Summer in Scottsdale is here, ready or not! While it seems like everything has shut down, there is still a lot to do and Scottsdale Moms Blog has all the excitement outlined for you here in our monthly guide to family friendly fun! What does being voted Best Kids Indoor Entertainment mean? For OdySea, it […]
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Our main goal here at Scottsdale Moms Blog has always been to connect moms with each other in the community, one of the ways we do this is by planning play dates for moms and their kids to get together as regularly as we can. Last month we were super excited to have Music Together […]
We had such a wonderful time at our Mother’s Day event last weekend and we hope all who attended did too! Thank you to all of the businesses that helped.
The Kierland Concert Series, presented by J. Jill, will take place in Center Plaza, next to Shake Shack every Saturday from April 21 through May 19 from 6pm-8pm.
Be sure to arrive early and bring your own lawn chairs as seating will be limited.
The Real Thing: Pop, Rock, & Variety
Rock Lobster: Retro 80’s Band
Nineball: Popular Covers
Go for a walk: around your neighborhood, at a park or on a trail. Talk about what they see and how nature is important to our world. Pick up litter: get a garbage bag and some gloves and go to town. This is also a great opportunity to talk about the effects humans have on […]
Spring and Summer play dates are here! As always, we want to bring local moms together for in person meet ups and ways to connect beyond our website. We have talked with some local businesses and picked some of our favorite locations to plan play dates that will help us stay cool and entertained during […]
Springtime in Scottsdale brings a lot of fun family friendly events for April! Scottsdale Moms Blog has all the fun outlined for you here in our monthly guide to family friendly fun! What are your favorite events happening this month? Are there any that I haven’t covered? Please comment below and let us know how […]
Early Saturday morning parade goers start lining the street to watch the 41st Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade. Everyone wants to get the best seat on the street! New this year will be The Shriners with CAMELS!
Sun, 3/11 | 10AM-3PM
Free in the outdoor courtyard of OdySea in the Desert.
No admission required to attend.
All ages welcome!
The Butterfly Wonderland & OdySea Aquarium Foundations present the biggest bug bash of the year with the first annual Bug Fest event! Enjoy cockroach races, edible insect treats, crafts, insect petting zoos and more.
This event is free and recommended for bug-lovers of all ages.
Stations & Activities include:
Come one, come all to the race of the century! This is a competition unlike any other, featuring some of the animal kingdom’s most impressive athletes. These competitors are in peak physical condition with tough-as-nails exoskeletons, six nimble legs, and a hunger for victory. Step up and see if you can predict who will scurry across the finish line first.
Insect Petting Zoo
Petting Zoos are known for housing some of the cutest and cuddliest animals around, and this Petting Zoo is no exception… well, so long as you consider Giant katydids, millipedes, and tarantulas “cuddly.” These gentle giants are often described as scary or gross, but we’d like to politely disagree and instead invite you to face your fears and maybe make a new friend.
Entomophagy (bug tasting)
Despite the fact that edible insects are absolutely delicious, for some, it requires a bit of bravery to take the leap. Edible insects hold huge potential as an ingredient in creating new and delicious foods. The more you know about the benefits associated with edible insects the easier and more enjoyable the experience becomes.
Admit it, this might be the most unforgettable gift ever. For just $5 we’re offering up the chance to name a cockroach after someone you love (…or hate) and receive a personalized naming certificate. Customize a roach name card, snap a photo, and share it with your loved ones and/or sworn enemies. All proceeds go to the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation.
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Meet some of the Southwest’s most helpful, horrifying, and harmful inhabitants. Learn which species to welcome, which to avoid, and which to call an expert about.
Dream up and bring to life your very own creature creations with our Build-A-Bug craft station, or skip the DIY and take home a one-of-a-kind insect greeting card instead.
Butterfly Gardening Station
A Butterfly Wonderland specialist will demonstrate which plants to add to your garden to attract beautiful butterflies this season.
Bee Station by Rango Honey
Meet bee keeping experts, learn the ins & outs of caring for these important pollinators, and even sample some local honey varieties.
Canine Bed Bug Detection Station
Questions? Call us at 480.800.3000
or email us at [email protected]
Every year in March, the Cactus League invites you to experience spring training, a beloved Arizona treasure. In Scottsdale, we are proud to have not one, but two world class spring training stadiums. In Old Town, there’s the Scottsdale Stadium (home to the San Francisco Giants) and the Salt River Fields (home to our own AZ Diamondbacks & the CO Rockies). Several other stadiums are easily accessible around the Valley and within close proximity to Scottsdale, including Sloan Park, home of the World Series Champions Chicago Cubs. Check out the Cactus League website to find a complete schedule of games. Spring training games are scheduled throughout the month of March.
March is the magical month, here in Scottsdale. It’s our reward for why we live here during the summer months. The weather perfection (nice & warm in the day but cool at night) making it the perfect month to party! It’s also that special time we call Spring Break! March is jam packed with fun, family friendly events […]
February is a great month to get out and about town here in Scottsdale, AZ. The weather is gorgeous and some really fun family friendly events are happening out doors. This list has a little bit of everything and is jammed packed. Read it over, pick what your family would want to do most and […]
There are many things I took for granted before having children–namely, showering, peeing unaccompanied, having a moment to think, and eating in restaurants. Though my twins are two-and-a-half years old, it feels like it has been eighty-four years since I’ve been able to sit in a restaurant and enjoy a meal during daylight hours, which […]
Happy Noon Year! In order for parents to ring in the new year with their kids (without keeping them up until midnight) we planned a Noon Year Party!