Flandrau Science Center: 520-621-4515
Combining education and fun, there is truly something for everyone at the Flandrau Science Center.
You might spin like an ice-skater, make your own cartoon, or chat with a computer. The exhibits in the Design Garage
allow the visitor to give feedback to the Science Center about what you liked the most.
The Science Center includes a Flandrau Science Store where visitors can browse for a special gift that will touch the mind as well as the heart. We have a unique selection of books, rocks, posters, jewelry and much more for the whole family.
History of the Center: The Science Center got its start with a 1972 bequest from the estate of Grace H. Flandrau, noted author and frequent winter visitor to Tucson. The University decided to use the generous gift to fund a facility that would increase public understanding and appreciation of science.
Originally known as The Grace H. Flandrau Planetarium, the facility was part of the UA Department of Astronomy. Its location on campus, near the Astronomy Department, Optical Sciences Center, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and historic Steward Observatory, reflects its continuing connections to the research community.
Design supports Tucson: The Planetarium was designed by Tucson architectural firm Blanton and Company
and opened its door to the public in 1975.
Vision: The University of Arizona Science Center brings together the University and regional communities to inspire the teaching and learning of science and technology, create pathways to lifelong learning, and promote the area’s social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Driving Directions: From Speedway & Campbell; Go South on Campbell to University Blvd. That's an entrance to the University of Arizona and where you will enter to reach the Flandrau Science center. Find a parking spot nearby
and walk in.
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