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.
Events and Showtimes
From comets and planets to black holes and faraway galaxies, investigate the night sky at Arizona Science Center’s Astronomy Week!
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.
Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
Irene P. Flinn Theater, Level 1
Sunday, March 26 | 1:00 p.m.
The award-winning documentary, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, explores the social impact of human augmentation. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks "disability" and "normalcy" by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever. *Complimentary screening is included with general admission on Sunday, March 26. Learn more.
June 5-30 & July 10-28 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Calling all campers—CAMP INNOVATION is back for Summer Break! Let your imagination run wild in our series of 5-day camp sessions that spark curiosity in science through hands-on interactive programs that incorporate learning through high-energy challenges, building, and design. Learn More.
APS Solar Month
Investigate the Sun at Arizona Science Center’s APS Solar Month! Our nearest star gives Earth light, energy and heat—making life possible. During the entire month of March, experience solar science in a whole new light. Enjoy dazzling demonstrations and hands-on activities, from constructing solar houses to creating solar art! Learn more.
Dogs! A Science Tail
February 5 – April 30, 2023
Sybil B. Harrington Gallery, Level 3
Dogs! A Science Tail is an immersive traveling exhibition that explores the bond between humans and dogs—one of the most successful interspecies partnerships of all time. Exhibits reveal where dogs came from, how dogs experience the world, what makes our bond with dogs so special and how to care for our canine best friends. Learn More
CREATE Mini Workshops
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®
Tuesday – Thursday | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Our hour-long mini workshops allow Guests to explore a new creative concept every week. From 3D printing and laser cutting to holographic builds and printmaking, there’s always a new skill to learn at CREATE! Learn More.
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.
April 7, 16, 20, 23 & 30
4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Irene P. Flinn Theater, Level 1
Join an immersive IMAX® adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most remarkable dogs. As we discover the astonishing science behind their amazing abilities, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again! Learn more.
Film run time: 47m
Daily: 11:00 a.m. | 1:00 p.m.
Irene P. Flinn Theater, Level 1
It's a land of mystery and yet what happens here affects every single one of us. With never-before-seen footage, our story brings audiences to the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent! Using the latest underwater filming techniques, dive beneath sea ice to experience the alien world of its seafloor, swim alongside playful seals, soar above mountain peaks and vast penguin colonies, and witness the largest congregation of fin and humpback whales ever filmed. Learn more.
Film run time: 45m
Daily: 12:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.