Monthly Events

August 2017

Monday, August 21 | 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Heritage & Science Park and Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center is hosting a community solar eclipse viewing party celebrating the North American Eclipse. On Monday, August 21, experience this rare celestial scene at this one-day event packed with fun hands-on activities and learning all about our nearest star.

Eclipse begins at 9:13 a.m. Maximum eclipse at 10:33 a.m. Solar viewing glasses will be available to the first 500 Arizona Science Center paid guests. Included with General Admission. Online ticket purchases do not guarantee a pair of glasses. Solar view glasses are limited and first come first served basis. 

Arizona Science Center Members
Arizona Science Center members attending Monday's Solar Eclipse Viewing Party can receive solar viewing glasses. Supplies are limited and only to the first 500 paid guests including members will be able to receive them. Your membership level will determine the total number of glasses you would be able to receive when attending the event. For example, Educator Membership receives one(1) pair versus if you have a Family Membership, you would receive up to four (4) glasses. We will have other options to view the eclipse including making your very own viewer or looking through a telescope. Solar Viewing glasses will be available at the ticket desks when checking into the Center on Monday, August 21 while supplies last.

Viewing Party Details:

Solar Eclipse BEGINS | 9:13 a.m. 

Solar Eclipse Presentation | Dorrance Planetarium | 9:30–10 a.m.

Facebook LIVE with James Enos in Nebraska | CREATE | 9:45 a.m.

LIVE NASA TV streaming | Dorrance Planetarium | 10 a.m. –12 p.m.

Solar Eclipse Demo with Jim Lyons, ASU | CREATE Classroom | 10 a.m.

Solar Eclipse MAXIMUM | 10:33 a.m

Facebook LIVE with James Enos in Nebraska | CREATE | 10:45 a.m.

Solar Eclipse Demo with Jim Lyons, ASU |CREATE Classroom |11 a.m.

Solar Eclipse ENDS | 12:04 p.m.

Solar activities | Arizona Science Center | 1–5 p.m. 

Extend Your Experience with Dorrance Planetarium Shows
$5 (over 40% off) Monday Only! 

  • Experience the power of our sun, from dramatic flares to violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system in Solar Superstorms. Showtimes: 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Voyage through our spectacular solar system and visit each planet, comparing and contrasting their features in Grand Tour of the Solar System. Showtimes: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy a stunning voyage through space and time conveying the Universe as revealed to us by science in From Earth to the Universe: Showtime: 2:30 p.m.