Things to Do

Benefit from collaborative group discussions and fun with colleagues during your mid-day break from 1:00 to 2:30 by taking a walk in downtown Phoenix, visit ASU's campus or explore one of its world-class museums. 

 

Downtown Civic Space Park, free, 424 N. Central Ave.

Civic Space Park offers residents, professionals, students and downtown visitors a setting with a unique urban design, sustainable construction and operational features, along with a landmark public sculpture by artist Janet Echelman, Her Secret is Patience. 

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Building Tour, free, 555 N. Central Ave. 

 The Cronkite School building is a $71 million, six-story state-of-the-art facility that is unparalleled in journalism education. The 223,000-square-foot building features four television studios and a combined 17 newsrooms and computer labs with more than 380 computers. The building also is home to Arizona PBS, which is operated by the Cronkite School and features a digital video plant with transmissions reaching 1.9 million households.

Arizona Science Center, $18, 600 E. Washington St. 

Named one of the premier science centers in the nation, Arizona Science Center engages curious minds through science. Stop by to see the featured exhibition, Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Extra fee of $11.95 to view. 

Phoenix Art Museum, $23, 1625 N. Central Ave. 

Phoenix Art Museum has provided access to visual arts and educational programs in Arizona for nearly 60 years and is the largest art museum in the Southwestern United States. 

Heard Museum, $18, 2301 N. Central Ave. 

Dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art, the Heard successfully presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions that showcase the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary art. 

Japanese Friendship Garden, $9, 1125 N. 3rd Ave. 

This tranquil and beautiful setting features more than 1,500 tons of hand-picked rock, stone, footbridges, lanterns and more than 50 varieties of plants. As you stroll the path, you will enjoy flowing streams, a 12-foot waterfall and a Koi pond with over 300 colorful Koi fish.

 

Note: Activities are optional; paid by attendee.