Arizona Science Center
This concrete monolith (1997, Antoine Predock) has 350 hands-on exhibits, a five-story theater and cutting-edge planetarium. Visitors monitor activity at Sky Harbor International Airport, measure how much energy their bodies use, and experience virtual reality. The World Around You focuses on such themes as geology, hydrology and space sciences; Networks compares the likes of an ant colony and a ham radio operation with the internet.
Address:600 Est Washington Street, 85004-2303 Phoenix
Price:18 $ (-17 years old 13 $)
10am-5pm - closed Thanksgiving, 25 Dec