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Giant Dome Renovation in a Minute

The incredible Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

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.

This Sensational Summer Is Dedicated to YOU!

The Summer of You

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.

Fan Favorite Film Festival

The incredible Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

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. 

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Fleet 40th Anniversary Trivia #3

trivia challenge

 

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?

A. 2000

B. 2008

C. 2010

D. 2012

 

Al Columbo Reports on His IMAX Experience, Part I

Part I: In the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

 

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.

Fleet 40th Anniversary Trivia #2

trivia question mark

 

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

 

This Month's Experiment - Rainbow of Colors

This Month's Experiment - Rainbow of Colors

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!

Gazin' With the Experts

The Solar System

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.