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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A museum with over 300 hands-on exhibits that keep visitors involved.

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Great hands on experience

This is definitely worth a visit, especially on a hot day. Great exhibitions, informative, entertaining and fun. It's fantastic for kids learning and adult entertainment.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit, especially on a hot day. Great exhibitions, informative, entertaining and fun. It's fantastic for kids learning and adult entertainment.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have come to the science centre several times, particularly to see the special displays. It's really hit and miss on the feature attraction....some were very lackluster and not worth the entrance fee. As a one time visit to this attraction, it is interesting , especially for the kids to participate in the permanent displays, however once you've seen the... More 

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Antioch, California
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The planetarium show was horrible. It was just some guy talking and pointing out constellations. People got up and left. The 3D Imax on things you can't see in our environment was excellent though. I liked the hands on exhibits. There was enough for both kids and adults to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place is pretty cool. We were thoroughly entertained for a couple hours. If you go, you have to watch Planet Hunters in IMAX. That was definitely the coolest part.

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Chandler, AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I misread the pricing information on the website and thought the general admission price of $16.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids included all the attractions inside. This was not the case. Even the Grossology exhibit was an extra $6 for adults and $5 for kids. Can't go inside the planetarium or IMAX unless you guy an extra ticket for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our group included two adults and two kids (12 and 14). Everyone found plenty to keep them interested without spending extra for the additional exhibits. We were at the museum for about three hours, and could have spent more time there if it wouldn't have closed at 5. Definitely a nice way to spend a hot afternoon in Arizona.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A lame attempt at a science center. Even the kids are bored there. A real disappointment when I took my kids there when they were little. Not much learning experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is our "goto" place for learning mixed with play for our 10 and 4 year old! What a gem!! I don't just let the kids run wild (you could if you wanted to at this place) but each room is equipped with learning activities as well. Then we supplement the experience with home study... and the kids learn and... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I had the opportunity to attend a private event and spend time in this facility. I found it a nice place in Phoenix, with a good variety of interactive experiences on a broad variety of sciences. From earthquake to digestion, from insects to mechanics and more, you can enter a number of different areas and have a different and direct... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Quite pricey to visit. Many run down exhibits, but a few worthwhile exhibits mixed in. We did spend the extra money to visit the Planetarium and my children enjoyed it very much. Only do this if it is really hot and you cannot be outside.

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Additional Information about Arizona Science Center

Address: 600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602-716-2000
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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