Arizona Science Center

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Arizona Science Center

Housed in a 120,000 sq. ft. facility and featuring more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the Arizona Science Center is a must-see for all ages. Don't miss the activities led by the Blue Crew - a team of science interpreters who present in the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium. Experience the extreme forces of nature, lay on a bed of nails, walk through the human digestive system, and discover the inside of an eyeball – all under one roof! The Arizona Science Center has endless displays to amaze and entertain children of all ages and welcomes massively popular featured exhibitions year-round.

The museum is a wonderful spot for families to explore and share their love of science with their kids. The planetarium is the perfect excuse to explore outer space and learn about our solar system. The Dorrance Planetarium is the second planetarium in the world to have a laser system that has the largest variety of laser special effects that will put you in awe. The museum also has programs for all ages wanting to explore and learn hands-on. Visit the CREATE maker space featuring 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, and more. Check out some of their other programs including CAMP INNOVATION, professional development for educators, and adult-only events.

Looking for a more adult based event? The museum hosts an event called "Lasers & Liquor Nights" for adults 21+. Experience the state-of-the-art laser system for yourself with 14 mind-blowing special effects synced to music from Queen, Beyoncé, Beastie Boys, and AC/DC.

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