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Arizona Science Center

600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-716-2000
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Ranked #20 of 132 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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118 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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vermont
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6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is an absolute great hands-on museum for children and you literally could spend a few hours here. However, as two middle aged adults.....the only saving grace was the 40 minute Imax on coral reefs. Would not recommend for adults.

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Orlando, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This site has the best exhibits for both children and adults with educational interactive displays over 4 floors. The Imax theater and planetarium are added benefits but not a requirement for a great time for your kids.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Downtown Phoenix has a surprising amount of worthwhile activities for kids, and one of the best is right across the street from the Children's Museum. In fact, you can easily make a full day of interactive, educational fun activities by combining both the Children's Museum and Science Center. There are almost always special exhibits that will require additional admission fees,... More

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Buckeye, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There are some fun exhibits here, both for young children and adults. Like most museums, they have rotating exhibits. Some of them you will have to pay a second fee to get into on top of the general admission fee. We went there to see the special exhibit and then found out that that we needed to pay general admission... More

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Kill devil hills
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Multiple interactive displays keep you busy your entire self guided tour. You learn about simple things you take for granted, like how sneezing affects you and those breathing the air around you when you sneeze. There was an interactive demonstration of the eye, all the parts and was geared toward children's level of understanding, but was still very interesting for... More

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