Upcoming Events

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. 

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Events and Showtimes

Family Maker Nights Bad Art Night

Family Maker Nights:
Bad Art Night

Friday, September 29 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Individuals: $25 | Families of Any Size: $50

Calling all awful artists! Join CREATE at Arizona Science Center®’s next Family Maker Night: Bad Art Night! Makers of all ages and backgrounds are invited to connect at an evening full of amazingly atrocious art. Learn More.

Taylor Swift Laser Show

Taylor Swift Laser Show

October 6 & 20 | 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. | $5*

Arizona Science Center is welcoming Taylor Swift back to the Dorrance Planetarium! Celebrate her upcoming film, The Eras Tour Concert Film, and her highly-anticipated album 1989 (Taylor's Version). Don't miss the laser show that never goes out of style at Arizona Science Center's Extended Hours!

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the show as the show begins promptly at the start time. To ensure a quality experience for our Guests, we do not allow late entries. *Requires after-hours general admission ticket. 

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Halloween Family Films

Halloween Family Films

October 6, 20 & 28
Extended Hours | 4:30 & 6:30 p.m. | Included in After-Hours Ticket
Regular Hours | 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. | $5*

No tricks here—enjoy a Halloween treat during October's Extended Hours: family-friendly Halloween films!

October 6: Hocus Pocus
October 20: The Nightmare Before Christmas
October 27: Ghostbusters

Content may not be suitable for all audiences. Parental discretion is advised. *General admission ticket required.

Extended Hours | Regular Hours

Kids shooting basketballs

Extended Hours

October 6, 20 & 28 | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Members: FREE | Non-Members: $15

Looking for evening plans to enjoy with the whole fam? Arizona Science Center is staying on select Friday nights from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in addition to our normal hours (10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Each after-hours ticket includes access to all four levels of the Center, The Science of Guinness World Records and a showing of a family-friendly Halloween film—for one low price!

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Girls in STEM STEM Explorers, Exploradores de STEM

STEM Explorers
Exploradores de STEM

Saturday, October 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Grades 4-8
Sábado 7 de octubre | Grados 4-8

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math—discover the core fields that make up STEM. Learn More.

Ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, matemáticas: descubre los campos fundamentales que conforman STEM. Obtenga más información.

Blue Crew's Wonder Workshops

Blue Crew's Wonder Workshops

October 7 and 8 | 1:00 p.m. | Body Depot, Level 1
Included in General Admission | Spots Limited
Reserve Your Spot Upon Check-In at the Admission Zone

Blue Crew's Wonder Workshops allow Guests to explore a scientific concept in an accessible and fun way! This October, we'll be exploring biology. Choose a plant you want to grow, learn how to care for it and then eat its delicious returns in a few weeks!

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October 9-13 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CAMP INNOVATION returns this Fall Break with That's Gross!, where future scientists will have the chance to explore the science of the slimy and sticky! Discover the fascinations of the human body, funky foods and strange but successful animal adaptations through hands-on STEM activities at this week-long camp. Learn More.

Family Maker Night Crafts n' Cobwebs

Family Maker Nights:
Crafts n' Cobwebs

Friday, October 13 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Individuals: $25 | Families of Any Size: $50

Conjure up DIY Halloween decorations on Friday the 13th! Makers of all ages and crafting backgrounds are invited to create their own unique decorations while connecting with their creative community. Pick and choose from multiple types of customizable decor that are sure to haunt your halls. Learn More.

science with a twist

Science With a Twist
13 Thrills

Friday, October 13 | 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Members: $20 | Non-Members: $25

Dark magic, evil potions, age-old superstitions—these topics have been misunderstood for centuries. But with the help of science, we can help explain the explainable at the next Science With a Twist, 13 Thrills! On Friday the 13th, grab your ghouls and head to the Center for an evening filled with magic, mystery and potions. Learn More.

Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Annular Solar Eclipse
Viewing Party

Saturday, October 14 | 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FREE to the Public

On Saturday, October 14, one of the rarest astronomical events will take place: an annular solar eclipse! Watch this sun-sational spectacle unfold with Arizona Science Center at our Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing Party—FREE to the public in Heritage Square. To view this event safely, the Science Center will be providing eclipse glasses to all Guests to ensure proper eye protection. Learn More.

Laser Show

Fright Light Laser Show

October 27 | 6:00 & 7:00 p.m. | $5*

Kick off Halloweekend with a scream-worthy laser show available one night only: Fright Light! Kick back with your ghouls and boos while you jam to spine-tingling tunes like Monster Mash, Purple People Eater and more.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the show as the show begins promptly at the start time. To ensure a quality experience for our Guests, we do not allow late entries. *Requires after-hours general admission ticket. 

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Jane Goodall - Reasons for Hope

Jane Goodall - Reasons for Hope

Irene P. Flinn Theater, Level 1

Jane Goodall - Reasons for Hope is an uplifting journey around the globe to highlight good news stories that will inspire people to make a difference in the world around them. Jane revolutionized how we view the world around us. Join her on this adventure of inspiration and hope. Learn more.

Daily Showtimes
10:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. | 12:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m.

Beautifica 360 Phoenix

Beautifica 360 Phoenix

Dorrance Planetarium, Level 1

From the creators of the multi-award-winning MESMERICA comes a brand-new epic immersive experience unlike any other. Beautifica is a 360 journey through worlds real and imagined, from mind blowing particle fields to unashamedly euphoric fantastic environments almost impossible to describe. Learn more

Film run time: 1h.

October 7, 8, 21 & 22
4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.


Arizona Skies

Head down different trails to discover that Arizona is one of the best places to stargaze. View the constellations visible to us and learn about the different cultural interpretations of them, from Greek mythology to Navajo folklore. Learn More.

Daily: 1:00 p.m.

Expedition: Solar System

Expedition: Solar System

Grab your space helmets, Arizona—It's time for the ultimate road trip, across all of space, and to the outer edges of our Solar System! We'll explore volcanoes and craters, ice and storms, hundreds of billions of stars, and so much more. Seated under the 60-foot NanoSeam dome, Expedition: Solar System is the ultimate cosmic exploration experience. Learn More.

Daily: 11:30 a.m. | 2:30 p.m.

Dazzling Demonstrations”

Dazzling Demonstrations

Daniel Cracchiolo Theater, Level 1

Join us for live daily demonstrations and activities that inspire, educate and engage curious minds! Each 15-minute show is included with general admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Arizona Science Center's Dazzling Demonstrations are generously sponsored by DMB Associates.

Weekdays: 11:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. | 1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.| 3:30 p.m.
Weekends (Members-Only Hours): 10:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.| 3:30 p.m.

Under The Hood

Under the Hood Engineered by Subaru 

CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, Atrium

Discover the world of automotive science with Under the Hood, Engineered by Subaru, to find out! Explore the mechanics of an engine, learn how vehicles are designed and assembled, engineer the fastest car possible, test your skills on the track, and more. Learn more. 

Postcards to Space

Club for the Future's Postcards to Space

Send a postcard to space! Throughout the weekend, you can design your very own postcard to be sent into orbit aboard a Blue Origin rocket. Postage and drop box available onsite if desired. Learn more about Club for the Future's postcards to space here.


Member-Only Weekend Hours

As a thank you to our beloved Members, The Center will open at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays exclusively for Members. Advance ticket reservations are required. General admission begins at 10:30 a.m.

Not a Member? Become an Arizona Science Center Member today! Learn more.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Workshops

In-Person Workshops

Arizona Science Center makes earning badges and patches exciting for Girl Scouts and easy for leaders! Meet Girl Scouts from other troops and enjoy the Science Center's lively atmosphere as you complete hands-on science activities through various STEM-related workshopsLearn More. 

POP! The Science of Bubbles

DeBell Water Atrium, Level 1

Soap meets science—it's 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 general admission to the Science Center. Learn more