In order to avoid unexpected cancellations during this difficult time, field trips are temporarily no longer bookable for the rest of January and February.
However, we will still be hosting field trips that have previously been booked during this time frame.
March, April, and May dates are open to book.
All capacity limits and other aspects of visiting Flandrau are subject to change without notice if current university policies on COVID-19 change.
Please see our current COVID-19 Protocols.
Are you with a school or youth organization?
Visit our Field Trip page.
Group visits at Flandrau reveal the marvels of the universe...
Located on the mall of the University of Arizona campus, Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium offers hands-on exhibits and planetarium shows to inspire future scientists and ignite everyone's curiosity.
Explore our vast and fascinating universe through seven different exhibits covering insects, sharks, mars, planetary science and more. Add an amazing full-dome show in the planetarium theater to your day and you’ll feel like you’re flying through space as you launch from the earth and visit planets, moons, stars and asteroids.
Science Center Exhibits
Explore what lurks in our oceans and what crawls under our feet in our shark and bug exhibits. Wild World of Bugs reveals our connections to the diverse and interesting lifeforms that, however small, play a huge role in shaping life as we know it. Sharks: Magnificent and Misunderstood submerges visitors into educational deep sea adventures, featuring digital games and displays that uncover shark science. Our asteroid cave is a gateway to exhibits that explore the terrain of Mars as well as the rovers that traverse the red planet itself. Downstairs, visitors use critical thinking skills to solve fun, prehistoric puzzles in our Puzzling the Past exhibit.EXHIBITS
Come aboard and take a seat in our full-dome planetarium theater for adventures in space and science. Your group has the option to choose from one of our current shows or from of a variety of shows from our catalog to suit your current curriculum.
Our collection of shows focus on a variety of subjects including planetary science, earth science, astronomy, lunar history, and more. All our shows are hosted by trained and knowledgeable operators, often passionate college students working towards their degrees in science and other fields here at the University of Arizona.CURRENT SHOWS
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|General groups of 10 or more||
$120 base price for up to 10 total participants
+$12 for each additional participant
|Nonprofit groups of 10 or more||
$100 base price for up to 10 total participants
+$10 for each additional participant
|University of Arizona affiliate||
$60 base price for up to 10 total participants
+$6 for each additional participant
Capacity and Duration
|One group of up to 75 participants may tour exhibits and then watch a planetarium show together|
|Groups over 75 participants must be split into two even groups rotating between exhibits and planetarium shows due to theater capacity|
|Exhibits only||Approx. 1 Hour|
|Exhibits and Planetarium show||Approx. 2 Hours
(planetarium shows typically run 40-60 min)
^Includes day-of information like parking, food, and more.
|Day||Available Start Times|
|Monday through Friday mornings||9AM
11AM (Fridays only)
|Monday through Friday afternoons||Limited availability due to UArizona classes, but some opportunities available|
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Payment is due in full at the time of check-in
|Payment can be made by cash or credit card and should be done in one transaction|
|No coupons or additional discounts can be applied to the group visit rates|
Groups arriving with fewer than 10 participants will be charged the base rate for your group type
|Cancellations must be received by email at Flandrau@arizona.edu, at least 3-weeks prior to your scheduled visit date|
|Cancellations received with less than a 3-week notice will be billed for the base rate for your group type. The option to reschedule is dependent on availability|