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Join Us at Science on the Rocks: ”THAT'S HOT: The Fleet's Summer Sizzler”

Rocks the Science of Surfing, Shaping and Sampling on THURSDAY, JUNE 13, AT 6:30 P.M.!

June 07, 2013

Science on the Rocks at the Fleet

Science on the Rocks at the Fleet
Science on the Rocks: That's Hot! Summer Sizzler party

Science on the Rocks: That's Hot! Summer Sizzler party
Science on the Rocks: That's Hot! sponsors logo

Science on the Rocks: That's Hot! sponsors logo
Fleet 40th Anniversary logo

Fleet 40th Anniversary logo

Indulge in a decadent night of discovery, with exclusive access to tasty temptations,

engaging entertainment and inspired interaction.


San Diego, CA—June 3, 2013—The Fleet celebrates the season of surfing, tank tops and the boys of summer in style at the next fun-filled Science on the Rocks party, That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer Sizzler. Don’t miss out; each of our previous after-hours parties for adults 21 and older sold out—a truly decadent time was had by all at The Sweet Science of Chocolate, Tap This: The Art of the Brew and Pizza, Pinot and Pi parties, so don’t delay in checking out the fun at That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer Sizzler on Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 P.M.


Wear your best Hawaiian gear and paaahhrrrty like a true pirate with a tasty Deadhead 6 year cask aged Rum tiki bar mini-cocktail, then let them transform you into a rum expert at a tasting seminar,. Slake your thirst with craft beer samples from Mike Hess Brewing, Aztec Brewing Company with their Aztec Chipotle IPA and Aztec Amber brews, and Manzanita Brewing. Or pick your own pleasure and hit the no-host full bar from BarWorks, offering beer, wine and cocktails.


As always, food & drink will be awesome! Take your taste buds on a trip across the Pacific by sampling Sushi On a Roll specialties and Sensational Treats' Hawaiian shave ice; then return to local tastes including the signature Abbey wings from The South Park Abbey, yummy sliders from Crazee Burgers, and jerk chicken and pork rib tips from Coops West Texas BBQ.


Meet Chris Clark, founder of Shaper Studio, joined by Andrea Yoder Clark and Juliana Biersback of SurfAid to delve into the science of surfing, focusing on the evolution of surfing and boards as well as San Diego's role in the sport’s growth. Discover how the shape of a board affects your ride and the physics behind the evolution of So Cal's most iconic sport. Learn about Surfrider and the amazing campaigns they conduct to save the oceans. Touch the sea creatures that Living Coast Discovery Center is bringing and see how environmental changes affect them as well. And be ready to boogie to the band Songs for People and DJ Kenneth Day!


For those who know how to drink and learn, we have lots to play with! See how wave oscillation can be applied to both Slinkies and the next set of tubular waves under the pier. Let your creativity shine by making a solar bead bracelet, and have a blast with geometric bubbles. Take a swing at the science of baseball and see if your knowledge helps you score playing baseball on the Xbox. Check out the momentum and forward motion of everyone’s favorite amusement park thrill when you design your own rollercoaster. At evening’s end, get a discounted luxury ride home from Uber. We would also like to acknowledge generous donations from Bob Thompson of Fotowerks, Randy Jordan of R Jordan Photography and Ocean Magazine.


That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer Sizzler will bring on the fun on Thursday, June 13, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. All proceeds benefit the Fleet’s nonprofit mission of furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology. Tickets are $20 for nonmembers; $18 for students and military; and $15 for Fleet members, staff and volunteers, and Balboa Park employees.

Tickets for this adults-only party are on sale now through Eventbrite at www.fleetsummersizzler.eventbrite.com and at the Fleet ticket counter. This event is open to adults ages 21+ only. I.D. is required. A cash bar features beer, wine, and cocktails. Space is limited and prices increase the day of event—if not sold out, tickets at the door will be $25; no discounts apply. For more information, visit our website at www.rhfleet.org/events/science-rocks. For up-to-the-minute news, visit www.Facebook.com/ScienceontheRocks.

This event is sponsored by Mossy Toyota.


We have discovered the scientific formula for a perfect night out: Take one part fun with friends and slowly mix in two parts intriguing interaction. Then add a scoop of nibbles and a cup of libations. Cover all ingredients with music and laughter. Let it simmer to perfection. And voila! You have Science on the Rocks—a delightful evening of unexpected activities, delicious tastes and indulgent experiences for adults ages 21 and up. Science on the Rocks is held on select Thursday evenings, and each event features a unique theme.


It’s not a party unless your friends come, right? Well, they’re invited, too! Please take a moment and spread the word about Science on the Rocks by “Liking” our page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceOnTheRocks; join the event and invite all your Facebook friends to come, too; and share our website link with all your favorite party people: www.rhfleet.org/events/science-rocks.


Please contact Susan ASAP if you would like to join us for media coverage, so we can discuss how best you can help get the word out! See bottom of this release for some great on-air demos we can do!

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Celebrate the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s 40th Anniversary Year!

Forty years ago, a spark ignited our imaginations!  March 9, 2013, kicked off a year-long celebration of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and its 40 years of success in bringing hands-on science to our San Diego community. Forty years ago, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center opened its doors and brought interactive exhibits and the world’s first IMAX® Dome Theater to San Diego. Today, the Fleet inspires minds and connects individuals to science and technology through more than 100 “do touch” exhibits for all ages and amazing IMAX films and planetarium shows in the recently renovated Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Enjoy our year-long celebration, featuring a blockbuster exhibition, incredible events and dynamic educational experiences.


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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