Field Trips

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 20172018

Parking in the Heritage Square Garage is discounted with validation. All parking meters and pay stations are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. Plan to come early on Wednesdays or stay after on Saturdays to preview an Irene P. Flinn Theater or Dorrance Planetarium show for free. Please do not bring children, as this is considered professional development.


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, 2017 – Fund-A-Bus Application Available 
Sept. 29, 2017 – Fund-A-Bus Submission Closes  

Recipients will be notified by email by Oct. 6, 2017
Click here for Fund-a-bus transportation support.

Sponsor Acknowledgements

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