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.
Mars: Up Close and Personal Our Mars exhibit features the world's largest scale model of the surface of the red planet. This exhibit was created using data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter and features a model of the largest known canyon in the solar system, Valles Marineris. Also on display is the Zagami meteorite, which is believed to have originated on Mars.
Colliding Asteroids Ever wonder what it would be like to hurtle through space on an asteroid? Come experience the “Asteroid Cave” and learn about asteroids and meteorites along the way.