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Arizona Science Center

600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Ranked #21 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is an absolute great hands-on museum for children and you literally could spend a few hours here. However, as two middle aged adults.....the only saving grace was the 40 minute Imax on coral reefs. Would not recommend for adults.

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This site has the best exhibits for both children and adults with educational interactive displays over 4 floors. The Imax theater and planetarium are added benefits but not a requirement for a great time for your kids.

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
91 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Downtown Phoenix has a surprising amount of worthwhile activities for kids, and one of the best is right across the street from the Children's Museum. In fact, you can easily make a full day of interactive, educational fun activities by combining both the Children's Museum and Science Center. There are almost always special exhibits that will require additional admission fees,... More

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Buckeye, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There are some fun exhibits here, both for young children and adults. Like most museums, they have rotating exhibits. Some of them you will have to pay a second fee to get into on top of the general admission fee. We went there to see the special exhibit and then found out that that we needed to pay general admission... More

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Kill devil hills
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Multiple interactive displays keep you busy your entire self guided tour. You learn about simple things you take for granted, like how sneezing affects you and those breathing the air around you when you sneeze. There was an interactive demonstration of the eye, all the parts and was geared toward children's level of understanding, but was still very interesting for... More

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Durango, Colorado, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had some time before attending a Diamondbacks baseball game at nearby Chase Field. A great time. A lot of fun hands on exhibits that will turn almost any adult into a kid for a few hours. And, we learned a few things.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Arizona Science Center is definitely a must do for families with children of any age. Or take an afternoon with friends and I promise everyone will find something to do! Interactive, informative and fun....there's no other way to describe the Science Center. They always have a featured exhibit and I've been there for the Van Gough and it was... More

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Exeter, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 reviews
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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