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Earth Day at Flandrau Science Center

April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm


Celebrate Earth Day at Flandrau with special activities and presentations, plus $5 admission to exhibits and $5 planetarium shows!

This year, the theme for international Earth Day is “Protect Our Species” and that fits perfectly with Flandrau’s new exhibit, Sharks: Magnificent and Misunderstood. The exhibit, full of interactive components, explores the science of sharks and highlights how many species of sharks are currently endangered.

Along with the Sharks exhibit, Flandrau has a new fulldome film, Great White Shark, now screening in the Eos Planetarium Theater. As a special Earth Day extra, there will be a presentation from marine scientist and shark expert Sean Pipes, the founder and director of the Fin Foundation. Pipes will give a short talk about the importance of shark conservation in the planetarium theater after the 2pm show. Then he will host a family-friendly interactive shark presentation in the main exhibit hall.

And don’t miss the special guided Earth Science activities from 1-4pm. The Marine Discovery Lab will be open for exploration. You’ll also be able to make “Ocean Slime,” attend a Shark Dissection, and create your own reusable T-Shirt bags. Don’t miss this chance to have fun with Earth science and join the community in appreciation of the diversity of species.


Earth Day Event Dates & Times
Saturday, April 20. 10am to 10pm. Special activities 1-4pm.

Earth Day Admission to Exhibits & UA Mineral Museum
All Tickets: $5
This offer cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.

Planetarium Shows
All Tickets: $5

Earth Day Show Schedule


12pm Perfect Little Planet
1pm Touring the Solar System: Saturn Edition
2pm Great White Shark
3pm Tucson Sky and Beyond
4pm We Are Stars
5pm Life Beyond Earth: The Search For Undiscovered Worlds
6pm Tucson Sky and Beyond
7pm Great White Shark
8pm Laser Queen
9pm Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

*No discounts, coupons or specials apply to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon


April 20, 2019
10:00 am - 10:00 pm


Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
1601 E. University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721
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