CREATE Challenges

Spark your imagination with hands-on activities! CREATE Challenges present programmed challenges created by Arizona Science Center staff. Materials and tools are provided so visitors can immediately try out an idea that might solve the challenge.

There are two (2) CREATE Challenge areas. Programs will vary by age group to ensure a wide range of guests can participate. Space is limited so pre-booking is recommended. Challenges can range from 45–60 minutes in length, and are available to guests who have purchased a general admission ticket.

With purchase of general admission, guests can observe, work in collaboration areas, attend tours and watch demonstrations at no additional cost.

Zone 1: The Tinkering Experience

The Tinkering Experience is packed full of exciting challenges that stimulate the minds of both children and adults. First design, then create a person and/or a car to spark your innovation after digging through a pile of laser cut cardboard pieces. Not feeling creative? Still stop by and join the free build section with no objective, just building.

Activities will vary for ages 5 and up. Included with general admission into Arizona Science Center. 

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Zone 2: The Making Experience

This activity is designed to provide guests of all ages with the opportunity to build, customize and play with individualized wood creations. Several activity kits are pre-made, consisting of wood cutouts of various different objects (Dinosaur, Plane, Rocket, Helicopter, Car, Unicorn, etc.). Select the basic object kit and then customize it during or after construction. Numerous modifications can be added or made by the guest including self-adhesive items (eyes, hair, jewels, etc.), paint and texturing (texturing tool, hole punch). 

For ages 5+
Pricing starts at $10 per person

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All CREATE Challenge activities sales are final. There is no discount when buying multiple activities. If you have questions, contact