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Arizona Science Center Phoenix

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Arizona Science Center
600 East Washington Street
Phoenix
AZ
85004
Tel: 602-716-2000

Where are we going today?

Science CAN be fun...science IS fun, and at a fun place for kids like the Arizona Science Center, children can really immerse themselves in science, learning and exploration, and not even realize it! (They'll be having too much fun!)

The Arizona Science Center gives kids education, exploration and entertainment over four levels of amazing hands-on exhibits. Each exhibit they can create, experiment, touch, push, pull, and discover. 

Over 7 themed galleries, you can explore over 300 exhibits - so where do you begin!

Maybe you want to see how your body works in the All About Me exhibit. You can walk through a "working" stomach (complete with the sounds and smells of a real digestive system!), and even watch surgeries being performed.

For some thrills, kids can experience the Evans Family SkyCycle with a high-wire physics lesson at nearly 15 feet in the air!

Forces of Nature let's children understand what is happening to our dynamic and always changing planet, and Get Charged Up is all about why and how things work!

In addition to the many exhibits, the Arizona Science Center also has a state-of-the-art planetarium, with daily shows on  the amazing universe and beyond, as well as a five story IMAX theater where you can watch some amazing films that allow you to see the world like you would never have seen it before.

Science IS fun and the Arizona Science Center gives kids the chance to see, and experience, that! 

 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$16.95
  • Children$11.95 (ages 3 to 17)
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily

All year round, but closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days

Teachers corner

School groups get a great rate of $6 per student, and they can learn so much that the center really is a great place for students to visit.

I'm Hungry!

There is a cafe where you can pick up snacks, drinks and lunch to fill those rumbling tummies! There are concessions too throughout. .

Any Top Tips?

If you love the museum - have a look at the membership they offer. It gives you free admission, and discounts on the featured exhibitions and planetarium! .

Doing our bit

Each of the exhibitions are focused on teaching children about science and nature, because they are all about education.

Need a little extra help?

There are parts of the museum that is accessible to wheelchairs, so when you arrive just grab a map which shows you all the areas.

Baby Facilities

There are family restrooms within the museum.

More information

The featured exhibitions are an additional cost to the general admission..

What people are saying?

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    We went when they had the Titanic exhibit, and it was downright awesome. The woman with whom I went was a health food fanatic, so we did not eat there, so, I can not say anything about that. However, it was a nice exhibit, we were treated well, my fellow tourists were friendly, and it was just a wonderful experience.

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    I've been coming here since I was 4 years old myself and I'm happy to say my kids come here now and love it just as much as me. It keeps my kids entertained for hours. Definitely recommend this place! I've never had a problem!

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    Great to have this exhibit in the heart of downtown Phoenix. There are several interesting ideas that kids love. Close to good restaurants and parking, this place is a great place to make a weekend visit.

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    Cost way too much for the experience. They should not be charging for the imax shows.That would at least make up for everything else. The imax show seemed like it was created with 1990s technology. Graphics were lame. Definitely not worth 9 bucks to see. I might've felt better if Imax was included but its an additional charge on top of $16.95 fee. Waste of money if you ask me. $70 down the drain.

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    My review of: Arizona Science Center

    My children would live here if they could. There is discount parking in the garage as long as you remember to get your parking pass validated inside. Getting a membership here is well worth the price. Entry is quicker. I've seen the insane line of people waiting to get in. So come as early as you can. It will take all day to discover all the fun in these 4 stories. Yes, there are elevator but sometimes that is a long wait as well.

    There is a cafe & gift shop. In the corner between them is the entrance...Read More

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by Eileen L. Smith

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My review of: Arizona Science Center

My children would live here if they could. There is discount parking in the garage as long as you remember to get your parking pass validated inside. Getting a membership here is well worth the price. Entry is quicker. I've seen the insane line of people waiting to get in. So come as early as you can. It will take all day to discover all the fun in these 4 stories. Yes, there are elevator but sometimes that is a long wait as well.

There is a cafe & gift shop. In the corner between them is the entrance to the lunch room for those who want to pack in their lunch.

A new exhibit that has a paper airplane launcher is a big hit for my older children. A Water works exhibit lets children see water's effects on gears, ball, water pressure and music. Prepare for your children to get very wet as they put pipes together to guide water along paths of their own devising.

Find out what goes into making a house, how your body works, how electricity works, how rocks are formed, experience "Forces of Nature", and alternate clean energy.

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