The Play District
1. Phoenix Zoo.
The Phoenix Zoo is home to over 3,000 animals from all over the world. Kids will love seeing the lions, tigers, and bears, but there are also plenty of other animals to see, such as giraffes, elephants, and monkeys. There are also plenty of educational exhibits and activities to keep kids engaged.
2. Children's Museum of Phoenix.
The Children's Museum of Phoenix is a place where children can learn and play through interactive exhibits. It is located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, in the historic Monroe School Building. The museum has over 300 exhibits, covering a wide range of topics, including science, math, art, and culture.
3. OdySea Aquarium.
OdySea Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the United States. Kids will love seeing the sharks, rays, and jellyfish. There are also exhibits on coral reefs and the Amazon rainforest.
4. Desert Botanical Garden.
The Desert Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to learn about the plants of the Sonoran Desert. There are over 50,000 plants in the garden, including cacti, succulents, and wildflowers. There are also hiking trails and a children's garden with regular story times.
5. Musical Instrument Museum.
The Musical Instrument Museum is a great place for kids to learn about music. There are over 6,000 instruments from all over the world. Kids can also play in the percussion room and the listening booth.
6. Heard Museum.
The Heard Museum is a museum of Native American art and culture. Kids will love seeing the traditional clothing, jewelry, and baskets. There are also interactive exhibits on Native American history and culture.
7. Arizona Science Center.
The Arizona Science Center is a great place for kids to learn about science. There are exhibits on everything from the human body to outer space. Kids can also participate in hands-on activities.
8. Liberty Wildlife.
Liberty Wildlife is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife. Kids will love learning about the animals and seeing them up close. There are also educational programs and activities.
9. Salt River Tubing.
Salt River Tubing is a great way to cool off on a hot day. Kids will love floating down the river in inner tubes. There are also plenty of places to stop and swim.
10. Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum.
The Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum is a great place to learn about Arizona history. Kids will love seeing the old buildings and learning about how people lived in the past. There are also interactive exhibits and activities.