Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
MAY  2016          
New Exhibition! Science Fiction, Science Future
The Fleet welcomes our new exhibition for the summer! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present when it opens on Saturday, May 21, 2016, in the Fleet Science Center's main exhibit gallery.

Have you ever wanted to control a computer with your mind, interact with a cyborg or use "cloaking" to become invisible? Science Fiction, Science Future will give you the chance! The exhibition explores the innovations and inventions that were previously only considered possible in science-fiction films and literature. You'll see firsthand how the science fiction of today might become the science reality of tomorrow. More>>

Also, this is your last chance to see Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome before it closes on May 8. Don't miss the opportunity to learn all about the complex ecosystem and trillions of different microbes that inhabit the human body.

Science Fiction, Science Future opens May 21 and runs through September 5, 2016, in the Fleet Main Gallery.

Science Fiction, Science Future at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is sponsored in part by Genentech.

Science Is Everywhere
Science has the power to transform and inspire San Diego. This year, the Fleet's annual fundraiser, Science Is Everywhere, encourages you to discover the science all around you. Leading up to the June 2 virtual event, the Fleet is challenging you to share the science in your life through a photo scavenger hunt. 

We want to continue to connect our community to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. Help us reach our goal by making a donation today. Visit for more information about Science Is Everywhere and to donate.

Science Is Everywhere, now through Thursday, June 2, 2016.

Sign Up for Summer Camp Today!
Now is the time to sign up for Summer Science Camps! Kids will explore outer space, engineering, chemical reactions, computer programming and dozens of other topics that will keep their minds active all summer!

We have camps for pre-kindergarten kids through 8th graders. This summer we also have Minecraft Computer Programming camps for grades 4-7, provided by ThoughtSTEM. Registration for summer camps online. More>>
Find the complete list of summer camps online. For more information, call Client Services at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806.

Science at Local Pubs and Breweries
The Fleet features two events for adult science enthusiasts this month!

On Monday, May 23, join us as Norwegian solar physicist, Dr. Pal Brekke, shares a special screening of his documentary, The Northern Lights: A Magic Experience and shares the science behind the aurora borealis. This is part of our monthly Suds & Science series. More>>

Additionally, Monday, May 23, through Wednesday, May 25, the Fleet teams up with Pint of Science to offer multiple science talks about the cutting-edge discoveries local scientists are making. Three talks are offered each night, at three different bars, on topics ranging from climate change to the future of neuroscience. More>>

Suds & Science: Northern Lights: A Magical Experience. Monday, May 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Wavelength Brewing in Vista.

Pint of Science: May 23, 24 and 25; 7-9 p.m. in three San Diego neighborhood locations.

Introducing Craveology
The Fleet has a new cafe! Next time you're in the park, come check out Craveology! The menu features delicious wraps, salads, flatbread pizzas, 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.

The Perfect Gift for All Occasions
With free gallery admission all year long*, plus vouchers for IMAX films, a membership to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center makes the perfect gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, graduations and more! Gift Membership Applications are available or call the Membership Office at (619) 238-1233, ext. 713.

(*Some restrictions apply. Please see the membership page for details.)

Not yet a member yourself? Join right now!

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

The ThoughtSTEM Computer Programming classes are on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fleet. 
Register through ThoughtSTEM here. 

The Sky Tonight: Exploring Mercury
The MESSENGER mission to Mercury recently completed its exploration of the closest planet to the Sun. Join us at our popular monthly live planetarium show to learn about Mercury and what we can observe during its upcoming transit in front of the Sun. More>>

The Sky Tonight: Exploring Mercury, Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m. & 8:15 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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May Events

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Super Cells: Last Day
Art of Science Learning: Last Day
Senior Monday
Sharp Minds
FREE First Tuesday
The Sky Tonight
Young Scientists
52 Weeks of Science
Exploring Ethics
Meet the Scientist
Zoo in You Last Day
52 Weeks of Science
Saturday Science Club for Girls
ThoughtSTEM Computer Science Classes
52 Weeks of Science
Autism Accessibility Morning
ThoughtSTEM Computer Science Classes
Science Fiction, Science Future Opens!
Suds & Science
Pint of Science
52 Weeks of Science
ThoughtSTEM Computer Science Classes
Tinkerers' Club
Open for Memorial Day
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Enter to Win
Congratulations to Carol Robinson, winner of a one-year subscription to National Geographic 
This month it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win two tickets to the San Diego Natural History Museum
To enter, please complete this form by May 15, 2016.
Store Spotlight
Simplistic shape. 
Endless possibility!
Plus-Plus is a popular new building toy from Denmark. Girls and boys will delight in the variations of shapes and colors that lead to endless possibilities! The only tool required is imagination! 
Plus-Plus building toys are at the North Star Science Store.

Price varies by set:
$4.49 to $17.99 
for members,  
$4.99 to $19.99 
for nonmembers

   Commission for the Arts and Culture LEED certified IMAX

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