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Arizona Science Center

600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-716-2000
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Ranked #19 of 128 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums
Description: A museum with over 300 hands-on exhibits that keep visitors involved.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited the the Science center recently as something to do with my girlfriend. We spent at least two hours, if not three, playing and learning. The staff was smiling and looked like they really enjoyed their jobs. When we were curious about something not in the descriptions the staff was oozing with excitement to teach us. Their passion was... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The only reason I visit this place is to see the iMax shows, which are good. The Center, itself, is very low-key, very much for the delight of children.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I went there as a parent chaperone for my daughter's school fieldtrip and I would have to say that not only did the students enjoyed the exhibits but the chaperones as well. Lot of hands-on activities. There is something for everyone.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you're into learning, hands on, this place is for you. No matter the age of the visitor, there is something to capture your imagination. Young children, teens and adults will find something new and exciting to experience. There are many interactive displays, so you will be challenged. The Center presents special exhibits, so be sure to catch the one... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The science center is fun for all ages. My 12 and 7 year old had a blast playing with the interactive exhibits, laying on a bed of nails, and riding the bike on the high wire. They didn't even realize they were learning. Definitely a great way to beat the heat in Phoenix

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I love this little science center. I always learn something new and see some fun exhibits, as well as enjoy some touristy food and drink at this place. This time I saw a couple of shows at the planetarium, not to be missed. There was also a show at the IMAX theatre in 3D, for which concessions are also available.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Science Center has something for everyone young and old. Their exhibits are always changing so you never see the same thing. Currently Riepleys Believe it or Not is there. Fun for everyone.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We came here on a Sunday. I was traveling with 3 kids ages 9, 11 & 12. All three a blast with the hands-on exhibits. I enjoyed them as well. It wasn't overly crowded, but we arrived when it first opened & caught the Imax Rescue movie. We easily spent 4 hours here. The human body exhibit area was a... More

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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our plane arrived early in PHX, so we had some time to kill before we drove up to our hotel. and while this seemed like a good option on "paper", it happened to be "third grade field trip day" in the science center! There are a ton of fascinating exhibits (quite a few targeted to more "sophisticated" attendees - the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I are basically big kids in adult bodies who enjoy frequenting science centers in every major city we visit, however Arizona's fell short for us. Despite the vast square footage, I'd say 95% of it was driven towards a 4-10 year old age group. We did not purchase the additional tickets for Ripley's etc. and maybe that... More

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