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The Fleet has 12 exhibitions permanently on display.
I got a crash course in special effects on a tour of the bowels under the theater. John Young, Electronic Audio Visual Producer at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, has proudly worked for the Fleet for more than 30 years. His office is in the basement of the theater, which is a catacomb of offices, studios and work spaces.
The Giant Dome Theater at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center was renovated just a few years ago, complete with the world's first NanoSeam Dome screen in an IMAX Theater. Completely redoing our 76-foot hemispherical screen was quite an undertaking, but in this fun video, you can watch it all happen in just one minute.
The Summer of You is in full swing at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. This is our way of saying “thank you” for giving us 40 years of wonderful memories. Without you, we could never accomplish our mission to inspire lifelong learning by helping the public engage with science and technology. We invite you to visit us and join in the celebration of YOU.
In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we're bringing back the nine best IMAX films of all time for a Fan Favorite Film Festival. Each week, all summer long, a top pick will play twice a day in the incredible Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. It's your chance to revisit the peak of Everest, explore the wonders revealed by Hubble or dive with Dolphins again.
Vote for your favorite films by Sunday, June 9.
Are you ready for another round of Reuben H. Fleet Science Center trivia? These next questions are sure to challenge your knowledge about the Fleet.
1. We began our building expansion program in 1998 to increase exhibition space and reduce energy and water consumption. In what year did the Fleet receive LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings?
The gigantic dome screen was aflutter with enormous butterflies, 15-feet across, by the time I settled into the theater. It had been more than 25 years since I had been there. I thought I knew my way around, but I was guided to a seat straight in from the door as I was arriving late.
“Dad, is the movie over?” I heard a young voice in the seat next to me.
“No, son, that was just a preview,” his father said.
Want more Reuben H. Fleet Science Center trivia? Well, we’ve got your quiz fix right here. Try these challenging questions and find out how much you know about the Fleet.
1. What is the name of the “living experiment” currently featured at the Fleet that explores the how life on Earth may have been started?
A. Bubbling Liquids and Zapping Electricity
B. The Miller and Urey Exhibit
C. Science Through Art
D. Origins of Life
Here at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, we’re celebrating our fortieth anniversary. We thought that a smart way to get into a celebratory mood is through some Fleet trivia. See how many you get right, and find out if you are a Fleet Genius.
1. The Fleet bustles with lots of activity during the week. Do you know how many students participate in programs at the Fleet each school year?
2. Which interstellar villain visited the Fleet during a science fiction film festival here in 1981?
Brandon and Caitlin create a rainbow in a test tube using common household materials. Downloadable instructions below so you can try this experiment at home!
One of the greatest thrills for a beginning backyard astronomer is to view the heavens through a telescope. Because there are a number of astronomy clubs and professional observatories in San Diego and Southern California, many opportunities exist for the public to explore the cosmos in this way.