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Arizona Science Center's Universe on Wheels offers museum-quality planetarium shows that bring the night sky to you any time of day. Universe on Wheels is a portable, inflatable planetarium with a wheelchair entrance, which fits into most school gyms or cafeterias.  

Due to COVID-19, Universe on Wheels Dome presentations are temporarily suspended.
Office Hours
Hours: 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Friday
Phone: 602.716.2028 
Email: outreach@azscience.org

The following generous community supporters help make Universe on Wheels program possible: 

The Arizona Community Foundation on behalf of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Universe on Wheels is able to travel all over Arizona! Please contact us with any questions about this new and exciting Science on Wheels mobile planetarium program available to schools, senior centers, birthday parties and so much more!

PRICING

  • First 2 hours of programs with approximately 65 students per program: $850
  • Additional programs on the same day: $100
  • Additional fees will be applied for locations more than 50 miles from Arizona Science Center or locations requiring an overnight stay.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Please specify shows when booking Universe on Wheels
  • Audience Size: 65 children (4th grade and below) or 45 children or adults (5th grade and up)
  • Show Time: 20–40 minutes in length depending on the show
  • Set-Up Time: 45 minutes
  • Teardown Time: 45 minutes
  • Required Utilities: Dome must be used indoors, on a clean floor that is at least 22 feet long by 22 feet wide with a 19-foot ceiling.
  • Must have an accessible electrical outlet nearby. Schools failing to measure properly will not be refunded for canceled programs due to insufficient space.
  • Three presenters will travel to your location to set up and operate the Dome.
  • 1–2 additional adults to assist with the setup is helpful.
  • Requires 20 minutes in between shows.

For more information or to schedule a program, please fill out the reservations request form. 


Reservations Request Form

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This presentation is approximately 25 minutes long.