In 1980 the concept for the Arizona Science Center was put into action. The center is located in Phoenix, Arizona as a natural history location for science and technology. By 1984 the museum was 10,000 square feet in size and has since increased with a number of new buildings and displays. School systems and businesses use the science center for learning and events. In 1997 the newest building of 120,000 square feet was created for the Arizona Science Center. An additional 22,500 square feet were added in 2004, including more classrooms and a 40,000 square feet IMAX theater. Today they have over 300 exhibits on display.
Admission for the museum is $12 and $10 for adults and children, respectively. For those who want to see an IMAX show it is an additional $8 or $7 based on age. A planetarium is also on the premises with admission at $8 and $7 for adults and children. On the first level of the museum are the Irene Flinn Theater, Planetarium, Steele Gallery, Many Hands Make a Home, and Psychology displays. Level 2 offers Get Charged Up, Music Landing, and Evans Family Skycycle. Level 3 is for My Digital World, Forces of Nature, and featured exhibits. There are 4 levels total.