Snow Week Turns Heritage and Science Park into Mini Winter Wonderland Dec. 26-Jan. 1

by Fara Illich
Community Family Music & Events Spotlight Fara Illich December 19, 2019

(Photo: Fara Illich)

The sun is shining, it’s 60 degrees outside – and snowing? Snow Week at the Arizona Science Center returns Dec. 26. through Jan. 1., blanketing Heritage and Science Park with more than 100 tons of snow for sledding, snowmen, snow angels and lots of frozen fun. The Arizona Science Center hosts this yearly event, inviting desert dwellers to experience a mini winter wonderland without ever leaving Downtown Phoenix.

Lots of family-friendly special programming is also scheduled throughout the week, including DIY ice cream and other sweet activities; a dive into sports science; learning about all things ice; a sharks vs. dinosaurs costume contest and more.

And don’t forget to stop in and meet “Victoria the T.rex” — the world’s largest touring Tyrannosaurus rex. Her special exhibit transports guests to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Be sure to pre-purchase your tickets for Victoria the T. rex exhibition because she’s very popular, and a timed-entry ticket is required.

The week is jam-packed with snow and science fun for the whole family. Frolicking in the snow is free with general admission to the Science Center ($18 for adults and $13 for kids). For more information and pricing, visit

Thursday, Dec. 26: Sweet Science – DIY Ice Cream, Candy Chromatography and other fun ‘sweet’ activities to keep the holidays going
Friday, Dec. 27: Grossology 101
Saturday, Dec. 28: Sports Science – Dissect a baseball, complete a body puzzle and take part in the egg helmet drop
Sunday, Dec. 29: Ice Age– Liquid Nitrogen Geysers, Gum-Drop Igloos and learning about snowflakes through fractal and tessellations watercolor art
Monday, Dec. 30: Cold Cases: CSI Sleuths – Learn how the pros do it with handwriting analysis, fingerprinting, uncovering invisible ink and a special murder mystery scavenger hunt: Dino-editio
Tuesday, Dec. 31: Land of the Lost – Sharks vs. Dinos: In celebration of Victoria the T. rex, learn the differences between sharks and dinosaurs with hands-on activities related to the two super predators. Dress as your favorite dinosaur or a baby shark, compete in a fun “shark versus dinosaur” costume contest and ring in the New Year, with a special 2 p.m. balloon drop.
Wednesday, Jan. 1: Dino-mite New Year Celebration – start the New Year with a BANG with dino-themed activities, DIY volcanoes and more