Arizona Science Center and APS bring you “Solar Month,” an entire month dedicated to our Sun. The Sun is our nearest star and gives us light, energy and heat, making life on planet Earth possible. Investigate the Sun through hands-on activities, labs, demonstrations and your own experimentation with Arizona Science Center staff, all month long. FREE with General Admission.   

Activities 

Times and activities vary daily.

Solar Viewers | Look at the Sun without damaging your eyes. Learn how to create viewers that will help you safely look at the sun.

Solar Art | Use the power of the Sun to create a work of art that you can take home.

Solar Beads | Discover beads that glow when exposed to ultraviolet light, reminding you to put on your sunglasses or lather on the sunscreen.

Solar TV | Look at the Sun in real-time (with no glasses!) through our specialized telescope while our Blue Crew Science Interpreters share some out-of-this-world facts about our star.

Pocket Solar System | Create your own pocket-sized copy of our solar system for you to keep and carry as a reference 

Space Guess Quest | Learn about space by playing a game where you identify different objects ranging from human-made space crafts to nebulas and galaxies 

Family Solar Lab | Learn how scientists harness energy from the sun and convert it into electrical power here on Earth. Then, see if you can use light to power a creation of your own!