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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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600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
+1 602-716-2000
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Marissa N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been to the AZ Science Center a number of times, and have always been amazed at how you “get into” some of their exhibits.

Thank CharleyandhisTravels
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a family we go tip the science center about once a year. Located near Chase field where the diamondbacks play, in heritage square there are a cluster out things to do within walking distance. Be sure to park in the heritage square lot to...More

Thank jrbruchh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I came here while visiting in the in-laws to give the kids something fun to do inside and out of the heat, and possibly even learn a little something. While there was some very interesting exhibits on display, and most exhibits were...More

Thank svredhead2008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum to see the Pompeii exhibit. The experience was amazing. It was well thought out and I learned a lot. There were many school children there for tours of the museum. I would definitely check with the museum to see what days...More

Thank Debbi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great location for families. They offer many hands on activities. As a solo traveler, I really enjoyed the planetarium. They have several shows daily which I recommend. It is located downtown near Chase Stadium

Thank Elsa R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 5 & 7 year old daughters to the museum. Luckily, we have a groupon membership because the cost to get in plus the mirror exhibit was expensive. It only kept my daughters attention for an hour and a half before they were...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Great museum for kids. Although adults can learn a great deal, the museum is definitely geared towards children and there is even a section for toddlers to play.

Thank algsunshine
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Compared to similar kid-focused science museums, this one was probably just as good for the kids, but less interesting for adults. There were some notable exceptions such as the dancing iron filings. Unfortunately, the extra money for the mirror maze was not worth it because...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Definitely look into the ASTC Travel Passport program if you're not already familiar. It's a great way to visit Science-related museums when traveling, as we have done in many different areas. Having been to a variety of other museums with the program throughout California before,...More

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Anita M
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.
Anita M
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!