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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” (43 reviews)
“human body” (43 reviews)
“all ages” (92 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2303
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"pompeii exhibit"
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"human body"
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"all ages"
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"bed of nails"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

After visiting Pompeii in Italy last fall, I saw that many of the artifacts were on loan, so with family in Arizona, I wanted to see what I missed at the actual site. The exhibit did not disappoint, there were many things I did not...More

Thank LittleSis54
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We specifically visited to see the Pompeii Exhibit, which was an extra charge. The Pompeii exhibit was fantastic and worth the extra admission cost. We did not purchase admission to any of the other features/exhibits, it would have been to pricey if we did. The...More

Thank Christina M
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This museum brings in great exhibits. The Pompeii Exhibit is extremely well done and worth the visit.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Visited the Arizona Science Center for Pompeii After Dark. This event was worth the visit. Admission was only $14 prepaid online. Snack, drinks, and adult beverages were available for additional purchase. A planetarium and laser light show were also available.

Thank coreym275
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited the Arizona Science Center for the special Pompeii exhibit currently onsite. The special feature exhibit was great, however too many small children under the age of 5 ran amuck without supervision in this exhibit, and rightfully so, as it is appropriate for families...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visited last week. We went with four kids ranging from 16-10. The 10 year old loved it. The two 14 year old boys found it “meh” and the 16 year girl liked it. (She loves science) We bought the tickets for Pompeii. I am...More

Thank RobsLaw
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Very disappointed in the science center as we were expecting more. Tailored to the children and that part is done very well but not much for adults. Saw super volcanoes show which was just a show that you could catch on you local PBS station...More

1  Thank f037
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to the museum today to see the Pompeii exhibit. Before and after our timed entry we visited four floors of different exhibits. We found that most of these were tailored for children but we did find some that we enjoyed...More

Thank Susan V
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

My family has a membership to the St. Louis Science Center (which is a great place, too.) Our membership is valid for entry to many other Science Centers in the country, including the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. We particularly enjoyed 2 of the movies...More

1  Thank Kathy D
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We bought a Groupon that included the Pompeii exhibit, a 3D movie and planetarium show. I was unsure if Pompeii would be ok for my 5 year old, but he was fascinated! The rest of the Science Center was a lot of fun too. We...More

1  Thank ekdizzy
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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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