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Field Trips

Next-Level Hands-On Learning 

Exciting exploration. Endless fun. Customizable experiences. And all the air conditioning you can handle! There’s no better place to ignite imagination and reinforce your STEM lesson plans than Arizona Science Center. Start planning your field trip today. Your visit can include general admission, allowing students to explore the exhibits that most interest them at their own pace. Or, you can custom-design an experience to complement your academic plan. As always, admission to featured exhibitions, Dorrance Planetarium and Irene P. Flinn Theater may easily be added to any field trip. 


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What You Need to Know

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Arizona Science Center offers discounted general admission for field trip groups. 

  • Children (ages 3–17): $15.50 each
  • Adults (teachers/chaperones): $20.50 each

You’ll also receive discounted prices on our shows and attractions. 

  • Irene P. Flinn Theater ticket: $5 per person
  • Featured exhibition entry: $7.95 per person

Arizona Science Center welcomes field trips as early as 9 a.m. Monday to Friday. The Center is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Be sure to consider our planetarium showtimes and giant screen theater showtimes during your planning.

Customize your field trip by adding a demonstration to complement your class’s current STEM studies. Demonstrations take place in the Daniel Cracchiolo Theater on Level 1, unless otherwise noted. Below are some examples of the programming we have available. Or contact groups@azscience.org to find a demonstration that will align with your lesson plans. Demonstrations may be added to your field trip for an additional fee.

  • Creepy Crawly Critters – Students get up close and personal with insects and arachnids to learn about their importance within their ecosystems.
  • Great Balls of Fire – Learning about the chemical reaction responsible for combustion is way more fun when fire is involved!
  • States of Matter – This super cool demo shows students the amazing things that happen to solids, liquids and gasses when they are introduced to temperatures approaching -320 F.
  • Stomach This – Get a better understanding of what happens to food when it moves through the different organs of the digestive system.

Follow Your Heart: Sheep Heart Dissection – Students look on during a dissection to understand why it is so important and how scientists use animal organ dissection to explore human anatomy. Please call 602.716.2028 to schedule a dissection for your field trip.

Arizona Science Center requests that you secure transportation prior to booking your field trip. 

Buses and oversized vans may drop off students in Heritage and Science Square, entering from North Sixth Street. Waiting vehicles will need to be parked in the Civic East Garage. Parking passes are required and are $6 per vehicle. 

Groups arriving by standard-size vehicle should park in Heritage and Science Park Garage, which is conveniently located at the southeast corner of North Fifth Street and East Monroe Street. Please advise drivers to bring their parking pass to the Information Zone to be validated for a discounted parking rate.

Field trip groups can reserve our lunchroom and/or outdoor eating area in 30-minute increments between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Our lunchroom can accommodate up to 152 visitors per time slot. 

We recommend field trip groups bring packed lunches as our café is currently closed. You can purchase grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and snacks from our Byte Machines, located in the lobby of Level 1.

Thanks to APS, K–8 Title 1 schools can qualify for free general admission for students, teachers and chaperones when educators complete Arizona Science Center’s Focused Field Trip Orientation. This online companion program covers the myriad ways in which educators can use our exhibits and galleries as extensions of the classroom and provides tips for leading a successful field trip. This free course counts as two hours of professional development.

Program requirements:

  • Educators must work for a K–8 school that meets Arizona Department of Education requirements for being a Title 1 school, including having at least 40% of enrolled students on free or reduced lunch
  • All grade-level teachers must complete the online program for field trip participants to receive free admission
  • Teachers must receive a completion rate of at least 80% 

Educators can register for the Focused Field Trip Orientation program any time. Course must be completed every two years to maintain eligibility for free field trip admission. 

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Questions? Please email cll@azscience.org.

Teachers and chaperones must remain with their students and maintain an adult-to-child ratio of 1:5 at all times.

Payment arrangements are due prior to the day of your visit. Arizona Science Center accepts cash, check, credit card and purchase order (PO). POs must be paid in full within 30 days of your visit. 

Payments can be mailed to:

Arizona Science Center
c/o Group Sales Department
600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Field Trips to CREATE Makerspace

CREATE at Arizona Science Center® is where science, engineering and art collide. Our makerspace provides the tools, equipment and inspirational environment for students to become inventors. With a field trip to CREATE, students use science and technology to design and build cool projects to take home.

Check out the projects available for your grade level to CREATE. Workshops last up to two hours and range in price from $6 to $10 per student, depending on the project you select.

Support from the following sponsors allows us to provide discounted rates to schools. Thank you, donors!
  • Amazon
  • APS/APS Foundation
  • Arizona Complete Health
  • Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust
  • Cox Charities
  • Fiesta Bowl Charities
  • Freeport-McMoRan Foundation
  • Gila River Indian Community
  • Helios Education Foundation
  • John F. Long Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase 
  • Kinder Morgan Foundation
  • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
  • Union Pacific Foundation
  • U.S. Bank Foundation

Schedule Your STEM Field Trip Today

Your field trip to Arizona Science Center will be a day to remember — for you and your students. Discover how our exhibits and activities can reinforce and reinvigorate what you’re doing in the classroom. 

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