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March 2018 Schedule for IMAX® Films and Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

February 28, 2018

Attached please find the March 2018 Schedule for IMAX® Films and Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.
For a Full Schedule, visit: www.fleetscience.org/shows
Full Schedule as a PDF is available in the Fleet Media Dropbox
Dream Big: Engineering Our WorldDream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how we think about engineering. From the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. The film shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world's largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. Dream Big is a MacGillivray Freeman film in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers, presented by Bechtel Corporation and sponsored locally by The Shiley Foundation. (42 mins.) March 1-15 only: Daily at 3PMPlease note: No showings on March 10-11. 
Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas. Experience being aboard a modern carrier at sea in the new giant-screen film, Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas. This film is screening in California exclusively at the Fleet Science Center, in the incredible Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant IMAX®Dome Theater. Aircraft Carrier is an immersive film packed with adrenaline-laced visuals and human stories. Featured in Aircraft Carrier are USS Ronald Reagan, a carrier based in San Diego from 2006 to 2015, now based in Japan, and the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which moved to San Diego in 2015. The film brings audiences not only aboard the carrier, but also inside the Navy's newest submarines and into the cockpit of the Navy's next-generation aircraft, the F-35. Aircraft Carrier pays stirring tribute to the crucial role modern aircraft carriers play in keeping the sea lanes open for commerce and maintaining the freedom of the seas. (42 mins.) Daily at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Please note: Additional show at 11 a.m. on March 3-4 and 6. No showings on March 10-11. 
Island of Lemurs: MadagascarIsland of Lemurs: Madagascar takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar, where lemurs arrived millions of years ago as castaways. They've since evolved into hundreds of diverse species, but are now highly endangered. The film highlights the tireless efforts of trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright and her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world. Among the lemurs audiences will meet are the extremely rare Greater Bamboo lemur; the smallest primate in the world, the Mouse lemur; the well-known Ring-tailed lemur; and the delightful dancing Sifaka lemur. Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman narrates the documentary. (41 mins.) Monday through Thursday at 12PM, 2PM & 4PM. Friday through Sunday at noon, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. Please note: No show at noon on March 5. No showings on March 10-11. 
Under the Sea. Under the Sea transports moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated locations on Earth for face-to-face  encounters with the mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. This film offers a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to explore the beauty and natural wonder of the oceans, as well as the impact of global climate change upon them. (41 mins.) March 16-31 only: Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
IMAX Film Festival
The first IMAX Dome Theater in the world is right here in San Diego at the Fleet Science Center! The theater, now known as the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, and the Fleet Science Center opened on March 10, 1973. Celebrate the Fleet's 45th Anniversary with a weekend-long IMAX Film Festival! Fleet favorites and giant-screen classics will screen every hour, on the hour, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11. Catch one film or max out with multiple screenings.
Dolphins (40 min.) at 11 a.m.
Hubble (44 min.) at noon.
National Parks Adventure (40 min.) at 1 p.m.
Adventures in Wild California (40 min.) at 2 p.m.
Ring of Fire (42 min.) at 3 p.m.
Flight of the Butterflies (44 min.) at 4 p.m.
Africa the Serengeti (41 min.) at 5 p.m.
Everest (44 min.) at 6 p.m.
To the Arctic (41 min.) at 11 a.m.
Deep Sea (41 min.) at noon.
Born to be Wild (40 min.) at 1 p.m.
Jerusalem (45 min.) at 2 p.m.
Journey Into Amazing Caves (40 min.) at 3 p.m.
A Beautiful Planet (45 min.) at 4 p.m.
To the Limit (38min.) at 5 p.m.
Coral Reef Adventure (46 min.) at 6 p.m.
The Sky Tonight: Spectacular Spring Sky
Get up close to the wonders of our universe with planetarium shows on the first Wednesday of every month. Our astronomer will take you on a journey through the cosmos and guide you into the depths of space. Which constellations are visible in the night sky this month? Can we see any planets? This month's show focuses on the spectacular spring sky. The San Diego County Astronomy Association provides free telescope viewing outdoors on the Prado in Balboa Park, weather and operational requirements permitting.
Adults $16.95, seniors $15.95, children $14.95. 
Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. 
March Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

March 7:
10 a.m.-8:15 p.m.
March 26-29: 
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Fleet Admission (access to all exhibit galleries, plus 1 Giant Screen Film):
Nonmembers: Adults $19.95, Seniors $17.95, Children $16.95
"The Sky Tonight" Live Planetarium Show admission
Members: Adults $12.95, Seniors $11.95, Children $10.95
Nonmembers: Adults $16.95, Seniors $15.95, Children $14.95
Senior Monday (first Monday of the month, excluding holidays):
$8 for seniors 65+
Additional Film Voucher for Members: 
Free Tuesdays Show ADMISSION
Nonmembers: $9.95 for qualifying San Diego residents.
Add a Second Show
Members: Adults/Seniors/Children $6;
Nonmembers: Adults/Seniors/Children $7
Phone: (619) 238-1233
Address: 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
IMAX® Films & Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.
The Fleet Science Center is home to Southern California's only Giant Dome Theater, which reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations as the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Our theater is extraordinary in many ways.
*  It is the world's first IMAX Dome Theater.
*  It features the world's first NanoSeamTM Dome screen in an IMAX theater.
*  It offers two unique experiences in one space: IMAX films and planetarium shows.
The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater boasts a 76-foot tilted Dome screen and a 16,000-watt digital surround sound system, providing a stunning visual and audio experience.
What Is a Dome Theater?
Our Giant Dome Theater has a gigantic, curved screen that wraps the entire theater. This hemispherical screen offers an immersive viewing experience, enhancing the feeling of motion and giving you the sensation that you're in the show.
What Is IMAX?
IMAX is the world's largest film format, yielding incredible clarity and spectacular images. IMAX films are projected by special projectors that weigh as much as a small car and enable the incredible film images to be projected with brightness and clarity on the huge Dome screen.
What Are Planetarium Shows?
The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater boasts a state-of-the-art digital SkyScan projection system. The Fleet uses this system to project planetarium shows that allow audiences to journey to the outer reaches of space from the comfort of their theater seats. We show pre-produced planetarium programs (some of which are created by our own stellar in-house team!) as well as The Sky Tonight, which is a monthly live, astronomer-led planetarium show.
The Fleet offers two options for hearing-impaired guests: closed-captions and assistive listening devices.
Our closed-captioning system is an enhancement of the Rear Window system. When you purchase your ticket, tell the guest services associate that you would like to use the closed-caption service. The service is complimentary, and it is accessible in the upper-right seating area of the theater.
Assistive listening devices increase the intelligibility of theater presentations by enhancing the narration and dialogue and lowering music and sound effects. Ask for a complimentary headset at the Ticket Counter.
What's Showing?
The Fleet opens several IMAX films and planetarium shows each year. Films and shows screen on the hour. The Sky Tonight is held on the first Wednesday of each month. For the latest show information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.fleetscience.org.
IMAX en Español
Headsets are always available free of charge for audiences to listen to available Spanish soundtracks when films with English soundtracks play in the normal daily schedule. 



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.