Before science, people who wished to accurately predict the outcome of natural phenomena would feed tarot cards to a goat, sacrifice it, and then throw its innards at birds so that a fortune-teller could interpret the direction of their flight. Discover how to apply this newfangled "natural philosophy" to everyday life with today's deal, which gets you a day's admission plus a ticket to a planetarium show at the Arizona Science Center. Choose one of two options:
- $10 for one adult admission and planetarium ticket (up to a $20 value)
- $8 for one child admission and planetarium ticket (up to a $17 value)
The Arizona Science Center crams four levels of interactive exhibits and activities, a five-story IMAX theater, and the Dorrance Planetarium (featuring the first NanoSeam dome ever installed in a science center) into one amazingly educational facility. Test your gray matter's mettle with the applied-science activities of Get Charged Up!, which lets you take yourself on a pulley-powered chair ride, catch some Zs on a bed of nails, or construct your own electrical circuit or Doomsday device. Inquisitive minds can also experience the full force of a miniaturized Mother Nature in the Forces of Nature exhibit and donate screams for scientific study in Goosebumps! The Science of Fear.
In between exhibits, catch one of the Dorrance Planetarium shows. Stars of the Pharaohs explores the influence of the stars on ancient Egypt, as well as Egypt's contributions to our understanding of the cosmos. You can also enthrall a little one with Starry Storytime, or take a thrilling plunge into astrophysics with Cosmic Coasters. Make sure to plan your trip ahead and check the website—Dorrance Planetarium shows often sell out in advance.
Since you can buy up to six tickets per household, today's Groupon to the Arizona Science Center will broaden your entire family's mental horizons and keep them up on all the latest additions to the periodic table.
Yelpers give the Arizona Science Center a 3.5-star average:
- …it does rock for their exhibits and galleries of insaneness. – M E.
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