Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, Arizona

600 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona

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Submitted by: Eli H.

Just went to the pirate exhibit this weekend and I want to write a review because it was by far the coolest one yet.  I have been to the body exhibit, the titanic exhibit and others there.  Of course there is more to do there than just that for the kids, they blow stuff up at the lab, they have tons of cool little sections with things to do.  It is not cheap but we got the annual pass for the exhibits this year since we did the maze and we wanted to come back for the pirate and the Van Gogh exhibit coming next.  Now back to the pirate exhibit, holy cow they had a real life pirates treasure at the end that was valued at 400 million dollars!  The have tons of real "pieces of 8" they also recovered the bell fro...

Submitted by: Jennifer P.

First off, I am not a science person. Unless social sciences counts, in which case, I have a bachelors degree. My boyfriend on the other hand was raised by two Phd holding physicists and studied electrical engineering in college. He has weird accelerometer-type machines in his garage and has conversations that would make the cast of the Big Bang Theory proud. Kudos to the Arizona Science Center for offering exhibits that appealed to the both of us. We started on the 4th floor at the Solarville exhibit which focused on energy, the environment, and conservation. It talked about individual household energy usage, and ways to reduce environmental impact. The 3rd floor had the Forces of Nature and Technology exhi...

Submitted by: Mike C.

Wow, for a "kids" museum, I was pleasantly surprised that a lot of the stuff can also be applied to adults as well. And it was a great experience too. Regular price is $14, but they have a military discount of $2 off.  So it was a great deal coming here. They also offer a planetarium and an IMAX film at an additional cost. They have four floors of exhibits to explore, to get your hands on stuff, and to learn at your own pace. The first floor has the WONDER Center or the Walton Optimal Neurological Discovery Education and Research Center. Here, anything and everything you wanted to know about the human brain can be found here. They have several videos. On the other end of the floor is an exhibit all about the...

Submitted by: Chris S.

Every time I come here I am somewhat reminded of the South Park episode where the class takes a field trip to the planetarium, but Cartman sneaks off to try out for a Cheesy Poofs commercial. Yes, they have a planetarium, the Dorrance Planetarium that is. Being only one of five of its kind in the world, it is here where you can learn about Arizona skies, black holes, the stars and the planets. Ever wonder what it's like to be inside a nose or how your boogers are made? Well this is the place where you can find out. You can learn all about your body, technology and the world around you through interactive exhibits and live demonstrations taking place throughout the day. Adults are general $14, kids (3-17) $11...

Submitted by: Christine K.

The admission price is expensive; when you add the planetarium, the IMAX theatre, and any special exhibits going on, it really can add up. Many of the exhibits are geared toward little kids (10 and under).  Be warned, there is usually a TON of kids here.  And although this is a science center, it feels more like an advertisement for the local hospitals than a true science center. The Forces of Nature exhibit is fantastic.  I was bummed out when it was closed for the Body Worlds exhibit.   The planetarium is fun, I highly recommend it. Great access to the light rail, which can be a fun addition (especially during the cooler months when you don't mind taking your time walking to and from the station). I always...

Submitted by: Alex L.

Learning = can be boring Museums = can be boring The AZ Science Center = not boring, but fun fun fun! Though aimed at kids and tweens, this place is hella fun and I'm not a kid nor a tween, nor am I a parent of either. From the telescope where you can see your own eye looking into it, to the stomach/slide that you can go into so you can see how digestion works, this place is nothing but fun, and you learn as you have fun! Notable Exhibits that I saw: 1) The Human Anatomy and Physiology exhibits. For those of you who don't speak science, that's the human body and how it works. Love the Brain/Neuro exhibit, explaining how the brain works. One of the exhibits shows how the brain gets addicted to something. One ...

Submitted by: Joanna L.

Well first of all the $14 dollar admission fee is ridiculous...but what's more ridiculous is the $14 admission fee plus $3 dollars extra if you want to go in a maze..... Well since it's my bf's bday and there really isn't much to do in AZ, I decided what the heck and went for the $17 fee...just to kill time before dinner at POSH. So it has 4 levels....the first level was about building houses, and the human body...i admit some of the interactive displays were kinda cool but some where kinda boring. the second level consist of science on electricity, weigh, magnets, and light. The only thing i thought was cool was the nail bed. The third level was where the maze was and also where you learn about clouds, gran...

Submitted by: Cameo S.

This place is awesome.  ...

Submitted by: The T.

Vastly improved since our last visit 2 years ago! Most all exhibits are not hand-on, and they finally got the message, build everything like a tank! And, they now have staff members roving the different galleries who actually tell misbehaving brats to stop trying to break everything. I even saw one kid removed from an exhibit he was intentionally trying to destroy and his mother was told he needs to behave or leave. FINALLY! There are many exhibits and tables now manned with employees who are eager and patient to show the kids details they just won't get playing with the exhibits. Optical illusions: excellent. Liquid nitrogen experiments: stellar. Van de Graff Generator: awesome. Ham radio operators: very co...

Submitted by: Brittanie M.

Went to the Body Worlds exhibit yesterday at 10am. It was interesting but I was a little disappointed. I think the first run of this might have been more relevant to my interests. This time, it focused mainly on parts of people rather than whole bodies. Also, it says it focuses...

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