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.
SOLD OUT: Tech N' Tinker: Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers
Saturday, June 4 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Calling all innovators, tinkerers and creators! Join #GirlsInSTEM for a half-day, engaging event exploring the basics of engineering through the six-step engineering design process. With female guests from WiMCO and immersive tinkering, our #GirlsInSTEM will leave with their engi-gears ignited! Learn more.
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3D Printing Workshops
CREATE Inside Arizona Science Center, Lobby
Interested in 3D printing, but don’t know where to start? In this workshop, you will easily create a physical object from a computer model using a 3D printer. By the end of session, you will have all the information and knowledge necessary to use these machines and have the opportunity to take home your very own 3D-designed object! Learn more.
May 28 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | $35 per person per session
Teen Advisory Board: Carnival Science
Saturday, June 25 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | CREATE at Arizona Science Center®
Prepare to be amazed! Join Arizona Science Center's Teen Advisory Board for a Science Carnival Spectacular! From the science behind popcorn to building your own catapult, this carnival will host numerous hands-on activities that reveal the mysteries you see at the circus. The Science Carnival Spectacular will be an immersive experience of science and fun games! Food and drinks will be provided. Register Here.
Australia's Great Wild North
Far Northern Australia is a land of extremes. Huge bushfires ravage the ancient landscape in the dry season and the world’s biggest thunderstorms bring torrential rain and flooding in the wet season. These almost Jurassic conditions have created some of the richest wetlands on Earth—and you get a front row seat! Join us for a safari to meet sharks, buffalo, venemous snakes and the fiercest predator of all: the Saltwater Crocodile. Learn More.
Weekdays: 12:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m.
Weekends: 12:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m.
Survival of the Slowest
Sybil B. Harrington Gallery, Level 3
Sometimes being slow, small or weak can have its advantages! Survival of the Slowest, Arizona Science Center’s latest exhibition, looks at the often overlooked species that have used their disadvantages to help them survive—and even thrive—in a world where large, strong and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain. Learn More.
Girl Scout 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 workshops. Learn More.
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.
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.
Daily: 10:20 a.m. | 11:20 a.m. | 12:20 p.m. | 1:20 p.m. | 2:20 p.m.
Explore the inner workings of Earth's climate system with this ultra high-resolution full-dome production! Follow a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans and the biosphere. Ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Learn More.
Daily: 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.
Weekends: 11:00 a.m.
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.