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Arizona Science Center

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“human body”(45 reviews)
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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 28 May 2018

We recommend doing the IMAX experience in conjunction with your visit. Overall grandkids and adults enjoyed the day.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Elgin1963
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Stopped at the Arizona Science Center specially to participate in the Pompeii exhibit, Wow! The entire center is alive with science for everyone, young and old. There is much to do in this museum oriented area of Phoenix, including restaurants, plentiful covered parking and shaded...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank cpazzmore
Reviewed 24 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank WellTraveled121
Reviewed 23 May 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank aprilneo
Reviewed 18 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank karenpR7869HT
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Randal H
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Heidi H
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Denise B
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jayceen C
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
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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!