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Arizona Science Center, Phoenix
Categories: Science Museums, Museums
Arizona Science Center houses more than 350 themed exhibits geared toward hands-on showcases of technology and opportunities for learning. Explore the permanent exhibits, spread out over seven galleries, which detail aviation, digital communication, nanoscience, renewable energy, and more. Take a break from wandering to watch an IMAX film on a five-story screen or a show at the on-site planetarium. Stop by the presentation area, featuring free staff demonstrations and talks on different scientific topics. Check the website for information on frequent traveling exhibits and events. Work out when and for how long to visit Arizona Science Center and other Phoenix attractions using our handy Phoenix vacation route planner.
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I disagree with reviews indicating not enough to keep various ages entertained. While the first floor may be more child centered, there is still plenty to captivate the adults and older children. Ther... read more »
I live locally and switch off venues at which I purchase an annual pass to take my grandchildren to. Last year I had an annual pass for the science center so I have not gone in a while but decided to ... read more »
Yes, the major thrust of this is for children, but...... My husband and I had an unexpected layover in Phoenix and we spent about 3 hours here and it was really fun. Some exhibits we sped through, but... read more »
We absolutely loved the funny faces we were able to do on the computer. My kids were completely engorged in learning and how fun it was to learn different things while we were there. It doesn't happen often with my children. It was nice to see them put away the phones and have a blast learning!!!
I got a year pass through Groupon for $55. $55 are you kidding me? What a great deal. My 3 year old son and I have been twice already and he just won't leave. At first I thought the stuff here would be a little too high level for a three year old, but he loves it. His favorite is the outdoor water exhibition, but he also definitely enjoys all the other sciency stuff as well. Does he like the Science Center better than the Children's museum? It's hard to say. But for a half off yearly pass, it's makes for a great Sunday morning!
A message to ASC - I want a refund of our admission equal to the amount of interactive displays in disrepair. I reckon 15+% will suffice. Always excellent concepts for engagement and learning, but it is seriously bordering on ghetto. Have some pride, and some respect for patrons and bring everything up to standard while temporarily closing displays while in repair.
Such a great value if you get a membership! During the summer there is often a living social or Groupon for a family pass for 4 for about $40 to give unlimited general admission from memorial day to labor day. This year when we turned in our Groupon they gave us the option to upgrade to a year long membership for an additional $40, which is still much less than their typical $145 family membership!
Visited with my 10-year old Daughter while in Arizona for Spring Break at the end of March 2016. The planetarium was awesome with a very knowledgeable guide. The POPnology exhibit was going on while we were there. I absolutely loved, loved it! I think my Daughter was a little too young to appreciate it to its full extent though she said she liked it. A must see if you are a child of the 80s! The rest of the museum was good with a lot of hands on stuff to do. Also had a good lunch at the cafeteria.
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