The Fleet Science Center will open at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 4.
October 2019 Schedule for IMAX® Films and Planetarium Shows in the Fleet Science Center's Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater
October 2019 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.
Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation. Dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, visit the ghost town of Pompeii and witness the devastating effects of the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. Generously sponsored and presented locally by The Shiley Foundation. (42 mins.) Daily at 3 p.m.
More at: www.fleetscience.org/shows/volcanoes
Turtle Odyssey. This underwater film tells the heartwarming story of one tiny sea turtle’s big adventure. Based in Australia, and narrated by Russell Crowe, Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean. Generously sponsored and presented locally by The Shiley Foundation. (45 mins.) Daily at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please note: No noon show on October 7.
More at: www.fleetscience.org/shows/turtle-odyssey
Superpower Dogs. Experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most remarkable dogs. From Ricochet the surfing dog and Reef the water rescue dog to Henry the avalanche rescue dog and Tony & Tipper the endangered species protection dogs, the astonishing science behind these amazing abilities will ensure that we never look at our best friends the same way again! Generously sponsored and presented locally by The Shiley Foundation. (45 mins.) Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
More at: www.fleetscience.org/shows/superpower-dogs
PLANETARIUM AND LIVE DOME SHOWS:
The Sky Tonight: Tidal Forces
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. You may know that the Moon causes the tides in the ocean of the Earth, but did you know tidal forces act on other celestial objects? Learn about the effect of tides on moons, black holes and galaxies, too! The San Diego County Astronomy Association provides free telescope viewing outdoors on the Prado in Balboa Park, weather and operational requirements permitting.
Adults $19.95, Seniors $18.95, Children $17.95.
Wednesday, October 2, at 7 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.
More at: www.fleetscience.org/events/sky-tonight
Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Please note: the Fleet will be closing at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2.
The Fleet Admission (access to all exhibit galleries, plus one IMAX Film):
Nonmembers: Adults $21.95, Seniors $19.95, Children $18.95
"The Sky Tonight" Live Planetarium Show admission
Members: Adults $16.95, Seniors $15.95, Children $14.95
Nonmembers: Adults $19.95, Seniors $18.95, Children $17.95
Senior Monday (first Monday of the month, excluding holidays):
$10 for seniors 65+
Additional Film Voucher for Members:
Free Tuesdays Show Admission
$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
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 Giant 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.
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/shows.
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.