Summer temperatures may soar, but there's always plenty of kid-friendly things to do in Phoenix. When the weather warms, the Arizona Science Center, our number one pick, inevitably fills with families enjoying the interactive displays, IMAX shows, and of course, the cool air conditioning. Our number two pick, the Children's Museum of Phoenix is not far behind. This kid paradise will make your child gasp in wonder as they lay eyes on The Climber. This massive climbing structure was artfully constructed from recycled plastic crates, steel, rubber, and just about every other building material you can name. Look for the giant porcelain bathtub with angel wings hanging, a favorite of many child.
For outdoor adventures, children of all ages love Castles-N-Coasters, an amusement park in the MetroCenter area of north-central Phoenix. Pueblo Grande, one of the only remaining archeological sites in the Valley, is a great way to explore Phoenix's past with your children.
600 E. Washington St
(Northwest corner of Washington and Seventh Streets)
Interactive displays and a planetarium... read more
215 N 7th St
Unique downtown museum for the kid in your life...
9445 N. Metro Pkwy. E
Roller coaster fun in north central Phoenix...
2605 North 15th Avenue
(at the corner of Encanto Boulevard)
6101 E. Van Buren St
(south side of Van Buren Street)
Fascinating collection of fire-fighting memorabilia... read more
1201 North Galvin Parkway
(Southeast of McDowell Road & 64th Street)
Bringing the Sonoran Desert to life... read more
21170 North 83rd Ave
(1 1/2 miles north of Union Hills)
Soar into space-related fun & adventure... read more
455 North Galvin Parkway
(64th Street between Van Buren & McDowell Roads)
Interactive, family-friendly zoo... read more
4619 East Washington Street
(South side of Washington, just west of the State Route 202)
Walk among the historic Hohokam Indian ruins...