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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Still cool

This place is still just as cool as the first time I visited. I went this time for a special exhibit: Alien Worlds and Androids. There were fictional robots and aliens, of course... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is still just as cool as the first time I visited. I went this time for a special exhibit: Alien Worlds and Androids. There were fictional robots and aliens, of course, but there were also real science explanations for how robots can be created, their purpose, and how "alien" microorganisms are. There is a lot of cool stuff... More 

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phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The science center is great for young children to explore and learn about basic things with energy, human body, minerals etc. It is a large building with very stark and cold interior. The admission fee is $18 for adult , $13 for kids. They do have a planetarium which cost an additional $9 to go see, a large screen theatre... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While being primarily directed at kids and families, I enthusiastically assert that the Science Center is engaging and informative for all ages. There's a huge variety of interactive exhibits and activities. I'm 30 years old and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. If you have kids, this is a must see, especially if they've never engaged in a similar activity before. It's... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I are from out of town. He is really into science and a planetarium also sounded like a fun trip! So we decided to head here as it was rated pretty good. Come to find that it is $18 per adult and extra for the planetarium or special exuberant. We paid for the aliens exhibit. Everything in... More 

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Thank Measha V
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The AZ Science Center, located in the heart of Phoenix, always has a new and exciting theme going in addition to the standard science fun. As an example, this month's theme is Robots and Aliens. So be sure to check out their website to see what interests you ahead of time. There is so much to do that you'd probably... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the things were missing but still loved it. This was my 2nd visit to this place and we purchased there groupon deal. Saved some money but worth it. There new Addition of alien world and androids is ok presentation. They charge extra for it but better to skip it, nothing much inside. My nephew and niece they all... More 

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Thank ReignVictorious
Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my almost 2 year old and 4 year old, they both had a great time, we spent about 3 hours there. The water play area and the body exhibits were fantastic for them. And the little play house areas were really great for the toddler. Looking forward to going back one day!

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Thank glynis4
Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped by here on our science world reciprocal membership. They had lots of different galleries with hands on exhibits. Lots of stuff on the body. Make sure to visit the fourth floor which has a few more exhibits since it was almost vacant when we were up there. We like the water exhibit on the first floor as it had... More 

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Thank Jim I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would be a great museum to visit if you have kids - is incredibly interactive and a must to help your kids learn and keep them interested.

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Thank Rosie R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Overall, we did have a good time at the Arizona Science Center. There were some great hands on exhibits, however the problem was that some of them were missing pieces or were broken. The layout of the place was somewhat confusing and exhibits seems to be just crammed into rooms without a particular thought for theme or a specific route.... More 

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