Arizona Science Center is located between 5th and 7th Street on Washington Street in Heritage Square. The entrance is accessible from Heritage Square, facing Monroe Street.

Please park in the Heritage and Science Park Garage on 5th Street and Monroe Street. Arizona Science Center offers parking validation which discounts the cost of parking. Parking validation is available at the Information Zone, General Admission and the Membership Zone. 

The city of Phoenix is partnering with the National Homeland Security Association to host the 13th annual National Homeland Security Conference on June 17-20, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The National Homeland Security Conference will bring nearly 1,400 attendees from around the nation to Phoenix for educational and informative sessions on best practices an emerging trends in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Public Safety Training Exercise 

Residents in and around downtown Phoenix will see vehicle and equipment from multiple public safety jurisdictions as part of conference activities near the Phoenix Convention Center. On Wednesday, June 19, the Phoenix Police and Fire departments and the Phoenix Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will conduct public safety training exercises in the downtown Phoenix area as part of conference programming.

The exercise will have vehicular and pedestrian traffic restricted on both Washington and Jefferson streets with a closure on Third Street. The restriction will take place from 7:00 am and 9:00 am, with a closure on Washington between 5th and 4th Streets for a short period of time around 8:00 am. It is recommended allow extra time for travel and to use Monroe or Jackson streets as an alternative route. The below map shows the affected areas that will be restricted through the morning rush hour.

June19 Closures downtown


Arizona Science Center
Open daily* (Monday through Sunday) 
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

*Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Doors open at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for members

CREATE at Arizona Science Center 
Sunday–Wednesday | 11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday | 11:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Doors open at 10 a.m. for resource pass holders

When should you visit? On weekday mornings during the Spring, so you'll likely encounter lots of adorable, happy young faces from kids across the valley on field trips. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, we suggest grabbing lunch and then coming to the Center after 1 p.m.