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Aventuras Salvajes En California (2000): Es una expedición virtual que te deslizara desde las montañas junto con snowboarders, girando por los aires de San Diego con skysurfers, nadando los océanos junto con las nutrias, excavando desde treinta metros...
Rolling Stones [IMAX]at the MAXSpecial limited engagement! See the Stones: Bigger and louder than ever before! Shot on location in Turin, Berlin and London, Rolling Stones at the MAX features the band performing during their highly-acclaimed Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tour. The Stones...
The Discoverers [IMAX]Feel the Courage. Live the Adventure.This film will show as part of Senior Monday on Monday, Dec. 2, only. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Daniel J. Boorstin, this stunning film relives some of mankind's greatest moments of discovery, including Magellan's expedition to find the...
Back for a limited run in December 2013! Encounter the wilds of California as you sky surf over San Diego at 150mph, ride down a 25-foot wave at Maverick’s, snowboard the Sierra’s highest peaks and drop 130 feet into the center of a giant Sequoia! From...
What you can't see is right before your eyes!Mysteries of the Unseen World provides you with an incredible look at things that are normally too slow, too fast, too small or too vast for the human eye to see. The film's innovative use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and...
Technology Takes OffExplore aerodynamics and flight technology in the Fleet’s newest exhibition, On the Fly: Technology Takes Off. The exhibition features multiple daily performances by small-scale unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), complemented by interactive stations where...
The Instrument That Rocked the WorldStarting December 20th, the Fleet Science Center will ROCK you! The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is cranking science up to 11 this winter with the West Coast premiere of GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World! Experience the guitar through...
Get Your Hands On ScienceOur Main Gallery exhibition combines some of our all-time favorites with exciting interactive exhibits from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. This collection features opportunities to explore mechanics, motion, math, hearing, electricity and many other...
Celebrate the Season at the FleetBalboa Park December Nights is the largest free community festival in San Diego. Come to Balboa Park and celebrate the holidays with lights, food, music and fun. The two-day extravaganza, Balboa Park's holiday gift to San Diego, features international...
A Live Concert Series Celebrating GUITARThe Fleet is ready to ROCK with our first-ever live concert series! Each show will feature: Two performances: an awesome opening act and a rockin' headliner Food for purchase from The French Gourmet Beer, wine and cocktails available at the no-...
An Early Morning Comet ISON CelebrationCOFFEE & COMETS is an early morning celebration for Comet ISON on Tuesday, November 26, at 5:30AM! This event has reached its registration capacity. SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST HERE Comet ISON has raised a lot of hope among skywatchers. The comet is...
The First Monday of Each MonthThe first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and a lecture on the quietest day of the month for only $8! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. The Fleet'...
The Science of ROCKOur next Science on the Rocks party is Thursday, January 23: The Science of ROCK! Our most recent party was on October 17. Look for pictures on our Science on the Rocks Facebook page soon. Didn't make it? Here's what you missed: Fall in love with...
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The First Monday of Each Month
Monday, Jan 6, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Monday, Feb 3, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Monday, Mar 3, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Lots of science fun!
Explore the exhibits!
Enjoy a lecture!
The first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and a lecture on the quietest day of the month for only $8! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. The Fleet's doors will open at 9:30 a.m. on the first Monday each month to get Senior Monday started early.
Lecture Series for Adults
Join local scientists to learn about a variety of topics as they share their latest research in a friendly and exciting environment. Beginning in October 2013, lectures will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.
The lecture is free with purchase of the noon theater ticket. Tickets are required to attend the lecture and can be requested at the Ticket Counter. Visitors are encouraged to stay to enjoy the galleries and special senior discounts in Galileo’s Café and the North Star Science Store.
Reception and snacks brought to you by ScholarShare College Savings Plan. (3/2012–2/2014)
San Diego’s Streetcars – from Boom to Bust and Back Again
December 2, 10:30 a.m.
Transcontinental trains first arrived into the San Diego area in 1885, which merged with the early streetcar system in 1891 to become the San Diego Electric Railway. By the 1920s, considerable railroad infrastructure existed around the San Diego County, including a very healthy streetcar system which lasted until 1949. Fortunately for us, a newer system, today’s San Diego Trolley, started operation in 1981. Jim Price will present the fascinating history of San Diego County’s streetcars – illustrated with photos and maps.
Jim Price, a second generation Californian, is an Electronics Engineer by training. He retired from a career at the Navy Lab on Point Loma. His interest in trains goes back to model railroading as a kid, but later he became more intrigued about the history of full-sized trains and Jim rides tourist railroads whenever possible. He is the Past President of the San Diego Electric Railway Association and is a frequent volunteer at the historic National City Depot streetcar museum. Price is also the author of the book “San Diego County Train Stations: Then and Now.”
Noon Theater Show: The Discoverers
Ecology and Conservation of Sea Turtles
January 6, 10:30 a.m.
There are only 7 different species of sea turtles in the world and they are found in every ocean, except the poles. Their size ranges from a dinner plate to the size of a Volkswagen Beetle car. Some species are very threatened while others have populations that continue to grow. This presentation will describe each of the seven species, show maps of where they live, explain their complicated life cycles and talk about some strange and fascinating facts about sea turtles.
Mario J. Mota is a sea turtle biologist, currently working at National University. He has travelled to many locations researching these amazing creatures, including Florida, Belize and Suriname. He is involved in research that looks at how different issues, such as global warming and habitat destruction, impact sea turtles.
Noon Theater Show: Amazing Journeys