The Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium at Tucson, Arizona, are part of the University of Arizona’s Department of Anthropology.  It has two large screens and an infinite number of viewing options. Its name’s inspiration is an American writer and naturalist Frasier Crane Flandrau, who described the earth as a “beautiful world full of beautiful things.” Planetarium and Science Center have been screening movies and documentaries at the venue for over thirty years. Information can be found here.

Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium exhibit earth artwork and minerals. In particular, it showcases a replica of the Grand Canyon. You’ll see detailed hand-written captions on plaster walls of mineral specimens. It is the second-largest Earth-to-airport model in the world. The Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium in Tucson, Arizona, are located on the Paleontological Institute of the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Flandrau serves as the director and president of the Center. The planetarium helps people learn about the relationships between animals, plants, and other living things. The center effectively combines these three educational components. The goal is to present the audience with the knowledge that will allow them to experience the universe’s wonders and feel a personal connection to nature. See here for information about The Extraordinary Collections of Arizona State Museum in Tucson.

Several local schools and organizations benefit from a visit to the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. Students from Copper College and St. John’s College-MLBS invite students to come to Earth Day on their campus to observe the beauty of nature in action. Hundreds of people from the community come out to watch the local wildlife and plant life. And, of course, the famous animals that the Earthworm visits – including lemurs, ticks, chinchillas, sloths, and earthworms – are on display for the viewing pleasure of the entire community.