Group Visits

Enjoy group rates for your family or organization!

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.

Group rates are only available when scheduled in advance online via the links below.

Unscheduled groups of ten or more will be charged regular admission per person.
Child viewing Flandrau Exhibit

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 math puzzles in our Puzzles, Proofs, & Patterns exhibit.

Mom and Dad in the Flandrau Planetarium

Planetarium Shows


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 show 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please read all sections before scheduling your visit.

GROUP TYPE PRICES
General groups of 10 or more

Combination Visit
(Exhibits and a planetarium show):

Base Rate: $240 for up to 10 total participants.
+$24 for each additional participant

Single Experience Visit
(Exhibits or a planetarium show):

Base Rate: $120 for up to 10 total participants.
+$12 for each additional participant

(Free for staff/aids of hosting organization)

Nonprofit groups of 10 or more

Combination Visit
(Exhibits and a planetarium show):

Base Rate: $220 for up to 10 total participants.
+$22 for each additional participant

Single Experience Visit
(Exhibits or a planetarium show):

Base Rate: $110 for up to 10 total participants.
+$11 for each additional participant

(Free for staff/aids of hosting organization)

Senior group of 10 or more

Combination Visit
(Exhibits and a planetarium show):

Base Rate: $200 for up to 10 total participants.
+$20 for each additional participant

Single Experience Visit
(Exhibits or a planetarium show):

Base Rate: $100 for up to 10 total participants.
+$10 for each additional participant

(Free for staff/aids of hosting organization)

University of Arizona Organization

Combination Visit
(Exhibits and a planetarium show):

Base Rate: $120 for up to 10 total participants.
+$12 for each additional participant

Single Experience Visit
(Exhibits or a planetarium show):

Base Rate: $60 for up to 10 total participants.
+$6 for each additional participant

(Free for staff/aids of hosting organization)

Payment can be made by cash, credit card, or purchase order at the time of check-in 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 their group type.
Group rates are only available when scheduled in advance online. 
No coupons or additional discounts can be applied to the group visit rates; including but not limited to Museum for All, Flandrau Memberships, ASTC and gift certificates. 

Afterhours groups:

  • Your group rate listed above + $200 per hour.

  • Discounts for afterhours rate: 20% UA Department, 10% FSCP Member, 10% Non-Profits and Title I  

CAPACITY
Combination and Single Experience Visits can accommodate up to 75 participants. 
Groups over 75 participants require two registrations per time slot and will be split into two even groups rotating between exhibits and planetarium show. 
DURATION  
Single Experience Visit (exhibits or planetarium show) Approximately 1 Hour
Combination Visit (exhibits and planetarium show) Approximately 2 Hours
(planetarium shows typically run 40-60 min)

CANCELING OR RESCHEDULING
Cancellation or reschedule requests must be received by email at Flandrau@arizona.edu at least 3 weeks prior to your scheduled visit date.
Cancellation or reschedule requests received with less than a 3 week notice will be billed the base rate for your group type. The option to reschedule is dependent on availability.