Exploring unknown realms can be terrifying, which is why many mothers choose to go to outer space rather than clean beneath the beds of their 13-year-old sons. Roam extraterrestrial turf with today’s Groupon to Science Downtown. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get two admissions (up to a $36 value).
- For $34, you get four admissions (up to a $72 value).
Admission is normally $18 for adults, $10 for children ages 6–17, and $14 for students and seniors over 55. Children under 5 are admitted for free. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here for a schedule of Science Downtown’s hours.
Science Downtown devotes its earthbound facility to the study of otherworldly matters, aiming to become a permanent exhibit hall and educational hotspot for science-related subjects. Developed by the University of Arizona’s College of Science, Science Downtown’s current exhibit, Mars and Beyond, launches visitors into a high-tech exploration of the red planet that includes stunning images. Multiple theaters and interactive attractions pour stunning views of the solar system into star-struck eyes, and scaled-to-size NASA models, spacecraft samples, and replicas of the Phoenix Mars lander provide tangible examples of the sheer size of celestial equipment. Also on display will be meteorites, a T-Rex skull, and a scaled model of the University of Arizona’s own HiRISE high-resolution orbiting camera, used by paparazzi astronauts to chronicle the budding romance between the earth and moon.