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The Fleet has 12 exhibitions permanently on display.
Halloween has come and gone, and there are bags of leftover candy to prove it. Once you’ve had your fill of the sweet stuff, you can have plenty of fun with the leftover Halloween candy with science experiments! From sorting games with young children to candy chromatography, there is plenty to do with leftover Halloween candy that doesn’t involve consuming all that sugar. An all-time favorite experiment is finding out what happens when you soak gummy candies in water and other liquids. It might be fun to measure and compare different brands and colors, too.
Have you ever wondered if invisibility was scientifically possible? Have you wanted to walk on water? Or even explore levitation? You’ll be able to do it all at the Impossible Science Festival at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on August 22 and 23!
How would you like to conduct some fun and educational experiments with your friends or family, support a local nonprofit organization and be entered to win some awesome prizes, without even having to get out of your comfy clothes or leave your living room?
By Ally Browne, Marketing Intern
For a limited time, the Tinkering Studio has expanded into the main gallery, giving tinkerers both young and old a chance to let their inner inventor out with fun new projects. Along with the extra space, the studio also has extended hours, always open whenever the Fleet is open, with both unfacilitated and facilitated activities.
Don’t Try This At Home! is a series of exciting live shows, full of extreme science you won’t see anywhere else. Where else can you see an electrostatic generator make cereal fly out of your hand, or watch what happens when you attach toilet paper to a leaf blower? These shows are shocking, messy and loud, and are both educational and fun. Even the most innovative and creative young scientists can’t do these experiments anywhere else!
How statistics make you hungry ...
Have you ever wondered how much food and drink Galileo's Cafe at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center sells? Take a look at these numbers:
1,378 cups of coffee
910 tubs of popcorn
527 hot dogs
412 Dip N’ Dots
Sound like a lot? Well, that’s just for the week of December 25-31, 2014! And those are only a few of Galileo's tasty items.
Next time you're in Balboa Park and you're hungry or thirsty, stop in at Galileo's Cafe!
By Ruth Segenet
Looking for the perfect last minute holiday gift? Here are some great ideas to consider from the North Star Science Store.
Under the Sea Morph Mug
The Fleet’s Tinkering Studio, a place where tinkerers of all ages can create, explore and experiment, has expanded to include the Tinkerers’ Club!
Galileo’s Café serves up delicious, affordable classics like chili cheese dogs, chicken salads and pizza, but what if you are more adventurous? Does Galileo’s Café live up to its name and challenge the culinary status quo just as Galileo himself challenged his generation about the Earth’s position in the galaxy? The answer is … yes!