Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet
AUGUST  2016          
Explore the Science of the Impossible at the Fleet
Join the Fleet's Curator of Impossible Science, Jason Latimer, as he makes the seemingly impossible become possible with science.

The second annual Impossible Science Festival will feature hands-on demonstrations of things that you would have never thought possible. You'll experiment with invisibility, make objects levitate, discover your own super powers and more! Most exciting of all, we'll also have a giant pool of strange, squishy Oobleck for adventurous souls such as yourself to walk across. More>>

The Impossible Science Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fleet theater lobby. Special admission rates apply. 

The Art of the Brick Comes to San Diego
Named one of CNN's Top Ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions," The Art of the Brick is a critically acclaimed collection of inspiring artworks made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: the LEGOŽ brick. Get your tickets now to see the world's largest display of LEGO art ever. More>>

The Art of the Brick opens on Friday, September 30, and will be open daily at 10 a.m. through January 29, 2017. Tickets are on sale now.

Last Chance! Summer Camps Going Fast
Act fast to grab the last few spots in the Fleet's Summer Science Camps! Kids grades 5-8 can learn about computer programming by Modding Minecraft, grades 1 and 2 can set sail on the high seas with Ahoy! Arggg! Pirate Camp and grades 7 and 8 can stop a zombie outbreak in Balboa Park by joining Zombie Apocalypse Camp!

Find the complete list of summer camps online.
Register online or by phone at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806.

Saturday Science Club for Girls: Global Climate Change
Girls in grades 5 through 8 will learn the latest on what scientists are saying about global warming and what we can all do to help slow it down.

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

Saturday Science Club for Girls, Saturday, August 13, noon to 2 p.m.

Suds & Science: Zika and Flaviviruses
This is your monthly chance to connect with other curious scientific minds over a beer--or two--and take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. Join Dr. Deborah Spector from UCSD as she explains the nature of zika and flaviviruses, the current research efforts around them and whether a vaccine for zika virus will be available in the foreseeable future. More>>

Monday, August 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Turquoise Cellars, 5026 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109. $5.

Star Trek and the Science of Space Travel
Crossover pairs comic book writers and artists with scientists for an engaging night of discussion. This month, astrophysicist Brian Keating and astronomer Lisa Will are joined by comic book artists and writers from IDW Publishing to discuss the art and science featured in Star Trek and other space-related comics. More>>

Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet, Friday, August 12, at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 2765 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106. Cost: $15.

Girl Scout Sleepover
Girl Scouts will take over the Fleet on September 10! Girl Scouts ages 6-13 will have the entire science center to themselves as they attend fun educational workshops, participate in a scavenger hunt and view an IMAX movie in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater--and then spend the night at the Fleet. Sign up early to reserve your spot. 

Saturday, September 10, at 6:15 p.m. through Sunday, September 11, at 8:15 a.m. Tickets are available online or at the Fleet ticket counter.

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.

The 3D printing workshop is available for ages 7+. Pricing for the three-session workshop is $85 for Fleet members and $95 for nonmembers. Register now! More>>

Sunday, September 11, 18 & 25, noon to 2 p.m.

Catch Me Being a Member
Attention Fleet Members! Be sure to wear the special Member sticker you receive when you check in at the Ticket Counter. Each day throughout the month of August, a Fleet staff member will be rewarding three lucky members with a special IMAX pre-seating coupon. So wear your sticker and you might be a lucky winners!
One more way that Fleet Membership is an exciting adventure all year long. Not yet a member? Click here.
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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Enter to Win
Congratulations to Judy Xiang, winner of two tickets to the Fleet Night of Science: Comic-Con After Party.

This month it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win a family four-pack of tickets to the San Diego Botanic Garden.
San Diego Botanic Garde
To enter, please complete this form by August 15, 2016.

Store Spotlight
Out of This World Planet Plates
Surprise the hungry astronomy enthusiast in your life with a complete set of dinner plates featuring watercolor portraits of all eight planets in our solar system. This lightweight dinnerware can orbit from dinner party to dishwasher to picnic--or wherever in the universe your adventures takes you.
Planet Plates are available at the North Star Science Store.

$42.29 for members, 
$46.99 for nonmembers.

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