This Month at the Center

Discover this month's great events!

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!

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.

The following organizations will be at Arizona Science Center:
-Arizona Animal Welfare League
-Arizona Game and Fish Department
-ASU Black Widow Lab
-KIND Snacks
-Piggie Poo Rescue
-Raining Rats Rattery
-Sea Life Aquarium
-Wild at Heart Owls
Included with General Admission.

Member Exclusive Halloween Event: Paint a Pumpkin!

What says Halloween more than pumpkins? Join us on Halloween for a creepy, crawly and clawing good time! Learn about all sorts of creatures and explore the wonders of the naturally unnatural world! As part of the day’s festivities, members will have the exclusive opportunity to paint a pumpkin to take home and enjoy! Supplies are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.

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.

No refunds will be given if canceled within 24 hours of event

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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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