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Arizona Science Center, Phoenix

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Science Museum
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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  • As a tourist this was a great place to visit. We spent 4 hours here as there was a lot to do, see, touch and explore. We just got the basic ticket ($18 for an adult) and that was fine. My 2 kids loved...  more »
  • My husband and I took our grandchildren, ages 10 & 7, to the AZ Science museum during their spring break last month. We were expecting it to be at the same site as 20 years ago and had no idea the mus...  more »
  • Great way to spend 3-4 hours exploring new and exciting science areas. They seem to add/change every 3-6 months so something old and new for each visit.  more »
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  • All of the reviews that say, "Children's Museum... For kids under 10... Broken exhibits... Kids running wild" are spot on. Most of the exhibits are cheap and cheesy. Some of them do not even explain the scientific reasons for their existence. Even though it was free for general admission this weekend, and only $5 per person for the special exhibit, it was still a waste of my time.
  • Great place for all ages. I'm an engineer and I find myself learning something new each time I visit. I love the planetarium and IMAX showings. The Arizona Science Center makes Science fun for everyone.
  • 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!!!
  • Cool spot. Came out feeling like Bill Nye, you know, the Science Guy. Teachers get in free. Very interactive. Make sure you get your parking validated.
  • 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!