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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 #24 of 224 things to do 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 young children, Activities for older 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 young children, Activities for older children

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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They have had some very interesting displays here, which of course are circulated in and out at various times

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place rocks! We went with our daughter and nine-year-old grandson. We parked at the parking structure there (with validation, it brought parking in downtown Phoenix from $12 to $5). We started late, around 1pm, and with her family pass, admission was free (she can go unlimited times all year). In four hours we saw almost everything on four levels,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

First time here lots of stuff for kids, went there today (valentines day) with my BF, there was an interesting planetarium presentation I would recommend. We seen the extreme planets one it was cool. About the only thing I really enjoyed as most of the stuff is for families and children. But fun overall and good price, the planetarium and... More 

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Yuma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went here with my two children age 9 and 4. They had a pretty good time. I thought there was going to me more interaction by the staff but they kinda just sit there and let you go through it. The exhibits are pretty neat. Several of the things had a button but they didnt do anything..Maybe the staff could... More 

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Portland, ME
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had a few hours before my flight. It was too hot to hit the zoo, so I picked the science center. I was not disappointed. The activities and interactive exhibits were fun, even for an adult. I paid a little extra to see the dinosaur exhibit (worth it) and particularly enjoyed the section on weather. What fun! I would... More 

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Wickenburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I am giving it 3 stars assuming that you're taking your children. Not sure why other reviewers say it's for 'kids and adults alike', because it took a 10 minute tour for my 20 yo son and I amongst about 100 screaming elementary students to see that it was quite obviously geared towards the 14-and-under set, at best. Despite the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a great spot in Phoenix that's actually good for kids and adults alike. Try it out if you have some time to kill, but beware: it can easily become an all-day experience. Great interactive exhibits for kids, and there's always a cool exhibit rotating. A little on the steep side but a fun way to spend a day.... More 

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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

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
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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