GOING PLACES: THE TECHNOLOGY OF TRANSPORTATION TAKES OFF AT ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER

Ride a mini hovercraft, guide a blimp through sky hoops, and land an airplane on a flight simulator!

Arizona Science Center presents Going Places from Friday, September 2, 2022 – Monday, January 2, 2023. Fasten your seatbelts; Going Places – the Technology of Transport has arrived! 

Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, AustraliaGoing Places is an interactive science exhibition that explores the technology humans have developed for travel. If you have ever wanted to pilot an airship, ride on a hovercraft, or control traffic in a city, now is your big chance!

“This exhibition is packed with innovation,” said Guy Labine, The Hazel A. Hare President and CEO of Arizona Science Center. “It demonstrates the way mankind has developed new technology to overcome obstacles such as gravity and distance while providing great fun for children, parents, and students.”

Tom Zaller, President, and CEO of Imagine Exhibitions states, “Imagine Exhibitions is proud to partner with Scitech to bring Going Places to Arizona Science Center. Human modes of transportation have changed so much in just the past 150 years. It is exciting to present an exhibition that allows visitors to dive deep into these innovations, get behind the wheel (literally!), and speculate on where we will go in the next 150 years.”

Explore!

Explore how different modes of transportation have shaped society and get hands-on with a multitude of challenging interactives. Fly a plane, ride a hovercraft, race your friend on a recumbent bicycle, or learn to fly an airship! YOU are the driver in Going Places’ interactive exhibits—providing the chance to experience transportation in ways you never dreamed possible!

As well as exploring the technology that gets us around every day, visitors will also explore the way that travel has shaped the social fabric of our time. Visitors will even see new technology and get a glimpse of where our future is headed.

Exhibits and Kiosks

With 18 exhibits and eight information kiosks detailing the incredible technology pioneered by humans to make the farthest reaches of our planet accessible, Going Places is a wild ride!

This exhibition invites guests to observe, understand and use an incredible range of travel technology to see how it makes our lives easier and better. It also highlights how we’ve leveraged design and innovation to respond to Earth’s awesome size and natural processes, like gravity, wind, currents, waves, friction, and changing landscapes..

With so many hands-on exhibits, Going Places promises to be a wild ride.

Information

Going Places is open daily to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through January 2, 2023. Pricing for the exhibition is $6.95 for Members and $8.95 for Non-Members. General admission tickets are required. Children under 3 are always FREE. Tickets are available to purchase at Arizona Science Center and azscience.org

Going Places: The Technology of Transportation is created by SciTech and produced by Imagine Exhibitions and is generously supported by Waymo & Amtrak

About Arizona Science Center 

The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate, and engage curious minds through science. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, a range of interactive online science content, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium, and the five-story Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater, and exciting science programs for people of all ages. CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building, is a 6,500-square-foot community maker space that provides workshops, including 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, and sewing. Arizona Science Center offers programs for all ages, including CAMP INNOVATION, Teen programs, Professional Development and Learning for Educators, and so much more. To learn more or to reserve tickets, visit azscience.org or call 602.716.2000.

About Imagine Exhibitions

Imagine Exhibitions is currently producing over 40 unique exhibitions globally in museums, science centers, zoos, integrated resorts, and non-traditional venues, with millions of people around the world visiting our exhibitions each year. In addition to developing successful traveling exhibitions, Imagine Exhibitions designs, opens, and operates permanent installations and venues, and consults on building, expanding, and directing museums and attractions. With decades of diverse experience in the museum and entertainment industries, Imagine Exhibitions consistently develops exhibitions that educate and excite while exceeding attendance goals. For more information, visit ImagineExhibitions.com or find us on Facebook.

Sash the Two-Toed Sloth Celebrates Her First Birthday at the Arizona Science Center

The Arizona Science Center recently celebrated the birthday of Sash, their newest sloth. Sash is a recent arrival the center’s Survival of the Slowest exhibit which runs until August 7, 2022 at the Sybil B. Harrington Gallery, Level 3, and for her birthday she was offered a cupcake with a candle as part of the celebration. Was she overly enthusiastic? Well, remember she’s a sloth. But don’t take our word. Watch the video of the party below.

We’re not too sure if Sash got the whole birthday thing but she did finally open her eyes to take a look. But Sash didn’t grab or gobble the cupcake in a hurry like most of us would have. After all, Sash, a female Linnaeus two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus), like her counterparts, mainly eats leaves. Maybe that’s how she keeps her weight down, something we all should consider. Could we be looking at the latest diet trend? Eat like a sloth? But, on second thought, in the wild sloths occasionally jazz up their dinner menu by adding fruit and the occasional bird’s egg, lizard, and insect. That sounds less than appetizing.

Like other non-super charged animals in the exhibit including a Red-Footed Tortoise , Green Iguana, Four-Toed Hedgehog, Bearded Dragon, and Ball Python, at times being slow, small or weak can have its advantages.  The Survival of the Slowest showcases how certain species  use their disadvantages to survive—and even thrive—in a world where large, strong and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain

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Meet the Animals

The exhibit lets guests get an up-close look at wildlife and daily presentations and meet animals that have survived for millions of years despite their slowness as well as learn about the puzzling sides of evolution and adaptation. It’s also a way to learn the difference between warm- and cold-blooded species, discover why some animals need less food than others, and see the unique ways they hide from predators.

The daily presentations take place at 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. and offer an up-close look at the center’s newest residents during daily presentations featuring a Boa Constrictor, Red-footed Tortoise, Common Leopard Gecko and more.  Featured animals will vary by day and presentation.

Animal Care Specialist

A specialist is on site during business hours to monitor the animals, as well as answer questions from guests. Specialists also provide information on backyard conservation and local issues related to wildlife.

Educator Guide

The Aligned Arizona Science Standards, the Survival of the Slowest Educator Guide, is great for educators and parents to use with students during field trips or at home. Click Here

Pricing

Member Admission: $6.95* | General Admission: $8.95* | Children under 3 are always FREE. Purchase here.

*General admission ticket required. Additional tickets are required for the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater, Dorrance Planetarium, and featured exhibition.

Acknowledgements

Survival of the Slowest is produced by Little Ray’s Nature Centres in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Bilingual

This is a bilingual exhibition available in English and Spanish.
Esta es una exhibición bilingüe disponible en inglés y español.