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Arizona Science Center

600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-716-2000
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Ranked #20 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We took our 2 adult kids and all our grandkids with a great deal we got on groupon for a family outing. Everyone had a good time. The youngest, 19 months found many things that engaged her curiosity. She especially loved the balls that would "float" in the air due to air pressure. Our 7 year old loved the weather... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There's something for everyone at this museum. My whole family enjoyed the exhibits and the interactive activities. We spend several hours here, including lunch in the cafe (which was really good and decent price). There's everything from exhibits on the human body, weather and nature, to force and energy. Highly recommend!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ideal para los niños que quieren explorar, de hecho es muy difícil sacarlos de ahí. Lo mejor son los juegos de agua y pelotas que están en el exterior, los niños lo adoran. Este museo permite tocar y experimentar en gran parte de sus instalaciones por lo que los niños lo disfrutan mucho y es mucho más fácil explicar algunas... More

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Reno, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We decided to visit the Arizona Science Center because it was featuring an Egyptian attraction. It sounded intriguing with its description on assisting archeologists and immersing oneself in the discovery of Egypt and it's artifacts. After spending over $80 for two adults we were disappointed to find that everything in the Arizona Science Center is basically for children around the... More

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Little Rock, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Visiting from out of state for a conference, I had a few hours to peruse Phoenix before work started. A stop at the desert botanical gardens left me overheated, so I turned to the air-conditioning of Arizona Science center during the hot part of mid-day. Friendly staff throughout the building helped patrons learn and enjoy the exhibits. There are so... More

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As the title states we took our children there in the early years. Now we have the pleasure of taking our grandchildren. Then enjoy it just as much as their parents did. Maybe some day we can take great grandkids. You never know.

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Bolingbrook, IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited the science center for the first time during the middle of June. Even with the weather being so hot, the place was not overly crowded and my kids were able to explore the exhibits with ease. We were even able to see the Egypt exhibit which was very interesting. My kids were not bored here at all and... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The AZ science center has a lot of hands on stuff that younger kids can manipulate. Many of the exhibits lack in explainingthe science behind the exhibit. Overall, its more like a childrens museum. For that I feel that it is very overpriced. The imax and planetarium will both cost you extra, and the traveling exhibits usually run around $25/person.... More

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Marietta, Ga
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136 reviews 136 reviews
36 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went here for a convention reception but toured the museum. Lots of interesting exhibits and if I had kids 4-12 they would have loved it!

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Chandler, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we've been to the science center many times and always have a good experience. The facility itself is impressive, a very nice building with lots of interesting features that you can enjoy for the general admission. Before you visit, find out what the featured exhibits are. They cost extra, but the ones we have visited in the past have been... More

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