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


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. Film run time: 1h. Learn more

Showtimes
December 1, 4, 18, 19, 21—23, 26, 28—30 
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4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. & *8:30 p.m.

*Showtimes only December 1, 4, 18, 23 & 30


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.


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.


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.


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