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Arizona Science Center

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Address: 600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 16027162000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sandra P
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Addison, Illinois
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Addison, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Deborah A
Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank MTTraveling
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of interactive exhibits for everyone of all ages. There is a lot to do for little kids especially. It's smaller than some other science museums we have been to, but exhibits make up for that. Note: if you go in summer during the day, expect a ton of kids running around.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always fun and something for all ages. The kids love it something for all ages. They sometimes have different themes.

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Thank julieblatz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Very quiet when I went. Went as an adult all by myself killing time before a flight. Such fun! Wish I could go back my with my kid!

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