Here in Tucson, we live in an environment like no other place on Earth! Tucson is a geographic territory often called the "Sky Islands Region" because of our mountains -islands of forest surrounded by desert seas. And our Sonoran Desert is home to an abundance of life that cannot be found anywhere else on Earth.
Tucson Festival of Books - Science City
UPDATE: The 2020 Tucson Festival of Books has been cancelled (including Science City) Read their press release.
Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Take flight in Flandrau's state-of-the-art planetarium theater to explore the marvels of our universe, from the depths of the ocean to the farthest reaches of space. Plus you love the interactive exhibits and dazzling specimens of the U of A Gem & Mineral Museum.
Gem & Mineral Museum
Shine your eyes on an exquisite collection of minerals, gemstones, fossils, and meteorite specimens from Arizona, Mexico and around the world. Don't miss this "hidden gem" on the U of A campus. The Gem & Mineral Museum will be moving to a new location in Downtown Tucson late 2020.
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 tours and scheduled visits to the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research have been suspended as of March 11, 2020. Learn the stories that tree rings tell us about fire ecology, past climates, and ancient cultures. Free Exhibit Hall in the lobby of the Tree Ring Lab building and docent-led tours are available.
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 Mt. Lemon SkyCenter will be closed until May 2020, please contact SkyCenter for more information at 520-626-8122 or visit skycenter.arizona.edu. See the stars like never before through the largest public telescopes in Arizona. The SkyCenter, at 9,157 feet in elevation, delivers an unparalleled experience of the night skies.
Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 tours and scheduled visits to the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab have been suspended as of March 11, 2020. Experience an up-close look at the facility where the U of A builds the world's largest, most complex telescope mirrors for the world's most powerful optical telescopes. These lenses that reveal the universe are created under the U of A football stadium!