Excursions to the Arizona Science Center provide a great opportunity for learning through interactive exhibits. This informative class will teach children the basics of fishing and promote awareness, appreciation, and support for Arizona's recreational fishing activities. Participants can observe both native and non-native fish species, as well as learn practical casting and rod handling techniques. OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Arizona, boasting over 2 million gallons of water and 370 species of fish.
It features 65 exhibits, including the world's only tactile exhibition of Russian sturgeons, two tactile stingray displays, and a tactile tidal pool (some tactile exhibits may be temporarily closed). For the past 50 years, millions of people have visited the museum to view its 400+ national and international exhibitions. The Piper Charitable Exhibition Endowment Fund and the Joan Cremin Exhibition Endowment, with additional support from the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, have made these exhibitions possible. The Museum also offers an extensive film program, live performances, educational programs for all ages, and vibrant photographic exhibitions in partnership with the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.
The fair features the largest carnival in Phoenix County, with more than 35 attractions and dining options such as Steve's Flaming Hot Turkey Legs, Deep Fried Coffee, Mac Doggie Dog and much more. After a discussion about the adaptations of cold-blooded animals and the most common desert species, students can observe these creatures in an exhibition room for living reptiles. In Archaeology I, students will learn about important archaeological concepts and terms such as chronology, context, inference, artifacts, and observation through participation in games about antiquity and practical activities. Desert Survival II (DS II) involves group participation in a simulated exercise to apply the skills learned in DS I.
The Storytime in the Garden series is offered on the first Wednesday of every month at the Dorrance Sculpture Garden. Maricopa County has also set up a drop off point for those interested in donating surgical masks, thermometers, hand sanitizer, paper towels, disinfectant wipes and more. Maricopa County is home to some of the most exciting hands-on learning experiences in Arizona. From fishing classes to interactive exhibits at the Arizona Science Center to tactile displays at OdySea Aquarium to archaeological activities at local museums - there are plenty of opportunities for children to explore their interests and gain knowledge through engaging activities.
The fair also offers a wide range of attractions and dining options for visitors to enjoy. And don't forget about Storytime in the Garden - a great way to spend quality time with your family while learning about nature! Finally, Maricopa County has set up a drop off point for those interested in donating essential items to help fight against COVID-19. No matter what your interests are or what age you are - Maricopa County has something for everyone! So why not take advantage of all that this amazing county has to offer? Get out there and explore all that Maricopa County has to offer!.