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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 young children, Activities for older children
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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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

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
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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