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Journey to Space

Space Shuttle Atlantis launches from Cape Canaveral on its final mission to the International Space Station.
Space Shuttle Atlantis launches from Cape Canaveral on its final mission to the International Space Station.
Engineers work on the finishing touches of Orion, before its first test launch in late 2014.
Engineers work on the finishing touches of Orion, before its first test launch in late 2014.
CGI depicts Orion above the Space Launch System, in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
CGI depicts Orion above the Space Launch System, in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
– CGI depicts Orion, atop the Space Launch System, blasting off from Cape Canaveral, FL.
– CGI depicts Orion, atop the Space Launch System, blasting off from Cape Canaveral, FL.
CGI depicts Orion above Earth, shortly after liftoff.
CGI depicts Orion above Earth, shortly after liftoff.
CGI depicts a spacecraft transporting humans to the Red Planet.
CGI depicts a spacecraft transporting humans to the Red Planet.
CGI depicts a lander craft making its way through the Martian atmosphere, visualizing what it will take for humans to one day walk on the Red Planet.
CGI depicts a lander craft making its way through the Martian atmosphere, visualizing what it will take for humans to one day walk on the Red Planet.
Space Shuttle Endeavour sits at the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL; just before being launched into space.
Space Shuttle Endeavour sits at the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL; just before being launched into space.
View of the International Space Station orbiting above Earth, taken from an approaching space shuttle.
View of the International Space Station orbiting above Earth, taken from an approaching space shuttle.
Chris Ferguson looks up at the Atlantis, the Space Shuttle that took him to space and back, on its final mission, STS – 135.
Chris Ferguson looks up at the Atlantis, the Space Shuttle that took him to space and back, on its final mission, STS – 135.
The wheels of NASA’s Space Exploration Vehicle traverse the simulated Mars landscape at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
The wheels of NASA’s Space Exploration Vehicle traverse the simulated Mars landscape at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
Serena Aunon pilots a mini-submersible during the NEEMO 16 mission at the Aquarius lab off the coast of Key Largo, FL.
Serena Aunon pilots a mini-submersible during the NEEMO 16 mission at the Aquarius lab off the coast of Key Largo, FL.
Astronaut training takes place at the Aquarius lab off the coast of Key Largo, FL. A simulated mission to an asteroid is pictured.
Astronaut training takes place at the Aquarius lab off the coast of Key Largo, FL. A simulated mission to an asteroid is pictured.
The three antennas at the Kaboom Site at Kennedy Space Center track Near Earth Objects (NEOs) like asteroids, comets and orbital debris.
The three antennas at the Kaboom Site at Kennedy Space Center track Near Earth Objects (NEOs) like asteroids, comets and orbital debris.
CGI depicts a spacecraft’s trajectory from Earth to Mars.
CGI depicts a spacecraft’s trajectory from Earth to Mars.
CGI depicts Orion docking with a more robust craft designed to transport humans to Mars, and back again.
CGI depicts Orion docking with a more robust craft designed to transport humans to Mars, and back again.

Humpback Whales

A mother humpback whale and her calf.
A mother humpback whale and her calf.
A mother humpback whale and her calf surface off the coast of Maui.
A mother humpback whale and her calf surface off the coast of Maui.
A humpback whale breaches in Alaska’s Inside Passage.
A humpback whale breaches in Alaska’s Inside Passage.
Humpack Whales 1Line Logo
Humpack Whales 1Line Logo
Humpack Whales Stacked Logo
Humpack Whales Stacked Logo
Humpack Whales Stacked Logo K
Humpack Whales Stacked Logo K
Humpack Whales Darling & Jones
Humpack Whales Darling & Jones
Humpack Whales Deck Shoot
Humpack Whales Deck Shoot
Humpack Whales Bubblenetting
Humpack Whales Bubblenetting
Humpack Whales Sunset Breach
Humpack Whales Sunset Breach
Humpack Whales Tails Up
Humpack Whales Tails Up
Humpack Whales Whale & Boat
Humpack Whales Whale & Boat
Humpack Whales Sunset Boat
Humpack Whales Sunset Boat
Humpack Whales Mom & Calf 2
Humpack Whales Mom & Calf 2
Humpack Whales Underwater Whale
Humpack Whales Underwater Whale
Humpack Whales Underwater Pair
Humpack Whales Underwater Pair
Humpack Whales Closeup
Humpack Whales Closeup
Humpack Whales Group
Humpack Whales Group
Humpack Whales Whale Diver
Humpack Whales Whale Diver
Humpack Whales Fred Sharpe
Humpack Whales Fred Sharpe

Don't Try This at Home!

