This Month at the Center

Discover this month's great events!

August 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?
Arizona Science Center kicks off MAKE IT Weekends July 12 with two sessions to choose from. 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!

MAKE IT Weekends in August will challenge guests to either be a creative DIY or be a part of the MAKE IT challenge! In the challenge, guests can work together to design and construct paper straw towers that can hold a weight. If you or your child ever wanted to be an architect or an engineer this is a challenge for you! If you are creative and like to think 'out of the box' by creating cool art! Guests are encouraged to participate in both activities.

FREE with General Admission!

Adults' Night Out

Join us in September for our next Adult’s Night Out
September 5, 2014
5:30-9 p.m.

The first Friday of each month, Arizona Science Center opens its doors to the 18+ from 5:30-9 p.m. 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)! Special ticketed events, IMAX® films or Dorrance Planetarium presentations are available for an additional cost and we always roll out the cash bar and feature a variety of local DJs.

September Topic: Can the Zombie Apocalypse Really Happen?

Doctors and scientists are constantly finding new emerging infectious diseases and finding out that old ones are becoming more dangerous. Can one of these new superbugs cause a zombie apocalypse? While movies and TV shows provide great fodder for our imaginations, could it be that the next outbreak will actually lead to the walking dead? Find out how microbes may already be ahead of Hollywood.

Guest Speaker: Dave Engelthaler, Director of Programs and Operations for TGen North

Educators earn one hour of professional development for each lecture attended.

Art 360 will feature local artist, Reid Richardson in September. Guests will be able to explore artist's work in a unique and immersive experience as it comes to life on the dome of the Dorrance Planetarium.

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Innovation Kids' Night Out has been cancelled and no longer available during Adult’s Night Out!

APS Back To School Resource Fair

September 27, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Arizona Science Center invites educators to the APS Back to School Resource Fair at the Science Center. Educators will be able to attend workshops and demonstrations and participate in hands-on labs. Lunch is provided and attendees will be able to mingle with other professionals and representatives from various organizations, agencies and institutions offering free teaching resources in many subject areas. Attendees will also meet Arizona Science Center staff and educators, explore the Center’s four levels with more than 300 hands-on exhibits and gallery presentations.

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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.

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Blue Star Museums offers Free Admission to Military Families at 2,000+ Museums Nationwide. Starting May 26, Memorial Day through Labor Day, September 1, 2014 FREE general admission to military families (up to 4) into Arizona Science Center! Please bring Military I.D. to receive the offer. Not valid with other offers.

FREE General Admission for Seniors
First Tuesday of every month

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

It's all happening at Arizona Science Center! For more information call our Reservations line at 602-716-2000 ext: 226. This offer is for persons 62+ only. Please bring your drivers license, passport or identification card with you day of.

Parking: Click here for directions and parking information

September 15 -18, the planetarium will be under maintenance, all shows are cancelled during these days.