This Month at the Center

Discover this month's great events!

August 2015

Members Only CREATE Weekends
July 18–September 13, 2015
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

CREATE at Arizona Science Center is a place where science, design, and engineering collide! Arizona Science Center is extending a special pre-opening invitation to Members. Starting July 18 through September 13, 2015, CREATE will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. exclusively for our current Arizona Science Center Members!

Not a member? Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

September Adults' Night Out
Sept. 4, 2015
5:30–9 p.m.

Adults 18 and over get a chance to explore Arizona Science Center on Phoenix First Friday's for free from 5:30—9:00 p.m. Adults Night Out is an adult oriented event which includes a lecture, cash bar and ART360 in the Dorrance Planetarium!

Last September, TGen’s Dave M Engelthaler gave a standing room only lecture “Can the Zombie Apocalypse Really Happen?” Don’t miss this September’s lecture with Engelthaler, Director, TGen North (Translational Genomics Research Inst.) about gnarly infectious diseases!

Also, see local artist, Lee Davis during September’s ART360 in the Dorrance Planetarium. Lee Davis is a conceptual artist that interprets the subject of the sciences through his art in humorous and though provoking imagery. Davis’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with many pieces in private collections. See his work in the unique and immersive setting of the Dorrance Planetarium. ** Seating is first-come, first-served

September’s Adults’ Night Out is the last chance to see Arizona Science Center’s featured exhibition, Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body for only $6 per person during Adults’ Night Out. This exhibition uses incredible computer graphics and creative displays to bring the best-selling book Grossology, by Sylvia Branzei, to life!

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. Programming subject to change.

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

Educators Preview: CREATE at Arizona Science Center
Sept.12, 2015
3 p.m.—5 p.m.

Inspired by the productivity of an inventor’s workshop, the creativity of an art studio, the experimentation of a lab, and the connectivity of a commons, CREATE is a 6,500 square-foot community hub for turning dreams into reality.

At the CREATE Educator Preview, teachers will get a sneak peek at this state-of-the-art facility before our Grand Opening!

Educators will:

-Explore a cutting-edge educational center dedicated to learning-by-making
-Learn about 3D-printing, laser cutting, and other digital fabrication tools from our expert staff
-Gain hands-on experience with a variety of new educational technologies
-Build their own unique art machine
-Learn how CREATE can engage with classes, school groups, and clubs
*Event available only to Arizona educators. Please bring your school or district identification or a home school affidavit. Children will not be allowed into this event. Educators do receive a complimentary single person year membership to the Center.

Join us to experience the endless possibilities CREATE has to offer students and educators!

Fry's Free Weekend
Sept. 19—20, 2015
9 a.m.—5 p.m.

Arizona Science Center is excited to offer FREE general admission on September 19 through 20 courtesy of Fry's Food Stores to all that have a curious mind about science! Guests will be able to roam around all four levels of the Center’s hands-on science galleries from 9 a.m.—5 p.m. Special discounted tickets for IMAX® and Dorrance Planetarium shows. Don't miss it!

IMAX® Schedule
$5 per person

9:15 a.m. Titans of the Ice Age

10:15 a.m. D-Day Normandy: 1944

11:15 a.m. Titans of the Ice Age

12:15 p.m. D-Day Normandy: 1944

1:15 p.m. Titans of the Ice Age

2:15 p.m. D-Day Normandy: 1944

3:15 p.m. Titans of the Ice Age

4:15 p.m. D-Day Normandy: 1944

Dorrance Planetarium Schedule
$5 per person

9:30 a.m. Black Holes

10:30 a.m. Grand Tour of the Solar System

11:30 a.m. AZ Skies

12:30 p.m. Black Holes

1:30 p.m. Grand Tour of the Solar System

2:30 p.m. AZ Skies

3:30 p.m. Black Holes

4:30 p.m. Back to the Moon

All Fry's FREE Weekend guests must check-in at Guest Services to receive access into the Science Center.

For quicker entry into the Center, and to purchase your IMAX® and Dorrance Planetarium tickets, choose either September 19 or September 20 .

Bring the print out of the ticket the day of the event. Free entry is only available on September 19 and 20, 2015.

Programming subject to change.

CREATE at Arizona Science Center Grand Opening
Sept. 26, 2015
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Get ready to be inspired Phoenix! On September 26, join us for the grand opening celebration of CREATE at Arizona Science Center. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Stanton, tours of CREATE, demonstrations and activities throughout the day and much more! Meet the CREATE team of makers and artists who will show you the cool things you can do in CREATE Resource Centers including 3D printing, sewing, and woodworking. Guests will also be able to purchase tickets for CREATE Challenges for Sunday and sign up for Resource Center Workshops!

More details to come!

Girls In STEM
Nov. 14, 2015
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person

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 APS, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, and GoDaddy.

The event is geared towards girls in grades 4–8.

Register Today!


Arizona Science Center offers the following promotions for qualifying guests!

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 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, visit 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!

Phoenix Public Library Culture Pass Program
A Culture Pass gives a library customer FREE admission for two people at participating arts and cultural institutions. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They cannot be renewed; they cannot be placed on hold. Head to your local library to obtain your Culture Pass and visit Arizona Science Center for FREE!

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.