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 from the following options:
- For $18, you get an outing for two (up to a $36 value).
- For $34, you get an outing for four (up to a $72 value).
- For $17, you get a one-year Mars membership, good for unlimited admission for one person (a $34 value).
- For $29, you get a one-year Venus membership (a $65 value). The membership includes:
- Unlimited admission for two people
- Two guest passes
- For $69, you get a one-year Earth membership (a $150 value). The membership includes:
- Unlimited admission for four people
- Four guest passes <p>
Admission is normally $18 for adults, $10 for children 6–17, and $14 for students and seniors older than 55. Children younger than 5 are admitted for free. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
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 to-scale NASA models, spacecraft samples, and replicas of the Phoenix Mars lander provide tangible examples of the sheer size of celestial equipment. The Biosphere 2 Hall highlight’s the massive closed ecological system’s history and future. Science Downtown exhibits works by space artist Robert McCall, a former illustrator for Life magazine and the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Also on display will be meteorites, which guests are allowed to touch, an exhibit dedicated to the Hubble space telescope, 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 Mars.