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Explore Your Brain at the Fleet Science Center with three new mind-bending attractions

January 29, 2020

San Diego, CA—The Fleet Science Center invites visitors to “Explore Your Brain” with the opening of three new mind-boggling attractions. Featuring visually captivating illusions, brainteasers that will challenge the most experienced puzzlers and interactive experiences, the new attractions will give an up-close and hands-on look at the brain.

Opening on February 13, the Fleet’s new Illusions Gallery is filled with mystifying exhibits and shares how the brain processes information in ways that can often deceive us. In this visually captivating attraction, colors and shapes are found where there aren’t any, faces appear from the strangest places and the simplest images lead to the most surprising revelations. Inside the Illusions Gallery, visitors discover that it is not what you see, it’s how you see that truly matters.

Visitors can get a hands-on and up-close look at the human body’s most essential organ with Brain: The World Inside Your Head. Designed to appeal to audiences of all ages, this exhibition employs innovative special effects, life-like reproductions, hands-on learning activities and interactive technology to delve into the inner workings of the brain. This exhibition will be opening Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Finally, Mindbender Mansion is an eclectic place full of puzzles and brainteasers that challenge the brainpower of the entire family. Adults and children alike will enjoy exercising their minds as they try to solve the brainteasers and activities that encourage intergenerational play in this fun and unconventional exhibition.

For more information on Illusions: It’s not what you see, it’s how you see, visit www.fleetscience.org/exhibitions/illusions

For more information on Brain: The World Inside Your Head, visit www.fleetscience.org/exhibitions/brain.

For more information about Mindbender Mansion, visit www.fleetscience.org/exhibitions/mindbender-masion


About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.

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