See what happens when toilet paper is combined with a leaf blower.
See what happens when toilet paper is combined with a leaf blower.
You can touch a cloud!
You can touch a cloud!
3 ... 2 ... 1 ... blast off!
3 ... 2 ... 1 ... blast off!
Seriously. Don't Try This at Home.
Seriously. Don't Try This at Home.

Rock in the Park

Michael Tiernan
Michael Tiernan
Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe
Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe
Earl Thomas
Earl Thomas
Berkley Hart Selis Twang
Berkley Hart Selis Twang
Steve Poltz
Steve Poltz

Perception: See Beyond the Illusion

Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic, will perform at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, through November 23, 2014.
Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic, will perform at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, through November 23, 2014.
Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic. His show, “Perception: See Beyond the Illusion,” combines illusion performances with physics, psychology, chemistry, mathematics and technology.
Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic. His show, “Perception: See Beyond the Illusion,” combines illusion performances with physics, psychology, chemistry, mathematics and technology.
Jason Latimer brings his one-of-a-kind show that combines magic and science to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, through November 23, 2014.
Jason Latimer brings his one-of-a-kind show that combines magic and science to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, through November 23, 2014.
Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic, performing at his one-of-a-kind show, “Perception: See Beyond the Illusion,” at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic, performing at his one-of-a-kind show, “Perception: See Beyond the Illusion,” at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic. His show, “Perception: See Beyond the Illusion,” combines illusion performances with physics, psychology, chemistry, mathematics and technology.
Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic. His show, “Perception: See Beyond the Illusion,” combines illusion performances with physics, psychology, chemistry, mathematics and technology.

Hidden Universe

The cosmic glow of the Carina Nebula, which contains two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, as featured in Hidden Universe.
The cosmic glow of the Carina Nebula, which contains two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, as featured in Hidden Universe.
The celestial hues of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus, captured in Hidden Universe.
The celestial hues of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus, captured in Hidden Universe.
A molten portrait of our Sun, a star at the center of our solar system, as seen in Hidden Universe.
A molten portrait of our Sun, a star at the center of our solar system, as seen in Hidden Universe.
Hidden Universe showcases the hypnotizing spiral figure of the Whirlpool Galaxy, our “neighboring” galaxy over 31 million light-years away.
Hidden Universe showcases the hypnotizing spiral figure of the Whirlpool Galaxy, our “neighboring” galaxy over 31 million light-years away.
The eerie glow of the Cats Eye Nebula, one of the most structurally complex nebulae known, as seen in Hidden Universe.
The eerie glow of the Cats Eye Nebula, one of the most structurally complex nebulae known, as seen in Hidden Universe.
The Earth-like landscape of the Red Planet, recorded by the Mars Orbiter, as seen in Hidden Universe.
The Earth-like landscape of the Red Planet, recorded by the Mars Orbiter, as seen in Hidden Universe.
The car-sized Curiosity Rover is used to research the red planet’s climate and geology as part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission – and also stars in Hidden Universe.
The car-sized Curiosity Rover is used to research the red planet’s climate and geology as part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission – and also stars in Hidden Universe.
The Helix Nebula is 700 light-years away from Earth, but screened before audience’s eyes in Hidden Universe.
The Helix Nebula is 700 light-years away from Earth, but screened before audience’s eyes in Hidden Universe.
This pillar of gas and dust is evidence of star birth, as captured in Hidden Universe.
This pillar of gas and dust is evidence of star birth, as captured in Hidden Universe.
The N90 Nebula is a star-forming region found nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth. Radiation from the bright blue, newly formed stars is eroding the outer portions of the N90 from the inside, as seen in Hidden Universe.
The N90 Nebula is a star-forming region found nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth. Radiation from the bright blue, newly formed stars is eroding the outer portions of the N90 from the inside, as seen in Hidden Universe.

