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Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium

1601 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
+1 520-621-4516
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Lovely way to spend some cool hours on a hot day

We stopped in for the museum, we'll go back for the show. The jewelry gem exhibit was stunning... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Waco, Texas

I've lived in Tucson for several years and had no idea that the UofA was a major 'player' in... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
New Mexico
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Located on the University of Arizona campus, Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium inspires visitors of all ages with the wonders of science. Explore the solar system and beyond in Flandrau’s state-of-the-art planetarium theater, featuring a fulldome digital projection system that can launch from the Earth and fly to planets, moons, and asteroids. Flandrau also offers fun interactive science exhibits that will engage the whole family, and the dazzling specimens of the UA Mineral Museum. Current exhibits topics include earth science, astronomy, math puzzles, and gemstones. Open Daily, see website for hours, showtimes, and admission prices.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1601 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
+1 520-621-4516
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for the museum, we'll go back for the show. The jewelry gem exhibit was stunning. We spent too long in the puzzle room (because I have horrible spacial acuity and couldn't figure out the angles & pyramid puzzles). I would have given...More

Thank Caf80
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I've lived in Tucson for several years and had no idea that the UofA was a major 'player' in astronomy and the exploration of space. This is a real gem, right on the UofA campus and well worth a visit. The exhibits are very informative...More

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Took the grandkids, daughter and son, to see the light show. Was very well done and they all had a great time.

Thank elrobo47
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Great place to spend an afternoon. The University of Arizona features a wonderful permanent Mineral display, and at the moment "A Modern Gem and Jewelry Collection" is on display featuring some impressive jewelry designers and their works of "art". The science centre also provides lots...More

1  Thank reekas
Management response:Responded 30 March 2017

Thanks for the positive review reekas! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come again! Cheers, Shipherd Reed, Flandrau Communications

Reviewed 19 March 2017

We came, interested in the Planetarium's programming. We enjoyed the exhibits that surround the main floor. I especially liked the gems and interesting displays of cut gems as well as something about the creators of these beautiful pieces. The 2 o'clock show in the planetarium...More

Thank carliewired
Management response:Responded 30 March 2017

Thanks for the positive feedback carliewired! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come back for another planetarium show! Shipherd Reed, Flandrau Communications

Reviewed 10 March 2017

It's nearly impossible to walk away from this venue without having learned something new and interesting about our universe. If you have questions, bring them along, the staff is knowledgable and eager to give you valid answers.

1  Thank umakethecall
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Took the entire family, 7 adults 6 kids. We all enjoyed the Our Stars show and the kids especially got into the blocks and puzzles activities, it turned into a competition among all of us. Exhibits also were interesting and the minerals museum. Excellent fun...More

Thank travelinglina
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I took my kids and they had fun learning about the planets. Kids get to do activities and its entertaining. They also have a downstairs area full of Rocks from the Gem Show probably? If you stay until the sunset you get to see through...More

Thank tbjones2017
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Flandrau was built in the 70's while I was a student at the U of A. They now house the Mineral Museum along with the planetarium and a hands-on kid-friendly area with mind puzzles and such. The shows were very interesting (we saw two of...More

Thank Kahnster
Reviewed 24 October 2016

went in the afternoon and we had a bit of a wait time before the 'show" started. They have the cutest gift shop. Cool scientific stuff for kids and adults alike. Their postcards are awesome! When the show started, we sat in the modt comfortable...More

1  Thank Michele R
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Una S
TripAdvisor said this is free, but the website says it's $14... WHich is it?
29 May 2017|
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Response from umakethecall | Reviewed this property |
It's $14 for the general public, and seniors/military/veterans with ID are $10. There are parking meters along adjacent streets if you don't want to pay for garage parking.