When the summer heat has you stuck indoors, but your own house is getting a bit too small (and messy!) pack up the kids and try out these great indoor spaces for big and small. The kids get all that energy out and have lots of fun….all while staying cool.
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix: The Children’s Museum is located downtown Phoenix and definitely worth the drive. There are three floors of exploration for the kids to play, use their imagination, and get creative. The stations and activities are designed to get kids thinking and exploring. They can play pretend in the grocery store, race cars down a track or get lost in a noodle forest. There is even a room specially reserved for babies and toddlers. The museum can literally keep you and the kids busy for the entire day!
If you have kids ages 5-8 then be sure to check out the Children’s Museum Summer camps! They are week long camps all summer long, each week will focus on a different theme to keep kids engaged, learning and having FUN.
Arizona Science Center: The Arizona Science Center brings learning to life for all kids. Whether you have toddlers, big kids, or both – you will find something fun to explore. There are many hands-on exhibits and demonstrations to keep you and the children learning and inspired by the world around you.
AZ Airtime: Trampolines, foam pits, dodge-ball or shooting hoops – AZ Airtime has all kinds of activities to encourage kids big and little to use up all that energy. There are separate trampolines just for the younger kids so you don’t have to worry about them getting mixed up with the big kids plus they have a snack bar and free WiFi for the parents.
Playtime Oasis: Located inside a locally owned toy store, Playtime Oasis is the perfect place to let your younger ones enjoy an endless assortment of fun. They have everything from play kitchens, blocks to build and miniature exercise equipment for kids! It is one big room so parents can see the kids from any spot while they play.
As You Wish Pottery: Weekly Summer classes start as soon as school is out and last all summer long. Classes are just $25 and include instruction and the pottery piece or canvas. Each week will feature a different color theme and each class will feature fun techniques such as painting with bubbles or creating with paint drips. Many of the classes also give children the opportunity to learn about different art styles including Mexican Folk Art, Cubism, Pop Art and more. Classes are recommended for children ages 5 and up and are offered at all locations valley wide.
And if you are looking for indoor places for a valley birthday party, check out this article by Beth.