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 20182019

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.


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 (810 a.m.) on the following dates from August through April:

  • Wednesday, November 14

  • Wednesday, December 12

  • Saturday, January 5

  • Wednesday, February 20

  • Wednesday, March 20

  • Saturday, April 20

Parking Info

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.

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 One Schools are eligible for free admission into the Science Center. 

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Field Trips to CREATE

CREATE at Arizona Science Center is a place where science, design and engineering collide. Make your field trip to Arizona Science Center more engaging with a new learning experience! 

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. 

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Guides and Curriculum for Galleries, Dorrance Planetarium, Irene P. Flinn Theater and Featured Exhibition

Click here to access our Gallery and Show Guides.

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.

Fund-A-Bus dates:
July 24, 2018 – Fund-A-Bus Application Available 
Sept. 28, 2018 – Fund-A-Bus Submission Closes  

Recipients will be notified by email by Oct. 5, 2018

Sponsor Acknowledgements

Arizona Science Center would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of field trips for school groups: