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The Arizona Science Center features the futuristic architecture of Antoine Predock and aims to turn science into something fun for kids. Permanent exhibits include Evans Family Skycycle, Forces of Nature, Get Charged Up, Making Sense of your Dollars and Cents and Solarville. Take in the clear night sky or the fantastic laser light show under the dome of the Dorrance Planetarium or if that doesn't work for you, watch a film in the Irene P. Flinn Theater with its five-story-high IMAX screen. Its not all for kids though as the many interactive exhibits have grown ups asking questions too. Drop by for a fun, family day out.
This fun little museum offers a look into the telephone's past. Delve into communication device history and follow its development. Interactive displays educate about periods from the 1800s to the present day. Featured exhibits include the Teletype and telegraph machines, hand tools, early coin phones, switchboards and even old directories. This museum is open to the public by appointment only.
Children and adults alike will adore this museum that explores the past and present of firefighting. Marvel at restored firefighting equipment, including artifacts from the 1700's and fully restored firefighting trucks. Pose for a photo by the horse drawn fire engine then check out old firefighting helmets. Kids will love the parts of the museum that allow you to interact with the displays, including trying on a uniform and climbing aboard a firetruck. Although the museum mainly focuses on firefighting in the United States, it also has international artifacts. A must visit museum for people interested in military history.