Summer Activities for Families
With the kids out of school for the summer, this season is the perfect time to make memories together as a family. Luckily, our community offers lots of activities for families to enjoy! A thrilling day at the theme park, a visit to the art museum, a night out at a family-friendly concert or local sports game are just some of the many fun things to do together. Whether your kids are big or little, our community has something for families of all kinds.
Children's Museum of Phoenix
Run through a noodle forest and play in The Market at the Children's Museum of Phoenix.
Drive at speeds up to 45 mph around a 1/3, indoor-outdoor track at Octane Raceway. The location also offers Velocity VR, an arcade, and more.
Eat a four-course, utensil-free meal while watching a show filled with knights, horses, falconry, and jousting at Medieval Times.
This summer the Phoenix Zoo adds Cruise the Zoo days, where visitors can drive through the zoo on a set path.
Get up-close and personal with the African black-footed penguins during a Penguin Encounter at OdySea Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Southwest.
Stop by the emergence gallery at Butterfly Wonderland to watch live chrysalis as they emerge into butterflies.
The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!
At The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!, measure yourself against the height of Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man, who grew to be 8 feet 11 inches tall.
Name your own crayon at Crayola Experience, where there are hands-on, creative activities perfect for a day full of fun.
Arizona Railway Museum
During fall, winter, and spring, stop by Arizona Railway Museum to learn about the railways of Arizona and the Southwest.
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Explore the natural and cultural history of the Southwestern U.S. at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, the only natural history museum in the Phoenix area.
Organ Stop Pizza
Listen as everything from Bach to rock is played on the Mighty Wurlitzer—the world's largest theater organ—at Organ Stop Pizza, a Valley favorite since 1972.
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
Wander through almost an acre of fire history exhibits at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, and view more than 100 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus.
See how creative you can get with play in ArtVille, an imaginative play space aimed at children 4 and under at i.d.e.a. Museum.
Koli Equestrian Center
Go horseback riding at Koli Equestrian Center, perfect for riders from novice to experienced.
Musical Instrument Museum
Spend the day exploring The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum®, the Musical Instrument Museum, where kids—and kids at heart—can view (and sometimes play) various instruments.