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
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!