Fleet Science Center Dec, 2015 Events


Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Your Guide to the Fleet DECEMBER 2015
Join the Holiday Fun at the Fleet
e52ae5c9-253c-4aa2-b526-2472a644292f.jpg Immerse yourself in science this holiday season at the Fleet! Come enjoy our current traveling exhibition, Imaginate, with more than 20 interactive exhibits all about the science behind innovation. Also see our latest IMAX film, Jerusalem, featuring stunning views of the Holy Land and stories about the people that live in the ancient city.

The Fleet is open 365 days a year, including every single day of the holidays. Come enjoy some family time with us when it’s time to get out of the house. More>>

f37f1a9a-7c7f-4ec1-baec-e237192943b9.jpg We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the Fleet will be part of this day of giving. Visit our website and look for the #GivingTuesday banner to support the Fleet for this one-day celebration of generosity! More>>

Join the movement and help support science on Tuesday, December 1.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens With the Fleet
6801cc32-8a3c-4632-bbaf-8ba2297ca011.jpg This is your chance to see cinematic history one day early! Join the Fleet for an exclusive private screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Tickets include a pre-party at the Fleet with drinks, food from local restaurants, themed science activities and a chance to meet R2-D2 and Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion.

The screening takes place at the AMC Mission Valley 20 IMAX theater. Transportation from the Fleet to the movie theater and back will be provided by private motorcoach. More>>

Tickets are on sale now!

Thursday, December 17. The party begins at 7 p.m. at the Fleet, with motorcoaches departing to the movie theater at 9:30 p.m.

Winter Camps On Sale Now!
9f678939-6e88-4c1b-98ce-b4d1e99c8d6d.jpg Keep the kids occupied through the holidays with full-day science camps through winter break. Grades 1-3 can enjoy creative science camps based on Imaginate, the Fleet’s newest exhibition built on interactive play and learning the process of innovation. Grades 4-6 can join Minecraft Computer Programming Camp where they will learn how to customize their Minecraft experience with unique blocks or items, creatures, schematics and even an entire mini-game!

Camps are on sale now. Sign up for a single day or enroll in multiple days of fun activities! More>>

Monday, December 21, through Thursday, December 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding weekends, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Holiday Shopping at the North Star Science Store
58316b83-8dbf-4bfc-a443-3daba48ab332.jpg Do your holiday shopping with us! The North Star Science Store in the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center has unique science-themed gifts for everybody. Come check out our collection of learning games, science projects, IMAX DVDs and more. The North Star Science Store has gifts for science enthusiasts of all ages, most of which aren’t available anywhere else! More>>
The Debut of the Fleet Derby Track
609117d2-309b-4838-b37c-d743cba01cde.jpg This month the Fleet debuts our all new Derby Track. Join us on Saturday, December 19, from noon to 4 p.m., to design, decorate and race your own derby track car. It’s free with paid admission. More>>

Saturday, December 19, noon to 4 p.m.

The Fleet Inquiry Institute for Teachers
FII 2009 The Fleet Inquiry Institute provides teacher professional development centered on science learning through inquiry.

This month the Fleet will host the Winter Inquiry Institute, giving teachers a foundation in science inquiry using hands-on experiences and reflection. More>>

For more information please contact the Fleet Inquiry Institute at (619) 238-1233 x816 or by email.

December 21-23, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily in the Community Forum. $30 per person. Light breakfast and coffee are included. Register here.

December Nights in Balboa Park
652bf81f-ca60-49a7-bf75-dc00ff5343fe.jpg The Fleet is gearing up for another exciting December Nights event this year! We’ll have an opportunity for you to take home a unique holiday memento picture, meet Santa Claus and create a make-and-take Tinkering activity for just $5. More>>

Come early to beat the crowds! The Fleet is free from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

December Nights is held in Balboa Park, Friday, December 4, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, December 5, noon to 11 p.m.

For Members: Half-Priced Popcorn in December
aff3e4fd-ffdd-4912-aefc-a33a05ecd82d.jpg During the month of December, show your membership card at the concessions stand when you see Jerusalem or any other IMAX films, and we’ll take 50% off the purchase price of popcorn (some restrictions may apply). One more way the Fleet thanks you for your membership support!

Membership also makes a wonderful holiday gift! Share your love of science and learning with a gift membership for someone in your family. Call (619) 685-5713 or print out this application.

Not yet a member? Join now and enjoy all of the Fleet!

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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The Fleet is open 365 days a year! Visit us on Christmas and New Years’ Day.
December Events

1 FREE First Tuesday
2 The Sky Tonight
2 Exploring Ethics
3 52 Weeks of Science
4 & 5 December Nights
7 Senior Mondays
8 Spotlight on San Diego Science
9 52 Weeks of Science
12 Tinkerers’ Club
12 Saturday Science Club for Girls
14 52 Weeks of Science
17 Night of Science: Star Wars Edition
19 Tinkerers’ Club
19 Fleet Derby Track
21 Winter Camps Begin
21-23 Fleet Inquiry Institute
25 Merry Christmas
31 Happy New Year
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Enter to Win
Congratulations to Autumn Jojola, last month’s winner of a $25 gift certificate to the North Star Science Store.

This month it could be YOUR turn to win! Enter to win TWO tickets to the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

San Diego Air & Space Museum

To enter, please complete this form by December 15, 2015.

Store Spotlight
Create Amazing
Mathematical Sculptures
e57a1158-2f90-47cb-9e62-211de7d51fbd.jpg Interlocking triangles, squares, pentagons and hexagons combine in myriad ways to make wonderful and colorful creations at the intersection of art and mathematics!

Find it at the North Star Science Store for $39.99 for nonmembers and $35.99 for members.

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