Field Trip Information

Thanks to the generosity of our community supporters, Arizona Science Center is proud to offer a great educational opportunity for your students. Field trips to Arizona Science Center provide a rich learning experience, support content standards, and create excitement for learning science through our hands-on exhibits and activities!


Plan Your Field Trip

Spark students' imagination and engage curious minds through science. Learn more about planning your field trip to Arizona Science Center! Discounted tickets are available to groups and Title 1 Schools are eligible for free admission into the Science Center.

When you have selected your field trip date, please complete our field trip request form to start your journey!

FIELD TRIP REQUEST FORM



Field Trip Pricing

General Admission
Children (Ages 3–17): $11.95 each
Teachers/Chaperones: $14.95 each

Focused Field Trip Orientation

Ready to begin your orientation and opportunity to receive free, general admission?
Focused Field Trips Orientation Workshops are generously sponsored by APS.
Registrations and coursework are processed Wednesdays.
Please register a minimum of two weeks prior to your field trip date.

Are you an educator in grades K-8 at a Title 1 school?  Register now to participate in a free, online, professional development program where you will explore ways to use our exhibits and galleries as extensions of your classroom and discover the keys to a successful field trip. 

 

Enrollment in and successful completion of a Focused Field Trip Orientation qualifies educators, their students, and chaperones to receive general admission to Arizona Science Center at no cost. Additionally, educators receive a certificate for two hours of professional development.

Title 1 Schools (K–8) are eligible for a Free School Field Trip Admission (additional fees will apply for add-on experiences including Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater, Dorrance Planetarium, and CREATE Makerspace).

 

Teachers must attend a free Focused Field Trip Teacher Orientation every two years. During the orientation, teachers will receive materials to prepare your group for a STEM-centered field trip.

 

  • Public school
  • At least 40% of enrolled students receive free or reduced lunch
  • Title 1 eligibility through the Arizona Department of Education
    • Select A-Z Resources, Title 1 Eligibility 

Join us for a free, online, professional development program where you will explore ways to use our exhibits and galleries as extensions of your classroom and discover the keys to a successful field trip.

 

Qualifications: 

 

  • Teacher in grades K-8
  • Teacher currently works at a Title 1, public school
  • All grade level teachers within a departmentalized team must attend an orientation in order for grade-level students to be eligible for free general admission
  • 80% or higher completion rate of orientation components 

 

The Focused Field Trip Orientation qualifies teachers in K-8 public schools with at least 40% of students enrolled in free and reduced lunch to receive field trip admission at no cost. All teachers working with students on the Title 1 field trip are required to attend this workshop, and this qualification must be renewed every other year.

 

Ready to begin your orientation and opportunity to receive free, general admission? Register here.

 

Questions? Please contact cll@azscience.org.

 

All participants of the Focused Field Trip Orientation receive a certificate for professional development.

Register Here For Focused Field Trips


Field Trip Add-On Experiences

Be sure to check out our add on experiences for your next field trip.

Demonstrations

Add-On Experiences can be customized to address your content focus.  Below are a few examples of Add-On programs you can request:

Get up-close and personal with insects and arachnids! Learn about the importance of each insect in their ecosystem and discover how we care for our animal ambassadors.

Learn about the chemical reaction responsible for combustion through a variety of experiments. This demonstration is sure to heat things up.

 

Take a cool break from the Arizona heat while learning through various experiments the amazing things that happen to solids, liquids, and gasses when they are introduced to temperatures approaching -320°F.

Learning about the human body systems? Check out Stomach This and learn all about order, function and state of food in different organs of the digestive system!

AVAILABILITY: Please contact Group Sales at 602.716.2028 to schedule this dissection for your class during your visit.

Learn the purpose and techniques behind dissections, as well as proper dissection etiquette and procedures. Watch as a sheep heart is dissected and discover how scientists unlock the secrets of human anatomy!


Field Trips to CREATE Makerspace

ABOUT CREATE AT ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER®

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

WHY A CREATE FIELD TRIP?

Each CREATE field trip offers groups a private dedicated space within the CREATE building. CREATE Challenges for School Groups are unique, hands-on activities that give students the opportunity to engage with the principles of making, tinkering, and design thinking, while also developing proficiency within the framework of the ISTE educational standards.

 View CREATE Field Trip Options

Please use the request form above to request a CREATE Makerspace only field trip. CREATE field trip fees are applicable to all schools, Title 1 and community groups. 


Field Trip Policies

Reservations are processed on a first come, first served basis.  Confirmation to be provided within 72 business hours.  Groups will receive a confirmation once approved. 

Adults must be present and with the students at all times.  The child to adult ratio is 1:5. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for their group’s behavior. We reserve the right to remove any individual or group refusing to comply with reasonable standards of behavior. 

It is recommended that your group secure transportation before making a reservation with the Science Center.  

Buses and over-sized vans will unload groups in Heritage Park & Science.  Parking passes will be given for the Civic East Garage for parking.  Parking passes are an additional $6 per vehicle, please make sure to notify the Group Sales Department about your parking needs.  Groups coming in cars will be able to park in the Heritage Garage, if it is not full.  Ticket stubs will be validated at the Information Desk for discounted rates.  

Arizona Science Center has limited areas for lunches and eating, our lunchroom is available at 30 minute intervals, between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Does not include food and the spaces are not available for reservation during the weekends.  

Maximum Occupancy: 152 

Bean Sprouts

Open daily from 10 a.m.5 p.m.

Call Bean Sprouts if you are interested in having lunches prepared for your group!  Contact Bean Sprouts at 602.253.9050 to order and pay for your lunches prior to your visit.  

Bean Sprouts provides hip and healthy food options and creative approach to fun, tasty and guilt-free meals. The menu includes beverages from organic coffees, teas and smoothies to gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and fun imaginative kids snacks. 

View Bean Sprouts menu, click here

Payment arrangements are due prior to the day of your visit.  Arizona Science Center accepts cash, check, credit card, or Purchase Order.  Purchase Orders must be paid in full within 30 days of your visit.  

Mailing address for payments:

Arizona Science Center
c/o Group Sales Dept.
600 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Running late?  Please call 602.716.2028 to notify us of your situation as soon as possible.  

Guides and Curriculum

Below is a collection of guides and curriculum for use in the classroom and during your visit to the Science Center:

Sponsor Acknowledgements

Focused Field Trips are generously supported by:

Amazon
APS/APS Foundation
Arizona Complete Health
Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust
Cox Charities
Fiesta Bowl Charities
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation
Gila River Indian Community
Helios Education Foundation
JPMorgan Chase
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Union Pacific Foundation
U.S. Bank Foundation