Blue Crew at Arizona Science Center
Blue Crew team members are stationed throughout every gallery in the Center, encouraging guests to experiment and explore, and leading hands-on activities.
The addition of the Blue Crew creates a new layer of accessibility for guests, with:
- Live demonstrations
- Tabletop activities
- On-the-spot question and answer sessions
- Free interactive science labs
- Free tours for members from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.
The Genius Theater, located in the W.O.N.D.E.R. Center, highlights the power, creativity, sheer innovative capacity of the human brain. Explore your mind’s exceptional ability, people who used theirs well (better known as geniuses), and current research in the field of neuroscience, including some surprising applications!
Daily Presentation Schedule:
Featured Genius Presentation: Nikola Tesla
10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Outstanding men and women throughout time have brought forth inventions, art, and ideas that have changed the way we understand and interact with the world around us. As one of the world’s leading geniuses, Nikola Tesla is one of those people. One-hundred and fifty years later, his inventions impact our everyday lives. Experience one of Tesla’s more notable inventions, the Tesla Coil, a high-voltage transformer circuit that will make sparks fly. You'll learn how this futurist sought to change the world through his unique ideas.
The Electric Brain
Does the Luke Skywalker-style robot arm exist? Can you control someone else with your mind? Find out in this live, interactive demonstration for all ages in which we’ll explore cutting-edge neuroscience. Learn about the known structure of the brain and neurons, and how electricity is the essential medium for how the brain communicates.
Seating is limited. First come, first served. Line up approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled show time.
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 science interpreters.
August 2018 | Ocean Acidification
Why should Arizonans be concerned about the ocean? Learn about the impacts humans have on the world's oceans and how the ocean's chemistry is changing.
September 2018 | Zombie MD
Learn how scientists and epidemiologists track the spread of disease through populations. Can you track down Patient Zero before the "zombie infection" spreads?
October 2018 | Owl Pellet Dissection
Help us solve the mystery of the owl by piecing together clues left behind in its pellets! Learn some surprising owl facts and see if you can determine what the owl ate for dinner by identifying the types of bones found in the owl pellets.
November 2018 | Slime
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to dive in to make your own slime!