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2019 Festival of Science

September 20 - September 29
To the Moon and Beyond, Sept. 20-29, the Festival of Science's 30th Anniversary

The 2019 Flagstaff Festival of Science is almost here! Please browse the calendar of events for specific event details or view the passport of events for 2019.

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8:30 am

Tagging Monarch Butterflies

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Red Rock State Park, 4050 Red Rock Loop Road
Sedona, AZ United States
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Tag colorful migrating Monarch butterflies as they refuel on sunflower nectar! Find out more at https://swmonarchs.org/upcoming-events.php  Make your reservation by calling Red Rock State Park, 928-282-6907.

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9:00 am

Picture Canyon Hike

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve Trailhead Flagstaff, AZ United States + Google Map

See petroglyphs, wildlife and Flagstaff’s only waterfall on this three-mile hike! Bring hiking shoes, weather-appropriate clothes, sun protection, water and snacks. Reservations required, robert.wallace@flagstaffaz.gov.

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Homolovi Pueblo Guided Tour

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Homolovi State Park, 61 miles east of Flagstaff Exit 257 to Hwy 87 AZ United States + Google Map

Tour a remote ancestral Hopi village within Homolovi State Park and Observatory. Reservations required, 928-289-4106. Homolovi State Park Visitor Center, Take I-40 Exit 257, proceed north 1.5 miles.

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Walnut Canyon National Monument Open House

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Walnut Canyon NM, 3 Walnut Canyon Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86004 United States
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Celebrate your National Park Service Public Lands Day by experiencing a National Park or National Monument near you!

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Wupatki National Monument Open House

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wupatki National Monument, 25137 N. Wupatki Ln.
Flagstaff, AZ
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Celebrate Public Lands Day by experiencing a Northland National Park or National Monument!

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Open House

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Flagstaff, 86004 United States + Google Map

Celebrate your National Park Service Public Lands Day by experiencing a National Park or National Monument near you!

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9:30 am

Apollo Training Sites Hike

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Flagstaff, 86004 United States + Google Map
Astronauts study rock layers in Flagstaff c. 1968

Take this guided hike to sites where Apollo astronauts trained. Bring sturdy footwear, a daypack, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. Reservations required, 928-526-0502. Sunset Crater National Monument. Meet in front of Visitor Center.

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Ponderosa Forest Ecology Hike

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Walnut Canyon NM, 3 Walnut Canyon Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86004 United States
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This guided hike to a historic ranger cabin will show evidence of wildfires dating to the 1500s and forest change since 1876. Meet in front of the Walnut Canyon Visitor Center. Bring sturdy footwear, a daypack, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. Reservations required, 928-526-3367.

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10:00 am

Tracking the Health of our National Parks

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Walnut Canyon NM, 3 Walnut Canyon Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86004 United States
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If you’ve ever made a list of all the birds you hear or the flowers you see, you are equipped to be a citizen scientist! Help National Park researchers collect information.

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Prehistoric Tool and Technology Demonstrations

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Walnut Canyon NM, 3 Walnut Canyon Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86004 United States
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Participate in hands-on activities featuring prehistoric tools and technology used to grind corn and hunt.

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Fort Valley Experimental Forest Open House

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Hwy 180
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Join the Friends of Fort Valley as hosts lead tours of historic buildings and discuss ecological restoration and climate change research underway at the nation’s first forest research site. Hwy 180, 1 mile west of Snowbowl Road

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Full STEAM Ahead

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Flagstaff High School Flagstaff, AZ United States + Google Map

Join the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth for the 9th annual Early Childhood Fair: Full STEAM Ahead with hands-on activities, movement, resources and healthy snacks. Ages 0 - 8.

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Explore TGen: Home of Flagstaff’s Disease Detectives

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
TGen, 3051 Shamrell Blvd. #106
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Go behind the scenes of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and find out how disease detectives chase down deadly outbreaks.

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Sustainable Building Tour

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E. Sawmill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Join Willow Bend, Coconino County and others for the annual self-guided Sustainable Building Tour. See construction methods, rainwater harvesting demonstrations, xeriscape gardening, greywater systems and solar power. Tour packets are available at Willow Bend on the day of the tour

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Back West Celebration of Stone Balancing

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E. Sawmill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Participate in this annual celebration of stone balancing with hands-on activities, a kids area and demonstrations.

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Tynkertopia Open House

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tynkertopia, 2152 N Fourth Street, Suites 102, 106-109
Flagstsaff, 86004 United States
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Visit Flagstaff’s STEM/STEAM Community Center. Develop creativity through curiosity, wonder, playfulness and problem solving.

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10:30 am

A Walk in the Woods: Exploring the Ponderosa Pine Forest

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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See how the forest is responding to restoration treatments. Find out how researchers at NAU’s Ecological Restoration Institute are working to prevent severe wildfires. Meet at the forest resiliency interpretive sign north of the Fort Tuthill Bike Park.

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Saturday Story Stop

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Downtown Library, 300 W Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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This family time features science stories and a craft. For all ages.

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11:00 am

National Weather Service Open House

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Camp Navajo Army Depot, I-40, Exit 185
Bellemont, AZ United States
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Take a tour, visit with forecasters and technicians, and engage in interactive activities. Catch the weather balloon launch at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.!

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12:00 pm

Fantastic Voyage

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flagstaff Medical Center Flagstaff, AZ United States + Google Map

This child-sized health fair showcases fun displays and hands-on activities centered on healthcare and the mysteries of the human body

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2:00 pm

Museum of Northern Arizona Open House

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Check out the exhibits that feature life on the Colorado Plateau.

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3:00 pm

Hot Topics Cafe: Who’s in Charge of Space Travel?

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona Branigar Hall, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Should space exploration be an international endeavor? Should it be privatized, financed with tax dollars or paid for by advertising? Hear from a panel of scientists and philosophers.

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BIG Event: Believing in Girls

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
NAU Fieldhouse, 1050 Knoles Dr.
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Girls building rockets

See how STEM is woven into Girl Scout programming. Explore hands-on activities with other Girl Scouts from all over Northern Arizona.

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4:00 pm

Saving the Ocean from Plastic

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E. Sawmill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Find out how to reduce your use of plastic and keep waste out of the oceans. Dig through a mini beach and make a clay creation.

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6:00 pm

Flagstaff Star Party

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo Park, 2400 N. Gemini Rd.
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Explore Flagstaff’s precious starry sky with astronomers hosting 30 telescopes. Enjoy “Music Under the Stars” by the Dark Skies String Quartet. Bring your jacket!

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7:00 pm

The Moon: A World Away, Not a World Apart

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Flagstaff, AZ United States + Google Map

Learn about Arizona’s connections to the exploration and understanding of the Moon, and the prospects of future space tourism! Speaker: Dan Foley, NAU

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Homolovi Pueblo Star Party

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Homolovi State Park, 61 miles east of Flagstaff Exit 257 to Hwy 87 AZ United States + Google Map

Join in the star party at the new Winslow Homolovi Observatory (WHO). Listen to a program and gaze through the Moore Telescope and I-telescope inside the museum.

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U.S. Naval Observatory Open House

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
U.S Naval Observatory, 10391 W Naval Observatory Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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The Navy uses the stars to set the world’s clocks. Take a tour and find out why the Navy has an observatory so far away from an ocean!

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7:30 pm

Campus Sky Viewing

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
NAU Campus Observatory, S San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Peer into the universe on a clear night!

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