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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 #15 of 94 Attractions 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great way to spend a hot summer day or a rainy day. Tons of interactive exhibits and personally, I learn something new every time we go. Imax movie theater is always got a great show or two running.

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Phoenix ,AZ
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Kids really enjoy the center, as there are many exhibits that are hands on. Takes about two hours to see but it is a lot of fun and interesting!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I took my grandkids there for a weekend outing and they enjoyed it very much. The hands on activities really cater to children of all ages, even the parents. The children learned a lot about from the different displays and are anxious to return. I have 8 grandkids and they all found something they likes.

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Glendale, Arizona
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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Arizona Science Center is really geared twords kids but we went as adults during the "First Friday" promotion where adults get free admission. We had some fun interacting with the exhibits although many of them seemed dated or were undergoing maintenance. There are however, several rooms with very interactive exhibits that were a hoot even for the older crowd.... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Arizona Science Center is a wonderful museum full of hands on activities for all ages to enjoy. The IMAX theater and Planetarium are also fun for all. My whole family enjoyed their time here, especially experimenting with the hands on displays.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

With input from scientists at nearby ASU, the science center created a broad set of exhibits everyone can learn from, with many hands on experiences. I see many young couples, with and without children, having a ball at this place. They have great science lectures, too, as interesting as TED talks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Me, my 4-year-old, and my 81-year-old grandmother all loved the science center! It's so hands on and a neat way to learn. We did the planet tour in the planetarium which was a little over my daughters head with information, but she still loved it. The whole experience was fantastic. Highly recommended!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

There is always a featured exhibit alone with the permanent ones. We buy a year's membership pass and visit several times a year. This pass also give one a reciprocal pass to other museums around the world. Check the schedule to see what evens are offered daily. We have caught many presentations. There are a lot of hands-on exhibits for... More 

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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Occasionally they'll have super cool traveling exhibits like the bodies exhibit, titanic 100 years, and their Halloween experiments Mad scientist themed items. It really brings out my inner kid. Yes this center is similar to all the modern science museums based on the Smithsonian and Franklin Institute archetypes. The hands on exhibits and stations for demonstrations real make the experience.

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Chandler, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had a nice time however I'm not sure I would go back unless they had a special event and/or viewing. I have been to other science centers and nothing about this place stands apart from the others. It was nice clean building with friendly staff.

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