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Rocky Mountain Express [IMAX]All aboard! Rocky Mountain Express will propel you on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies, highlighting the adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. Retracing the original route aboard...
Cosmic Collisions [Digital]The new digital show Cosmic Collisions launches you on a thrilling trip through space and time to explore the astronomical impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe. From subatomic particles to the largest galaxies, cosmic...
Flight of the Butterflies [IMAX]Join the Most Incredible Migration on EarthThe iconic monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. It weighs less than a penny, yet it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent, with pinpoint navigational accuracy, to a secluded place it has never been. In Flight of the...
To The Arctic [IMAX]An Extraordinary Journey to the Top of the WorldThe documentary adventure “To The Arctic” tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs...
The Instrument That ROCKED the WorldStarting December 20th, the Fleet Science Center will ROCK you! The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. This rockin’ exhibition explores all facets of the world’s favorite musical instrument, from its history as an instrument...
Science and art intersect in a new exhibit, where glass tubing, gas bottles, bubbling liquids and zapping electricity form a working science experiment and a work of art. The famous experiments carried out by Stanley Miller and Harold Urey at the...
Comets, Meteors, AsteroidsThe new exhibition, Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Meteors, Asteroids, will make its West Coast debut here at the Fleet January 19, 2013, through June 11, 2013. The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture....
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...
The First Monday of Each MonthThe first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, an IMAX film, and educational programming on the quietest day of the month for only $7! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. Afternoon Scholars: A...
That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer SizzlerOur next Science on the Rocks party is coming up! That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer Sizzler will be held Thursday, June 13. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center celebrates the season of tank tops and flip flops in style at the next fun-filled Science...
Fleet volunteers and interns come from all different backgrounds, each with their own unique skills and expertise. What they have in common is their curiosity, love of learning, enthusiasm, and dedication to creating an excellent guest experience. In...
Flight of the ButterfliesThe Flight of the Butterflies photo contest encourages San Diego residents to submit their best photos of butterflies in Balboa Park and the greater San Diego region. Prizes include a three-piece butterfly luggage set (value: $860) and tickets to see...
Public Nierman Challenger MissionHead to Mars With Your Family or Friends! Voyage to Mars in the year 2076 to replace a crew working at Chryse Station, a permanent research base on the Martian surface. In addition to continuing research of the exciting planet, you’ll calculate...
Impossible RailwaysNew! Dome Discussion Impossible Railways IMAX Film & Lecture Featuring Dr. Reena Deutsch This is a special event. No member vouchers, discounts, or coupons may be used. Enjoy a special screening of Rocky Mountain Express on Thursday, April 18,...
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Did you know that each year, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center reaches more than 110,000 students and teachers? That’s more than any other museum in San Diego! At the Fleet, every field trip becomes a science adventure. Through on-site visits and school outreach programs, we inspire today’s young people to take their place among the next generation of engineers, doctors and technicians and to enhance San Diego’s role as a cutting-edge leader in the international technology marketplace. Slashed school budgets have left fewer resources to provide essential field trip opportunities for programs that satisfy critical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning curricula. These provide a life-changing science experience for local students, many of whom otherwise could not participate in hands-on science learning without the School Scholarship program.
Our board of trustees has put out a challenge and will match total contributions, up to $20,000 and given by December 31, 2012. Will you help provide a life-changing science experience for local students? Your gift will benefit our local students who will be our future 21st-century leaders.
With your help and the Board of Trustees’ match we will be able to accommodate even more schools and deserving students during this school year with a memorable science adventure.
Thank you for your kindness and support.
It is only through your support that our mission "to inspire lifelong learning by furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology" is made possible.
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Join the more than 13,000 proud members of the Fleet! Each membership supports the Fleet’s nonprofit mission of inspiring lifelong learning. Plus, members enjoy fantastic benefits, like unlimited free access to our hands-on exhibit galleries, free or discounted IMAX film and digital show tickets, discounted (or free) planetarium shows, savings on education programs for you and your family, and more.
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