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Be the Astronaut

Be the Astronaut is a fun, interactive adventure where you are in control as you launch a rocket, pilot a spaceship, and drive a rover in space! Discover the solar system first hand with the help of virtual astronauts, and land on multiple worlds, including the moon, Mars, Jupiter and asteroids. Designed with the help of NASA experts, Be the Astronaut is fun for the whole family and takes STEM learning into outer space!

Neighborhood: Downtown

San Diego Air & Space Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

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619-234-8291

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Feb 3, 2017 - ongoing

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$15.75-$24.75

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Seas 'n' Greetings

Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017

From December 1 to 31, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is transformed into a holiday wonderland full of SEAsonal activities for the whole family. Deck the Hall (of Fishes) and get into the holiday spirit every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and check the schedule for special appearances by Scuba Santa, crafts, activities, as well as live holiday music on weekends. All holiday activities are included with admission.

Please check our website for the full calendar of Seas ’n’ Greetings events.

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Infinity Cube

Apr 7 - ongoing

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is launching Infinity Cube, a new, immersive art installation that explores bioluminescence by combining glowing creatures with world-class science, high-tech projection and an original soundscape. Step into an 8-foot cube and become surrounded by video projections of single-celled marine organisms - called dinoflagellates - reacting to various stimulants such as the human heartbeat, music, water flow, and air pressure. Through activities and interpretation accompanying the installation, guests will have opportunities to learn more about the phenomenon of living light and how marine species use it for camouflage, protection and communication.

Image © Iyvone Khoo 2016.

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Alonzo Horton Exhibit

Jun 15 - ongoing

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival that would change San Diego's history forever. On April 17, 1867 Alonzo Horton arrived on a ship from San Francisco and saw in the dusty fields the possibility of a great city along the bay. He soon purchased a large plot of land on which he would tirelessly build New Town San Diego, now downtown San Diego, for the next 42 years. His influence is still seen in much of our beloved city and his name adorns many of our buildings and landmarks. The exhibit "Alonzo Horton: The Sesquicentennial of the Founding of New Town San Diego" chronicles the life of San Diego's founding father Alonzo Horton and the early growth of New Town San Diego. On view are the Museum's collections of photos, maps, and ephemera related to Horton.

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"H2O Portrayals" An Art Exhibition

Nov 1 - Nov 25, 2017

The San Diego Watercolor Society presents “H2O Portrayals”, a cash award art exhibition juried by award-winning artist Linda Doll. The exhibit runs Nov 1 – Nov 25, 2017 at our Art Gallery in The ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.  The Opening Reception is Friday, November 3 from 5-8 pm with 95-100 original ready-to-hang paintings for sale, plus wine, food and the fellowship of other art enthusiasts.  The Gallery is open Weds-Sun, 10 am – 4 pm and is free to the public.  Visit www.sdws.org for more information.

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Seas 'n' Greetings

Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017
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Infinity Cube

Apr 7 - ongoing
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Alonzo Horton Exhibit

Jun 15 - ongoing
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"H2O Portrayals" An Art Exhibition

Nov 1 - Nov 25, 2017
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