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!
You may also complete the following form and a Reservation Representative will contact you within the next 3 business days. Reservations are processed on a first come, first served basis.
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.
Field Trip Pricing
Children (Ages 2–17):
$7 per child
Field Trip Add-On Experiences
Be sure to check out our add on experiences for your next field trip.
Add-On Experiences can be customized to address your content focus. Here are a couple examples of Add-On programs you can request:
Any Science on Wheels In Your Class programs are available year-round and designed for up to 25 students per class. Classes start at $7 per student and do not include general admission. Click here for class options
Special Thematic Add-On Experiences
Add-On themes can be customized to meet your content standards and include several activities. To create an amazing customized experience, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Trips to CREATE Makerspace
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.
In this next-generation educational facility, we use both new and traditional technologies to foster active learning and creative problem–solving in a flexible, multi–use environment. At CREATE, we hope to ignite a passion in both students and teachers for a kind of "serious play" that is typical of the most successful scientists, artists, engineers and inventors.
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.
CREATE Makerspace Field Trip Options
Field Trip Policies
Overnight Camp-In at Arizona Science Center
Spend the night at Arizona Science Center engaging in an evening of fun-filled, customized, hands-on science experiences. For more information, click here.
Guides and Curriculum
Below is a collection of guides and curriculum for use in the classroom and during your visit to the Science Center:
Title One Schools
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.
Focused Field Trip Orientations
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 and 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. Educators working at Title 1 schools which are located more than 50 miles from Arizona Science Center have the option of participating in an offsite version of the orientation. Please contact email@example.com to verify eligibility and schedule an offsite orientation.
All participants of the Focused Field Trip Orientation receive a certificate for 2 hours of professional development.
This orientation is offered Wednesdays (4:30–6:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (8–10 a.m.) on the following dates from September through April:
Saturdays | Feb. 8*, April 4*
Wednesdays | Feb. 19*, April 22
*Registration for this Focused Field Trip Orientation includes free admission to our signature, traveling exhibition Victoria the T. rex. for educators showing proper school I.D. Saturday previews occur at 10 a.m. and Wednesday previews occur at 3:30 p.m.
Fund-A-Bus Grant Initiative
Thanks to many generous partners, Arizona Science Center is pleased to offer a limited number of bus transportation grants to Arizona public schools. These grants provide free bus transportation to and from Arizona Science Center for Arizona public school students in grades K–8. Grants are awarded for transportation costs up to $1,000. The 2019-20 application is now closed.
To receive parking validation, please park in the garage at the Heritage & Science Park located at 501 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004. 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. When commuting to Arizona Science Center, please plan for traffic accordingly.
Arizona Science Center would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of field trips for school groups:
Cox Charities Maricopa County
Executive Council Charities
Helios Education Foundation
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Kitchell Contractors Corporation
John. F. Long Foundation
Maurice R. and Meta G. Gross Foundation
Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture
Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
The Arizona Republic/azcentral’s Season for Sharing
Tohono O’Odham Indian Community
U.S. Bank Foundation
Virginia M. Ullman Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation