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September 2014

Join us for these upcoming activities and events!

MAKE IT Weekends

July - November 2014
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!

MAKE IT Weekends in September, guests will be able to work with circuits and create a scribble machine!

Upcoming Fall Events

October Adults Night Out: 1980's Fright Night

October 3, 2014
5:30-9 p.m.
FREE General Admission!

Arizona Science Center brings a frightfully fun night out for adults 18 and over. General admission is FREE! All four levels of hands-on science are free to roam at your own will from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. A local DJ will be spinning the best of the 1980's so get ready to do your best Cabbage Patch and be a part of the ‘Thriller’ mob.

Guests are encouraged to come in costume as their favorite 1980's character or 80s fashion (masks and weapons fake or real are not permitted in the Center). A cash bar will be available.

Guests will be able to see local artist, Paige Sullivan’s work come to life on the dome of the Dorrance Planetarium during one of Adults Night Out's most popular shows Art 360. And if that’s not scary enough for you, watch Black Holes with a special showing of Nightwalk happening at 8:30 p.m. in the Dorrance Planetarium (additional cost).

And it’s the return of the zombies! Back by popular demand, Dave Engelthaler from Tgen North will be giving an encore lecture of “Can the Zombie Apocalypse Really Happen?” Doctors and scientists are constantly finding new emerging infectious diseases and finding out that old ones are becoming more dangerous. Can one of these new superbugs cause a zombie apocalypse? Seating is first-come, first-served.

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Astronomy Day 2014

October 4, 2014

Join us for a day full dedicated to the science of stars! Throughout the day guests will get to engage with different lecturers from Arizona State University and Lowell Observatory, learn about space with fun and interactive activities, and see planetarium shows that are out of this world.

Professor David A. Williams from ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration will be discussing the planet Mars and all that has been discovered about this foreign world. Williams will focus on results from the Mars missions and take a look into the future to see how Mars missions are paving the way for human exploration.

Will Grundy, a planetary geologist from Lowell Observatory, will be coming in to the Center to talk about NASA’s New Horizon mission. He will be touching on when the New Horizons craft is set to fly past Pluto and the craft's mission to discover more about the outer reaches of our solar system.

Along with the lectures free with general admission, Arizona Science Center will have activities throughout the day. They will include a Stellar Story Time, hourly space-themed demonstrations and space-painting, an Arizona Science Center twist on face-painting.

Planetarium Show Schedule for October 4, 2014:

10:30- Treehouse Adventures
11:30- Grand Tour of the Solar System
12:30- Lecture by David Williams
1:30- Arizona Skies
2:30- Lecture by Will Grundy
3:30- Ice Worlds
4:30 Cosmic Coasters
Note, all activities and show times are subject to change.

Girls in STEM

November 1, 2014
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join Arizona Science Center as we celebrate girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) . The event will offer hands-on engineering design challenges, opportunities to meet and visit with women in STEM, and collaborative problem solving activities. Generously sponsored in part by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation and Intel Corporation.

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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.


Parking: Click here for directions and parking information

September 15 -18, the planetarium will be under maintenance, all shows are cancelled during these days.