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Arizona Science Center

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Address: 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
Phone Number:
+1 602-716-2000
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

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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We came on a Saturday morning while on vacation. The kids loved running around and playing with the toys in the building area. Their favorite was the water activity place outside... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
los angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came on a Saturday morning while on vacation. The kids loved running around and playing with the toys in the building area. Their favorite was the water activity place outside on the patio. Neat place to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only are there interesting interactive exhibits, but there are regularly changing exhibits and an outdoor water play area. This place is a great place for kids through 12 years old. There are nice movies and astronomy programs too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I tagged along with my son and his 5 children and actually had a good time at the ASC. Bring some comfortable shoe because you will do som walking

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 19 month old and were pleasantly surprised that there were little stations set up geared towards young children. Some of the exhibits were starting to look a little rough around the edges of weren't working while we were there. It's really to bad that the planetarium is an extra charge as well, but I understand that places... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself along with my wife visited this science center and found it very much informative. Our daughter was not with us. We missed her company here. All children there were enjoying and curiously learning lot of new things around us. One must definitely visit the science center along with children. We personally enjoyed a 3-D film on America's national parks.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My group visited to view the 3D film. National Parks, narrated by Robert Redford, The filming and visual effects were spectacutal

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited w/my 13 year old granddaughter who loves science. Also, as a side note, she lives outside of Chicago (my hometown), and has visited Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry on several occasions. While I don't intend to compare the two museums, we both agreed that while we both enjoyed the various exhibits, we felt the under 10 year old... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting visit with lots of facts and pieces of history concerning Arizona and man in general. It would have been a much more fun visit if we'd had children with us. The highlight of our visit was the Planetarium and the gentleman who described the Arizona skies. Would like to have watched the Lazer show to Beatles music but... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Had a day to kill so took my 10yr old. Great place to spend time and lots to learn. But I would say it's a place for young kids and young adults where they can learn a lot of cool stuff. Hey, they have remains ofreal brains of human and some animals!!!! Very educational!! Pricey though. Each special exhibit is... More 

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Phoenix, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

A trip for my kids turned out to be a learning experience for myself too. I learned how a house is built to how every single part of your body operates. There is 4 flours of learning so take a snack and get there early.

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