Fry's Free Weekend 2019

Saturday and Sunday, September 14–15

Arizona Science Center is excited to offer FREE general admission on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 courtesy of Fry's Food Stores to all that have a curious mind about science! Guests will be able to roam around all four levels of the Center’s hands-on science galleries. In addition to FREE general admission, guests can enjoy shows in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater and Dorrance Planetarium for only $5. The Science Center will host a variety of hands-on demonstrations and activities throughout the weekend (will vary per day).

The Center will be extremely busy, guests are advised to be prepared for heavy crowds. All guests will need to check-in prior to entering the Science Center. To help move the ticket lines, please register online and print out your tickets.

Time: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (Doors will open for check-in at 8:30 a.m.)

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Online Tickets: Click the Buy Tickets link, select either September 14 or September 15 and proceed to reserve your general admission tickets and purchase any shows. Discounts will occur after shows are selected. 

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Special Offers 

• Fry’s VIP Members receive 10% off at Bean Sprouts Cafe and Arizona Science Store when they show their Fry’s VIP Card.

Dorrance Planetarium | $5 per person per show

Solar Superstorms | 9:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m. 
Witness the power of our Sun, from dramatic flares to violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in
the solar system.

Dynamic Earth |10:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate – dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

Grand Tour of the Solar System | 11 a.m.,  2:15 p.m.
Voyage through our spectacular Solar System and visit each planet, comparing and contrasting their features.


Supervolcanoes | 12 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Explore the rare types of volcanic eruptions that lurk, like sleeping dragons, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blowouts is a tale of havoc and mayhem.


Giant Screen Theater | $5 per person per show | Shown in 2D

Great Barrier Reef | 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Apollo 11: The First Steps Edition | 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.


Other attractions and experiences

Evans Family Skycycle | $5 per person
Suspended nearly 15 feet in the air, the Evans Family SkyCycle teaches riders about the principles of counterbalance and center of gravity, while taking a ride on the 90-foot cable.

Make N' Take | $5 per item
Try your hand at one of our making experiences - choose from one of our pre-made wood laser cutter kits. You will use wood glue and an assortment of sharpie makers to complete your project. Open to all ages. Available on-site.