The Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix is starting construction on a new entrance and lobby complex that will offer a larger, air-conditioned waiting area for visitors that offers better access for school groups and the disabled.
Demolition is expected to last three months, and the entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Temporary entrances and exits will be clearly marked during this time.
“As one of the top cultural destinations in Arizona, these lobby improvements will allow us to better serve the more than 400,000 annual guests that visit the science center,” said Chevy Humphrey, president and CEO of Arizona Science Center, in a statement. “We would like to thank our visitors for their patience and understanding during these coming months of construction.”
Visitors can continue to park in the Heritage & Science Park garage on the corner of Monroe and Fifth streets.
The project is funded by a 2006 voter-approved City of Phoenix bond awarded for facility and safety improvements. The work is being done by Brycon Construction and Architekton.