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!
In order to qualify for a free field trip, all teachers whose students will be participating in the field trip must attend a free Focused Field Trip Teacher Orientation every two years. Here you will receive materials that will prepare you, your students and chaperones for a STEM-centered field trip. At the orientation, you will have an opportunity to visit the exhibits and plan how to direct your students' time to specific galleries and exhibits that best match your content standards.
Focused Field Trip Orientations 2017–2018
Join us for a free 2-hour professional development program where you will explore ways to use our exhibits and galleries as extensions of your classroom. Discover the keys to a successful field trip.
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.
Plan to spend 2 hours at the Science Center. After a brief introduction, you will spend the remaining time exploring the galleries to familiarize yourself with the Science Center’s offerings. You can bring guests, however, they are required to pay admission prior to visiting the galleries, Dorrance Planetarium, traveling exhibition, or films in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater.
We recommend parking in the garage at the Heritage & Science Park located at Monroe and 5th Street. We can validate your ticket for 60 minutes of free parking at the Info Desk. Every hour following will be $1, but will not exceed $8.
All participants of the Focused Field Trip Orientation receive a certificate for 2 hours of professional development.
This orientation is offered twice a month from September through May.Register Now
Plan Your Field Trip
Field Trips to CREATE
Our 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. Each CREATE Challenge is designed to fit comfortably within a field trip scheduled at Arizona Science Center.
Guides and Curriculum for Galleries, Dorrance Planetarium, Irene P. Flinn Theater and Featured Exhibition
Fund-A-Bus Grant Initiative
July 24, 2017 – Fund-A-Bus Application Available
Sept. 29, 2017 – Fund-A-Bus Submission Closes
Recipients will be notified by email by Oct. 6, 2017
Sponsor AcknowledgementsArizona Science Center would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of field trips for school groups:
- Arizona Coyotes Foundation
- The Arizona Republic/azcentral Season for Sharing
- Cox Charities
- Gila River Indian Community
- Helios Education Foundation
- John F. Long Foundation
- Kinder Morgan Foundation
- Kitchell Corporation
- Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
- Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
- The Maurice R. and Meta G. Gross Foundation
- U.S. Bank Foundation
- Wells Fargo Foundation
- Western Refining