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Arizona Science Center

600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-716-2000
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Ranked #23 of 128 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Exeter, Rhode Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

While this place had the typical science center activities--water area, buildings, inside the body, it had a few unique things as well. A bike for you to ride across a cable over the main walk way (in the air), special exhibit-ours was Lost Egypt and the build/fly a paper airplane area. There were stations set up with activities and staff... More

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Paulding, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I visited in the spring of 2014 with my son, sister, and 2 nieces, and we really enjoyed ourselves. It is very expensive for non-members to see/experience all the available exhibits, though. That was the only bad part. Well over $100 for the 5 of us.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fun for kids with limited exposure to science topics. Some interactive exhibits. Not much of interest for adults. For a major city, a bit disappointing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Every time we go it's still fun. My 7-year-old still finds something new to learn each time we visit but my 13-year-old is ready for some changes to the exhibits. They have special showings of traveling exhibits which are always interesting but they aren't included in the regular price and without a yearly membership it can be kind of pricey.... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Arizona Science Center has activities and exhibits for toddlers, school aged children, and adults. I enjoy taking my kids to visit as I am entertained as well.

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Costa Mesa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Liquid Nitrogen demonstrations were great and loved section on the human body. My kids wanted to go back the next day

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What an amazing exhibit! Just as advertised, its an amalgam of ancient secrets and modern science. It shows how the modern technology such as CAT scan deciphers what is inside the mummy, it's nature of death, the age of the mummy, it's possible past life, etc. it's possible that I had an amazing time because I'm obsessed with the human... More

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Exeter, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This museum had interactive learning centers for every age. They had a bicycle over the main hallways on a cable that you could pedal. They had a typical water area outside but my kids-ages 7 and 5 --still liked. The cafeteria had healthy food and was not as expensive as other museum cafes. If you have a museum membership elsewhere,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My granddaughter an I spent a lot of time in the human anatomy and brain section on the first floor of the museum. The birth process shown at the museum is somewhat incomplete in the light of modern molecular science and the pioneering turn of the 20th century Scottish embryologist, John Beard, PhD. He figured out that the the fertilized... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The science center is a really fun place with tons of interactive learning centers. The older kids have fun here too but not nearly as much as the younger ones. The planetarium always has a great show going on (extra charge) The sky bike also is an extra charge.

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