Arizona Science Center
A lot of people are marveled by the fact that Phoenix, Arizona is the fifth-largest city in the
country, in this beautiful city, is the Arizona Science center. The Arizona Science Center has been a magnet for science and discovery for the local residents and visitors alike. The center features more than “300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, a state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium and many more”.
About the Arizona Science Center
The Arizona Science Center otherwise known as ASC for short is located at 600 E Washington St Phoenix, AZ 85004. The center has four levels of hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art Planetarium, and 5 stories high giant screen theater. The exhibits and galleries are meant to educate and entertain both adults and kids. The Arizona Science Center is a unique landmark in the city of Phoenix, it was designed by no other than the Famous architect Antoine Predock.
The center was built with a combo of ramps, hallways, galleries, and terraces which gives the masterpiece of a 140,000 square foot structure that provides an exciting environment for discovery, investigation, and learning. The Arizona Science center is a nonprofit organization that provides special educational programs and science activities for everyone; these programs include; summer science camps, Adults’ night out, stroller science, thematic event, and the wheels outreach program.
The center receives up to 400,000 visitors annually, named as one of the premier
science centers in the nation, Arizona science center’s mission is to engage curious
minds through learning science in exciting ways. The Arizona science opens at 10:30
AM to 4 PM daily. Other programs at the ASC include daily demonstrations, family
programs, and lecture presentations.
A short History of the Arizona Science Center
The Arizona Science Center was formerly known as the “Arizona Museum of Science and Technology”. The center was incorporated as a private, nonprofit corporation in the year 1982, but officially opened in 1984. In the first year of its opening, the center received up to 87,000
visitors. In 1988 the city of Phoenix awarded $ 533 million to the center’s now permanent site. The building was designed, built, and completed in 1997 by Antoine Predock (an architect).
The ASC current facility has more than 400,000 square feet of gallery space, an IMAX theater that seats up to 289 people, and a planetarium called the “Dorrance Planetarium” that accommodates up to 210 people.