First Friday: Science Center!

The first Friday of each month, Arizona Science Center opens its doors to the 18+ from 5:30-9 p.m. All four floors of hands-on science are FREE as is a New Times ‘Best of Phoenix’ award-winning lecture series (seating is first-come, first-served)! Special ticketed events, IMAX® films or Dorrance Planetarium presentations are available for an additional cost and we always roll out the cash bar and feature a variety of local DJs. (More information..)

Join us for the following evening and lectures:

Using Video Games for Learning
January 3, 2014
5:30-9 p.m.
FREE!

Did your kids get the new Play Station 4 for the holidays or do you have to fight your kids to stop playing their video games? Until recently, the perspective that video games lacked any educational value and was mere entertainment, dominated adults' understanding of the role video games played in children's lives. However, research suggests that video games can teach children academic and non-academic content as well as transferable skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Join Drs. Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Hayes from Arizona State University for a discussion of how video games teach children, and what adults can do to help children learn using video games. 

*Seating is limited and granted on a first-come, first-serve basis

5:30 p.m. - Doors open
5:30-9 p.m. - Arts Under the Stars with artist Chelsea Davis in the Dorrance Planetarium 
5:30-9 p.m. – “Learning How to Use Minecraft and Other Video Games for Science Learning” in My Digital World.
7-8 p.m. - " Using Video Games for Learning” with Drs. Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Hayes
8-9 p.m. - "Rescue 3D" in our IMAX theater! 

Every first Friday of the month is Adult Night at the Science Center. Free admission, and no kids allowed - it's a great night out!

Parking was $12 last time, so be prepared for that. May want to carpool if possible, but the free admission into the Science Center will make up for it. 

This will be an open event. Everyone is welcomed, but more than likely everyone will be on their own since the Science Center is so big!

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  • Alex

    So I know this isn't posted as a meetup again this month, but I'm going anyway. If anyone from the group is also going and wants to hang out there, call or text me at (602)[masked]

    February 7

  • Emma

    Got some surprise overtime tonight, and I won't be able to come. :(

    January 3, 2014

    • Alex

      Sorry you couldn't make it; it was a fun night out.

      January 4, 2014

  • Michelle

    Great idea for a meetup event. I had a fun time and everyone is very friendly.

    1 · January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of people and very welcoming. Thanks for setting this up Karina!

    1 · January 3, 2014

  • Megan R.

    Great event! Had a wonderful time!

    January 3, 2014

  • Karina Q.

    I'm taking off guys! Good to see you all!

    1 · January 3, 2014

    • Ashlea

      It was wonderful meeting you

      January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good times

      January 3, 2014

  • Karina Q.

    We've gone inside!

    January 3, 2014

  • Karina Q.

    Got a group of folks out in from of the plaza entrance! If you need to get a hold of me[masked]

    January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Getting on light rail at 7th and Osborn soon. Will be there around 6:45 probably. Also with Annie from the group and her +2

      1 · January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey just got off light rail.

      January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys. Had an emergency at work and it looks like I might be a while :( Totally bummed. Karina, I'll email you later tonight. Have fun!

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone at Science Center?

    January 3, 2014

    • Karina Q.

      I'm standing out in front of the entrance in the plaza

      January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in the middle corridor wandering in circles haha

      January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got stuck at the dealership waiting for my car. Doesn't look like I'll make it. Grr I love the science museum!

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun!

    January 3, 2014

  • Ashlea

    On my way now

    January 3, 2014

  • Megan R.

    Running a little late but I'll be there!

    January 3, 2014

  • Ryan B.

    Hitting rose and crown now if anyone wants to join me[masked]

    January 3, 2014

  • Angel

    Sorry to miss ya'll... poker tournament calling my name. Have fun. :)

    January 3, 2014

    • Karina Q.

      Angel! Haven't seen you in a while! I think you've got your priorities out of whack if you don't want to hang out with us! Lol

      January 3, 2014

    • Angel

      Oh man! I got called out! Lol. I know I'll catch you @ something soon...plus I owe you money for Avenue Q, so I can't hide forever. When did you want the money for the tix by?

