Teen Programs


Are you a teen with a passion for science and serving the community? The Science Center offers Arizona teens multiple ways to get involved and meet new friends, including our Teen Advisory Board, Teen Volunteer Program, Teen Camps, Teen Memberships and Teen Internship Program.

Arizona Science Center Teen Advisory BoardTeen Advisory Board

Arizona Science Center's Teen Advisory Board members serve as representatives for Arizona Science Center. The Teen Advisory Board promotes relations between donors and supporters, and works with the Center's leadership team and local community organizations to develop, test, and implement content, programs, and exhibits. Through their experience on the Teen Advisory Board and with guidance from Arizona Science Center Team Members, teens ages 15+ will develop as exceptional young leaders in the community. Learn more about the Teen Advisory Board here.

Must be 15 years and older to join the Teen Advisory Board.

Panel ProfessionalsPanel Professionals

Whether you have dreams of becoming an astronomer, architect, chemist, biologist or even an artist, you’ve likely asked yourself “What does a day in the life of my future career look like?” or “What does it actually take to land my dream job?”. At Arizona Science Center’s Panel Professionals, you’ll find the answers to those questions—and more!

This series is dedicated to making STEAM professionals and organizations accessible to aspiring scientists through informative Q+A panels, mini workshops led by experts and more.

Upcoming Panel Professionals Events

Interested in being a panelist? Send us an email!

Panel Professionals: Piece of the Pi

Panel Professionals:
Piece of the Pi

Saturday, March 2 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Teens (Ages 12-19): $10 | Adults (Ages 20+): $15
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Kick off Women’s History Month by exploring STEAM careers through local leaders! In collaboration with Piece of the Pi, Arizona Science Center invites you to an afternoon of discovery through a Q+A panel followed by mini workshops that give curious minds a glimpse into a day-in-the-life of various careers. Investigate actuarial science, space and the environment, microbiology, chemical engineering, and marine biology with Kinsey Turk, Katie Weaver, Emma Royster, Chantal Navratil and Janna Hynds.


Teen Tech IRLTeen Tech IRL

Want to change the world? During each Teen Tech IRL session, students in grades 9-12 will investigate cutting-edge technology solving real-world problems. From education and farming to healthcare and community advancements, interactive sessions will inspire teens to tap into their creativity and critical thinking.

In a pitch-style format, teens will imagine impactful technology, discovering that the limit is their own imagination and that they have the power to change the course of future history.

Upcoming Teen Tech IRL Sessions

Water conservation

Teen Tech IRL: Water Conservation

April 27, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | $15 | Grades 9-12
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

We're exploring unique ways to conserve water at the April 27 Teen Tech IRL session! Engage with local water conservation experts to explore drought in the desert, use your ingenuity to collaborate on a new piece of conservation technology and present your team's ideas to a panel for a shot at winning exciting prizes.


Housing in a growing city

Teen Tech IRL: Housing in a Growing City

June 8, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | $15 | Grades 9-12
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Discover unique housing solutions at the June 8 Teen Tech IRL session! Work with local housing experts to investigate the issues we face as our Arizona community expands, build a solution and present your team's ideas to a panel for a shot at winning exciting prizes.


Arizona Science Center Teen Volunteer ProgramTeen Volunteer Program

Arizona Science Center’s Teen Volunteer Program provides a variety of service projects that support the Center’s mission to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science! Teen volunteers will have the opportunity to engage Guests with hands-on activities in the Center and prepare science kits for schools and programs. 

Our program is customized to fit each volunteer’s needs and comfort levels. The Teen Volunteer Program can provide a service-learning credit if requested. Must be 15 years and older to volunteer.

Apply to be a Volunteer

Resources for Teens

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


Ren Martin
Teen Engagement Specialist

Teen Programs Sponsors