Arizona Science Center

Teen Advisory Board

Arizona Science Center’s Teen Advisory Board works closely with the Center’s leadership team to develop, test, and implement content, programs, and special events targeted to teens ages 12-18. Board Members, selected through an application and interview process, are an important asset of the Science Center as we are uniquely positioned to inspire teens to engage in science, and perhaps even consider a STEM-related career.

Not only do board members have a real impact on the Center’s engagement with the teen audience, but they also gain experience serving on the board of a leading cultural institution. Throughout the year-long commitment, the members collaborate, not only with Arizona Science Center staff but also with community partners in the planning and implementation of programs and events for teens.

Since the inception in 2017, Arizona Science Center’s Teen Advisory Board has engaged more than 4,283 youth, ages 13-18-year-olds, in hands-on STEM learning opportunities.


Past Teen Events

College Series: Preparing for College

Arizona Science Center’s Teen Advisory Board hosted a series of three virtual workshops focused on Preparing for College. Each event consisted of Teen Advisory Board members moderating a panel of experts providing pertinent information as well as answering questions from participants. Watch now!

College Series #1: Financing College

College Series #2: College Admissions

College Series #3: Finding the Right Fit


What do Teen Advisory Board members do?

  • Participate in meetings, as well as respond promptly to periodic email requests for input and feedback
  • Actively assist in organizing program-oriented events and activities at the Science Center
  • Serve as ambassadors/leaders on the board, leading by example
  • Promote Teen events happening at the Center
  • Provide ideas, insights, and feedback on new programs

Arizona Science Center's Teen Engagement Initiative is Generously Supported By

Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation | Whataburger