Postcard Portfolio: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

A popular topic of discussion among EMPs is out of town museum experiences. Museum professionals seem to enjoy visiting museums in other parts of the world and dissecting their experience. It seemed logical that, as we traverse the globe, we share our museum experiences with you. Each addition to our Postcard Portfolio will provide a brief snapshot of our exhibit as we see the world one museum at a time.

pcportfolioThe Museum: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, CA

The Visit: Friday, May 2, 2014

The Best Thing: The exhibit focusing on energy use and how it made meaningful connections to everyday life in Southern California.

The Worst Thing: Wasted space. Everything in the galleries was spread pretty far out. By condensing, they would be able to fit in more content. I should add that they were undergoing renovations while I was visiting, and have since opened a new exhibit.

Why You Should Go: The Nierman Challenger Learning Center, and the knowledge that the museum will continue to develop and grow under its new leadership.


  • The aforementioned energy exhibit (So Watt!)
  • The Kugelbahn
  • The Tinkering Studio

The Kughelbahn, a manually operated kinetic sculpture

An effective breakdown of power sources in Southern California

Next time I hope to have time to experience the Nierman Challenger Learning Center


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