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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...
Deep Sea [IMAX]Sea Life in a Whole New WayDirected by San Diego resident and world-renowned underwater cinematographer Howard Hall, DEEP SEA will transport audiences deep below the ocean surface to swim with some of the most exotic creatures on the planet, from the bizarre Rainbow Nudibranch to...
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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Gifts to the Annual Fund help the Fleet meet annual operating costs and support our dynamic hands-on exhibitions, Giant Dome IMAX and digital productions and other core programs that positively impact our community. Donate now.
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Thank you for your interest in supporting our programs and projects. Your gift can ignite a student’s curiosity and passion for science and technology.
Sponsor a Field Trip for 10 Students to the Fleet for Hands-on Science Learning
Beginning at $50
You can make it possible for ten students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to visit the Fleet for hands-on science education and exploration. A field trip may include seeing an IMAX documentary or a planetarium show and access to our exciting exhibit galleries.
Provide Science Workshops at the Fleet for 15 Students
Beginning at $100
Your gift provides students with open-ended scientific experiments on a wide range of topics. Visiting students will discover and learn through experimenting in a real way that relates the hands-on activities to their specific grade-level curriculum.
Sponsor a Science-Themed Field Trip
Beginning at $200
You can make a school trip possible for a class that otherwise would not have the opportunity to visit the Fleet for hands-on science education and exploration. A field trip may include seeing an IMAX documentary or a planetarium show and access to our exciting exhibit galleries.
Fleet Inquiry Institute Workshop for 10 Teachers
Beginning at $500
Provide an interactive learning experience that keeps on giving. Your gift will make it possible for 30 local educators to receive quality professional development in hands-on, inquiry-based science learning and teaching. Teachers will take new science-based skills directly back to their classroom where students will directly benefit.
Sponsor a Science Day at a Local School
Beginning at $800
Provide a Science Day to a local school that brings Investigation Stations for students to sample science activities, demonstrations and interactive presentations. Create a festival atmosphere for a school where science fun is the rule of the day. This unique experience provides an alternative to transportation challenges that many schools face.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about Fleet’s Planned Giving program. This page is currently under development. For more information about how you can make a legacy gift and be part of the Fleet’s Infinity Society, please call Julie Schardin at 619-685-5752 or Contact Us.
Did you know that many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees? Matching gifts are a great way for you to increase the impact of your personal gift to the Fleet—doubling or even tripling your support. Check with your employer to see if your company has a matching gift program.
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s the Fleet’s nonprofit mission of inspiring lifelong learning. Members also enjoy fantastic benefits, including unlimited free admission to our hands-on exhibit galleries, free or discounted IMAX film and planetarium show tickets, savings at the North Star Science Store, in Galileo’s Café and on education programs, and more. Click here for a PDF membership application.
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A Fleet membership lasts an entire year. Best of all, current members can purchase many memberships at a discount. Click here for a PDF gift membership application.
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is seeking volunteers
The Science Center is seeking volunteers for its many programs. Volunteers gain new skills and experiences, meet interesting people from around the world, earn free admission to our galleries and theater shows, achieve personal and professional goals, and much more! Apply today!