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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!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pompeii exhibit” (43 reviews)
“human body” (43 reviews)
“all ages” (92 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
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+1 602-716-2000
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"pompeii exhibit"
in 43 reviews
"human body"
in 43 reviews
"all ages"
in 92 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 42 reviews
"bed of nails"
in 19 reviews
"forces of nature"
in 15 reviews
"shark exhibit"
in 11 reviews
"outdoor water"
in 10 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 35 reviews
"great for kids"
in 35 reviews
"great hands"
in 11 reviews
"four floors"
in 9 reviews
"traveling exhibit"
in 8 reviews
"school groups"
in 13 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 15 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 19 reviews
"parking garage"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An excellent afternoon with a grandchild. So much to see! Our favorites were the mirror maze (extra charge), the interactive patterns in nature, (tho there weren't enough benches there), and the earth, air, water room with a sand & water table to play in. In...More

Thank AZrover41
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I might go here once a year for a special exhibit. Recently saw the Pompeii exhibit which was fascinating and well worth the price of admission.

Thank JustJanetPhoenix
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Reviewed 1 week ago

SHORT REVIEW: *THIS IS A MUST-SEE MUSEUM* LONG REVIEW: I first went to the Arizona Science Center many years ago with my family. My little brother was a lot younger then, and my parents thought it would be a great place for him to hang...More

Thank PrincessCandyEmpire
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go on a first Friday and save your money otherwise it's not worth it and way over priced for broken not working equipment all the time Only highlights is the water play area the weather simulator and what ever temp exhibit they have.

Thank rsenteno
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is nice and very interesting because it has a lot of hands on and more for big kids instead of little kids. I think I had more fun than my kids which are 10 and 8 year old. The place had a water...More

Thank chela9992503
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my 14 year old son. The center itself is very well done, I thought the sections dealing with the human body and weather were done really well. My son enjoyed the bicycles was able to ride across the wire without falling off...More

Thank JKLS72
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fireball show was good, and my 11 yo boy enjoyed the exhibit where you could blow giant smoke rings. Sadly, though, many of the displays throughout the museum were broken or not functioning properly. The bed of nails was fixed while we were there....More

Thank SnorkelGang
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great, interactive Science Center! We were lucky enough to be there on a fairly quiet day so we (2 adults and our 16 year old daughter) could really see most of the center in 3 hours. Our validated parking was only $5. The Maze of...More

Thank LovelandS
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a “hands on” kind of place! So much to see and do! The kids loved the maze of mirrors and physics demonstrations. Almost all the exhibits were working and in great shape. We planned on spending an hour or so here and...More

Thank GrayLmom
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

Love the hands on, one of my favorites was the rock cycle. You were able to have the rocks go through the different paces with the computer. Can be enjoyed by any age.

Thank Liz L
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Anita M
May 16, 2018|
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Response from X1160SHjamess | Reviewed this property |
Probably a bit too complicated for a child that age. Best for kids in grade school.
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Anita M
May 16, 2018|
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Response from 4cents-worth | Reviewed this property |
Ditto. There are exhibits are for older children who can roam around from exhibit to exhibit. But if you have a lot of teacher in you and your 10 month old has inquisitive mind, go for it! You can do the explaining and... More
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aprilneo
April 19, 2018|
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Response from SixthSister | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Pompeii exhibit allowed photos!
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