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Arizona Science Center

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Address: 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
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+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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Went here with my two children age 9 and 4. They had a pretty good time. I thought there was going to me more interaction by the staff but they kinda just sit there and let you... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2015
Michael A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went here with my two children age 9 and 4. They had a pretty good time. I thought there was going to me more interaction by the staff but they kinda just sit there and let you go through it. The exhibits are pretty neat. Several of the things had a button but they didnt do anything..Maybe the staff could... More 

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Portland, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had a few hours before my flight. It was too hot to hit the zoo, so I picked the science center. I was not disappointed. The activities and interactive exhibits were fun, even for an adult. I paid a little extra to see the dinosaur exhibit (worth it) and particularly enjoyed the section on weather. What fun! I would... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2015

I am giving it 3 stars assuming that you're taking your children. Not sure why other reviewers say it's for 'kids and adults alike', because it took a 10 minute tour for my 20 yo son and I amongst about 100 screaming elementary students to see that it was quite obviously geared towards the 14-and-under set, at best. Despite the... More 

2 Thank B W
Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a great spot in Phoenix that's actually good for kids and adults alike. Try it out if you have some time to kill, but beware: it can easily become an all-day experience. Great interactive exhibits for kids, and there's always a cool exhibit rotating. A little on the steep side but a fun way to spend a day.... More 

2 Thank VCP14
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This three level facility is also connected to the history museum, however, separate entry fees. Check your local museum pass to see if there is a partnership. We got in free with our Denver Nature & Science membership. There is a lot of things to explore for all ages but it's really tailored for families with children. You must try... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2015

We loved the variety of hands on activities available and the clever way that the building has been converted.Afun place to take the grandchildren.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2015

Disclaimer: I LOVE science museums. I grew up on them. This one was as good, if not better than the ones I have been to (Liberty Science Center, New York Hall of Science). Yes, they're largely aimed at children/teens, but there's a lot to learn (or re-learn, for those who actually paid attention in high school science classes ;) for... More 

Thank Daniel T
Coachella, California
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Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited the Arizona Science Center with local friends and their families. For being a Saturday it was not crowded at all. The 4 floors of hands on experience was a lot of fun, for kids and us adults. There are so many exhibits that stimulate all your senses. A lot of hands on, play while you learn, interactive and fun.... More 

Thank mendez99
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2015

A great place for adults and kids to explore hands on exhibits. Engaging and exciting for kids of all ages!

Thank Lauren U
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 11, 2015

We made the biggest mistake....going there at a busy time...New Years Eve. I've never felt like I've wasted my money more. It was so overcrowded that we couldn't do over half the exhibits. Kids are running around without much adult supervision (tip: Parents stop texting!). The extra exhibits all cost extra to see and you need to buy your ticket... More 

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