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Arizona Science Center

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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...more
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As featured in 3 Days in Phoenix
600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
+1 602-716-2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is great. Smart and fun exhibits. I'd say it's best to get in then buy the exhibits your kids might like. Some wont interest them and you could waste money. Overall it's great.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The science center was great fun for me and my family. You could easily spend a few hours there. Some of the cool things to do are an additional cost such as the planetarium and the 3-D movie, so just be prepared to spend extra...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank erickaharris1222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kiddo is 3 years old at the time of our visit - she was really too young to appreciate much of what was happening and what the lessons were here. But we are members of the ASTC (Association of Science & Technology Centers) and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank act2306
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 and 2 year olds had a great time. My 2 year old didn’t understand or participate in everything but she had a lot of fun following her brother around.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank castillomama81
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

I visited the Science Center with my 10 year old and my husband. We had a late flight out of Phoenix and decided to visit the center to pass the time. We were able to spend the day here without getting bored. There are lots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank erinangele
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A variety of excellent hands-on exhibits and rides. There are also several very fine daily planetarium shows. All in all an excellent day for young people awaits them at the Arizona Science Center.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This giant center is located in the Heritage Square area (aka Heritage and Science Center) , downtown Phoenix. The idea to built a science center and keep it running so successfully for over thirty years by now is simply brilliant. Arizona Science Center offers hundreds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank irina g
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This place is pretty cool. You will need some time in your day to visit this place. There are cool hands on activities for both kids and adults. Learned a lot while I was there. Easy to find in downtown Phoenix. Park in the parking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 339randallb
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I had not taken the kids to the Science Center in many years. They however had found memories of the place from when they were younger. Now 12 and 15 I was worried there wasn’t much to do there. I was partially right although it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jojoaz83
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We went here when a HUGE rainstorm hit on one day during our vacation. Our son is 5 and this place was great for him. We spent about 2.5 hours here and with a little bit older kid, I think you could easily stay 3-4...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marissa N
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16 May 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.
16 May 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
19 April 2018|
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Response from SixthSister | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Pompeii exhibit allowed photos!