Arizona Science Center This multi-million dollar center has over 300 exhibits that make science fun! A planetarium with one of the largest domes in the western United States, and a theater with a five-story screen will keep you amazed. Exhibits change frequently so you'll want to keep coming back!
Arizona Museum for Youth Located in Mesa, this museum is designed for children from toddler age to 12 years old. The Museumís Art Gallery changes shows three times a year so there is always something new.
Phoenix Zoo This 125 acre zoo have been voted one of the Naton's top 5 zoos for kids. With both indoor and out door exhibits, it will surely entertain and educate both young and old.
For 12 years Schnepf Farms has been transitioning from a "traditional" farm to "agri-tourism" with the purpose of educating and informing the public about Arizona agriculture. Phoenix Magazine selected Schnepf Farms as the "Best Fall Experience."
Challenger Space Center
The Mission of the Challenger Space Center is to inspire, excite and educate people of all ages about the mysteries and wonders of space, science and the universe in which we live. The Center is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution which gives it access to national quality exhibits.
This water theme park in Mesa has everything from miniature golf, go carts, laser tag, to water slides, a childrens' play pool area, 450,000 gallon wave pool and a half pipe thrill slide. Easy access from the US 60 and Country Club exit.
In Phoenix, on Pinnacle Peak Rd., Water World has over 16 water attractions. One of the newest attractions is a 1,100 foot long lazy river; great for taking small children on an inner tube ride or working on your tan. The park offers rides from 6 story speed slides to wave pools, to a children's play area.
According to the Arizona Highways magazine, the Heard Museum " ...provides Indian artists with a wonderful home that will excite and inspire visitors from around the world." Arizona Highways, October 1999. It is one of the best places to learn about the culture and art of the Native Americans of the Southwest.
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park
The 102 acre park which is supported by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, the Pueblo Grande Musuem is located at a 1,500 year old Hohokam village ruins. The museum is dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Hohokam culture.
A theatre for young audiences and families..... The theatre was founded and organized in 1977 by artistic director David Saar, and performed its' first play, Sense and Nonsense. In 2001, the theatre received the Arizona Governor's Arts Award for Arts-in-Education.
Phoenix Police Museum
The museum offers exhibits that range from a 1919 Model T police car to motorcycles to a 1900 police station mock up.
Verde Canyon Railroad
Built from 1911 - 1912, this 38 mile train line cost $1.3 million and was financed by Senator William A. Clark. Situated in the Verde Canyon, southwest of Sedona, the Verde Canyon is often called 'Arizonaís other Grand Canyon' with spectacular canyon scenery on a train trip that offers visual feasts including seasonal spring flowers, fall foliage and hundreds of migratory birds, such as the majestic bald eagle.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Located in Scottsdale, you can take a ride on the Paradise and Pacific Railroad and antique carousel. Visit a variety of shops and museum or play in one of the spacious playgrounds, or just relax in the grass under a tree or in one of the park's picnic ramadas. Rides: $1