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March 2019 Schedule for IMAX® Films and Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

March 01, 2019

Henry, a Border Collie with the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, stands watch over the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in the Rocky Mountains.
Henry, a Border Collie with the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, stands watch over the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in the Rocky Mountains.
Ricochet, a Golden Retriever from San Diego, is a vetaran therapy dog celebrating over a decade as the first ever dog to surf with children with special needs and veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Ricochet, a Golden Retriever from San Diego, is a vetaran therapy dog celebrating over a decade as the first ever dog to surf with children with special needs and veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Halo and her human partner, Fire Captain ‘Cat’ Labrada of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, forge a remarkable bond as they train together over 2 years to become a FEMA-certified K9 Search and Rescue team with Florida Task Force 1.
Halo and her human partner, Fire Captain ‘Cat’ Labrada of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, forge a remarkable bond as they train together over 2 years to become a FEMA-certified K9 Search and Rescue team with Florida Task Force 1.
Twin Bloodhound brothers, Tipper and Tony, protect endangered rhinos and elephants at the LEWA Conservancy in Kenya, Africa.
Twin Bloodhound brothers, Tipper and Tony, protect endangered rhinos and elephants at the LEWA Conservancy in Kenya, Africa.
Reef, a water rescue Newfoundland with the Italian Coast Guard, shows off his superpowers on the Italian Riviera.
Reef, a water rescue Newfoundland with the Italian Coast Guard, shows off his superpowers on the Italian Riviera.
Henry, an avalanche search and rescue dog, accompanies his partner Ian Bunbury on the slopes of Whistler Mountain. The team is part of the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association and on a daily ski patrol.
Henry, an avalanche search and rescue dog, accompanies his partner Ian Bunbury on the slopes of Whistler Mountain. The team is part of the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association and on a daily ski patrol.
Join Florida Task Force 1, a Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search and Rescue Response team, deploy to catastrophic events such as hurricanes, mudslides and terrorist attacks, bringing their canine partners along to save lives.
Join Florida Task Force 1, a Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search and Rescue Response team, deploy to catastrophic events such as hurricanes, mudslides and terrorist attacks, bringing their canine partners along to save lives.
Discover how a Newfoundland can swim for miles and tow up to 40 times her own weight in water. And see how Reef helps other dogs develop their innate rescue instinct to save human lives.
Discover how a Newfoundland can swim for miles and tow up to 40 times her own weight in water. And see how Reef helps other dogs develop their innate rescue instinct to save human lives.
Henry, one of the five canine stars of the film, does some narration pickups in the recording studio.
Henry, one of the five canine stars of the film, does some narration pickups in the recording studio.

March 2019 Schedule for IMAX® Films and Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

For a Full Schedule, visit: www.fleetscience.org/shows

Full Schedule as a PDF is available in the Fleet Media Dropbox

IMAX FILMS:

Superpower Dogs. New Film! Experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most remarkable dogs. From Ricochet the surfing dog and Reef the water rescue dog to Henry the avalanche rescue dog and Tony & Tipper the endangered species protection dogs, the astonishing science behind these amazing abilities will ensure that we never look at our best friends the same way again! Generously sponsored and presented locally by The Shiley Foundation. March 15-31: Monday–Thursday at noon, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Friday–Saturday at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Please note: Additional 6 p.m. shows March 25-28.

More at: www.fleetscience.org/shows/superpower-dogs

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.) March 1-8: Daily at noon & 5 p.m. March 11-14: Daily at noon, 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. March 15-31: Daily at 3 p.m. Please note: No noon show on March 4. No shows March 9 & 10. Additional 7 p.m. shows March 23-28.

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.) March 1–14: Monday–Thursday at 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Friday–Sunday at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. March 15–31: Monday–Friday at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Saturday–Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Please note: No shows March 9–10.  No 11 a.m. show March 23. Additional 11 a.m. shows March 25-29.

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.) Monday–Friday at 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Please note: Additional 11 a.m. show March 5. No shows March 9 & 10. 

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

Dream Big: Engineering Our World. Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how we think about engineering. From the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. The film shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world's largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. Dream Big is a MacGillivray Freeman film in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers, presented by Bechtel Corporation and sponsored locally by The Shiley Foundation. (42 mins.) March 1–9: Daily at 3 p.m.

More at: www.fleetscience.org/shows/dream-big

IMAX Film Festival

Celebrate the Fleet's 46th Anniversary with a weekend-long IMAX Film Festival! Fleet favorites and giant-screen classics will screen every hour, on the hour, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10. Catch one film or max out with multiple screenings.

Saturday, March 9        

11 a.m.        Born to Be Wild

Noon            Ring of Fire

1 p.m.          Dream Big: Engineering Our World

2 p.m.          Adventures in Wild California

3 p.m.          Everest

4 p.m.          Journey Into Amazing Caves

5 p.m.          Dolphins

6 p.m.          A Beautiful Planet

Sunday, March 10

11 a.m.        Deep Sea

Noon            National Parks Adventure

1 p.m.          To the Arctic

2 p.m.          Hubble

3 p.m.          Mystery of the Nile

4 p.m.          Flight of the Butterflies

5 p.m.          Cosmic Voyage

6 p.m.          Africa: The Serengeti   

      

PLANETARIUM AND LIVE DOME SHOWS:

The Sky Tonight: Ice Giants 

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. The planets Uranus and Neptune have only been visited once by spacecraft. We still have much to learn about these lovely worlds and their moons. Join us to learn about the solar system’s ice giants. The San Diego County Astronomy Association provides free telescope viewing outdoors on the Prado in Balboa Park, weather and operational requirements permitting.

Adults $19.95, seniors $18.95, children $17.95. 

Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. 

More at: www.fleetscience.org/events/sky-tonight

 

March Hours:

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

March 6: 10 a.m.-8:15 p.m.

Please note: The Fleet will have extended hours, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., March 23–28.

 

FLEET PRICES:

 

The Fleet Admission (access to all exhibit galleries, plus one IMAX 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 $21.95, Seniors $19.95, Children $18.95

 

Senior Monday (first Monday of the month, excluding holidays):

$8 for seniors 65+

 

Additional Film Voucher for Members: 

$8.95

                               

Free Tuesdays Show ADMISSION

$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

Website: www.fleetscience.org

 

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.