Arizona Science Center, Phoenix

#2 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Phoenix & Central Arizona
Science Museum · Hidden Gem · 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. Use our Phoenix attractions website to arrange your visit to Arizona Science Center and other attractions in Phoenix.
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  • The Science Center had many interesting and interactive displays and would be a great visit for families with children. The price was reasonable, but we felt it should have included the planetarium.....  more »
  • Awesome hands on exhibits. The displays were very engaging for all ages. Be sure to get your parking ticket validated or pay a steep fee.  more »
  • Our first stop was the Mummy Exhibit. I was very impressed with this particular exhibit. I have been to several other mummy exhibits throughout the years and I have to say this was the most informative and inclusive of world-wide occurrences that I have seen. No phones, cameras, or video are allowed inside the exhibit itself. You start out as a group but you can go as fast or as slow as you would like. I took a bit longer than the rest of my group and it was not a problem. There is a lot of written information as well as the displays themselves. This particular exhibit is a rotating one so it is not always at the Science Center.
  • I'm always looking for fun things to do indoors to occupy my 2-year-old. Bonus for AZ Science Center - 2 and under are free, which made it affordable to go. The center is amazing, but I found that it is definitely more age-appropriate for elementary and up. But my little one still had a lot of fun pushing buttons to make things light up, etc, even if she didn't understand what each exhibit was about. She especially enjoyed the outside water area. I think it would be awesome if they could have a special area that is made for pre-school and under. I think it would make a lot of parents (and kids) happy.

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