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

May 01, 2019

The vibrant corals stretch along the Great Barrier Reef on Australia’s Eastern coast
The vibrant corals stretch along the Great Barrier Reef on Australia’s Eastern coast
Two clown fish live symbiotically among sea anemones
Two clown fish live symbiotically among sea anemones
411 different known types of coral are the backbone of all life on the Great Barrier Reef.
411 different known types of coral are the backbone of all life on the Great Barrier Reef.
Corals are the backbone of The Great Barrier Reef. Over 400 species exist on the reef, providing food, shelter, nurseries and more to the life that flourishes there. Photographer: Jemma Craig
Corals are the backbone of The Great Barrier Reef. Over 400 species exist on the reef, providing food, shelter, nurseries and more to the life that flourishes there. Photographer: Jemma Craig
Giant manta rays swim overhead. Reaching nearly 25 feet in wingspan, these majestic creatures filter feed about 60 pounds of plankton a day. Photographer: Jemma Craig
Giant manta rays swim overhead. Reaching nearly 25 feet in wingspan, these majestic creatures filter feed about 60 pounds of plankton a day. Photographer: Jemma Craig
Founder of the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation center, Jennie Gilbert prepares a distressed turtle for a CT scan. Photographer: Christian Miller
Founder of the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation center, Jennie Gilbert prepares a distressed turtle for a CT scan. Photographer: Christian Miller
The giant Maori Wrasse, Wally, is a popular character among divers on the Great Barrier Reef. Posing for photos in exchange for handfuls of sardines, he is the ultimate photobomber.
The giant Maori Wrasse, Wally, is a popular character among divers on the Great Barrier Reef. Posing for photos in exchange for handfuls of sardines, he is the ultimate photobomber.
The Maori Wrasse is both a striking and unusual looking fish that both attracts divers and protects the environment by eating predators that attack the reef.
The Maori Wrasse is both a striking and unusual looking fish that both attracts divers and protects the environment by eating predators that attack the reef.
A Green Sea Turtle swims along the Great Barrier Reef – one of 6 species of turtle found on the reef.
A Green Sea Turtle swims along the Great Barrier Reef – one of 6 species of turtle found on the reef.
Corals are the backbone of life along the Great Barrier Reef on the Eastern coast of Australia.
Corals are the backbone of life along the Great Barrier Reef on the Eastern coast of Australia.

May 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:

 

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.) Monday-Friday at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Please note: No 5 p.m. show May 4 and 11.

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

  

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.) Daily at 3 p.m. 

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

 

Superpower Dogs. 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.(45 mins.) 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: No noon show on May 6. No 6 p.m. show May 4. No 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. shows May 11. 

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

 

     

PLANETARIUM AND LIVE DOME SHOWS:

 

The Sky Tonight: Space Weather

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. We all know that the Sun influences the Earth's environment.  We normally think of this in terms of seasons and weather. But did you know that the Sun also influences the space immediately around the Earth and other planets?  Join us as we learn more about space weather. 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, May 1, at 7 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. 

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

 

 

HOURS:

 

May Hours:

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

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

May 1: 10 a.m.-8:15 p.m.

Please note: Early closures on Saturdays, May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and May 11, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Extended hours Friday, May 31, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

 

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 $19.95, Seniors $18.95, Children $17.95

 

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

$10 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/shows.

 

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.