This Month at the Center

Discover this month's great events!

December 2014

Join us for these upcoming activities and events!

MAKE IT Weekends

Located in Body Depot, Level 1

Ever wonder what you could create with electronics, crafts or even wood?
Are you a Do It Yourselfer or do you like working together? Become inspired, innovative and be a part of the MAKE IT community at Arizona Science Center every Saturday and Sunday!

Snow Week 2015

December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Arizona Science Center’s Snow Week is back this year with new demonstrations and activities throughout the week. We will celebrate the season with over 30 tons of snow blanketing Heritage and Science Park’s grassy hill in white!

For more information and the daily schedule

Upcoming 2015 Events

January 2015 Adults Night Out

January 2, 2015
5:30-9 p.m.
FREE general admission for adults 18 and over!
Adults get a chance to explore Arizona Science Center on Phoenix First Friday's! Adults Night Out is an adult oriented event which includes a lecture, cash bar and Arts 360 in the Dorrance Planetarium! All four levels of hands-on science are FREE as is a New Times 'Best of Phoenix' award-winning lecture series! Seating is first come, first served.

IMAX Theater
7 - 8 P.M.

Lecture: The lecture will focus on anatomy and physiology with guest speaker, Jonathan Lindsey. Seating is first come, first served.
Educators earn one hour of professional development for each lecture attended.

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
Located in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries
5:30 - 9 P.M

Guests will also be able to venture into National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers for an additional fee ($7). Highlighting the Earth’s spectacular eco-zones–Polar Regions, Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves, and Savannas–this interactive exhibition brings the unparalleled adventures and discoveries to life and invites you to meet explorers who live these adventures every day.

Art 360 featuring local artist, Nicole Royse
Dorrance Planetarium
6 - 8 P.M.

Nicole is currently the Curator of Willo North Gallery, the Curator of Shade Projects at the monOrchid, and offers her services as a freelance curator. Her debut curatoral project was in March 2014 for Art Detour 26 with the exhibition APACHE X: 10 years of Douglas Miles & Apache Skateboards. Her artwork focuses on abstraction of form through the use of line and color working with acrylic paint on canvas. Seating is first come, first served.

Galapagos: Nature's Wonderland 3D
IMAX Theater
8:30 P.M.

Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt. Dance with the tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. This is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D. Additional fee.

Local DJ, Dragon Lee will be playing on Level 1 and cash bar will be available during Adults Night Out.

*Event is for adults 18 and over only. Children will not be permitted into the Science Center during this event. Programming subject to change without notice.

Earth Explorer Special Lecture: Cave Life of Greater Grand Canyon
January 3, 2015
1:00 P.M.

Lecture Topic: Dr. Wynne has studied cave ecosystems in the greater Grand Canyon Region for nearly a decade. Through his work, he has discovered nearly 25 new species of cave-dwelling insects and documented numerous bat roosts. He will provide a spectacular image driven presentation discussing these discoveries and the current efforts to protect and conserve caves in one of the world's most rugged and unforgiving landscapes, the Grand Canyon.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jut Wynne has bushwhacked through the jungles of Belize, rappelled into the deepest volcanic pit on Hawai'i, endured the world’s driest desert in northern Chile, used cutting edge instruments onboard NASA aircraft and traveled to the most remote inhabited place on earth, Easter Island. There, he helped to unlock the secrets contained within caves and how they may improve our understanding of the natural world and planetary cave exploration.


FREE General Admission for Seniors on the First Tuesday of every month

This offer is for persons 62+ only. Please bring your driver’s license, passport or identification card with you day of.

Arizona Science Center Members Weekend Hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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