Looking for things to do in Phoenix?

Come discover the world of science and imagination at Arizona Science Center today. Our events and attractions including the Dorrance Planetarium, and The W.O.N.D.E.R. Center, give audiences and guests the chance to embark in hands-on learning and create a memorable experience that will last a lifetime. Join us for both family-friendly and adult-only events. You will find the latest weekend events and up to the minute Phoenix activities for the entire family on our events calendar.

When should you visit?  Weekdays after 1 p.m. are typically quieter, as we proudly host field trips many weekday mornings.

The city of Phoenix is partnering with the National Homeland Security Association to host the 13th annual National Homeland Security Conference on June 17-20, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The National Homeland Security Conference will bring nearly 1,400 attendees from around the nation to Phoenix for educational and informative sessions on best practices an emerging trends in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Public Safety Training Exercise 

Residents in and around downtown Phoenix will see vehicle and equipment from multiple public safety jurisdictions as part of conference activities near the Phoenix Convention Center. On Wednesday, June 19, the Phoenix Police and Fire departments and the Phoenix Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will conduct public safety training exercises in the downtown Phoenix area as part of conference programming.

The exercise will have vehicular and pedestrian traffic restricted on both Washington and Jefferson streets with a closure on Third Street. The restriction will take place from 7:00 am and 9:00 am, with a closure on Washington between 5th and 4th Streets for a short period of time around 8:00 am. It is recommended allow extra time for travel and to use Monroe or Jackson streets as an alternative route. The below map shows the affected areas that will be restricted through the morning rush hour.

June19 Closures downtown


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