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Arizona Science Center

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Address: 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
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+1 602-716-2000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, Arizona Science Center has been a...

Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, Arizona Science Center has been a hub for science and discovery for the community and visitors. The Center features more than 300 hands-on exhibit, live demonstrations, a state-of the art Dorrance Planetarium, a five-story IMAX(R) theater, and newly opened, CREATE at Arizona Science Center - a place where science, design and engineering collide!

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General Admission is 4 stars

With 4-hours to spare, we visited on a Sunday morning. Unless you live in the immediate area and visit often, the Gen Adminission tickets are sufficient to keep the young ones... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This would have been a great place to take teens and preteens, I think. A lot of fun exhibits on science-related topics such as the human body, bodily functions, and nanotechnology. It was very easy to get through in an hour and a half, though, and I felt like most of the exhibits were geared more toward children and teens.... More 

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arizona
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful museum for kids, all the Hands on displays. Children learn so much, especially liked the Shark display my grandson, learned a lot about sharks, was impressed. Be able to walk a lot, recommended tennis shoes, as their is so much to see. Don't miss the brain display very interesting even for adults. What an enjoyable day we... More 

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Phoenix, United States
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a fun way to spend the day, go to the Science Center! Always a field trip favorite, as a teacher, this is a wonderful place to learn and play with kids. Grown ups can have fun too! Every month they have adult nights where they offer fun themes and activities for grown ups! Definitely a must... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With 4-hours to spare, we visited on a Sunday morning. Unless you live in the immediate area and visit often, the Gen Adminission tickets are sufficient to keep the young ones busy (5-10). We bought tickets for the Shark event, pretty lame to us, at best you coukd spend 30 mimutes really reading the displays and watching the videos, not... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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151 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a reciprocal agreement from our home science museum which made this a great value. You can see mostly everything in 4 hours and I would recommend going after 1, this is when the school groups start to move out. The live science shows were great and enjoyed by the kids and adult.s

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Salem, Oregon
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here because we have a membership for another science museum and so we got free admission. Overall it was fun. My kids loved the planetarium we paid a little extra to see the shark exhibit. In my opinion the shark exhibit was over priced with how small it was but other than that the overall experience was good.

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1 Thank Alicia G
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here on a Thursday and it was jam packed with kids on field trips. They were unruly (as kids in mob form will be) and I feel the staff could have helped direct a little more. Our 15 month old liked looking at all the stuff, but definitely got less out of it than the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at the AZ Science Center. It was nice to see the hordes of children enjoying the place. The Planet Shark exhibit was fantastic, as was the planetarium, the Flight of the Butterflies documentary, and all the other exhibits I got to see. Wish I'd had more time, I probably missed more than I saw. Highly recommended!

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great spot for kids or adults. There is always a 'special area' for an additional fee, it is not always worth it so before you buy the extra access take a peek inside to ensure you are interested. Plenty to see and do. Great for field trips!

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Tempe, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my family from out-of-town here a couple of months ago, and we all had an amazing time! It is designed for the learning of children, but those of all ages can enjoy the attractions. I love that they are able to make science fun, and I can't wait to bring my future children here! Some of the technology... More 

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