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Arizona Science Center

600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
+1 602-716-2000
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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great experience and would likely recommend it for children over the age of 6 or 7 to truly appreciate the lessons it teaches - and there are lots. There are movies that they show as well in their theaters - i.e. on...More

Thank ahamiltonwife
Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall center is targeted at younger audiences but the Pompeii exhibit was very good. Docents were wandering in costume but didn't add to the experience. The video 4-D experience at the end was underwhelming. Some of the pieces were remarkably well preserved and a...More

1  Thank George H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my eight year old daughter and we had a ball and she didn't want to leave. I did not think the Pompeii exhibit was that great - didn't learn anything new - but the rest of the museum was great. They have...More

2  Thank janecR8033VM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Use Groupon and become a member. The girl who helped us checked in is not knowledgeable. I know that I read about the description in Groupon stating that the Pompeii Exhibit is included. I am told that it is separate pricing but this girl did...More

Thank starofjupiter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum. We visited the Pompeii exhibit which was excellent. Recommend this museum to everyone. My husband and I went with my elderly mom and we had a great time.

Thank Brenda A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This exhibit was the next best thing to a trip abroad. Fascinating artifacts with strong explanations as to the background of the items. Video to enhance the exhibits was professionally produced and educational. There was a 4-D movie experience that was phenomenal. Because we are...More

2  Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While there are many interesting and hands-on activities that could be a lot of fun, most of them are either broken or filthy or both. Lots of the electronic exhibits didn't work correctly and most of the hands-on activities were visibly covered with grime. We...More

Thank Karrie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pompeii exhibit is a must see if you are going to venture to this attraction. My rating is a blend of experiences. The Pompeii exhibit is a 4.5-5 star attraction the museum itself is a 3 star experience however you need to purchase a...More

Thank WJP2-1776
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we've been here. Our visit in December 2016 was much better. This time, a lot of the exhibits were broken. We also happened to arrive when bus loads (hundreds!) of students did. They were running crazy in every room making...More

Thank riley_298
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We are 2 adults, no kids, and totally enjoyed the Science Center. We went for the Pompeii exhibit. Been to Pompeii and so we really appreciated it. Avoid any long lines by buying your time slot on-line. We did that the same morning. And we...More

1  Thank CyndeM
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Wendy F
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I am not sure about the food, but as no one looks into your bags I guess you can take a sandwich or so with you. There is spec ticket for the planetarium no need to by the general one Have fun!
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Response from Nurse504 | Reviewed this property |
No free parking but there is a parking garage adjacent to museum. Bring in your ticket and they will redeem a portion of the cost. I think you only end up paying five dollars versus the hourly rate the garage charges. Hope... More