Arizona Science Center, Phoenix

3.9
#5 of 18 in Childrens Museums in Arizona
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. Use our Phoenix attractions website to arrange your visit to Arizona Science Center and other attractions in Phoenix.
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  • This is a great experience and would likely recommend it for children over the age of 6 or 7 to truly appreciate the lessons it teaches - and there are lots. There are movies that they show as well in...  more »
  • The overall center is targeted at younger audiences but the Pompeii exhibit was very good. Docents were wandering in costume but didn't add to the experience. The video 4-D experience at the end was u...  more »
  • I went with my eight year old daughter and we had a ball and she didn't want to leave. I did not think the Pompeii exhibit was that great - didn't learn anything new - but the rest of the museum was g...  more »
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  • Disappointing. Wanted to see the Pompeii exhibit but found out it would cost $110 dollars to see it because we would have to pay general admission one another special exhibit fee. They can keep their petrified corpses. We're having fun at Tilt Studio at AZ Mills!!
  • Lots of fun! General admission isn’t too expensive but you have to pay entra for some super cool stuff once inside. Lots of hands on activities, some is definitely aimed toward kids but my girlfriend and I (both college aged) had a good time.
  • We are just visiting and had a couple hours to kill. I thought the science center was great for what we came to do but if we lived here I wouldn’t waste the money on a membership. They Charge extra for multiple exhibits and many of the activities didn’t work. I just don’t think the costs of admission matches up to quality.
  • Good place, but gets boring after a while. They do not change anything except the monthly exhibit, like the robots and stuff. I was here for a fire drill once, the staff had greatly executed the drill and got the people out fast. These staff have been trained to perfection by the Science Center. Recommend only go here once a year, you'll get bored if you go often. Otherwise, great experience. Bring kids here, they'll love it!
  • Fun to be a kid again. Amazing job of turning science and learning into interactive kiosks. We wanted the kids to learn on vacation and this was a fantastic place to visit. They also validate your parking. We unfortunately came on the same day that every elementary school within AZ decided to have an outing here and the place was packed. Fortunately the place is large enough to easily accommodate bus loads of kids and us without a problem. Come. Explore. Be a kid. Have fun.

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