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Ready To Send Your Kids on a Voyage of Discovery to Space? (& Get Some Time for Yourself in the Process!) Celebrate the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s 40th Anniversary Year!

March 20, 2013



San Diego, CA—March 20, 2013— Discover the wonders of space during the Fleet’s Spring Break Camps 2013, open for registration now! Sign up now for your kids to blast off the week of April 1-5 at Spectacular Space!, five fun days filled with space-themed activities dedicated to hands-on science explorations for Grades 1-2 and 3-4. Explore the mysteries of our solar system in our new “Great Balls of Fire” exhibition, learn about space travel by building rockets and blast off on a simulated mission to the International Space Station in our Nierman Challenger Learning Center. Explore planets, comets, meteors, asteroids, life as an astronaut, and rockets. With a different theme each day, kids can join us for a single day or enroll for the entire week.


Monday, April 1 check out The Terrestrial Planets––investigate our closest neighbors in the solar system. Why is Venus so hot? Can we really build a space station on Mars? Find out the answers to these questions and many more.

Tuesday, April 2 travel to The Gas Giants and identify intriguing characteristics of the outer planets in our solar system. Discover what Saturn’s rings are made of, explore the moons of Jupiter, and investigate the weather on Neptune.

Wednesday, April 3 search the skies for Comets, Meteors and Asteroids. Have you ever wondered what comets are made of? Investigate these amazing––and dangerous––near-earth objects, with hands-on experiments and a visit to our “Great Balls of Fire” exhibition.

Thursday, April 4 everybody prepare to Fly to Space! Experience what it’s like to live and work like an astronaut! Travel to the International Space Station in our Nierman Challenger Learning Center, create your own astronaut gear and design tools to make life in space a little less complicated.

Friday, April 5 close out the week with DIY Rocket Science. 3.2.1. Blast off! Launch into this hands-on day of rocketry while uncovering the propulsion principles that send real rockets into space. Design, build and launch all types of rockets and other spacecraft.


Spring Space Camps run Monday through Friday, April 1–5. Sign up for one day, multiple days or enroll for the entire week! To register, please contact our Client Services Department at 619-238-1233, ext. 806. Grades 1–2 & 3–4: 9AM–4PM. Member: $43 per day; Non-member: $48 per day.



The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is located at 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. Gallery Admission, including access to all eight exhibit galleries, is $11.75 for adults; $9.75 for children & seniors. The Fleet is open 365 days a year; Monday–Thursday 10AM–5PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM–7PM and Sunday 10AM–6PM.  For more information, call (619) 238-1233 or visit our website at http://www.rhfleet.org.


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Celebrate the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s 40th Anniversary Year!

Forty years ago, a spark ignited our imaginations!  March 9, 2013 kicks off a year-long celebration of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and its 40 years of success in bringing hands-on science to our San Diego community. Forty years ago, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center opened its doors and brought interactive exhibits and the world’s first IMAX® Dome Theater to San Diego. Today, the Fleet inspires minds and connects individuals to science and technology through more than 100 “do touch” exhibits for all ages and amazing IMAX films and planetarium shows in the recently renovated Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Enjoy our year-long celebration, featuring a blockbuster exhibition, incredible events and dynamic educational experiences.



About the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (the Fleet) is home to Southern California's only Giant Dome Theater and 100+ hands-on science exhibits for all ages. Watch immersive giant-screen films in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, which reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations. Our theater is extraordinary in many ways. It is the world's first IMAX® Dome Theater, the world's first NanoSeam™ Dome screen in an IMAX theater, and it offers two unique experiences in one space: IMAX films and planetarium shows. The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater boasts a 76-foot tilted Dome screen and a 16,000-watt digital surround sound system, providing a stunning visual and audio experience. Experience eight galleries of fun, interactive exhibits, including major traveling exhibitions. A hurricane simulator thrills visitors with gusts of wind up to 80 miles per hour. Enjoy sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in Galileo's Café. Find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology. For information regarding current admission prices, please call (619) 238-1233 or visit our website at www.rhfleet.org.