Featured Current Exhibits
Exploring Sky Islands
Here in Southern Arizona, we live in one of the most unique environments in the world. We’re famous for the natural beauty of our landscape, and that landscape also boasts an incredible range of plants, birds, and animals thanks to the mountains that rise above our desert basins. We call those mountains Sky Islands - they are home to an astonishing level of biodiversity, a multitude of species that live in the cooler, wetter habitats at higher elevations. Runs through Summer 2013
OSIRIS-REx Presents: Great Balls of Fire!
Have you ever wondered about the origins of comets, asteroids, and meteors? Or what they can tell us about Earth?
Visitors to the new OSIRIS REx PRESENTS Great Balls of Fire! exhibition, which opens at Flandrau Science Center on October 1st, can explore these mysterious space rocks through hands-on activities, computer-based interactives, meteorite specimens, scale models, and an immersive audio-visual experience called Asteroid Encounter.
Crystalline Treasures: The Mineral Heritage of China
Don’t miss Flandrau’s new exhibit, “Crystalline Treasures: the Mineral Heritage of China. You’ll see astonishing mineral specimens from China that have never been seen before in a public exhibition. And you’ll learn about the ancient history and culture of China, a civilization that goes back five thousand years, a civilization that changed the world with the invention of gunpowder, paper, and silk.