'Cosmic Playground' opens at Arizona Science Center

Posted at 6:45 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 12:16:32-04

Are you ready to climb, slide and explore the galaxy?

That is the tagline for "Comic Playground," the latest exhibition to open at the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix. It opened last weekend.

The exhibition features two lighted tunnels and a mini play structure made almost entirely out of packing tape.

In fact, Sari Custer, chief curiosity officer for the Arizona Science Center, said more than 50 miles of packing tape was pieced together strip by strip to make the structures.

They also have two red spinning top-like chairs, a ball pit, an area with foam building blocks, and a life-sized astronaut perfect for selfies.

"In Cosmic Playground, we’re hoping kids will climb, slide and explore the galaxy and really just start the conversation around the concept of space," said Custer. "So our team will be in here every single day doing hands-on activities — everything from rockets to gravity well and finding a way to have an easy conversation and an easy entry point into space science."

Socks are required. If you happen to forget them, they will have pairs available for $1 while supplies last.

Admission is $4 - $5. That is in addition to regular Science Center admission, which varies between $13-$18.

Cosmic Playground at Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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