Fleet Science Center Aug, 2014 Events


Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet AUGUST 2014
PERCEPTION: See Beyond the Illusion–FINAL DAYS!
1672.jpg Join the World Champion of Magic, Jason Latimer, as he presents his one-of-a-kind show live in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. PERCEPTION: See Beyond the Illusion combines Jason’s mind-bending illusions with physics, psychology, mathematics and technology. Your jaw will drop as he shapes water, bends light and walks through solid objects right before your eyes. More>>Through Aug. 31 only! Friday, Saturday and Sunday (3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.)
The Sky Tonight: Two Years of Curiosity
1674.jpg This month’s live planetarium show, led by astronomer Dr. Lisa Will, will highlight the discoveries of the Mars Curiosity Rover. We all remember that the rover landed safely and started sending pictures back to Earth right away–so just what has it been up to for the past two years? Find out! More>>Wednesday, August 6, 7 & 8:15 p.m.
Happy Birthdays Happen Here
1668.jpg Birthday parties are a piece of cake at the Fleet! With more than 100 “do-touch” exhibits, entertainment is built in. Birthday parties include your own decorated room and cake and drinks for your guests, plus add-on options like fun science workshops and IMAX theater shows! More>>
Calling All Campers!
1669.jpg Summer isn’t over yet! Summer camp registration is still available for half-day camps, which run weekly through August 22. Only limited spaces remain … register today!
ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems
1670.jpg Have you puzzled over the sneakers inside a glass container in Bottle Magic? Or been dazzled by Gregory Barsamian’s sculptural zoetrope, Untitled? Or taken the ultimate selfie at You. Here. Now.? ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems is open daily to distort your senses and mystify your mind! More>>1599.jpg
ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems was created by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, pioneers of the Science Gallery Network.Locally sponsored by
And by the Reuben H. Fleet Foundation Fund at the San Diego Foundation
One More Reason to Become a Member
1467.jpg Join us for a special members-only event featuring hands-on activities, science demos and special tours of our ILLUSION exhibition. The event takes place August 22. Current members, look for your email invitation in mid-August.Not yet a member? Join now! Membership rates go up August 11.
Tinkerers’ Club
1675.jpg Dream it, create it and take it home with our
new Tinkerers’ Club! Join us on Saturday mornings in August as we take on out-of-this-world projects. This month’s activities include designing a rocket, recreating celestial explosions, building space farms and designing solar-powered vehicles. Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended. More>>Saturdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkering Studio
Family Science Saturdays: All About Space
1671.jpg Every Saturday in August, the Fleet hosts fun, free workshops in our Tinkering Studio. This month,
learn about outer space and space exploration as you create launch-ready rockets, colorful planets, geometric stars and “Martian housing,” all using basic household materials. More>>Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1-3 p.m.
Saturday Science Club for Girls: Bloomin’ Botany
1673.jpg Explore the beautiful science of flowers. Try your hand at botany as you dissect flowers and learn about chlorophyll. You’ll even make perfume from flower petals! Saturday Science Club for Girls invites girls in grades 5-8 to join the Fleet on the second Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. $14. More>>Saturday, August 9, noon to 2 p.m.
Our Mission
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire lifelong learning by furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology.
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August Events
2 Family Science Saturdays
4 Senior Monday
5 FREE First Tuesday
6 The Sky Tonight
9 Tinkerers’ Club
9 Family Science Saturdays
9 Saturday Science Club for Girls
16 Tinkerers’ Club
16 Family Science Saturdays
23 Tinkerers’ Club
23 Family Science Saturdays
30 Tinkerers’ Club
30 Family Science Saturdays
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Enter to Win
Congratulations to Lisa Williams, last month’s winner!This month, it could be
YOUR turn to win!Enter to win a pair of tickets to PERCEPTION: See Beyond the Illusion!
To enter, please complete this form by
August 10, 2014.
Store Spotlight
Explore a microscopic world right before your eyes! Be a scientist in your own home!
1681.gifThe Konustudy-2 Microscope is an entertaining and educational way for your child to explore an unseen world. Its plastic body, optical glass lenses and a complete set of accessories make it suitable for even young scientists.Available in the North Star Science Store for $34.95. Fleet members always receive a discount.
Commission for the Arts and Culture LEED certified IMAX
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Reuben H. Fleet Science Center | 1875 El Prado | San Diego | CA | 92101 | 619.238.1233

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