      January 3, 2014

  • Karina Q.

    Hey everyone! Event is TONIGHT! Super excited to see a bunch of new faces joining us!

    We'll be meeting outside the museum at 5:30 for about 10-15 minutes for everyone to gather. If you're going to be later, please be sure to post here or text me! IF YOU FIND THAT YOU CAN'T COME TO THE EVENT, please update your RSVP! I tend to be pretty compulsive about making sure people are accounted for, so please let me know!

    As Karin pointed out (thanks Karin!), be prepared to pay for parking. Last time, I took light rail to get there and I only had a block to walk! Also, looks like Marlene will be getting foods before the event! Take a look at the post and contact her!

    And, once again, my cell number![masked]-3781. Can't wait to meet you all!

    January 3, 2014

    • Marlene

      Im at the Fridays front row sports grill on 5st and Jefferson, right behind the science center, doing some work and getting sustenance, they have WiFi. Garage is $12. Traffic is great right now, no big events besides the center. One way streets can be fun however.

      1 · January 3, 2014

    • Karina Q.

      Meet time is 6:30 folks! 5:30 is a typo!!

      January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really wanted to attend this event. Sounds like a great time. However, I'm still suffering the affects of having the flu earlier this week. I hope to join more events in the future. Have fun tonight.....I have a date with Nyquil! :)

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a big maybe now. Not feeling so hot! I might feel much better once I walk out work though. :)

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like the best first meetup!

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be coming from N Tempe/airport area. Anyone want to carpool so we can lower the cost of parking per person? I'm out of work at 5 we could grab a bite or a drink first too!

    December 23, 2013

    • Marlene

      I'm out at 4:30 ish, staying downtown (14st & Buckeye) till the meet-up. Was going to grab a bite, text me if you like, I have a gift card to Applebees I need to use[masked]

      1 · January 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I work in the same area as well. And this is my first meetup. If I can get out by 5 would love to meet you girls for a drink.

      January 3, 2014

  • Alex

    I probably won't make it by 5:30, as I work in North Scottsdale and don't usually leave work until 5:15 - 5:30. I'll send you a text when I get to the science center.

    January 3, 2014

    • Karina Q.

      Sorry! Meeting at 6:30! Not 5:30!

      January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone..I am new to the group..will see you all there..I will try to reach at 6:30 as I need to drive from chandler after work.

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    First meet up with u all.... see u there

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My boyfriend just told me he might have to work late, but I'm still hoping we can make it! This would be our first event.

    January 3, 2014

  • Ashlea

    I'll be there can't wait

    January 3, 2014

  • Claudia

    I will probably be late but I'll be there! :)

    1 · January 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can't wait to see you again!

      1 · January 3, 2014

  • Nicole P.

    Not feeling good from Wednesday want to get some rest. Sorry!

    January 3, 2014

    • Karina Q.

      Aww that's too bad! I haven't seen you in ages! Hope you feel better soon!! :D

      January 3, 2014

  • Chad

    Potential record attendance for any PSG&G event

    1 · January 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      My first time with group so looking forward to meeting you all! =)

      1 · January 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too, looking forward to meeting you all.

      1 · January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Parking is like 3 to 5 dollars with Science Center Validation

    1 · January 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for letting us know. :-)

      January 2, 2014

  • Matthew M.

    I just got word that my mother will be throwing me a surprise tomorrow at 7:30, so it doesn't look like I will be able to make it, but I look forward to the next meetup!

    January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should we pick a meeting spot so newbies (ahem) can find all of you?

    1 · December 28, 2013

    • Karina Q.

      Sure! Last time we met outside of the front doors. I'll give specifics when I get there along with reposting my number [masked]

      December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun!

    December 27, 2013

  • Ashlea

    I'm ashlea

    December 21, 2013

  • Shea B.

    I want to attend, but I know I'll be late. I'll be getting off work at 6:30. Hope that's okay.

    December 17, 2013

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