Engine Building Challenge ‘STEMs’ interest in transportation industry

  The Engine Building Challenge allowed Valley students to explore how STEM skills intersect with the transportation industry. The free event, recently held throughout the nation, educated children about the advantages of STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — careers and the transportation industry, according to a press release. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego was […]

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition opens Feb. 10

Arizona Science Center has officially welcomed the highly anticipated arrival of Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Center officials, representatives and supporters were on-hand Jan. 30 to greet and officially receive the collection of 40 real human and animal mummies and 85 rare artifacts from across the globe, making it the largest collection of mummies […]

Judges, event volunteers needed for Arizona’s largest science fair

Arizona Science Center is putting out a call for judges and volunteers for the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair, Arizona’s state level science fair. The fair takes place April 4-5, at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, and 75 event volunteers and 175-200 volunteer judges are needed. Managed by Arizona Science Center, AzSEF brings […]

Forecast calls for snow at Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center’s Snow Week will take place Dec. 26-Jan. 1 at 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix. More than 100 tons of snow will blanket the Heritage and Science Park, allowing guests to make snow angels, build snowmen and sled at the longest-running snow day event in the Valley, according to a release. The event […]

Arizona Science Center to host training program for local teachers

In response to the need to expand access to high-quality professional development for Arizona’s science teachers, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, launched the Science Teacher Residency (STaR) program earlier this year. This STEM teacher training program, which Helios Education Foundation supported, provides instruction and mentoring to third through eighth grade teachers […]

Free hands-on teacher training at Arizona Science Center

In response to the need to expand access to high-quality professional development for Arizona’s science teachers, Arizona Science Center launched the Science Teacher Residency program earlier this summer. This new science, technology, engineering and math teacher training program, supported by the Helios Education Foundation, provides instruction and mentoring to third- through eighth-grade teachers at no […]

Arizona Science Center partners with Pal to support guests with disabilities

Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, has partnered with Phoenix-based startup Pal to become more inclusive for visitors with developmental disabilities, creating a video social story showing what to expect and an interactive digital guide to assist with communication and navigation. To celebrate the partnership and welcome the Pal community to Arizona […]

Arizona Science Center to offer free admission to military through Blue Star program

The Arizona Science Center in Phoenix announced its participation once again in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the […]

Pompeii exhibition returns to Italy May 28

The final days of Pompeii: The Exhibition have arrived at the Arizona Science Center. A glimpse of life in Pompeii before and after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on Aug. 24, 79 A.D. leaves the center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, Monday, May 28, and heads back to Italy. More than 100,000 guests have seen the […]

Arizona Science Center seeks teen engagement through new initiative

The Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, is giving teens their own voice through the Teen Engagement Initiative. Data showed that Arizona Science Center guests were visiting as young children and not returning until they were adults with their own children — the assumption being that the content in the Center is […]