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.

  1. Photo By: Courtesy Arizona Science Center

    Arizona Science Center

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    Explore science through hands-on experiences at Arizona Science Center.

  2. Photo By: Photo by Brandon Sullivan/Courtesy Visit Phoenix

    Children's Museum of Phoenix

    Run through a noodle forest and play in The Market at the Children's Museum of Phoenix

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    iFLY Phoenix

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    At iFly, experience the thrill of indoor skydiving.

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    Octane Raceway

    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.

  5. Photo By: Photo by Angel Narvaez for Medieval Times

    Medieval Times

    Eat a four-course, utensil-free meal while watching a show filled with knights, horses, falconry, and jousting at Medieval Times.

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    Phoenix Zoo

    This summer the Phoenix Zoo adds Cruise the Zoo days, where visitors can drive through the zoo on a set path.

  7. Photo By: Courtesy OdySea Aquarium

    OdySea Aquarium

    Get up-close and personal with the African black-footed penguins during a Penguin Encounter at OdySea Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Southwest.

  8. Photo By: Courtesy Butterfly Wonderland

    Butterfly Wonderland

    Stop by the emergence gallery at Butterfly Wonderland to watch live chrysalis as they emerge into butterflies.

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    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.

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     CrackerJax

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    See how many times you can make it around the go-kart track at CrackerJax Family Fun and Sports Park, or enjoy bumper boats, mini-golf, and more.

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    Crayola Experience,

    Name your own crayon at Crayola Experience, where there are hands-on, creative activities perfect for a day full of fun.

  12. Photo By: Courtesy Arizona Railway Museum

    Arizona Railway Museum

    During fall, winter, and spring, stop by Arizona Railway Museum to learn about the railways of Arizona and the Southwest. 

  13. Photo By: Courtesy Arizona Museum of Natural History

    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.

  14. Photo By: Courtesy Organ Stop Pizza

    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.

  15. Photo By: Courtesy Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

    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.

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    i.d.e.a. Museum

    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.

  17. Koli Equestrian Center

    Go horseback riding at Koli Equestrian Center, perfect for riders from novice to experienced.

  18. Photo By: Photo by An Pham for Experience Scottsdale

    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.

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    Mccormick Stillman Railroad Park

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    Explore the railroad museum, hop on the carousel, or take train ride around the park at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.