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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!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
+1 602-716-2000
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

With 4-hours to spare, we visited on a Sunday morning. Unless you live in the immediate area and visit often, the Gen Adminission tickets are sufficient to keep the young ones busy (5-10). We bought tickets for the Shark event, pretty lame to us, at...More

Thank Jessica V
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We visited on a reciprocal agreement from our home science museum which made this a great value. You can see mostly everything in 4 hours and I would recommend going after 1, this is when the school groups start to move out. The live science...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

We came here because we have a membership for another science museum and so we got free admission. Overall it was fun. My kids loved the planetarium we paid a little extra to see the shark exhibit. In my opinion the shark exhibit was over...More

1  Thank Alicia G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here on a Thursday and it was jam packed with kids on field trips. They were unruly (as kids in mob form will be) and I feel the staff could have helped direct a little more. Our 15 month old...More

1  Thank Brendon H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great time at the AZ Science Center. It was nice to see the hordes of children enjoying the place. The Planet Shark exhibit was fantastic, as was the planetarium, the Flight of the Butterflies documentary, and all the other exhibits I got to...More

1  Thank jsjfwtx
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A great spot for kids or adults. There is always a 'special area' for an additional fee, it is not always worth it so before you buy the extra access take a peek inside to ensure you are interested. Plenty to see and do. Great...More

1  Thank By Trish S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I took my family from out-of-town here a couple of months ago, and we all had an amazing time! It is designed for the learning of children, but those of all ages can enjoy the attractions. I love that they are able to make science...More

1  Thank Lillym17
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is both kid and adult friendly. Lots of interactive things to do. My family had a great time with everything.

Thank imroxy84
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a very interesting venue for children and adults. It is primarily setup for "hands-on" activities. Many of the displays and activities are pretty advanced and could be less interesting for youger children. We took our 8-year old grandson and many of the displays...More

1  Thank CarlOjai
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were in Phoenix for a day so from the tripadvisor reviews we decide on the Arizona Science Center over the Childrens Museum. The reviews said the Childrens Museum was geared towards preschool aged kids. Our kids were 12 and 8. The Arizona Science Center...More

Thank decon
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Wendy F
Are there lockers to rent to keep a backpack in so I don't have to lug it around?
12 December 2016|
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Can you take your own food and eat there? If you just want to go to the Planetarium do you have to buy a ticket for the general admission? What's the earliest I can enter?
20 November 2016|
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Response from Kata0229 | Reviewed this property |
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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Glenda C
Where to park? Free or no?
7 July 2016|
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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