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Arizona Science Center

600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-716-2000
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Ranked #21 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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Reno, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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Bolingbrook, IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited the science center for the first time during the middle of June. Even with the weather being so hot, the place was not overly crowded and my kids were able to explore the exhibits with ease. We were even able to see the Egypt exhibit which was very interesting. My kids were not bored here at all and... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The AZ science center has a lot of hands on stuff that younger kids can manipulate. Many of the exhibits lack in explainingthe science behind the exhibit. Overall, its more like a childrens museum. For that I feel that it is very overpriced. The imax and planetarium will both cost you extra, and the traveling exhibits usually run around $25/person.... More

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Marietta, Ga
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136 reviews 136 reviews
36 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went here for a convention reception but toured the museum. Lots of interesting exhibits and if I had kids 4-12 they would have loved it!

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Chandler, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we've been to the science center many times and always have a good experience. The facility itself is impressive, a very nice building with lots of interesting features that you can enjoy for the general admission. Before you visit, find out what the featured exhibits are. They cost extra, but the ones we have visited in the past have been... More

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We took our three grandchildren, 4, 7 and 12 and it was fantastic. Lots of hands on displays that stretch the imagination of all ages. Even I learned a few things. The IMAX Movie was excellent and well worth the added charge. My only suggestion would be to go in the afternoon if you go on a weekday. There are... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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121 reviews 121 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband actually said, compared to other places we have been, and I agree, our science center is embarrassing. The plus for AZ Science Center - it is GREAT for kids! It is very interactive, and very cooperative learning focused, I thank our local sponsors like, Wells Fargo, SRP/APS, Chase, and others, for that. But it's a little lacking in... More

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Phoenix
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166 reviews 166 reviews
70 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We took our 14 year old grandson here and there were pros and cons. The pros included the bike ride, experiencing the weather, IMAX - the Mummies, etc. The cons overwhelming were too many unsupervised kids running all over the place. We were almost knocked over more than once by running kids out of control. It appeared to be a... More

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