Monthly Events

Join us each month for special events, workshops and labs!

April 2018

Nikon Small World Exhibit
April 22–July 20, 2018

Included with general admission

Arizona Science Center will feature 20 prize-winning photomicrographs. The 2017 Nikon International Small World Competition recognizes excellence in photography through the microscope and showcases the top photomicrographs. These photomicrographs capture a glimpse of a world unseen by the naked eye, and may be of great technical significance as well as sheer beauty to contemplate.

Hands-On Science Labs

Saturday and Sunday* | 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m.

Participate in a different hands-on science workshop each month with Arizona Science Center’s Blue Crew, our museum interpreters.

April | Lava Lab 

Become volcanologist for the day. You’ll learn about different volcanoes and types of eruptions. Using that information, you’ll work to identify several “mystery eruptions.”

May | Blast From the Past

Step into the shoes of an archeologist. Explore how artifacts are uncovered and analyze what life may have been like in ancient Pompeii.

Kids In Focus Exhibit

See amazing photography and celebrate the participants' achievements this month.  Professional photographers mentored underprivileged youth through an 8-week exploration of their world, using the safe aperture of a camera to help them gain a new perspective on themselves and their surroundings. The resulting images are a tribute to the restorative power of self-expression and will be on public display April 7–June 11 at CREATE, located adjacent from the main Center building. 

The kids, ages 10–13, are students at Children First Leadership Academy and Boys and Girls Club Parson’s Branch. All are considered at-risk and are living at or below the poverty line. These young storytellers shifted from shy and apathetic to bold and engaged as they explored with their cameras and mentors on weekly field trips around town.