Welcome to the Arizona Science Center

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Our Story


Inspiring Curious Minds Since 1984

When it first opened in downtown Phoenix in 1984, Arizona Science Center was a small space on the map, occupying a modest 10,000-square-foot storefront. A pilot science center by the Junior League of Arizona, the Center (then called Arizona Museum of Science and Technology) quickly proved its value, however, welcoming more than 87,000 visitors its first year. 

With its unique ability to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science, Arizona Science Center quickly grew in popularity and created the need for a larger space. So, in 1997, it moved into a 120,000-square-foot building that was designed by award-winning architect Antoine Predock. 

Today, the Center still occupies this distinct building within Heritage and Science Square and has added an additional 18,000 square feet with the opening of CREATE at Arizona Science Center®. 


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Come see for yourself how the renowned Arizona Science Center can inspire, educate and engage your curious mind. We offer memberships with all kinds of perks!

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