Journey to the South Pacific

In a scene from the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific, young islander Jawi Mayor swims with a whale shark, the world’s largest shark and also its most docile.
In a scene from the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific, young islander Jawi Mayor swims with a whale shark, the world’s largest shark and also its most docile.
View of the islands of West Papua from the top of Mount Pindito, as seen in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
View of the islands of West Papua from the top of Mount Pindito, as seen in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
Manta rays flourish in West Papua as featured in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
Manta rays flourish in West Papua as featured in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
The waters of West Papua and the Coral Triangle are considered the most diverse marine ecosystem in the world, with more 2,000 species including clown fish, as seen in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
The waters of West Papua and the Coral Triangle are considered the most diverse marine ecosystem in the world, with more 2,000 species including clown fish, as seen in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
West Papua is a province of Indonesia and is part of the Coral Triangle, considered the global epicenter of marine diversity, and the setting for the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
West Papua is a province of Indonesia and is part of the Coral Triangle, considered the global epicenter of marine diversity, and the setting for the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific features Jawi Mayor (center), a 13-year-old island boy who gets a closer look at his backyard reefs during an inter-island adventure aboard the Kalabia.
The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific features Jawi Mayor (center), a 13-year-old island boy who gets a closer look at his backyard reefs during an inter-island adventure aboard the Kalabia.
The Kalabia, a former illegal fishing vessel, now operates as a floating classroom that travels from village to village in West Papua teaching children about the importance of protecting their reefs, as featured in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
The Kalabia, a former illegal fishing vessel, now operates as a floating classroom that travels from village to village in West Papua teaching children about the importance of protecting their reefs, as featured in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific follows Jawi’s journey to different islands while aboard the Kalabia, a floating classroom that teaches children about the importance of protecting their local reefs.
The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific follows Jawi’s journey to different islands while aboard the Kalabia, a floating classroom that teaches children about the importance of protecting their local reefs.
The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific features a wealth of marine life, including manta rays, which can have wingspans of up to 26 feet in length.
The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific features a wealth of marine life, including manta rays, which can have wingspans of up to 26 feet in length.
Director of underwater photography Howard Hall films manta rays in West Papua for the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific in West Papua for the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
Director of underwater photography Howard Hall films manta rays in West Papua for the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific in West Papua for the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
Underwater director of photographer Howard Hall in West Papua with the IMAX camera and underwater housing, which together weigh 250 pounds.
Underwater director of photographer Howard Hall in West Papua with the IMAX camera and underwater housing, which together weigh 250 pounds.
The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific features the reefs of West Papua, which are more diverse than any other marine ecosystem on Earth. Cleaning stations are places where large animals like manta rays come to have their parasites picked off by smaller reef fish.
The IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific features the reefs of West Papua, which are more diverse than any other marine ecosystem on Earth. Cleaning stations are places where large animals like manta rays come to have their parasites picked off by smaller reef fish.
The efforts of West Papua’s local islanders to protect their ocean backyards have resulted in reviving populations of many marine animals like the hawksbill turtle, as featured in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
The efforts of West Papua’s local islanders to protect their ocean backyards have resulted in reviving populations of many marine animals like the hawksbill turtle, as featured in the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
Director Greg MacGillivray (behind camera) and the MacGillivray Freeman film crew spent two months in West Papua filming the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
Director Greg MacGillivray (behind camera) and the MacGillivray Freeman film crew spent two months in West Papua filming the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific.
Director Greg MacGillivray filming the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific in West Papua.
Director Greg MacGillivray filming the IMAX® film Journey to the South Pacific in West Papua.
Director of underwater photography Howard Hall filming the reefs of West Papua with the IMAX camera, which holds only three minutes of film before it requires reloading.
Director of underwater photography Howard Hall filming the reefs of West Papua with the IMAX camera, which holds only three minutes of film before it requires reloading.
Journey To The South Pacific logo
Journey To The South Pacific logo

Executive Director

Executive Director, Dr. Steven Snyder
Executive Director, Dr. Steven Snyder
Executive Director Emeritus, Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch
Executive Director Emeritus, Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch

Education Images

Lab Partners
Lab Partners
BioTech Boot Camp
BioTech Boot Camp
Buddy System Project
Buddy System Project
Flubber Girl
Flubber Girl
Chemical Reactions - Elephant Toothpaste
Chemical Reactions - Elephant Toothpaste
Chemistry - Camp
Chemistry - Camp
Crazy Contraptions
Crazy Contraptions
EcoTech - Building a Windmill
EcoTech - Building a Windmill
Energy Explorers
Energy Explorers
Fun Can Get Messy
Fun Can Get Messy
Insulating a Roller Coaster
Insulating a Roller Coaster
Learning to Build Simple Structures
Learning to Build Simple Structures
Making Simple Structures
Making Simple Structures
Marble Roller Coaster
Marble Roller Coaster
Music Making - Kazzos
Music Making - Kazzos
Science Experiment in a Bag
Science Experiment in a Bag
Science Detectives - Chromatography
Science Detectives - Chromatography
Solar Cars
Solar Cars
Space Camp - Dry Ice Sublimation
Space Camp - Dry Ice Sublimation
TechChallenge Detectives
TechChallenge Detectives
Tinkering Marble Roller Coaster
Tinkering Marble Roller Coaster
ToyLab - Mini Parachute
ToyLab - Mini Parachute
Young Scientists - Ready to Learn
Young Scientists - Ready to Learn
Young Tinkerers - Deconstructing a Keyboard
Young Tinkerers - Deconstructing a Keyboard
Camp - Superhero Science
Camp - Superhero Science

Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

Heikoff Giant Dome Theater featuring Frank, the astronaut
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater featuring Frank, the astronaut
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater interior
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater interior
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater cool lights
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater cool lights
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater cool lights
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater cool lights
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater featuring the IMAX® film, Born to be Wild
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater featuring the IMAX® film, Born to be Wild
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater featuring the IMAX® film, Coral Reef Adventure
Heikoff Giant Dome Theater featuringthe IMAX® film, Coral Reef Adventure

Reuben H. Fleet Logos & Standard Art

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center at night
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center at night
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior in Spring
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior in Spring
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior in a beautiful evening in Balboa Park
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior in a beautiful evening in Balboa Park
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior at night with the Bea Evenson Fountain - 1
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior at night with the Bea Evenson Fountain - 1
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior at night with the Bea Evenson Fountain - 2
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior at night with the Bea Evenson Fountain - 2
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior at night with the Bea Evenson Fountain - 3
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center exterior at night with the Bea Evenson Fountain - 3

Iconic Exhibits

Bernoulli Effect
Chaotic Pendulum
Oscylinderscope
Catenary Arch
Velvet Hands 2
Gravity Well
Turntable
Velvet Hands1

Kid City

Ball Wall 1
Block Corner
Fire Truck
Ball Wall 2
Light Block Exploration
Nutrition Interactive
Exploration Bar
Fun in Kid City
The Factory
Kid City Color Logo
Kid City Black and White Logo

Aging for All Ages

Microscope Station 1
Microscope Station 2
Microscope Station 3

San Diego's Water

San Diego's Water
San Diego's Water
San Diego's Water
San Diego's Water
San Diego's Water
San Diego's Water
San Diego's Water - Water Delivery
San Diego's Water - Water Treatment
San Diego's Water - Water Delivery

So Watt!

So Watt! - Fleet Solar Panels
Owned and operated by San Diego Gas & Electric, the 10,000 square feet of photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the Fleet Science Center generate up to 100 kilowatts of "green" electricity for San Diego's power grid
So Watt! - So WATT Exhibits
Exhibits in "So WATT!" take visitors for a guided tour of how electricity is generated and offers simple strategies on how to conserve energy at home.
So Watt! - Watts in the Sun
Positioning the solar panels at different angles to the light source demonstrates different levels of power generated.
So Watt! - Make a Watt 1
A young visitor spins a wheel to generate electricity at "Make a Watt."
So Watt! - Make a Watt 2
Visitors are surprised to discover how much more energy is required to light traditional light bulbs as opposed to energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.

Block Busters!

Mother and Daughter build Together
Block Busters Exhibition
Imagination at your fingertips
Precision cut, precision built
KEVA bridge
Towering KEVA creation
Dad watches son build complex spiral
Kids build tower together
Block Busters! Logo Color
Block Busters! Logo Black and White

Cellular Journey

Boy uses micropipette to sort tagged cells
The Clardy family plays "Cellular Pinball" in an attempt to sort embryonic cells in the body's natural pathways
Cellular Journey 1A
Cellular Journey 2B
Cellular Journey 4A
Cellular Journey 5A
Cellular Journey 5B
Cellular Journey Color Logo
Cellular Journey Blank and White Logo

Tinkering Studio

The Tinkering Studio - This automaton does what I want it to!
This automaton does what I want it to!
The Tinkering Studio - I built this automaton myself
I built this automaton myself
The Tinkering Studio - LEDs, batteries + fuzzy parts = digital bling
LEDs, batteries + fuzzy parts = digital bling
The Tinkering Studio - Learning how to build a simple structure
Learning how to build a simple structure
The Tinkering Studio - Automatons creating art
Automatons creating art
The Tinkering Studio - Course all laid out
Course all laid out
The Tinkering Studio - Ready to roll!
Ready to roll!
The Tinkering Studio - Tinkering with tops
Tinkering with tops
The Tinkering Studio - Tinkering with circuits
Tinkering with circuits
The Tinkering Studio - Tinkering supplies for your creations
Tinkering supplies for your creations
The Tinkering Studio - Let your imagination soar in our wind tubes!
Let your imagination soar in our wind tubes!
The Tinkering Studio - A collection of tops
A collection of tops

Astronomy

Europa & Jupiter
Jupiter & Moons
Mars & Phobos
Happy Face on Mars
Milky Way Galaxy
Summer Sky