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“This is geared more towards children, but still a lot of fun for adults as well.”

Arizona Science Center
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$229.00*
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Sunset and City Lights Aerial Tour of Phoenix
Ranked #17 of 234 things to do in Phoenix
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Everything is interactive, informative, and a lot of fun. Our three year old was constantly amazed. We have been to quite a few of these museums and this one seemed to be more based in science than many others. One of his favorites was playing with the “sneeze machine” and of course, the first thing you see, the outdoor room with all the water machines. Prepare to get soaked! There is a lot to see here, and there are a lot of demonstrations. The day we went, they were blowing up things with dry ice. We went out a door on one of the floors and an employee was filming the explosions below. I have never been told so politely that “you shouldn’t be out here”. We encountered him again a little while later and he told us we had missed the demonstration but he offered and let us and our son watch the video of it on his camera as we all shared an elevator down. He told us they were about to put the left over dry ice on the water table and invited us to come watch and play. The employees there were the most friendly and were really trying to get kids interested in science! There are many more demonstrations… You can watch a 3D printer print random things a long with many others and random times throughout the day. The exhibits do very well at keeping kids entertained while sneaking in a lot of information. There is an imax and a planetarium with set times, but we found we did not have enough time to do them and enjoy the four floors of fun!

There is something to be learned by everyone here, though it may take being patient and actually visiting the whole place.

Thank utopianidealist
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Love this place. 4 floors of entertainment and education. Plenty of things to do for young and old. There is a cafe in the building or you can go outside to one of the restaurants at Heritage Square.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

The Science Center varies its exhibits and activities so it is always a treat to visit. Today we got to see a 3D printer!

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is the other place the kids love - so many fun & educational things to do. The staff is always so great too! Definitely worth the membership. Member benefits aren't just for the kids, great events for adults too. Some of the IMAX films are breathtaking. Great option for summer!

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Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Took my husband for an early Father's Day to see Legends of Flight. Wow, what a great story & clearly a state-of-the-art theatre! Best 3-D I have ever experienced. We really enjoyed the film & this wonderful facility, its a must do when in downtown Phoenix!

Thank sparkysgrl
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