May 23rd, 2012
Free Family Membership Card Available for Check Out from San Diego Public Libraries
Enjoy the benefits of membership to the Fleet Science Center, including free admission, IMAX discounts and food and merchandise discounts, all for FREE!
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is proud to launch a new program, called Check It Out – The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Presented in partnership with San Diego Public Library and sponsored by ScholarShare College Savings Plan, this innovative program provides area families unlimited access to the Fleet, with circulating membership cards available for check out at each of the 36 San Diego City libraries.
When library patrons check out a Fleet membership card at a branch library, they receive full membership benefits for two full weeks. This includes free admission to the hands-on science galleries for two adults and up to six children under the age of 18, discounts on IMAX films and digital shows, as well as discounts at Galileo’s Café and the North Star Science Store.
“As a San Diegan whose granddaughter makes good use of the community resources the San Diego Public Library has to offer, I am delighted with the unprecedented opportunity Check It Out – The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center offers,” said Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch, Executive Director of the Fleet. “By eliminating price as a barrier, our partnership with ScholarShare and the Library provides the widest possible audience of children and families easy access to the science education and hands-on fun that the Fleet offers year-round. We’re thrilled to partner on this unique effort, which makes a Fleet membership as simple for a family to check out as a book or DVD, and furthers our mutual commitment to education.”
The Central Library and each of the 35 branch libraries in the City of San Diego will have two circulating Fleet memberships available for checkout, beginning Thursday, May 24, 2012. This program will be offered for 24 months. The launch of the program allows San Diegans to check out the new traveling exhibition Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body opening May 26, 2012, along with popular permanent exhibitions like the Tinkering Studio for inventive minds, Cellular Journey where human cell biology comes to life, and Kid City where those age five and under learn about the everyday working world in a safe environment.
“Creative partnerships like this are such a great opportunity for families, who turn to their libraries for free resources, cultural connections and recreational opportunities,” said Deborah Barrow, San Diego Public Library Director. “We expect that this easy to check out membership will be extremely popular. The chance to Check It Out – The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will open a whole new world of creative exploration for the young and those who are young at heart.”
The free family membership cards will be available for check out starting Thursday, May 24, 2012 through your local San Diego library. Library members may check out the membership in person or using the libraries’ online catalog to search for availability.
About the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
With over 100 hands-on science exhibits, IMAX films to experience and planetarium shows to watch, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center offers an interactive, educational, entertaining experience for visitors of all ages. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Boulevard, the Fleet Science Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology.
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