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
The University of Arizona’s College of Science and BIO5 Institute are proud to once again co-host Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books- a setting of thematic neighborhoods and stages spanning the exciting worlds of science and technology. Visitors will experience the connection between our daily lives and advances in science, as well as hear about the ground-breaking research being done right here at the UA. Tucson Festival of Books is located on the mall at The University of Arizona on March 14 & 15th, 2020 | 9:30am-5:30pm. Learn more at the Tucson Festival of Books website.
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
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
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.