Permanent Exhibits

Explore More than 300 Hands-on Exhibits in 7 Themed Galleries.

With so much to do and see, the only question is: Where to begin? Plan your day right here. Arizona Science Center houses four levels of exciting hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, and a five-story-high IMAX® theater. What will you do first?

So Much To See And Do!

  • All About Me

    All About Me

    Located in the Steele Foundation Gallery, Level 1

    Learn more about how your body works and functions, from the inside out! Walk through an enormous “working” stomach, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the digestive process. Watch surgeries being performed, featuring the techniques of Dr. Edward B. Diethrich, in the Heart Surgery Theater. Explore the systems of the human body - from defense and immunity to cardio and pulmonary, digestive and skeletal. Hear your actual heartbeat as it is translated into sound on a bass drum.

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  • Evans Family SkyCycle

    Evans Family SkyCycle

    Located on Level 2

    Experience the thrill of a high-wire physics lesson. Suspended nearly 15 feet in the air, the Evans Family SkyCycle teaches riders about the principles of counterbalance and center of gravity, while taking a ride on the 90-foot cable.

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  • Flight Zone

    Flight Zone

    Experience Arizona Science Center's newest gallery – the US Airways Flight Zone, where the science of flight comes together with Arizona's flight history providing a unique and engaging experience. Become an engineer as you imagine, plan, create and improve helicopter and airplane designs. Climb into the fuselage of an actual airplane venturing into the field of aeronautics as you explore the forces and principles of flight through several exciting hands-on exhibits.

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  • Forces of Nature

    Forces of Nature

    Located in the Sybil B. Harrington Gallery, Level 3

    The Forces of Nature exhibit is devoted to understanding and respecting Earth as a dynamic planet. Hold on as you experience the shaking of an earthquake, the force of hurricane winds, the heat of a forest fire and the eruption of a volcano.

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  • Get Charged Up

    Get Charged Up

    Located in The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Gallery, Level 2

    See what happens when you put your hands on science. Humans are naturally curious and the science of observation helps us understand the natural world around us – how things work and why.

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  • Making Sense of Your Dollars and Cents

    Making Sense of Your Dollars and Cents

    Located on Level 1

    Be introduced to important components of financial literacy – including budgeting, the importance of savings, managing accounts as well as math – in a fun, playful and engaging manner.

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  • My Digital World

    My Digital World

    Located on Level 3

    Stop by and explore the world of digital communication technology without hearing the words "If you break it, you buy it." This gallery introduces visitors to the science behind digital communications, how they work, and how they are utilized to create and share ideas and information.

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  • Nano


    Located on Level 1

    Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands‐on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.

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  • Solarville


    Located in the APS Solar Gallery, Level 4

    Turn up the heat. Learn how poop can turn into power. Pedal to create energy. Explore renewable energy from around the world. All in Solarville.

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  • Sybil B. Harrington Gallery

    Sybil B. Harrington Gallery

    Located on Level 3

    Sponsored by Sybil B. Harrington, this 15,000-square-foot space is allocated for our temporary traveling exhibitions. Former exhibitions in this space included Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Goosebumps!, MAZES, and Van Gogh Alive.

  • The W.O.N.D.E.R. Center

    The W.O.N.D.E.R. Center

    An exploration of the original supercomputer, the human brain, this visionary new gallery examines the anatomy of the brain, neuroscience, development and thought.

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