What You'll Get
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts for outing options, may buy 1 additional as a gift for membership options. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate membership by 3/31/12, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.