Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Far Northern Australia is a land of extremes. Huge bushfires ravage the ancient landscape in the dry season and the world’s biggest thunderstorms bring torrential rain and flooding in the wet season. These almost Jurassic conditions have created some of the richest wetlands on Earth as a result.
The coast, rivers and waterholes are haunted by sharks. The plains are guarded by territorial buffalo and venomous snakes, but the apex predator here is a living dinosaur: the Saltwater Crocodile. They have been on the planet in almost identical form for 200 million years—even surviving the meteor strike that wiped out the rest of the dinosaurs.
Open during regular hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays). Added special-exhibition fee $9, $8 for ages 3-17, plus general admission: $19.95; $14.95 for ages 3-17, free for children under age 3. Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix. 602-716-2000 or azscience.org
Age recommendation: All Ages