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Arizona Science Center
Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center

9.4220 reviews
Sights and Museums, Children's Activities, Planetarium, Science Museum, Movie Theater
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600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 716-2000
http://www.azscience.org/
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The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 ... Read more
hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium and the five-story Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. CREATE at Arizona Science Center, adjacent to the main building, is the newest addition. This 6,500 square-foot community makerspace provides workshops, including 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking and sewing. The Center offers programs for all ages, including Camp Innovation, Teen Science Scene, Professional Development and Learning for Educators, and adults’ night out: Science with a Twist. For further details, please visit azscience.org.

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Local from Queen Creek, Arizona

Our two sons ages 8 and 6 and their older cousins loved visiting the Arizona Science Center.

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Eugene, Oregon

this is a kid oriented place, I went as a solo adult and although it is science oriented it is way to simple. Good to great for kids however.

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Civic Center, San Francisco, California

You don't have to be science-minded to enjoy this museum. Nice interactive exhibits allow you to have fun while (shhh) learning something new.

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Local from Phoenix, Arizona

Great place to go with children. Fun and entertaining as well as a great learning experience.

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Have visit The Science center more than once a great place for kids and adults. The Center has interactive exhibits, educational seasonal exhibits, IMAX theater and planetarium.

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Arizona Science Center is focused on inspiring, educating, and entertaining people about science.

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This it truly is a child's and adult's dream to come and play at this museum. Lots of interactive exhibits.

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Local from Fountain Hills, Arizona

In downtown Phoenix, about an easy 20 minute drive. Great for kids up to 10 or so; our grandkids love this place; passive and interactive exhibits.

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Delta, Canada

This place is awesome! It's a major institution of learning for families, teachers, students and vacation guests.You can explore more than 300 hands-on exhibits in 7 themed galleries. The Arizona Science Center houses four levels of exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, and a five-story-high IMAX theater. You can learn more about how your body works and functions, from the inside out! You can experience the thrill of a high-wire physics lesson. You can experience the newest gallery – the US Airways Flight Zone, where the science of flight comes together with Arizona's flight history providing a unique and engaging experience.

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The Arizona Science Center was fun for the kids and very educational! there are a lot of exhibits to see and plenty of educational videos along the tour. and a giant area for the kids at the bottom with building blocks

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Local from Phoenix, Arizona

The Science Center offers a fun adventure for "kids" of all ages. Arizona Science Center is focused on inspiring, education, and entertaining people about the science. The Center is located in Heritage and Science Park in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

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Local from Phoenix, Arizona

Great educational place for all ages. The Imax theater is fantastic and the planetarium is state of the art. Wonderful place.

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This is a wonderful learning experience for kids and adults alike. Take in an awesome theater experience or let the kids play in/on/around the awesome kid friendly exhibits (lots of running, jumping, climbing opportunities as well as hands-on "how does it work" displays.

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Reno, Nevada

Kids will love this place! Only about 20 minutes from the house - our daughter loved going here.

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Local from Phoenix, Arizona

The Science Center has interactive games and puzzles to keep you entertained for hours.

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Local from Chandler

Four floors of fun for kids of all ages! While many of the permanent exhibits lean toward actual young people—and will be crawling with them during normal hours—the special exhibits, films, and lectures have plenty to offer for adults. They also offer the adults-only and cash-bar-equipped "Adults Night Out" on First Fridays! If you've ever wanted to learn about boogers while enjoying a good beer, mark your calendar.

Bonus for parental units: You don't exit through the gift shop (it's not even in the main museum), but it's chock full of neat sciencey goods if you dare to venture in.

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Lakewood, Colorado, USA

This would be a great spot to take the kiddos if at the conference center for a convention. It is right around the corner and has lots of fun things to do. It is also one of the few green spots in the downtown area.

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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

This has something for everyone. I loved the weather simulator, and the outdoor water exhibits. I couldn't get anyone to ride the bike, but we all went to the movie and really enjoyed it. It's a whole family attraction, and shouldn't be missed. It also comes in handy in the summer when it's too hot to be outside.

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Orange, California, USA

They have four floors of exhibits to explore, to get your hands on stuff, and to learn at your own pace.

If you have young kids, the Arizona Science Center is a must visit when in Phoenix. We visited over the weekend, dropped in twice, and never lacked for new things to do. There is wonderful, FUN, learning for kids of all ages about the human anatomy, the universe, motion and energy. A newly opened math exhibit also provides interactive games and activities that teaches your child about numbers and their relationship to everyday things (without their knowing it!). Definitely one of the best science centers we have been to.

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Local from Phoenix, Arizona

This place is amazing. Perfect for kids and adults who love science. The place is filled with interactive exhibits to learn about all sorts of science concepts. There's a planetarium and special events.

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