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Arizona Science Center
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Arizona Science Center
Children and adults alike can discover the wonders of science and explore the workings of nature at this highly interactive attraction.

The whole family can enjoy a day of interactive fun and learning at the Arizona Science Centre. Once a small community project, today the centre boasts an IMAX theatre, a planetarium, and over 300 exhibits all designed to educate, entertain, and inspire visitors of all ages to learn about science. The centre is located in the Heritage and Science Park in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

The centre is open every day with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Special events change each month and range from events like ‘Summer Pestology’ to ‘Stories, Strollers, and Science Mondays’. The many exhibits are split into seven themed galleries and are spread out over four levels, ending with a Solar Terrace on the roof.

The Forces of Nature exhibit is dedicated to understanding the Earth. A five-minute presentation shows visitors what it is like inside a tornado, hurricane, volcanic eruption, monsoon, and wildfire. Lie down on a bed of nails or experiment with white light in the Get Charged Up Section. In the Learn All About Me exhibit, visitors can enter a giant working stomach or find out how heart surgery is performed. These are just a few of the hands-on experiences that the Arizona Science Centre has to offer.

Or sit back at the planetarium, where you can take off into space to discover other planets or dive deep inside an atom. Another laid-back experience awaits in the IMAX theatre, where the huge screen offers extreme action. The shows are always changing, so it’s best to check the schedule before your visit to find out what’s playing. Live demonstrations, like Liquid Nitrogen and Great Balls of Fire, are routinely given by the staff, so don’t miss out on the fun! The Arizona Science Centre also hosts special lectures aimed at families, as well as preschool programmes on Saturdays. Afterwards, children will even receive a take-home science kit.

Children and adults alike can discover the wonders of science and explore the workings of nature at this highly interactive attraction.

The whole family can enjoy a day of interactive fun and learning at the Arizona Science Center. Once a small community project, today the centre boasts an IMAX theatre, a planetarium, and over 300 exhibits all designed to educate, entertain, and inspire visitors of all ages to learn about science. The centre is located in the Heritage and Science Park in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

The centre is open every day with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Special events change each month and range from events like ‘Summer Pestology’ to ‘Stories, Strollers, and Science Mondays’. The many exhibits are split into seven themed galleries and are spread out over four levels, ending with a Solar Terrace on the roof.

The Forces of Nature exhibit is dedicated to understanding the Earth. A five-minute presentation shows visitors what it is like inside a tornado, hurricane, volcanic eruption, monsoon, and wildfire. Lie down on a bed of nails or experiment with white light in the Get Charged Up Section. In the Learn All About Me exhibit, visitors can enter a giant working stomach or find out how heart surgery is performed. These are just a few of the hands-on experiences that the Arizona Science Center has to offer.

Or sit back at the planetarium, where you can take off into space to discover other planets or dive deep inside an atom. Another laid-back experience awaits in the IMAX theatre, where the huge screen offers extreme action. The shows are always changing, so it’s best to check the schedule before your visit to find out what’s playing. Live demonstrations, like Liquid Nitrogen and Great Balls of Fire, are routinely given by the staff, so don’t miss out on the fun! The Arizona Science Center also hosts special lectures aimed at families, as well as preschool programmes on Saturdays. Afterwards, children will even receive a take-home science kit.

5079 Cheap Hotels Near Arizona Science Center

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
3 out of 5
77 E Polk St, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$143 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Located in Downtown Phoenix, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix and Roosevelt Row. Phoenix Convention Center ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (885 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay here, the staff are very friendly and the rooms are wonderful. I would stay here again."

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
4 out of 5
122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$220 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
This family-friendly Phoenix hotel is located near the airport, steps away from Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix Symphony Hall and Phoenix Convention Center. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,241 reviews)
"It was very nice we enjoyed everything about it Thanks for everything see you soon"

Reviewed on 17 Jun. 2021

Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
2 East Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$291 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Located in Downtown Phoenix, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Phoenix Symphony Hall and Talking Stick Resort Arena. Phoenix Convention Center and Chase ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (958 reviews)
"Staff is always very helpful and they go out of the way to make my stay perfect."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2021

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
3 out of 5
77 E Polk St, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$143 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
4 out of 5
122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$220 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
2 East Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$291 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, an IHG Hotel
Best Western Downtown Phoenix
Best Western Downtown Phoenix
2.5 out of 5
620 N 6th St, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$145 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Best Western Downtown Phoenix
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
4 out of 5
100 N 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$204 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
Springhill Suites By Marriott Phoenix Downtown
Springhill Suites By Marriott Phoenix Downtown
3 out of 5
802 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$177 per night from 25 Jun. to 25 Jun.
Springhill Suites By Marriott Phoenix Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown
3 out of 5
15 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$219 per night from 4 Jul. to 4 Jul.
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown
The Westin Phoenix Downtown
The Westin Phoenix Downtown
4 out of 5
333 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$271 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
The Westin Phoenix Downtown
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
4 out of 5
340 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ
The price is NZ$224 per night from 12 Jul. to 12 Jul.
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.