This Month at the Center

Discover this month's great events!

March 2015

APS Solar Month 2015

Throughout the month of March, Arizona Science Center annually presents hands-on exhibits, programming and activities that explore and celebrate the sun and its capabilities as a source of renewable energy.

• Creating Sun Dials
• Building Monarch Butterfly Habitats
• Solar Art Mural
• Solar Telescope
• UV Beads
• Solar Ovens
• Exploring Colors and the Sun

*Happening daily in March from 1:30–3:30 p.m. and will vary daily.

University of Arizona Rube Goldberg Team

March 28, 2015
10 a.m. –3 p.m.

Join us as the University of Arizona Rube Goldberg Team will be showcasing their Rube Goldberg Machine, speaking to guests about the engineering process to plan and develop the devices as well as having hands-on activities for guests.

Included with general admission.

NanoDays™ 2015

March 28 –April 5, 2015
Arizona Science Center invites you to the NanoDays nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. The biggest event for the smallest science brings university researchers together with science educators to create learning experiences for people of all ages to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces.

Hands-on activities invite guests to explore polarized light, investigate how scientists use special tools to study tiny things, and imagine how nanotechnology could change how we eat! Visitors can also experiment with heat transfer and complete and electrical circuit using the world’s thinnest material!

This event is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). NanoDays is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska!

Upcoming Events

April 2015 Adults' Night Out

April 3, 2015
5:30–9 p.m.


April’s First Friday encourages you to have a ball as Arizona Science Center celebrates America’s favorite sport: football! Adults 18 and over will score the chance to explore Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame before it leaves in May for only $12 per person!

Additionally, guests will be able to roam around all four levels of the Center’s hands-on science galleries from 5:30—9:00 p.m. for FREE. Wear a hat, jersey or your favorite fan collectible to show your College or NFL spirit! A cash bar will be available including a selection of beer, wine and a special spectator’s cocktail, “The Tailgater”.

Don’t miss April’s lecture, “Gridiron Genomics: What happens when your brain takes a hit!” being presented in the Irene Flinn Theatre. There, Dr. Matthew Huentelman, from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), will tackle concussions and brain injury. **Seating is first-come, first-served

See local artist, Monica Aissa Martinez during April’s ART360 in the Dorrance Planetarium . Her work has been internationally seen and is presented in numerous private and public collections. Monica’s artwork reflects her draw to the physiology of the human body. She uses lines, shapes, spaces, and colors to represent intricate connections between body, mind, and spirit throughout her pieces. ** Seating is first-come, first-served

ART360 first showing is at 6 p.m. and the last show will be at 8:30 p.m. All guests must check in at the ticket desk prior to entering the center and to the show.

Mysteries of the Unseen World will be playing in Arizona Science Center’s 280-seat IMAX® Theater. Tickets are only $8 per person.

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

Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF)

April 2015

Established in 2007, AzSEF is a state-wide science competition for students in grades 5 -12. Each year, schools throughout the state select their most notable scholars to present their research at AzSEF and be recognized for their efforts. Winners are represented at the Inter International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-collage science competition. AzSEF will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center in Downtown Phoenix.


Small World Nikon 2014 World Tour

April 10–May 31, 2015

The 2014 Nikon International Small World Competition recognizes excellence in photography through the microscope and showcases the top photomicrographs. These photomicrographs capture a glimpse of a world unseen by the naked eye, and may be of great technical significance as well as sheer beauty to contemplate.

This exhibit is free with general admission.

Bio Buzz Family Series

April 18, 2015
1:45–2:15 p.m.

BioBuzz Family Talks are family-friendly, 20-minute series of talks and activities designed to stimulate conversation and inquiry surrounding a variety of science topics.

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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.

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9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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