to be a planet-saving detective with the Science Academy's Eco Forensic Lab! This science kit makes it easy, safe and fun to learn about the hidden dangers facing our planet. Contents include a lab station, microscope, test jars, step-by step experiment booklet and more! Expose the invisible creatures in land and water, one experiment at a time!
 
Find it at the North Star Science Store.

$32.35 for members,  $35.95 for nonmembers
 



 
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