Standard Flandrau Field Trip

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Inspiring Future Scientists Since 1975!

From earthly wonders to the farthest reaches of space, field trips 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 to ignite curiosity and inspire future scientists. Flandrau’s shows and experiences are designed to connect with the members of your school or youth group and are geared to Arizona State Science Standards.

About Flandrau's Classic Field Trips

Two floors of science exhibits let your group explore our vast and fascinating universe—both here on Earth and beyond our solar system—and your group will have the option to see an amazing full-dome show in the planetarium theater. You’ll feel like you’re flying through space as you launch from the Earth and visit planets, moons, stars and asteroids.

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Child visits Undersea Discovery at Flandrau

Science Center Exhibits

Reveal the marvels of our planet Earth and the universe through Flandrau's science exhibits. Undersea Discovery features live marine creatures and new ways to learn about ocean science. 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 students 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, students use critical thinking skills to solve fun, prehistoric puzzles in our Puzzling the Past exhibit.

Planet earth shown on the planetarium dome

Planetarium Shows

Come aboard and take a seat in our full-dome planetarium theater for adventures in space and science. Your field trip 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. 

SHOW CATALOG

Pricing

K-12 School/Youth Organization

Visit exhibits and watch a planetarium show:

  • $12 per person
  • These field trips require a minimum of 10 participants or a base rate payment of $120.

Visit exhibits only or watch a planetarium show only:

  • $6 per person
  • These field trips require a minimum of 10 participants or a base rate payment of $60.

(Total participant count should include chaperones. Teachers are free.)

Title I K-12 Schools or UA Organization

Visit exhibits and watch a planetarium show:

  • $10 per person
  • These field trips require a minimum of 10 participants or a base rate payment of $100.

Visit exhibits only or watch a planetarium show only:

  • $5 per person
  • These field trips require a minimum of 10 participants or a base rate payment of $50.

(Total participant count should include chaperones. Teachers are free.)