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
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 museum interpreters.
February | I Love Science: Heart Healthy
Are you pumped up about the science of the human body? Learn about a very special organ that keeps your blood pumping: the heart. You’ll then participate in a sheep heart dissection.
*Lab not available Feb 17-18. Instead, participate in labs focused on green living for Sustainability Weekend.
March | Bitty bots
Calling all future computer scientists! Learn a new language – the language of computers. You’ll get an overview of computer coding and how to "speak" and "think" like a computer.