Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, Tucson

4.3
#11 of 18 in Childrens Museums in Arizona
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium is located in Tucson. Plan to see Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tucson trip builder website .
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  • We had no idea that the museum was on the university campus, We are visiting from Los Angeles and found that this museum is part of the 300+ ASTC Science Centers that our Discovery Cube Membership all...  more »
  • Enjoyed the current gemstone exhibit upstairs. Looking for a fun museum to bring our Grandsons to. Looks like this a good place. Lots of hands on activities. The mineral/rocks/gemstone exhibit downsta...  more »
  • First time here for the planetarium show. The narrator was a young woman who had trouble speaking clearly, so even though she was friendly and quite knowledgeable, half of what she said was hard to un...  more »
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  • Great shows. Check the schedule on line and organize your visit accordingly. Different shows for different ages on the hour. Saw a kid show and all the kids about age 7-10 loved it. Also saw an excellent asteroid show for adults for only $3 more per person. Great glow in dark t-shirts for kids in gift shop. Mineral display in basement. Check out science section for elementary age kids. This is a small place but worth a visit. Park in Cherry Street lot about a block walk on other side of University Street. Free parking on weekends when there is no ball game.
  • It's fun but I took my 4 and 2 year old and there was hardly anything there for them. They can't do the puzzles. The laser show wasn't until 4pm. There was things on doors like waterlife exhibit but the door was locked. I was kind of disappointed because when I would go about 10 years ago it was a lot more interactive. The staff was very amazing and very helpful just not as fun or educational as I hoped.
  • bought a yearly membership thru groupon, and glad we did. have been a few times and always enjoy our visits. the planetarium shows are weekdays at 4pm, and then a bunch of them go each hour on weekend. Bring my 3 and 1 yr old here and although most of the exhibits are "over their head" they are hands out so they don't care and have fun looking at all the pictures. really lucky to have a planetarium in our town.
  • I am an astronomy enthusiast. This place is great to get my fix. Friendly staff and super fun for the kids.
  • The museum was great, but the new remodeled dome has some issues. Was unable to watch an entire showing due to the engineer's inexperience. The chairs are ridged forward facing high backs, in a dome that you spend most of the time looking up. You have to kink your neck to the side and roll your head to look up.

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