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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!
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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pompeii exhibit” (51 reviews)
“all ages” (92 reviews)
“human body” (43 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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"
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"all ages"
in 92 reviews
"human body"
in 43 reviews
"hands on activities"
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"bed of nails"
in 18 reviews
"forces of nature"
in 15 reviews
"shark exhibit"
in 11 reviews
"outdoor water"
in 10 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 36 reviews
"great for kids"
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"great hands"
in 11 reviews
"four floors"
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"school groups"
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"kids and adults"
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"special exhibit"
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"parking garage"
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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

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
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 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

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

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
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 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
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

My family of three visited the Arizona Science Center to see the Pompeii exhibit. The exhibit was excellent and well worth the money spent. I've seen multiple documentaries about Pompeii and read numerous articles about the event. I still learned some new things. My only...More

Thank CaptainJack58
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

The science center and current exhibit of Pompeii are a good family outing despite 1/2 hr wait at admissions, even online tickets and members had lines. Really good Pompeii exhibit with artifacts,short video and figures from eruption. Rest of center has great interactive exhibits.

Thank Judy W
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great exhibit! If you are lucky enough to have this traveling exhibit near by make the effort and go see it! There are over 200 pieces from Pompeii itself. All of the artifacts are 2000 years old, and yes there are casts of the poor...More

Thank rockgirl530
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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.
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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
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aprilneo
19 April 2018|
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Response from SixthSister | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Pompeii exhibit allowed photos!
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