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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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For kids and grown ups with inquisitive minds : )

We ended up coming here to see the Shark Exhibit, and browse the place a little bit. They have really cool stuff for kids and grown ups, my favorite was a weather simulator... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ended up coming here to see the Shark Exhibit, and browse the place a little bit. They have really cool stuff for kids and grown ups, my favorite was a weather simulator station, you get up the fenced platform and you can listen and watch videos about weather in different areas, while you experience it first hand. There is... More 

Thank Dalixia7
London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our teens found plenty to learn and do, as well as us adults. I could see that families with younger kids would need much longer, but a family with teens or adults only could spend about half a day. That is the main center, however.....We purchased the Groupon that includes admission as well as the shark exhibit. The shark area... More 

Thank RCMommy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When visiting Phoenix for spring break, the Children's Museum kept popping up as the "must visit" place for kids. Once doing some research, though, I thought that site would be geared for a much younger age group than my son. With some additional digging, I researched this science center...so glad I did! It was fantastic! This science center is ALL... More 

Thank Jennifer R
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter bought a family membership , we enjoyed exhibits and fun stuff for kids , nice way to get out of the az heat lol

Thank starrtravler
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

full dome movie screening is amazing!! a must visit. The planet shark was not great. Do not spend 12 $ on it. Just a waste. I would rather buy another ticket to watch a movie in the full dome theater for 8$ :-)

Thank calmtraveler92
Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 2 toddlers, and two teenagers and we really enjoyed the experience, there was a lot of hands on activities and they were all educational! Prices are reasonable.

Thank RocioA5
Ventura County Coast, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very child friendly and focused on young learners. There are multiple levels where children can participate in hands on learning on subjects ranging from construction, physical principles, the body, and the natural environment (watersheds and weather too). We enjoyed the shark center. Basic entry covers most areas but you are required to purchase tickets for special events... More 

Thank Chris H
Prescott, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the special traveling exhibit called Planet Shark. It was advertised as a spectacular stunning event. Besides objects (shark teeth,etc.) set on display in a museum type style, the main point of interest was watching an interesting movie projected on a wall...interesting, but nothing above a National Geographic Special on TV. The Science Center advertised it as... More 

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So we decided to take a family vacation to Phoenix because for the past years, during this time of year, the temperatures have been high, and the days sunny. With all of children and their spouses and our grandchildren in one place, we ran into cool days, rain, and minimal sunshine. Now we had three grandchildren looking for something to... More 

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Fayetteville, GA- outside of Atlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 8 year old daughter enjoyed herself here. There is a lot to explore. We did the add-on passes and enjoyed the extra features; though we did think it was a little pricey. The National Parks 3D movie should have been more exciting. She is studying the national parks in school and so was looking forward to what this would... More 

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