This Month at the Center

Discover this month's great events!

July 2015

July 2015 Adults' Night Out

July 3, 2015
5:30–9 p.m.

All Adults' Night Out guests must check-in at the Guest Services to receive access into the event. RSVP for quicker entry into the Center and bring the print out of the ticket.

Lecture Topic:Growing Fish, shrimp and veggies in the desert. How aquaponics can feed the world!

Guest speaker: Dr. George Brooks, Jr., CEO NxT Horizon Group.

7:00–8:00 p.m.


Everyone must eat! With less water available scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs are looking for new sources of local healthy food for a growing world. Wide-open urban areas like the Valley of the Sun could be a major source if we knew how. Find out how aquaponics, the science and technology behind the new award-winning children’s book “Who Knew it Grew From Poo” can help feed Phoenix and the planet right from your back yard.

An environmental/agricultural scientist turned urban farmer, George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D., is the founder and owner of the NxT Horizon Group, a consulting firm focusing on sustainability, urban agricultural systems, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education, and regional economic development. Phoenix native and expert in arid lands aquaponics (the growing of fish and vegetables in the desert) he earned a Bachelors in zoology from Arizona State University and a Masters in biology (marine) at San Diego State University. Dr. Brooks earned his Ph.D., in wildlife and fisheries sciences, at the University of Arizona.

A popular and engaging public speaker, Dr. Brooks has served on numerous boards and commissions including the Central Arizona Project, the Phoenix Union High School District, and the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as Vice Chair of PlanPhx the team that wrote the 2015 City of Phoenix General Plan, Vice Chair of the South Mountain Village Planning Committee and on the board of the Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce.

Planet Hunters
8:30 p.m.
Dorrance Planetarium

Come experience the wonders of exploration and the myriad of new discoveries uncovered through today’s bold efforts to find planets orbiting stars beyond our Solar System. Learn how new planets are discovered - from Broiling Jupiters to Super Earths in a search for planets that may support life. See Arizona Science Center’s original production of Planet Hunters, where we explore the universe and its hidden secrets.

Tickets are available at the door and online, for only $9 per person.

ART 360: Erick Johnson
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Dorrance Planetarium

See local artist, Erick Johnson during June's ART 360 in the Dorrance Planetarium. Capturing the mood and lighting of a specific location, Erick Johnson uses photography as an exhilarating creative outlet. Allow your imagination to expand and run wild as your view his series from Joshua Tree National Forest in the unique and immersive setting of the Dorrance Planetarium. ** Seating is first-come, first-served

Got gas? Whole Foods will be preparing a few gassy foods for sample and discussing the goodness of these gassy foods on Level 1 at Arizona Science Center. Also, adults can be a kid again and learn all about the icky things our bodies do in Grossology!

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
Guests are encouraged to learn about the good, the bad, and the downright ugly functions of your body at Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body this summer! This exhibition uses incredible computer graphics and creative displays to bring the best-selling book Grossology, by Sylvia Branzei, to life.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body is locally sponsored by APS and is located in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries. Tickets are available at the door and online, for only $6 per person.

Additionally, guests 18 and over will be able to roam around all four levels of the Center’s hands-on science galleries from 5:30—9:00 p.m. for FREE. A cash bar will be available.

Programming subject to change.

*Event is for adults 18 and over only. Children will not be permitted into Arizona Science Center during this event. IDs will be checked at the ticket booths.


Arizona Science Center offers the following promotions for qualifying guest!

Freeport-McMoRan Employee Appreciation Month
July 1-31, 2015


Join your coworkers for hands-on science discovery at Arizona Science Center. Freeport-McMoRan employees and up to four (4) additional guests will receive free general admission! Please show your Freeport-McMoRan badge at the Admission Zones on the day of your visit. Kids under 3 are always free!

Note: There will not be any Freeport-McMoRan staff at the Admission Zones, therefore, your employee badge is the only form of identification that can be accepted.

• Free general admission to four floors of exhibits
• $5 IMAX® tickets - SPECIAL PRICE
• $5 Dorrance Planetarium tickets - SPECIAL PRICE
• $10 off Arizona Science Center Membership - SPECIAL DISCOUNT

Active Military
Members of the military with a valid identification card receive $2 off general admission. Only valid with general admission. Valid identification card must be shown at time of purchase.

Adults Night Out
Adults 18 and over receive free general admission during First Fridays every month! For more information, check out the monthly schedule
Adults Night Out Schedule

Looking for time to explore the Science Center without the chaperoning duties? Here's your chance! Arizona Science Center offers free membership to educators. Use these visits to familiarize yourself with our exhibits, prepare for an upcoming field trip and see previews of upcoming IMAX films and Planetarium shows! For more information, go to Memberships Memberships

Groups of 15 or More
Receive a discount in general admission and shows when you have 15 or more in a group! Please call 602.716.2028 for details!

Indulge your youthful spirit every first Tuesday of the month. Seniors ages 62+ receive free general admission into the Science Center! Please bring your driver’s license, passport or identification card with you day of your visit.

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


Parking: Click here for directions and parking information

Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona has partnered with Arizona Science Center to show parents how to experience each venue with their children in rich and meaningful ways.

Click here to download an activity sheet that you can take with you on your visit to enhance your child’s education experience and make learning fun.