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January 2015

Join us for these upcoming activities and events!

Arizona Science Center Notifications

Arizona Science Center will be closed to the general public on January 31, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience! The Center will open at 10 a.m. on February 1, 2015.

Downtown Parking
January 24 – February 1, 2015

With numerous events happening throughout Downtown Phoenix, there will be an incredible demand for parking. Expect long lines and waits to enter parking garages since there will be a high volume of people attending NFL events in Downtown Phoenix.

Please check out the most up-to-date information pertaining to parking, downtown and directions, Driving Routes and Parking

Cheer for Science
January 30. 2015
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

As Arizona celebrates and hosts this year’s Super Bowl game, Science Cheerleaders, current and former NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing science and technology careers, will be at Arizona Science Center for a special event! The organizations involved with this event include VICIS (sponsor), Science Cheerleader, ASU student-led Force Impact Technologies, Arizona State University’s Center for Engagement & Training in Science & Society (CENTSS), and Arizona Science Center.

Science Cheerleaders from multiple NFL teams will be at Arizona Science Center to celebrate S.T.E.M. careers and help break down those stereotypes of female scientists AND cheerleaders to the next generation of scientists. Many well-known cheerleaders will be attending the event, including two from the Super Bowl bound cheerleaders and host-team Arizona Cardinals cheerleader Kelly, a PhD candidate in Neuroscience, Brittany, a Masters graduate of Psychology, and Catie, a recent graduate of Graphic Design. Also in attendance will be former Houston Texans Cheerleader, Summer, an aerospace engineer at NASA, Melissa, a neurologist who cheered for the Tennessee Titans, and two hometown heroes: Samantha and Marcie, engineers who cheered for the Arizona Cardinals.

The event includes presentations from event-sponsor VICIS, a Seattle-based company developing a revolutionary football helmet designed to mitigate forces likely to cause concussion. The helmet was developed by world-class neurosurgeons and mechanical engineers, with input from NFL and NCAA players, trainers and equipment managers. It boasts several breakthrough innovations in safety, style and performance. VICIS co-founders Jonathan Posner, PhD, and Dr. Samuel Browd, MD, will speak about the fields of physics and neurosurgery to Arizona Science Center guests.

Event Schedule:

11:00 a.m.: Pep Rally at Heritage & Science Park (Outside of Arizona Science Center)

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

-Science Tours-Science Cheerleaders will be giving expert tours in the Science Center depending on their science background in designated galleries.

-Meet and Greets with Science Cheerleaders

-Presentations include:

-Drs. Jonathan Posner and Samuel Browd will be speaking about the fields of neurosurgery and physics to Arizona Science Center guests.

-Force Impact Technologies, a research group founded by Arizona State University students, will be presenting their spin on safety gear.

-Demonstrations: VICIS will be demonstrating the engineering process for developing safety equipment and hands-on activities allow guests to step into the shoes of an engineer to learn about impact testing.

2:30 p.m.: Science Cheer with Science Cheerleaders

Include with General Admission. Guests must puchase Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football Hall of Fame to enter traveling exhibition. Buy Tickets Now!

Upcoming 2015 Events

There is no First Friday scheduled February 6, 2015. Adults’ Night Out will resume in March. We hope to see you there!

Sustainability Family Day
President’s Day, February 16, 2015

What innovative solution will you discover? Bring your family and friends to enjoy hands-on activities and special sustainability solutions presentations by ASU scientists at Arizona Science Center. Discover how you can make your community a better place and begin to (re)imagine the world you want to live in. General admission to Arizona Science Center is required. Elementary school students can win free tickets through our contest with Bear Essential News for Kids.

For more information and details, 2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Sustainability Solutions Film Screening: Chasing Ice
February 17, 2015
6 – 9 P.M.

The Emmy-award winning documentary, Chasing Ice, follows nature photographer James Balong in the Artic as he captures images for National Geographic that tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.

Bio Buzz Family Series is back!

BioBuzz Family Talks are family-friendly, 20-minute series of talks and activities designed to stimulate conversation and inquiry surrounding a variety of science topics.

More Information

APS Solar Month
March 2015

Throughout the month of March, Arizona Science Center annually presents hands-on exhibits, programming and activities that explore and celebrate the sun and its capabilities as a source of renewable energy.

March 2015 Adults Night Out

March 6, 2015
5:30-9 p.m.
FREE general admission for adults 18 and over!
Adults get a chance to explore Arizona Science Center on Phoenix First Friday's! Adults Night Out is an adult oriented event which includes a lecture, cash bar and Arts 360 in the Dorrance Planetarium! All four levels of hands-on science are FREE as is a New Times 'Best of Phoenix' award-winning lecture series! Seating is first come, first served.

*Event is for adults 18 and over only. Children will not be permitted into the Science Center during this event. Programming subject to change without notice.
Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF)
April 2015

Established in 2007, AzSEF is a state-wide science competition for students in grades 5 -12. Each year, schools throughout the state select their most notable scholars to present their research at AzSEF and be recognized for their efforts. Winners are represented at the Inter International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-collage science competition. AzSEF will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center in Downtown Phoenix.



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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