This Month at the Center

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October 2014

Join us for these upcoming activities and events!

MAKE IT Weekends

July - November 2014
Located in Body Depot, Level 1

Ever wonder what you could create with electronics, crafts or even wood?
Are you a Do It Yourselfer or do you like working together? Become inspired, innovative and be a part of the MAKE IT community at Arizona Science Center every Saturday and Sunday!

Weird Science Halloween 2014

Arizona Science Center turns into the weirdest Halloween spot in Phoenix every weekend in October! Frightfully fun Halloween-themed demonstrations and activities include Boo Bubbles, Oobleck and Screaming Balloons. Don’t miss your chance to take part in Weird Science labs that will make you scream with excitement including special effects and cow eye ball dissections, eeek! Join us on October 31 when the creepy, crawly and clawing creatures lurk into the center and explore the wonders of the naturally unnatural world!

Bio Buzz Family Series: “Black Widow Spiders Living in an Urban Desert”

October 18, 2014
1:45–2:15 P.M.

Black widow spiders are living among us! Join us as we learn more about scary insect from Dr. Chad Johnson, ASU School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Final 2014 Solar Eclipse

October 23, 2014

Arizona Science Center’s Dorrance Planetarium team will have a solar scope and solar glasses to view the partial eclipse happening at approximately 2:21 p.m.

Zombie Walk

October 25, 2014
2–8 p.m.

Arizona Science Center will be doing activities in the Little Zombie Zone, creep on by and see what we’re up to! Partnered with Downtown Partnerships.

Weird Science Halloween: Creeping, Crawling and Clawing Creatures!

October 31, 2014
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Join us on October 31 when the creepy, crawly and clawing creatures lurk into Arizona Science Center and explore the wonders of the naturally unnatural world around us! Guests are encouraged to come in costume.

Weird Science Labs

Join Arizona Science Center’s Guest Experience team in screaming fun labs during the weekends! Space and supplies are limited for each session.

Fake Wounds

October 18–19 and October 26, 2014
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Freak friends and family with your fake wounds this Halloween! Learn how to make wounds at home just in time to be a part of the walking dead! This is an hour-long session. Limited Seating and Availability

Dorrance Planetarium

One of the following will be shown after Arizona Skies and Ice Worlds planetarium presentations and will vary daily:


Take a trip where you meet ghosts, bats and spiders in haunted houses, graveyards and dark caves. This planetarium show is six minutes of fun terror. Not recommended for small children or those spooked easily.

Monsters of the Cosmos

A symphony of science lead by Morgan Freeman and a choir of scientists sing about science and the freakiness of black holes. Monsters of the Cosmos was created by John D. Boswell (Melodysheep), in partnership with Mike Farr and Matthew Mascheri.

Upcoming Fall Events

Girls in STEM

November 1, 2014
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join Arizona Science Center as we celebrate girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) . The event will offer hands-on engineering design challenges, opportunities to meet and visit with women in STEM, and collaborative problem solving activities. Generously sponsored in part by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation and Intel Corporation.

Register Now

November Adults Night Out

November 7, 2014
5:30-9 p.m.
FREE General Admission to adults 18 and over. Children are not allowed in during this adult oriented event.

Join us for the final Adults Night Out for 2014 with a special night of adventure with our guest speaker from National Geographic! All four floors of hands-on science are FREE as is a New Times 'Best of Phoenix' award-winning lecture series (seating is first-come, first-served)!

National Geographic explorer, Gregg Treinish will be our guest speaker in the IMAX® Theater presenting “The Explorer and Scientist Matchmaker Adventures.” Gregg founded Adventures and Scientists for Conservation, a non-profit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field.

Guests will be able to venture into National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers for an additional fee ($7). Highlighting the Earth’s spectacular eco-zones–Polar Regions, Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves and Savannas–this interactive exhibition brings the unparalleled adventures and discoveries to life and invites you to meet explorers who live these adventures every day.

Don’t miss Eisner award-winning artist, Steve Rude during November’s Art 360 in the Dorrance Planetarium. Steve Rude’s career began in 1981 with Mike Baron’s groundbreaking “Nexus” comic series. Guests will be able to explore his work in a unique and immersive experience as it comes to life on the dome of the Dorrance Planetarium.

The lecture is first come, first served. A cash bar will be available for beverages.


FREE General Admission for Seniors on the First Tuesday of every month

This offer is for persons 62+ only. Please bring your driver’s license, passport or identification card with you day of.

Arizona Science Center Members Weekend Hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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