We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arizona Science Center

600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
+1 602-716-2000
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 229.00*
and up
Sunset and City Lights Aerial Tour of Phoenix
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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!
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“human body” (41 reviews)
“pompeii exhibit” (30 reviews)
“all ages” (90 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
CONTACT
Website
+1 602-716-2000
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Phoenix
from US$ 20.00
More Info
from US$ 408.99
More Info
from US$ 88.99
More Info
from US$ 136.69
More Info
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (818)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"human body"
in 41 reviews
"pompeii exhibit"
in 30 reviews
"all ages"
in 90 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 42 reviews
"bed of nails"
in 17 reviews
"forces of nature"
in 15 reviews
"shark exhibit"
in 11 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 35 reviews
"outdoor water"
in 10 reviews
"great for kids"
in 35 reviews
"great hands"
in 11 reviews
"four floors"
in 9 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 15 reviews
"school groups"
in 11 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 12 reviews
"field trip"
in 10 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 16 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 796 reviews

Reviewed today

Haven’t been here in over 10 years. Went on a Friday evening date thinking it would be a quiet, off-traffic time to enjoy the exhibits without wild kids from schools. Website said both exhibits were open (Pompei after hours). After making the long trip downtown,...More

Thank WellTraveled121
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Pluses+-The Pompeii Exhibit was heartbreaking/amazing at the same time. The interactive dark room with smoke, etc. wasn't too scary for my 8 yo grandson. My grandson and I also had a very sobering discussion about the volcano and what happened to the city. The artifacts,...More

Thank aprilneo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the Pompeii exhibit which was good. But with at least 400 children running around, screaming/making so much noise the decibel level was so high due to poor acoustics, who could enjoy it? The children ran into us, destroyed the hand sanitizer which...More

Thank karenpR7869HT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think that the organization running the museum should change the name so that the emphasis is on children. There are lots of displays and information but it is all geared to children so not much to hold the interest of adults. I went today...More

Thank Randal H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our main reason for the visit was the Pompeii exhibit, but my boyfriend and I were planning on spending the entire day here. We got there right when they opened at 10 a.m., Planned on walking around till about noon and then grabbing some lunch...More

Thank Heidi H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exorbitant pricing can be helped by using a Groupon, by going “After Hours”, or by using a Library Culture Pass, as we did—it covered General Admission for both of us, and we only had to pay for the Pompeii exhibit portion. However, if I had...More

Thank Denise B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are great. Especially enjoyed the Pompeii traveling exhibit. We were lucky enough to catch it during the American Association of Museums (AAM) conference.

Thank Jayceen C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

A "hands on" science museum. Took 8-yr old grandchild there and was great afternoon. Covers human body as well as technical and space topics. Free parking too!

Thank X1160SHjamess
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Pompeii Exhibit yesterday. Probably the best display and/or event they have had at the Arizona Science Center. I'm giving 5-stars for display itself as it is simply amazing to be looking at artifacts and items over 2,000 years old dug from a volcanic...More

Thank Tidesmanian D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A terrific museum with plenty of interactive items for all to try with items are suitable for all age groups. As a European we had visited Pompeii and Herculaneum on a number of occasions so we did skip this part of the exhibition.

Thank John R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 174 hotels in Phoenix
SpringHill Suites Phoenix Downtown
354 reviews
.48 km away
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
2,209 reviews
.49 km away
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
1,702 reviews
.51 km away
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
960 reviews
.62 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pizzeria Bianco
1,146 reviews
.11 km away
District American Kitchen & Wine Bar
533 reviews
.47 km away
Canyon Cafe
414 reviews
.45 km away
Hard Rock Cafe
280 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
618 reviews
.28 km away
The Rosson House Museum
169 reviews
.13 km away
Phoenix Symphony
136 reviews
.38 km away
Chase Field
1,984 reviews
.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Anita M
16 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from X1160SHjamess | Reviewed this property |
Probably a bit too complicated for a child that age. Best for kids in grade school.
0
Votes
Anita M
16 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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
1
Vote
aprilneo
19 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from SixthSister | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Pompeii exhibit allowed photos!
1
Vote
;