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The Feet Science Center celebrates the opening of Winter Paradice

The First Annual Holiday Extravaganza Opening Saturday, November 23, through January 26.

November 23, 2019

San Diego, CA—Get ready to start a brand-new holiday tradition! The Feet Science Center is excited to announce the first annual holiday celebration, Winter Paradice. Opening on Saturday, November 23, this festive adventure celebrates winter like no other place does, San Diego-style.

Surrounded by waves and sand, visitors are invited to trade in their flip-flops for lace-up skates and take a glide session on an ice rink with a scientific twist. Unlike other ice-skating rinks, this rink is made from advanced polymer compounds.

When done skating, visitors can continue the fun by jumping in the ball pit or sliding down a 31-foot slide in our adult-sized playground exhibition, Pause|Play. This exhibition is an invitation for the young and the young-at-heart to leave the digital world behind, hit pause on their busy lives and recapture the nostalgia of play.

Other activities include getting crafty with ornament making in Studio X, creating new ice cream flavors in Craveology and experiencing all the Fleet’s interactive exhibits.

The Fleet will be open late on select Saturdays and Sundays, beginning November 23 through December 29, with discounted pricing from 5–9 p.m. Visitors can celebrate the holidays with a late skate, sip cocktails rink side (available for purchase) and let the imagination run wild in our interactive exhibitions.

Winter Paradice opens to the public on Saturday, November 23, at the Fleet Science Center and is included with admission.

Skating hours will be assigned starting at 11 a.m. daily and will continue until the final hour the exhibit galleries are open.

Visitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #winterparadice and tag @fleetscience when posting to social media.


To schedule a media preview of Winter Paradice, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Manager Karla Nafarrate at 619-685-5743 or knafarrate@rhfleet.org.


Additional Links

For more information on Winter Paradice, visit: https://www.rhfleet.org/exhibitions/winter-paradice

For press images, visit: https://www.rhfleet.org/press-room/images/exhibitions

B-roll is available at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/88hmgak0pmyevrx/AABBnyQf6lrsutxWS1itPqs5a?dl=0


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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