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.
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.
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.
Mini Social: Located in the heart of Old Town (and next to Zoolikins) this is a great place for kids to play while grown ups can relax. They serve Cartel coffee and Herb Box food, and have all kids need to be entertained – with our favorite being the projector that plays games on the floor!
OdySea Aquarium & Butterfly Wonderland & Pangea: The OdySea in the Desert is a mecca of family entertainment. You can spend the whole day there visiting the aquarium, checking out the Butterfly Wonderland, great restaurants and tons of family friendly activities all year round.
The Play Factory: This is located inside of Desert Ridge shopping center and is a room full of climbing, sliding, jumping and fun for littles! Check out their special deals for toddlers on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Playtime Oasis: Located inside a locally owned toy store, 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.
Ready Set Play!: Located inside the Paradise Valley Mall, this is a fun, safe and entertaining indoor playground and party center for children starting from 6 months to 6 years old. Our goal is to create a healthy and friendly environment.
The Stomping Ground: (Set to open July 1)
Tot Town @ Shiloh Church: Shiloh Church opens up their doors to families every other Wednesday (more in the summer, check their website for dates) for little kids to play in their gym FULL of all things fun. There are a few bounce houses, kitchens, cars, building blocks and more.
Want some more local summer tips?! Check out our activities for keeping busy at home!
And if you are looking for indoor places for a valley birthday party, check out our Birthday Party Guide.