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Destination Station

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Space Shuttle Endeavour docked with ISS
Space Shuttle Endeavour docked with ISS

Perception: See Beyond the Illusion

Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic, will perform at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, July 5-Aug. 31, 2014.
Jason Latimer, the World Champion of Magic, will perform at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, July 5-Aug. 31, 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, July 5-Aug. 31, 2014.
Jason Latimer brings his one-of-a-kind show that combines magic and science to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, July 5-Aug. 31, 2014.

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.

Illusion

Ian Willcock, You. Here. Now., Installation, 2013
Ian Willcock, You. Here. Now., Installation, 2013
Adrien M / Claire B, Typographic Organism, Installation, 2011
Adrien M / Claire B, Typographic Organism, Installation, 2011
Jonty Hurwitz, The Hurwitz Singularity, Installation, 2008
Jonty Hurwitz, The Hurwitz Singularity, Installation, 2008
Jonty Hurwitz, The Hurwitz Singularity, Installation, 2008
Jonty Hurwitz, The Hurwitz Singularity, Installation, 2008
Jonty Hurwitz, The Hurwitz Singularity, Installation, 2008
Jonty Hurwitz, The Hurwitz Singularity, Installation, 2008
Shelley James (glass blown by Liam Reeves), Moiré Matrix: Hybrid Form, Installation, 2013
Shelley James (glass blown by Liam Reeves), Moiré Matrix: Hybrid Form, Installation, 2013
Chris Sugrue, Delicate Boundaries, Installation, 2007
Chris Sugrue, Delicate Boundaries, Installation, 2007
Anthony Murphy, Counter, Installation, 2013
Anthony Murphy, Counter, Installation, 2013
Roseline de Thelin, Columba, Installation, 2012
Roseline de Thelin, Columba, Installation, 2012
Karolina Sobecka, All the Universe Is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures, Installation, 2012
Karolina Sobecka, All the Universe Is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures, Installation, 2012
Gregory Barsamian, Untitled, Installation, 2000
Gregory Barsamian, Untitled, Installation, 2000
Illusion Logo
Illusion Logo

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

Mysteries of the Unseen World

caterpillar head
caterpillar head
gecko leg hair
gecko leg hair
butterfly wing
butterfly wing
tick claw
tick claw
clovermite
clovermite
mosquito eyes
mosquito eyes
marine worm
marine worm
rainbow nano
rainbow nano
eyelash mite
eyelash mite
gecko and robot
gecko and robot
head lice
head lice
nano gold
nano gold
Mysteries of the Unseen World poster
Mysteries of the Unseen World poster
Mysteries of the Unseen World logo
Mysteries of the Unseen World logo
Dog & kid eating ice cream
Dog & kid eating ice cream
Invisible light truck outside building
Invisible light truck outside building
pond bubbles
pond bubbles
skateboarder
skateboarder
Squidsuckers
Squidsuckers

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

Ruben H. Fleet Logo - Standard/Color
Ruben H. Fleet Logo - Standard/Color
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

Explor-O-Rama

Explor-O-Rama - Bernoulli girl
Bernoulli girl
Explor-O-Rama - Bernoulli hair
Bernoulli hair
Explor-O-Rama - Bike-Gyro
Bike-Gyro
Explor-O-Rama - Bike-Gyro
Bike-Gyro
Explor-O-Rama - Drawing Table
Drawing Table
Explor-O-Rama - Gravity Well
Gravity Well
Explor-O-Rama - Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
Explor-O-Rama - Marble Accelerator
Marble Accelerator
Explor-O-Rama - Marble Accelerator
Marble Accelerator
Explor-O-Rama -  Pendulum Snake
Pendulum Snake
Explor-O-Rama -  Pendulum Snake
Pendulum Snake
Explor-O-Rama - Primary Cube
Primary Cube
Explor-O-Rama - Pendulum Snake
Pendulum Snake
Explor-O-Rama - Rope Squirter Woman
Rope Squirter Woman
Explor-O-Rama - Rope Squirter
Rope Squirter
Explor-O-Rama - Square Wheels
Square Wheels
Explor-O-Rama - Square Wheels
Square Wheels
Explor-O-Rama - Strobe Flower Phenomena
Strobe Flower Phenomena
Explor-O-Rama - Strobe Flower Phenomena
Strobe Flower Phenomena
Explor-O-Rama - Turntable
Turntable
Explor-O-Rama - Color Logo
Explor-O-Rama - Color Logo
Explor-O-Rama - Black and White Logo
Explor-O-Rama - Black and White Logo

Astronomy

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