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Arizona Science Center

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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 22 May 2012

The building's design seems intensify the noise that bus loads of kids that are allowed to make there each morning for 3 months 9am-1pm. Be warned ahead if they forget to warn you also. The kids are basically let on the loose and not held...More

1  Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Each time the grandkids come to town they want to visit this interesting museum.

Thank barley98
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Used to go there a couple of years ago and enjoyed the displayes and such. Went recently with my 6 year old granddaughter and was dissappointed. It is actually right on the verge of being cost prohibitive. Not much going on in the way of...More

1  Thank michael m
Reviewed 20 May 2012

It has all the typical items you'll find at a big city science center. Very hands on. Plenty of diversity. The downside is there are school or daycare groups there every day. The adult to child ratio is therefore very low, making the children rather...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 19 May 2012

We go about once a year for their special exhibitions. The Body World; Van Gogh were amazing; the regular hands on displays teach the kids in a fun way. You can't go wrong here.

Thank CarefreeGail
Reviewed 18 May 2012

We visited the Arizona Science Center to see a special exhibit called Van Gogh Alive! The exhibit was extraordinary. We also found the science center filled with things that could keep a child occupied for hours and an adult fascinated as well--everything from hands-on exhibits...More

Thank travelingrudy
Reviewed 11 May 2012

We've visited many times over the years with our two girls and there's always something new to keep their interest (mine too for that matter). The visiting exhibits keep it fresh and motivate us to keep coming back. We had a membership when the girls...More

Thank JonBird
Reviewed 8 May 2012

This museum is very hands on and really pointed at younger kids. When I was teaching high school, I tried several times to get them to at least add some exhibits that were at a higher level, but their focus has always been elementary and...More

Thank dagda2
Reviewed 7 May 2012

I've been to other science centers and, while I know they're made for kids, this one is below par. A large exhibition in a small venue is dedicated to home building. (Home construction was a huge industry for Phoenix.. key word, "Was." In 100 years,...More

Thank ATrav64
Reviewed 5 May 2012

This hands on museum is top notch. Children and adults will find many interesting exhibits. Plan on at least a couple hours to get the full experience. If judged by the smiles on peoples faces, I give the Arizona Science Center very high marks.

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