The Flandreau Science Center & Planetarium is located on the University of Arizona campus. Flandrau offers hands-on science exhibits, a planetarium, and on the lower level, the University of Arizona Mineral Museum. We visited because we got free admission with our WNC Nature Center membership, as part of the ASTC Travel Passport program. We enjoyed the hands-on activities, but found the museum to be small. Had we paid regular admission prices, we would have been disappointed.
The Mineral Museum in the basement had a great selection of mineral specimens and some spectacular fossils.
If You Visit
Flandreau Science Center & Planetarium is open Monday-Thursday from 9 AM to 5 PM, Fridays from 9 AM to 10 PM , Saturdays from 10 AM to 10 PM, and Sundays from 12 PM to 5 PM.
Regular admission is $12 for kids aged 4-17 and $16 for adults. (Kids 3 and under are free.)
For directions and parking, see the website.