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.
Generously Supported by Whataburger
Saturday, May 22 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Calling all Members & Space Lovers! Join us this Saturday, May 22 as the ALL NEW Whataburger Food Truck makes a stop at Arizona Science Center. Build up your appetite while you take on the physical and mental challenges of training for a real mission to the cosmos in Astronaut, then enjoy free lunch from Whataburger®.
Whataburger lunch tickets will be provided to Arizona Science Center Members and Astronaut visitors who check in on a first-come-first-serve basis. While supplies last. Tickets have no cash value. Advanced admission reservations required.
POP! The Science of Bubbles
DeBell Water Atrium, Level 1
Soap meets science. An exhibition bursting with fun! Hands-on activities for the whole family teach the science behind these colorful wonders. POP! The Science of Bubbles is included with admission to the Science Center. Learn more.
TPS on Tour: Collaboration with The Phoenix Symphony
Saturdays in May at 11:00 a.m.
Daniel Cracchiolo Theater, Level 1
Arizona Science Center is proud to welcome The Phoenix Symphony to the Center each Saturday in May. Through this partnership, Guests of the Science Center can enjoy a 45-minute casual performance every Saturday in May at the Daniel Cracchiolo Theater on Level 1. Created with the entire family in mind, music will include everything from the CLASSICS to the POPS.
Astronaut Virtual Series
Arizona Science Center is pleased to offer dynamic ways to connect you with experts in space exploration from a variety of backgrounds including scientists, authors, and business leaders. Hear first-hand accounts of working in the space industry, designing systems, and exploring the solar system. Join us for this three-part FREE virtual series as we send out our current exhibition Astronaut in style! To learn more and to register, click here.
Nikon’s Small World Photo Exhibit | April 21 - June 20
Celebrating 46 years of images captured by the light microscope–The Nikon Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.
Kids in Focus | Photography Exhibit | April 12 - June 30
In partnership with Kids in Focus, 25 volunteer photographers mentored 55 at-risk youth through 9-week explorations of their world, using the camera as a tool to help them gain a new perspective on the world and themselves. The result is this incredible limited-time exhibition. Located in the lobby, no admission required to view the exhibit.
Kids in Focus is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and equipping at-risk kids to shift from surviving to thriving. Through the restorative power of photography and with the guidance of dedicated mentors, the kids are inspired to open their eyes to their own potential and self-worth.
For more information about Kids in Focus, visit kidsinfocus.org.
Journey to Solarville Made Possible by APS
During this complimentary 30-minute journey, engage with our hands-on exhibits and explore ways you can utilize solar and renewable energy in your everyday life, from home appliances to harnessing the power of the changing seasons. Learn More.
Journey Times: Weekdays:12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., Weekends:11:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m.,and 2:00 p.m.
Daniel Cracchiolo Theater, Level 1
Join us as we continue our mission of inspiring, educating, and engaging curious minds through science live daily demonstrations and activities. Each 15-minute show is included with admission to the Center. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Showtimes: Weekends: 9:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., and 2:45 p.m. | Weekdays: 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Member Only Weekend Hours
As a thank you to our beloved Members, The Center will open at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday exclusively for Members. Advance ticket reservations are required. General admission begins at 10:30 a.m.
Calling all space explorers! Do you have what it takes to make it in space? Understand the physical and mental challenges involved in training to be a space explorer in our latest exhibition, Astronaut. Experience a rocket launch, investigate life on the Space Lab, and discover why it’s so hard to eat, sleep and use the toilet in space. Learn More.
Limited to 10 Guests, every step of your one-of-a-kind 90-minute Guided Experience has been carefully planned to spark curiosity and engage your imagination while allowing for safe social distancing. Offered at 10:00 a.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. on weekends. Learn More.
Discover the current night sky and hear stories about the different constellations visible this time of year. This show in Dorrance Planetarium concludes with a spin through the cosmos. Learn More.
Showtimes: Weekdays & Weekends: 1:00 p.m.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Explore the night sky with Big Bird, Elmo, and a friend from China named Hu Hu Zhu! In this planetarium show featuring beloved characters from Sesame Street, you'll learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon. Learn More.
Showtimes: Weekends: 11:00 a.m
Astronaut: Ocean To Orbit
Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit gives a fascinating look into the high-tech world of astronauts and how they train to work in space. Learn More.
Showtimes: Weekdays: 2:00 p.m., Weekends: 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.