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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Fun place for younger audience (school age)

This is a great place to learn and play, especially if you're looking to entertain ages 12 and under. Lots of space and hands-on exhibits. However, sometimes they have large... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard R
Lancaster, California
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Lancaster, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to learn and play, especially if you're looking to entertain ages 12 and under. Lots of space and hands-on exhibits. However, sometimes they have large groups of school kids.....but they were very well behaved. Shark exhibit was very impressive!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought tickets online to save time, that didn't happen. You still have to wait in line and they had ONE person working the cash registers!!!! It was packed with school groups and not enough adults. So all of the exhibits were too packed for my family to really enjoy them. I posted a picture of all of the empty... More 

1 Thank Nicole C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting it to be just for kids, but to my surprise was very interesting for the adults too. The shark exhibit was very well done. Great place to spend the day when it is hot outside.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an enjoyable way to spend a morning especially since it was within walking distance from our hotel. At first, my 16 year old was bored but we found some interactive physics type exhibits and the human body exhibits which he really enjoyed. You could probably spend the whole day here with younger children but it's only good for... More 

1 Thank southernbelle68
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have taken the grandchildren here a number of times and we are never disappointed. There are so many exhibits and hands on experiences that a visit is always a terrific adventure. We usually go on Home School days so I can't speak to whether it is ever too crowded. We have attended special event lectures and enjoyed every one. Cannot... More 

1 Thank Kathleen C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2-3 hours with our 9 year old girl there. The natural storm is the most fun. I won't spoil the details. Other activities are relatively new so good, in the context that we have visited science centers at Boston, Seattle, Portland, etc. If you do not expect too much for it, the experience is nice.

1 Thank Tao W
Surprise, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many interactive exhibits here for kids of all ages. We came to see the Androids and Alien Worlds exhibit. I was able to get some great pictures of R2-D2 for a model I'm building.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like much of the arts in Phoenix the Science Museum is good but not special. We have taken high school students there on many occasions and have seen their interest drop off after the first hour. I'd day see it, but not all the time.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very hands-on learning and experiences for all areas of science! My husband teaches physics and I work in the medical field, so we both enjoyed this attraction very much. The only negative was that it is such a kid-oriented place, so there were lots of children running around. Pricing was cheaper than the listed general admission (not sure if this... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up going to the Baltimore Science Center and I was thoroughly impressed with this science center. I thought it was very interactive for the kids and they had some great exhibits. We saw Dark in the Planetarium (which was our main reason for going). It was ok, I felt like the show itself was a little lackluster. The... More 

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