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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...
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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A World of Fun Just for Kids!
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Light Block Exploration
Fun in Kid City
“Kid City” is an exciting world of fun within the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, designed especially for kids age 5 and under!
The excitement starts at the “Ball Wall” with its multiple chutes, tracks and moving objects. Nearby kids can direct an air blower in different directions to make musical sounds or send a set of colorful pinwheels rotating round-and-round.
The “Little Learner’s Lab” features a space for deeper exploration of objects of varying shape, size and texture. For young children still in the crawling stage, the infant area is a safe space for babies to move about and explore soft, sloped, and bumpy surfaces. The “Fire Truck” is a fun place for kids to turn different knobs and mimic levers similar to those found on a real fire truck. The city-street layout throughout the exhibition teaches street safety in a fun and interactive way!
Kids can hop in the driver’s seat of the new fire truck, or turn multiple levers to mimic the knobs found on a real fire truck.
Just for crawlers! This special infant-only area for children still in the crawling stage provides a safe space for exploring a variety of surfaces.
Multiple chutes, tracks, and moving objects are a source of excitement and awe for the young visitors. Children can explore the physics of movement and cause and effect as they turn various cranks for different reactions.
Kids will love climbing through the four level of the Factory, or working to fit various shaped blocks through corresponding holes.
Kids can weigh, sort, match, compare, and sell “fruit” and “vegetables” of various shapes, colors, and sizes. They’ll have fun filling their shopping cart as they learn basic math concepts. An interactive nutrition model also teaches children the importance of making healthy food choices. A delivery vehicle provides the opportunity for loading and unloading their groceries and produce.
Little Learner’s Lab
The “Young Explorer” computer station feature age-appropriate computer games that teach math, science, and reading skills. Kids can also explore a variety of topics from up close exploration of objects to hands-on fun with discovery kit activities led by museum exhibit ambassadors.
Spell it out! Kids can spell words, count numbers and make designs with magnetic letters and numbers.
Kids can stack’em up or knock’em down! Toddlers can peek out of windows and doors in the open-roofed miniature houses.
This exhibition is made possible by generous gifts and grants from the Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation, the Nierman Family Fund at the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation, an Anonymous Donor, the Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, and a sponsorship from ScholarShare College Savings Plan.
Nierman Challenger Learning Center
The Nierman Challenger Learning Center at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is a part of a growing network of centers worldwide that are being established by the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in memory of the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger.