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Aventuras Salvajes En California (2000): Es una expedición virtual que te deslizara desde las montañas junto con snowboarders, girando por los aires de San Diego con skysurfers, nadando los océanos junto con las nutrias, excavando desde treinta metros...
The Discoverers [IMAX]Feel the Courage. Live the Adventure.This film will show as part of Senior Monday on Monday, Dec. 2, only. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Daniel J. Boorstin, this stunning film relives some of mankind's greatest moments of discovery, including Magellan's expedition to find the...
Back for a limited run in December 2013! Encounter the wilds of California as you sky surf over San Diego at 150mph, ride down a 25-foot wave at Maverick’s, snowboard the Sierra’s highest peaks and drop 130 feet into the center of a giant Sequoia! From...
What you can't see is right before your eyes!Mysteries of the Unseen World provides you with an incredible look at things that are normally too slow, too fast, too small or too vast for the human eye to see. The film's innovative use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and...
Technology Takes OffExplore aerodynamics and flight technology in the Fleet’s newest exhibition, On the Fly: Technology Takes Off. The exhibition features multiple daily performances by small-scale unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), complemented by interactive stations where...
The Instrument That Rocked the WorldStarting December 20th, the Fleet Science Center will ROCK you! The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is cranking science up to 11 this winter with the West Coast premiere of GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World! Experience the guitar through...
Get Your Hands On ScienceOur Main Gallery exhibition combines some of our all-time favorites with exciting interactive exhibits from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. This collection features opportunities to explore mechanics, motion, math, hearing, electricity and many other...
Celebrate the Season at the FleetBalboa Park December Nights is the largest free community festival in San Diego. Come to Balboa Park and celebrate the holidays with lights, food, music and fun. The two-day extravaganza, Balboa Park's holiday gift to San Diego, features international...
A Live Concert Series Celebrating GUITARThe Fleet is ready to ROCK with our first-ever live concert series! Each show will feature: Two performances: an awesome opening act and a rockin' headliner Food for purchase from The French Gourmet Beer, wine and cocktails available at the no-...
An Early Morning Comet ISON CelebrationCOFFEE & COMETS is an early morning celebration for Comet ISON on Tuesday, November 26, at 5:30AM! This event has reached its registration capacity. SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST HERE Comet ISON has raised a lot of hope among skywatchers. The comet is...
The First Monday of Each MonthThe first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and a lecture on the quietest day of the month for only $8! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. The Fleet'...
The Science of ROCKOur next Science on the Rocks party is Thursday, January 23: The Science of ROCK! Our most recent party was on October 17. Look for pictures on our Science on the Rocks Facebook page soon. Didn't make it? Here's what you missed: Fall in love with...
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Aging for All Ages
How We Age Is Up To Us
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Aging is a lifelong process. Today we are learning that how we age is up to us. What you eat, how physically and mentally active you are and even your attitudes toward aging can affect how successfully your own individual aging process develops.
As an individual there are certain things you can do that will enhance the quality of your life as you grow older. This exhibition will introduce you to some of the challenges you may face as you grow older as well as some strategies you should consider for a healthier future regardless of your age. You will also discover some of the latest breakthroughs science has made in the realm of aging research.
How we Age
Your body is made up of cells, the building blocks of all of your tissues. All cells experience change as you age. The cells become large and less able to divide and reproduce. Your tissues accumulate waste products and fatty substances. These changes affect the functioning of all body systems. It can result in stiff joints, thickening of your arteries and can even slow down your nervous system. But as you will see, there are things you can do that will help your cells work better!
In the exhibition you will discover
- how life expectancy has changed over years
- what makes strong bones
- what you may look like as you grow older
Some changes in the tissues of the body normally occur with age, but many others can be influenced by the way you live.
In the exhibition you can explore
- ways to keep your brain in peak performance
- what your reaction time is and how to improve it
Future of Aging
People are living longer. The typical life expectancy in the U.S. reached 77.9 years for those born in 2007. There is a new optimism among research biologists that aging is not absolute. Your body has resources that can be used to resist diseases and prevent the hardships of old age extending the QUALITY of life and possibly the number of years you could live.
In the exhibition you can learn
- some of ground breaking research being conducted to discover how we age and how we may be able to age better
- some of the differences between young and old tissue samples as seen under a microscope
The exhibition AGING FOR ALL AGES is funded by ongoing support from the MetLife Foundation Partnership for Lifelong Learning. Additional ongoing support provided by Aging & Independence Services, a division of the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency.
Face Aging Exhibit Instructions for viewing your “aged” images.
Nierman Challenger Learning Center
The Nierman Challenger Learning Center at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is a part of a growing network of centers worldwide that are being established by the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in memory of the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger.