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... read more
Located at the heart of the University of Arizona campus the Flandrau...
Located at the heart of the University of Arizona campus the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium explores our universe from earth to space and everything in-between, bringing science alive for young and life-long learners alike. Changing exhibits through the year focus on biology, energy, optics and more, weaving in ground-breaking UA research and revealing the world of science careers for budding scientists.
Sit back, relax and tour the universe in southern Arizona’s only Planetarium Theater. A new state-of-the-art digital projection system can show you the night sky and fly you to the edge of the known universe – all in high definition 360º imagery. Explore the ever-changing science exhibits and don’t miss the world-class UA Mineral Museum located on the lower level.
The University of Arizona Mineral Museum on the lower level of Flandrau houses one of the top-5 gem and mineral collections of the world. With a core collection dating back to 1892, the Mineral Museum now holds more than 26,000 specimens. The Mineral Museum's permanent exhibit of over 2,000 specimens includes stunning minerals and meteorites from Arizona, Mexico and around the world.