Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Selects Gateway Ticketing Systems

Gilbertsville, PA: Gateway Ticketing Systems is pleased to announce its selection by the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (the Fleet) as the venue’s new full-service partner to help enhance the guest experience. Located in San Diego, the Fleet is home to Southern California’s only Giant Dome Theater and 100+ hands-on science exhibits for all ages.

Welcoming more than 400,000 visitors annually, the Fleet selected Gateway for its integrated Galaxy Product Suite, which spans ticketing, access control, retail, food and beverage, membership with integration through Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge fundraising software, online sales through the eGalaxy Web Store, group sales and resource management.

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“We know the Galaxy system can do everything for us,” says Chief Operating Officer Craig Blower at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. “We were very deliberate in our selection process to make sure the winning solution would address our specific needs including resource management, membership, retail, and food and beverage. Gateway held the lead in functionality.”

The Fleet is located within San Diego’s Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Two other locations within the Park use Gateway for their ticketing and access control: San Diego Zoo and San Diego Air & Space Museum; the nearby U.S.S. Midway also uses the Galaxy Product Suite.

“It’s exciting to work with the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center which offers an exciting interactive experience. They did their research in finding the right ticketing solution for their unique business needs and knew exactly what functionality they required across departments to drive their organization forward,” says Charles Broschart, business solutions architect for Gateway Ticketing. “Gateway looks forward to a successful launch with them in early November and a long-term business relationship.”

Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc. is the world leader in ticketing software, access control and revenue generation for industries including attractions, theme parks, waterparks, tours, zoos, aquariums, museums and historic sites. Located in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, Gateway Ticketing Systems provides strategic consultation, sales, service and support for point-of-sale and ticketing systems throughout North America and worldwide. Gateway’s robust Galaxy Product Suite integrates ticketing, access control, resource management, group sales, online ticketing sales, retail, food and beverage, and membership management

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (the Fleet) is home to Southern California’s only Giant Dome Theater and 100+ hands-on science exhibits for all ages. Watch immersive giant-screen films in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, which reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations. Our theater is extraordinary in many ways. It is the world’s first IMAX Dome Theater, the world’s first NanoSeam™ Dome screen in an IMAX theater, and 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. Experience eight galleries of fun, interactive exhibits, including major traveling exhibitions. A hurricane simulator thrills visitors with gusts of wind up to 80 miles per hour. Enjoy sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in Galileo’s Café. Find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology.
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