Arizona Science Center
Arizona Science Center, East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ, USA
7 days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Explore the Awesome Arizona Science Center!
Named one of the premier science centers in the nation, Arizona Science Center engages curious minds through science! There is so much to do and see because it houses four levels of exciting hands-on exhibits.
It’s located in downtown Phoenix, and in addition to the exhibits, there are live demonstrations, a range of interactive online science content, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium and the five-story Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building, is the newest addition. This 6,500 square foot community makerspace provides workshops, including 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking and sewing. The Center offers programs for all ages, including Camp Innovation, Teen programs, Professional Development and Learning for Educators, and adults’ night out: Science With A Twist. The Center also offers a broad range of online science learning resources for parents, educators, students and anyone curious about science.
We loved the “All About Me” section, the “Arachnids” section (live spiders!), and the “Forces of Nature” section.
Worth a special mention, the Dorrance Planetarium is one of the largest in the United States and is an immersive experience that showcases some impressive artistic images and amazing sound in the full-dome planetarium.
Reservations: Reserve tickets online, plan ahead and check availability.
Hours: 7 days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the last entry at 2:45 p.m. With daily capacity limited, some high-demand dates and times may sell out.
Time Needed: half to full day
Ages: Programs for preschool all the way through adult