There are quite a few museums, big recreation and sport centers in Phoenix area where you can take your kid. To name a few:
1) Children's Museum of Phoenix
is an amazing pace with many activities for kids!
Admission for Non-Members: $11.00
First Friday each month in 2011 is Target Free First Friday Nights from 6pm to 10pm
215 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, in the historic Monroe School Building.
2) Arizona Science Center
formerly the Arizona Museum of Science & Technology. There you will find more than 300 hands-on exhibits, a Planetarium, an IMAX Theater, and more.
Admission: $14 (Adult), $11.00 (Child) - Museum only. Extra for the Planetarium and IMAX Theater.
600 East Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
3) Phoenix Art Museum
has PhxArtKids Days and other activities for children
1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
Admission: $10 adults, $4 children ages 6-17, children under age of 6 - free.
Wednesday evenings, 3-9pm - free
4) i.d.e.a. Museum (formerely Arizona Museum for Youth)
has daily hands-on activities for kids (ArtVille & Artzone), Exhibition, Classes & Workshops
35 N. Robson, Mesa
5) Challenger Space Center.
A small museum with a focus on space travel. Their programs for kids include: a simulated space mission, summer camp, family stargazing nights, space-tots events for preschoolers and kindergartners.
Admission: Adults-$8, Children (4-18 yrs)-$5, Children 3 & Under-Free
21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382
All of you probably know the YMCA. There are over 10 YMCA branches in the Valley and all of them have many programs for kids. You can find them on the YMCA site:
2. Phoenix Community and Recreation Centers
Phoenix department of parks and recreation maintain over 30 Community and Recreation Centers. Most of them have programs for kids.
Trampoline Center in Chandler
$10/first hour, ages 7 and younger - $6/first hour
4960 West Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226
4. Play Factory
Indood Playground. Separate zone and bounce house for toddlers 4 and under. Free Wi-Fi, Starbucks coffee and more for parents.
Open play: 9am -5pm
Parent's Nite Out: every Friday and Saturday 6pm - 11pm
Mom's Drop and Shop
1) 4180 S. Arizona Avenue, Ste 3, Chandler, AZ 85248
2) 21001 N Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050
5) Jubeelieve Indoor Playland
Jubeelieve is the perfect place for tiny tots to run, jump, slide and just be adorably playful kids they are. The center offers 2000 square feet of age-appropriate slides, climbers, activities and toys for children 0 to 5 years old. Great for Mommy-and-me days, Parent meet-ups, Grandparents, stay at home parents or anyone who has a child under 5 years old.
Toddlers can enjoy toys and equipment that help develop motor skills, social play, and promote imaginative play in a parent supervised environment. The center is clean, comfortable, sanitized, and safety check daily. Fully climate controlled and FREE WiFi for parents! Socks Required for adults and children.
Address: 13050 W Rancho Santa Fe Blvd Suite B8, Avondale, AZ 85392
Tel: 623-428-PLAY (7529)