Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Science on the Rocks: Chocolate Unwrapped

In case you missed it in October time, take a look at our fabulous quarterly event series Science on The Rocks! Our October theme was Chocolate Unwrapped - allowing guests the opportunity to sample San Diego's finest wine, beer, chocolate and spirits.  They had a bit of fun too.... take a peek.

Coming up in the New Year...

January 23:
The Science of Rock

May 15:
 The Science of Sex

October 16:
The Science of Spirits

We hope to see you there! Check back as the events get closer for more details. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Balboa Park ... Your Premiere Event Destination!

Events in Balboa Park are truly one of a kind.  Take a peek at the many fabulous locations just waiting for you to book! No one wants to attend another boring meeting or conference ... and they won't when they're meeting in Balboa Park. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center has an array of entertainment options to spice up your next corporate event. 

Now, lets talk about Fairy Tale Weddings! Balboa Park has that old-world, architectural beauty that makes every photo a beautiful memory. Through the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, your guests will be able to mingle around the iconic and gorgeous Bea Evenson Fountain. What better place to get married than the Arts & Culture center of San Diego? 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Take a Look!

Here's another look at our Sleepovers At The Fleet event series.  Check at our previous post for all the details!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Introducing ... Rockin' Science Sleepovers at the Fleet!

  The Fleet will be launching a new and amazing event... Sleepovers at the Fleet! Bring your pillows, sleeping bags, PJs and tooth brush and be ready to explore everything the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center has to offer. See the museum at a time when people rarely do - at night! 

  As the doors close and the lights dim for the evening,  you and your group will be able to experience the West Coast Premiere of “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World” starting December 2oth. Explore the history of the worlds most recognized musical instrument without the chaos of a busy museum - you have the exhibit all to yourself!

You will spend your night at the Fleet  exploring all of our exhibits and galleries, enjoying a spectacular digital dome show, a scavenger hunt,  and a DVD of your choice played in the dome theatre. 

In the morning, we serve a light continental breakfast and activities conclude at 8:30am. Grab a souvenir to remember your magical night by at our North Star Science Store, which will open early at 8am exclusively for you to browse! 

The sleepover is open to children ages 6 to 13 and a parent or guardian. Registration is from 6:15pm to 7:15pm on Friday night, and space is limited. Cost is $50 per child or adult. 
 For more information and to make a reservation please check out our website at http://www.rhfleet.org/visit/private-events/sleepovers.

*Special Boy Scout and Girl Scout sleepover programs are available. For the latest information, please call our special events department at (619) 685-5761.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mad Catz Inc. and Comic-Con's Ultimate Gaming Experience at the Fleet

Mad Catz Incorporated, a San Diego-based technology company, is a world leader in the gaming industry. They create innovative gaming peripheral, publish video games and distribute third-party titles. With so much clout in the gaming industry  it's no wonder that Mad Catz is "all about the game," so much so that they invited San Diego Comic-Con attendees to their Ultimate Comic-Con Gaming Experience for free!

That's right, everyone who attended Comic-Con got to come to this fantastic gaming party hosted at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (the Fleet). That meant free drinks, free gaming and a chance to experience the latest hardware by Mad Catz.

Gamers at the Ultimate Comic-Con Gaming Experience had total access to the Fleet's interactive exhibits, and they refreshed themselves with soft drinks and cocktails provided by our beverage partner BarWorks--a great way to recuperate from gaming fatigue.

From rearranging the Fleet's interactive exhibits to projecting top gaming titles onto the Heikoff Giant Dome Screen for gamers to play on, the Special Events Team at the Fleet made sure that the venue complemented the gaming theme perfectly.

The Fleet's Special Events Team takes a lot of pride in providing clients with an ultimate experience. There is virtually no event theme that the Fleet's Special Events Team cannot accommodate. Are you worried your event may not fit the Fleet's science ambiance? Well, the Special Events Team is up to the challenge. From video games exhibitions to weddings and sweet sixteen parties, the Fleet's atmosphere and Special Events Team will impress you and your guests.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

San Diego Business Journal Honors Local IT Professionals

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (the Fleet) is proud to have been chosen venue for The 6th Annual San Diego Business Journal Information Technology Executive of the Year Awards. A dedicated group of 400 IT professionals and business leaders gathered at the Fleet to celebrate eight San Diego IT executives on April 4, 2013. The awards ceremony recognized the leadership and innovation of these IT executives.

Our entire event team would like to congratulate all of San Diego's IT professionals, especially the award recipients, for their hard work and contributions to the San Diego business community. We would also like to give special thanks to the San Diego Business Journal for giving us the opportunity to host such a significant event.

The winners of the San Diego Business Journal 6th Annual Information Technology Executive Awards are listed below by category:

Education: Douglas Burke, Director of Network, Infrastructure, Systems and Services, University of San Diego

Small Nonprofit Organization: Isabel Sauerbrey, Vice President of Information Technology, San Diego Tourism Authority

Medium Nonprofit Organization: Valerie Williams, Vice President of Information Technology/CIO, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Large Nonprofit Organization: Rick Gonzalez, Director of Information Technology, MAAC Project

Small Privately Held Company: Steve Wallace, CTO/VP Engineering, AIS (American Internet Service)

Medium Privately Held Company: Mark Card, IT Manager, Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air, Restoration & Flood Services Inc.

Large Privately Held Company: Terry Orletsky, Vice President of Information Technology, The Ken Blanchard Companies

Public Company: David MacKinnon, Director of Technology/Operations, NBCUniversal (NBC 7- KNSD)

Catch the highlights of the event through this video:


Friday, May 10, 2013

Don’t Miss Our Summer Sizzler

We are super excited about our next Science on the Rocks party, That's Hot: The Fleet's Summer Sizzler. Join us at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on June 13, and help us welcome summer the best way we know how--through science, fun, and celebration! Our Science on the Rocks events sell out fast, so visit our Facebook page for more information and the latest Science on the Rocks news. Have you missed past Science on the Rocks events? Check out the video below to see why Science on the Rocks is San Diego's premier party.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Science on the Rocks Is a Hit!

The Fleet is always looking for innovative ways to encourage people to engage with science, and we have discovered the winning formula for an exciting night out. Science on the Rocks mixes food, science, and fun with a focus on some of our favorite indulgences. So far, we have explored the science behind chocolate, the art of beer and celebrated Pi Day—and Einstein’s birthday of course—with gourmet pizza and Pinot Noir. These three sold-out events have proven Science on the Rocks to be a hit. People love the combination of social interaction and hands-on learning while enjoying fantastic food and inspiring cocktails.

Science on the Rocks is an exciting way for you to experience science. Partygoers have participated in fun-filled events like designing their own chocolate, investigating physics through hula hooping, and competing in a Beer Goggle Challenge. You can also be the envy of your friends by showing off your remarkable taste in science and fashion by posing in front of our “step and repeat” wall. Yes, Science on the Rocks breaks out the red carpet for all its visitors.

Stop hypothesizing whether Science on the Rocks is a good fit for your evening plans, and start experimenting by purchasing your tickets for the next event scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2013. To find out more information about upcoming Science on the Rocks events or to share your experience, make sure that you follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ScienceOnTheRocks.