Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix

4.6
#4 of 18 in Childrens Museums in Arizona
Dedicated to inspiring young minds, Children’s Museum of Phoenix features three floors full of hands-on, kid-friendly activities and displays. Discover its many themed sections and exhibits, including those focused on invention, reading, building, nature, and art. Adventurous children will enjoy navigating the challenging noodle forest or launching their own race cars, while others can role-play in a market setting or learn about Arizona's native wildlife and landscapes. If you're at the museum with the very young in tow, you can stop by a special area complete with toddler-friendly toys. Use our Phoenix vacation planner to visit Children’s Museum of Phoenix on your trip to Phoenix, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The museum is amazing. So many interactive exhibits and plenty of staff to help when you need it! My grandkids did not want to leave! Neither did I! Well kept, clean, food available, and just a happy ...  more »
  • Pretty creative entertainment area for kids of elementary school and younger age groups. Love the plan layout and the play areas are so creative!  more »
  • I enter the American friend living in Phoenix with their young children. There are plenty of unique playthings for children and families is a fun place. The big kids may be unsuitable.
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  • This is a great place to get out of the heat and allow the kids to burn off some energy. I have loved this place ever since it opened. The giant indoor tree house is the major highlight of this place. I recommend as an adult you should climb around the tree house at least once. It is a serious workout and wonderful experience that you won't forget. This is a place where kids can touch and explore just about everything in the museum. There are creative activities, drums to bang on, cars to race, a 'just my size' grocery and kitchen. Baby / toddler only areas and a cafe with healthy food choices is a bonus.There is even an art room with various kid friendly crafts and washable paints. They do offer military discounts and season passes. Just avoid going on free nights - way too many kids. Your best bet is to go during the day right when they open.
  • It's a fun place to visit. Kids can explore things such as art (creating an object or animal using basic art supplies), reading books, experiments in science (grade school level), and creating their own snow cones. There is a giant tree house for them to climb in and explore and yes parents and other adults you can go in it too. They sometimes have a magician or a band that plays. There's also a track for small wooden cars to race down. First Friday's of each month is free for the kids and family 5-9 pm.
  • We love this place! It gets a little crowded which makes it difficult at times with a baby and a toddler. Most areas have a babies only area which is nice, but sometimes they after in an area that makes it difficult to monitor my very active toddler. But the 3 and under area is perfect for this. I try to stay in there as much as possible with my kids at this age. If you'll be there for a few hours pack your own lunch, the cafe is expensive and the food is meh. But overall we love going there, especially in the summer months because it gets us out of the house but keeps us cool.
  • This is a good place to go when trying to kill time for some kids. They will have a great time. If your kid is walking good I would recommend this place. Kids 3-7 this would be neat. Check it out.
  • Was fun for my toddler! He had a blast playing on the third floor at the under 3 area and in the play grocery store. He also went through the car wash more than a couple times. Fun place, wish they didn't charge adults full price, but it is what it is. Put a Starbucks in there and I wouldn't miss a beat.

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