The kids can spend the afternoon pushing buttons, turning knobs, and interacting with all kinds of cool science exhibits at this downtown complex. (I say afternoon advisedly; mornings tend to be filled with kids on field trips.) In the end, they might even learn something in spite of all the fun they have. The science center includes a planetarium and a big-screen theater, and generally has a special exhibition or two going on, all of which carry additional charges.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Daily 10am–5pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Transportation Bus: 0 or DASH downtown shuttle. METRO: 3rd St./Washington and 3rd St./Jefferson stations. Phone 602/716-2000 Prices $18 adults, $13 seniors and ages 3–17; free for kids 2 and under. Day pass (includes museum, planetarium, film, and special exhibits): $43 adults, $35 ages 3–17; free for kids 2 and under. Web site Arizona Science Center
Map600 E. Washington St. USA Phoenix
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