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Arizona Science Center

Address: 600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602-716-2000
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Ranked #15 of 93 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Owner description: A museum with over 300 hands-on exhibits that keep visitors involved.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Glendale, Arizona
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134 reviews 134 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The Arizona Science Center is really geared twords kids but we went as adults during the "First Friday" promotion where adults get free admission. We had some fun interacting with the exhibits although many of them seemed dated or were undergoing maintenance. There are however, several rooms with very interactive exhibits that were a hoot even for the older crowd.... More

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Spokane, Washington
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18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Arizona Science Center is a wonderful museum full of hands on activities for all ages to enjoy. The IMAX theater and Planetarium are also fun for all. My whole family enjoyed their time here, especially experimenting with the hands on displays.

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Denver, Colorado
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

With input from scientists at nearby ASU, the science center created a broad set of exhibits everyone can learn from, with many hands on experiences. I see many young couples, with and without children, having a ball at this place. They have great science lectures, too, as interesting as TED talks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Me, my 4-year-old, and my 81-year-old grandmother all loved the science center! It's so hands on and a neat way to learn. We did the planet tour in the planetarium which was a little over my daughters head with information, but she still loved it. The whole experience was fantastic. Highly recommended!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

There is always a featured exhibit alone with the permanent ones. We buy a year's membership pass and visit several times a year. This pass also give one a reciprocal pass to other museums around the world. Check the schedule to see what evens are offered daily. We have caught many presentations. There are a lot of hands-on exhibits for... More

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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Occasionally they'll have super cool traveling exhibits like the bodies exhibit, titanic 100 years, and their Halloween experiments Mad scientist themed items. It really brings out my inner kid. Yes this center is similar to all the modern science museums based on the Smithsonian and Franklin Institute archetypes. The hands on exhibits and stations for demonstrations real make the experience.

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Chandler, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had a nice time however I'm not sure I would go back unless they had a special event and/or viewing. I have been to other science centers and nothing about this place stands apart from the others. It was nice clean building with friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great to get membership if you have kids - they have hands on classes for kids on late Wednesdays and Saturday mornings if you home school or kids who are really into science. love the Imax movies they have here and the Waterworks in the summer.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was the most interesting place to see. Everything is hands on. The kids love it. They have an I MAX and a Planaterium.. We even had lunch at the cafe there it was so neat. We liked it so much we were the last ones to leave the place. I went back and joined so now we can go... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We spent a good amount of time at the center and tried to do all the interactive things. Unfortunately time didn't allow it. However, we did do A LOT.

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