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December 2018 Schedule for IMAX® Films and Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

December 01, 2018

The Edicule containing the traditional tomb of Jesus sits beneath a large domed rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The Edicule containing the traditional tomb of Jesus sits beneath a large domed rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
A Greek Orthodox youth choir from the town of Beit Sahour sings in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, built on the traditional site where Jesus was born.
A Greek Orthodox youth choir from the town of Beit Sahour sings in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, built on the traditional site where Jesus was born.
Jerusalem Dome of the Rock
Al-Masjid al-Aqsa, meaning "The Furthest Mosque" is one of the three most important sites in Sunni Islam. At its centre is the Dome of the Rock. The entire area takes up one sixth of the walled city of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Western Wall
Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims congregate at the Western Wall during Passover for the Birkat Kohanim, meaning "Priestly Blessing."
A pre-dawn view from the rooftop of the Sisters of Zion Convent off the Via Dolorosa.
A pre-dawn view from the rooftop of the Sisters of Zion Convent off the Via Dolorosa.
Jordan River
An aerial view of the Jordan River, which lies about 20 miles East of Jerusalem and flows from north of the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea.
Masada
A breathtaking aerial view of Masada, once a mountain fortress built by order of King Herod the Great during the 1st Century BCE.
 
For a Full Schedule, visit: www.fleetscience.org/shows
Full Schedule as a PDF is available in the Fleet Media Dropbox
 
IMAX FILMS:
 

Jerusalem. Limited run! Jerusalem immerses audiences in one of the world's oldest, most enigmatic and beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city's greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Unprecedented access to the city's holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make Jerusalem a unique and stunning cinematic experience. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. (45 min.) Available in Spanish. December 26–31 only: Daily at 2 p.m. 

More at: www.fleetscience.org/shows/jerusalem

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation. Dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, visit the ghost town of Pompeii and witness the devastating effects of the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. Generously sponsored and presented locally by The Shiley Foundation. (42 mins.) December 1–25: Monday through Friday at noon, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. December 26–31: Daily at noon, 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. Please note: No noon show on December 3 and no 6 p.m. show on December 7–8.

More at: www.fleetscience.org/shows/volcanoes

Great Barrier Reef. Dive in and discover Great Barrier Reef! Come on an unforgettable adventure with sea turtles and manta rays, witness the birth of baby seahorses and discover the exotic splendor of fluorescent corals at night. Narrated by Australian actor Eric Bana. (45 mins.)  December 1–25: Daily at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. December 26—31: Daily at 1 p.m., 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Please note: No 5 p.m. show on December 7–8. 

More at: www.fleetscience.org/shows/great-barrier-reef

An IMAX Original Film: PandasPandas follows a collaboration between an American biologist, a scientist from inner Mongolia and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian in their journey to protect the species. (42 mins.) Generously sponsored in part by The Hattie Ettinger Conservation Fund and the San Diego Foundation. (42 mins.) December 1–25: Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. December 26–31: 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. Please note: Additional 11 a.m. show on December 24.  

More at: www.fleetscience.org/shows/pandas  

 

PLANETARIUM AND LIVE DOME SHOWS:
 
The Sky Tonight: Other Worlds
Get up close to the wonders of our universe with planetarium shows on the first Wednesday of every month. Our astronomer will take you on a journey through the cosmos and guide you into the depths of space. There are worlds, whole solar systems, around distant stars. What are these other worlds like? Join us to learn the latest news about extrasolar planets.  
 
Adults $19.95, seniors $18.95, children $17.95. 
Wednesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. 
 
 
December Hours
 
December 1–25:
Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday–Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
 
December 5: 10 a.m.–8:15 p.m.

 

December 26–31: Daily 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

 
 
FLEET PRICES:
 
The Fleet Admission (access to all exhibit galleries, plus 1 Giant Screen Film):
Nonmembers: Adults $21.95, Seniors $19.95, Children $18.95
 
"The Sky Tonight" Live Planetarium Show admission
Members: Adults $16.95, Seniors $15.95, Children $14.95
Nonmembers: Adults $19.95, Seniors $18.95, Children $17.95
 
Senior Monday (first Monday of the month, excluding holidays):
$8 for seniors 65+
 
Additional Film Voucher for Members: 
$8.95
                               
Free Tuesdays Show ADMISSION
Nonmembers: $9.95 for qualifying San Diego residents.
 
Add a Second Show
Members: Adults/Seniors/Children $6;
Nonmembers: Adults/Seniors/Children $7
 
PUBLIC CONTACT INFORMATION:
Phone: (619) 238-1233
Address: 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
 
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
IMAX® Films & Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.
The Fleet Science Center is home to Southern California's only Giant Dome Theater, which reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations as the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Our theater is extraordinary in many ways.
*  It is the world's first IMAX Dome Theater.
*  It features the world's first NanoSeamTM Dome screen in an IMAX theater.
*  It offers two unique experiences in one space: IMAX films and planetarium shows.
The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater boasts a 76-foot tilted Dome screen and a 16,000-watt digital surround sound system, providing a stunning visual and audio experience.
 
What is a Giant Dome Theater?
Our Giant Dome Theater has a gigantic, curved screen that wraps the entire theater. This hemispherical screen offers an immersive viewing experience, enhancing the feeling of motion and giving you the sensation that you're in the show.
 
What is IMAX?
IMAX is the world's largest film format, yielding incredible clarity and spectacular images. IMAX films are projected by special projectors that weigh as much as a small car and enable the incredible film images to be projected with brightness and clarity on the huge Dome screen.
 
What Are Planetarium Shows?
The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater boasts a state-of-the-art digital SkyScan projection system. The Fleet uses this system to project planetarium shows that allow audiences to journey to the outer reaches of space from the comfort of their theater seats. We show pre-produced planetarium programs (some of which are created by our own stellar in-house team!) as well as The Sky Tonight, which is a monthly live, astronomer-led planetarium show.
 
Captioning
The Fleet offers two options for hearing-impaired guests: closed-captions and assistive listening devices.
 
Our closed-captioning system is an enhancement of the Rear Window system. When you purchase your ticket, tell the guest services associate that you would like to use the closed-caption service. The service is complimentary, and it is accessible in the upper-right seating area of the theater.
 
Assistive listening devices increase the intelligibility of theater presentations by enhancing the narration and dialogue and lowering music and sound effects. Ask for a complimentary headset at the Ticket Counter.
 
What's Showing?
The Fleet opens several IMAX films and planetarium shows each year. Films and shows screen on the hour. The Sky Tonight is held on the first Wednesday of each month. For the latest show information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.fleetscience.org.
 
IMAX en Español
Headsets are always available free of charge for audiences to listen to available Spanish soundtracks when films with English soundtracks play in the normal daily schedule. 

 

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About the Fleet Science Center:
The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet hosts school field trips, science workshops and educational camps. For adults, we offer events like Fleet Night of Science and community events, such as Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™. In the community, we also provide free neighborhood science events weekly through 52 Weeks of Science. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility.For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
 
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.