The Arizona Science Center is perfect for kids and adults with four floors of science and fun. This is a must visit if you visit Phoenix!
At the beginning of Summer, my daughter and I came up with a Summer Bucket List of things we wanted to do together.
So far we’ve watched a movie in the park, made ice cream, and visited the Phoenix Zoo at night. Last month we attended the Arizona Science Center as a family. We received free tickets from Recyclebank which is a website that educates visitors about sustainability and awards points for reading their articles which can be redeemed for rewards.
Visiting the Arizona Science Center was my daughter, “Ave’s” first visit which is four stories, and each floor has something the whole family will enjoy.
When you walk into the Science Center, you are immediately greeted by the Irene P. Flinn Theater which shows 3D movies twice a day.
Next is the American Airlines Flight Zone which I enjoyed. You can pretend to be on an airplane, but my favorite part was the paper airplane launch where you try to launch paper planes through hoops.
After we entered an area that helps children learn about building a house and educates about plumbing by connecting piping tubes together. There are also different tools kids can learn about that are needed to build a house, and they have large foam shapes for kids to play with. My favorite section was learning about the history and progression of Arizona homes.
The final area of the first story was about the brain and body. What we learned about was our senses, the digestive system, and everything else related to the body. There are a lot of tests to help you learn about the brain and fun, interactive areas for kids. Aves favorite area was the inside of the stomach which also was a slide. I enjoyed the nose which you put balls into, and the nose would randomly sneeze the balls out.
The second floor focuses on Science which we enjoyed. A lot of the experiments teach you about gravity, electricity, and, color. Aves was interested in the Pulley Power, which had you sit in a chair and try to pull your weight up. My favorite area was where you could lay on a bed of nails which was a popular attraction on the second floor.
Level three was my favorite section of the Arizona Science Center. We started in the section called “My Digital World” which teaches you about post and modern technology. The digital sand was a hit for all the kids who visited the museum. They also had fun, interactive games that allowed you to kick, step, or punch robots. Also on the third floor is an area called forces of nature which educate on weather patterns. Aves and I both enjoyed the interactive movie which teaches you about weather patterns. During each weather pattern, they make you feel as if you are experiencing it. For example, when we learned about monsoon weather we felt gusts of winds and rain. When they discussed volcanoes the area got really hot. This floor also has a featured exhibit which is an additional cost.
This floor also has a featured exhibit which is an additional cost. When we visited, it was giant insects, but they rotate the featured exhibits.