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


Diversity in STEM: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

Diversity in STEM: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

Diversidad en STEM: Una Celebración de la Herencia Hispana

Saturday, October 15 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

El sábado 15 de octubre

Join Girls in STEM in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Discover botany, chemistry and engineering with an engaging half-day #GirlsInSTEM event. Learn More.

¡Acompaña a Girls in STEM, o niñas y la educación STEM (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas) para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Descubre el estudio de la botánica, la química y la ingeniería durante el evento #GirlsInSTEM de medio día. Obtenga más información.


Astronomy Weekend”

Astronomy Weekend

Saturday, October 1 – Sunday, October 2

From comets and planets to black holes and faraway galaxies, investigate the night sky at Arizona Science Center’s Astronomy Weekend!

Discover the science of space exploration with hands-on activities and engaging demonstrations all weekend long! With a little help from Blue Crew, you'll earn your wings to earn the rights to be a true space explorer in no time. Learn More.

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Science With a Twist Spooky Science Edition

Friday, October 7 | 6:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Science With a Twist's Spooky Science Edition will be spellbound with BOOzy cocktails, petrifying presentations and spooky science exploration! This 21 and older after-hours event is sure to be the ultimate Halloween Boo Bash. Learn More.

Spooky Science at Arizona Science Center

Spooky Science

October 3–31

Calling all ghosts n' goblins! Spooky Science returns to Arizona Science Center. From hair-raising activities to creepy crawlers, celebrate Halloween with frightfully fun-themed demonstrations and activities that inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages about the science of HalloweenLearn More.


Dice on a window sill

Science With a Twist Special Edition: Dungeons & Dragons One Shot

Friday, October 21 | 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Play Session One: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. | Play Session Two: 8:30 – 11:00 p.m.

Enjoy a special Dungeons & Dragons edition of Science With a Twist! Each session will be a brand new game, so no worries about missing important plot points or committing to a longer campaign. Meet local players, try out new characters, and have fun! Learn More.


CAMP INNOVATION Fall Break

CAMP INNOVATION Fall Break

October 10-14 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What causes a tsunami? What leads to erosion and landslides? How do hot and cold air interact to form tornadoes? At Arizona Science Center’s Fall Break CAMP INNOVATION, prepare to be blown away with the science of weather! 

Wacky Weather focuses on Earth's most powerful expressions through hands-on activities that build confidence, persistence, and creative problem-solving skills. Learn More.


Lantern on a table

Weekend Workshop: Lantern Making

Ages 8+
Saturdays, October 8 & 22 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$40 per participant

Get the whole family engaged with the engineering and art design processes! Explore vector graphic design and laser cutting by creating a unique table lantern. Tap into your creative side by developing a mood through color and paper. It’s the perfect weekend outing for the whole family! Learn more.


Lantern on table

Wednesday Workshop: Lantern Making

18+ Only
Wednesdays, October 12 & 26 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$40 per person

Explore multiple areas of STEAM at this adults-only workshop! Using vector graphic design and laser cutting, assemble a one-of-a-kind table lantern. Create a mood unique to you using color and paper. Come flex your creative muscle with us! Learn more.

 


Going Places

Going Places

Sybil B. Harrington Gallery, Level 3

Explore how different modes of transportation have shaped society and get hands-on with a multitude of challenging interactives. Fly a plane, ride a hovercraft, race your friend on a recumbent bicycle, or learn to fly an airship! YOU are the driver in Going Places’ interactive exhibits—providing the chance to experience transportation in ways you never dreamed possible! 

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LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES

LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES

Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES explores the countless ways the airplane affects our lives. With a fascinating take on history, breathtaking visuals and soaring music, this film takes audiences on a wondrous trip around the globe! Learn More. 

Showtimes
Weekdays: 12:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m.
Weekends: 12:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m.


Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge

Freeman Gallery, Level 1

Discover that life is hidden in plain sight by exploring a microbial colony, learn about the importance of our missions to Mars, investigate rover tests in the Atacama Desert and use spectroscopy to detect what light reveals in faraway galaxies. Grab your lab coat and prepare for an other-worldly experience at Life on the Edge! Learn More.


"PreSchool

PreSchool Science Series for Educators

Four Complimentry Sessisons for PreK Teachers–Take One or Take Them All!

Young children are engaged by and welcome the opportunity to explore their world and confront challenging concepts in science, technology and engineering. Join us for our Preschool Science Series as we explore, investigate and reflect on the core concepts and practices that support inquiry in the preschool classroom. Learn More.


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.

Showtimes
Weekdays: 1:00 p.m.
Weekends: 1:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m.


"Big

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.


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. 


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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.


Tesla Coils”

Tesla Coils

Genius Theater, Level 1

Prepare for an ELECTRIC experience—our musically-inclined Tesla Coils are back and better than ever! Explore what makes a "genius", learn about some of history's greatest inventors and enjoy a presentation that's guaranteed to knock your SHOCKs off.

Showtimes
Daily: 11:20 a.m. | 1:20 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.

Showtimes
Daily: 10:20 a.m. | 12:20 p.m. | 2:20 p.m.


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