The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is temporarily closed through the end of October 2023 as we enhance our accommodations for an even more extraordinary experience at the Fleet Science Center.
December 2017 Schedule for IMAX Films and Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Heikoff Giant Dome Theater
Below is the December 2017 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. IMAX FILMS: 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. December 1–2: 12PM, 2PM & 4PM. December 3–25: Monday through Thursday at 12PM, 2PM & 4PM.Friday through Sunday at 12AM, 2PM, 4PM & 6PM. December 26-31: Daily at 12AM, 2PM, 4PM & 6PM. More at: http://www.fleetscience.org/shows/aircraft-carrier Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. Island 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. December 1-2: 1PM only. December 3–17: Monday through Thursday at 1PM & 5PM. Friday through Sunday at 11AM, 1PM & 5PM. December 18-31: Daily at 11AM, 1PM & 5PM. More at: http://www.fleetscience.org/shows/island-lemurs-madagascar Dream Big: Engineering Our World. Dream 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.) Daily at 3PM. More at: http://www.fleetscience.org/shows/dream-big PLANETARIUM AND LIVE DOME SHOWS: The Sky Tonight: Constellations of the Southern Sky. Depending on which side of the equator you are on, there can be completely different sets of constellations to view in the night sky. Some constellations can only be seen from the southern hemisphere of the Earth. Join us to learn about the stars, stories and constellations of the southern hemisphere 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. 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, December 6, 7PM & 8:15PM. More at: http://www.fleetscience.org/events/sky-tonight December Hours: December 1 & 2 Daily 10 a.m.–9 p.m December 3–24 Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–5 p.m Friday–Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m December 25 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. December 26–31 Daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m FLEET PRICES: 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: $8.95 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 PUBLIC CONTACT INFORMATION: Phone: (619) 238-1233 Address: 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Website: www.fleetscience.org FOR YOUR INFORMATION: 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. Captioning 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.