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Arizona Science Center

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Address: 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
Phone Number: 16027162000
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, Arizona Science Center has been a...

Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, Arizona Science Center has been a hub for science and discovery for the community and visitors. The Center features more than 300 hands-on exhibit, live demonstrations, a state-of the art Dorrance Planetarium, a five-story IMAX(R) theater, and newly opened, CREATE at Arizona Science Center - a place where science, design and engineering collide!

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Everyone should go!

There are things here for everyone, from 3 year olds to the elderly (that includes me) Plan on spending all day there for a great time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
barb321
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Simi Valley, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a very nice time with my 2 boys but the museum was a little out dated on some of it's exhibits and the place just seems a little disjointed in its layout.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are things here for everyone, from 3 year olds to the elderly (that includes me) Plan on spending all day there for a great time!

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Thank barb321
Addison, Illinois, United States
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92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here because we didn't really know where to go during the day and it looked interesting online. It turned out to be well worth it. I love science and science loves me so i totally nerded out at all the cool science things you can do here. from simple physics with water and balls to complex weather and... More 

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Addison, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying in Phoenix for the night, so we needed to find something to do. This is a fun place that only takes about 3 hours to do. Best part....if you ae a teacher, bring in your teavher id, and you get free admission!

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Thank Sandra P
Arizona
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for a little fun. The prices are pretty average for this type of attraction and the stuff to learn for kids is great. The water area was a blast for my kids. I really enjoy the nature room and the active storm area. What a wonderful way to learn how things feel like. The Giant 3D Bug... More 

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Thank Katie S
Peoria, Arizona
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the hands on experience for kids, It was fun, and educational at the same time. Only thing was the extra charges for other exibits, unless you are a member.

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Cave Creek
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many interactive things for kids, plan the day and take your time to all of the areas. Well worth a visit.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Updating my previous review...my oldest is now 11 and we still have fun checking out the exhibits. Kids her age can start really understanding the science behind the exhibits as well as playing with everything. If you (or your child) is inclined to take a moment and read everything it is super interesting. Or, if you just want to "push... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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123 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the plus side: most of the exhibitions are extremely well done: I found the "brain" exhibits fascinating, as well as the physics one. The planetarium is beautiful, and the Arizona Night Sky presentation we attended with live narration was very well done. On the negative side: The cost! With my AAA discount, admission to the museum and attending the... More 

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85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit., Information about the body, business, local area, etc was really good. Staff was around, but not really needed as you can just walk around and experience.

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