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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 89 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum with over 300 hands-on exhibits that keep visitors involved.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A museum with over 300 hands-on exhibits that keep visitors involved.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This three level facility is also connected to the history museum, however, separate entry fees. Check your local museum pass to see if there is a partnership. We got in free with our Denver Nature & Science membership. There is a lot of things to explore for all ages but it's really tailored for families with children. You must try... More 

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scottsdale
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We loved the variety of hands on activities available and the clever way that the building has been converted.Afun place to take the grandchildren.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Disclaimer: I LOVE science museums. I grew up on them. This one was as good, if not better than the ones I have been to (Liberty Science Center, New York Hall of Science). Yes, they're largely aimed at children/teens, but there's a lot to learn (or re-learn, for those who actually paid attention in high school science classes ;) for... More 

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Coachella, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited the Arizona Science Center with local friends and their families. For being a Saturday it was not crowded at all. The 4 floors of hands on experience was a lot of fun, for kids and us adults. There are so many exhibits that stimulate all your senses. A lot of hands on, play while you learn, interactive and fun.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A great place for adults and kids to explore hands on exhibits. Engaging and exciting for kids of all ages!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We made the biggest mistake....going there at a busy time...New Years Eve. I've never felt like I've wasted my money more. It was so overcrowded that we couldn't do over half the exhibits. Kids are running around without much adult supervision (tip: Parents stop texting!). The extra exhibits all cost extra to see and you need to buy your ticket... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great experiments and things to simulate science topics. The gears water facility on the first floor is really cool and great for people of all ages! We went for adults night out their 18+ event on the first Friday of every month and it was a great 4 hr. event to focus on science. Would recommend anyone considering going to... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you have kids, this is a great hands on museum that is sure to keep them entertained for a solid 2-3 hours. But if you're like us, two adults with no children, you might tap out after an hour or two. The museum is definitely kid oriented. We wanted to go to an attraction that was within walking distance... More 

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Austin, Texas
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171 reviews 171 reviews
72 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We took our 7-yr old niece and she took off like a kid for all the hands-on excitement. There is not one thing she didn't like, having tried everything there. We enjoyed live experiments, the IMAX, and the weather event. Highly recommend for all kids, young and old. We spent a good 5 hours there both times we went (within... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was a nice science museum; most of the exhibits were informative and well-maintained. The IMAX is the newer flat-screen version. We prefer the dome IMAX but it was still nice. There is a planetarium and discounted parking. The Forces of Nature exhibit where you get to experience the senses of wildfire, lightning, earthquake, volcano, etc., was a family favorite.... More 

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