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Arizona Science Center

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Address: 600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602-716-2000
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A museum with over 300 hands-on exhibits that keep visitors involved.

A museum with over 300 hands-on exhibits that keep visitors involved.

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What a great place for a corporate event

The museum is very interesting and well maintained. It was a great place to have a conference reception and networking session.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
srlawrence1 .
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Peachtree City, Georgia

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an average science museum. I have been to several that are much better, and one that was worse.

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Thank Troy S
Peachtree City, Georgia
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is very interesting and well maintained. It was a great place to have a conference reception and networking session.

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Thank srlawrence1 .
Chandler, Arizona
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here for the first time on a rainy Monday. My 10 and 8 year old loved it! There were plenty of exhibits and hands on centers to keep them entertained. We also paid to see the Dinosaur exhibit and Saturn movie. Both boys enjoyed the Dinosaurs and both did not like the Saturn movie. The movie had a... More 

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Thank Relo4
United States
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51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arizona Science Center is big on the outside, but small on the inside. This is because even though admission costs $18, half the exhibit space is dedicated to things that cost extra. Want to see the main exhibition? That's an extra $12 after you've paid $18. Planetarium show? An additional $9, per show. (There are four shows.) IMAX? $9... More 

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Thank QuinnTheInuit
Pachuca, Mexico
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits permanent and temporary are great for all family, you could spend a whoe day there, Just beware of parkmeters, if you forget the time you will get fine!

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Thank AMANNING5
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with two kids aged 18mo & almost 5 knowing that the museum is geared toward older kids. I went only because I had free entrance for all (under 3 is free). Both enjoyed the "Playing with water" area (forgot the name) the best..this is something you'd also expect at the Children's museum, just fun with shooting plastic balls... More 

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Thank berto_amsterdam
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've taken kids here for field trips several times since becoming a day camp coordinator, and they never disappoint. Last month, they had snow outside, which was an awesome thing for kids from the desert to play in! I also really liked that the snow day was included in general admission. The museum itself is great, especially for kids. The... More 

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Thank catsandicecream
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Wish we had longer. We love science centres and this one did not disappoint. We opted to watch two shows at the planetarium; One about black holes which was brief but interesting and one about Saturn which was longer and featured a wonderfully nauseating "space roller coaster" at the end. What truly stood out to me though about the experience... More 

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Thank Natalie M
Clearfield, Utah
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157 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Arizona Science Center was a nice experience for my kids who went to the Center specifically to see a Dinosaur Exhibit. They didn't feel like the dinosaur exhibit offered a lot in return for their entry. For a $6.00 admission, the entire exhibit took 15 minutes and the kids left underwhelmed.

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Thank dalessiopietro
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We've been to many of these types of places and have one in our hometown. It's on par with others we've seen and in some ways better. The body exhibit was really well done and interesting and engaging. The dinosaur exhibit is more art than science but if you are prepared ahead of time it's pretty cool - like puppets... More 

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