Spring Break is fast approaching {yahoo!} and families will be traveling by car, plane and train to fun destinations across the country.  One of our favorite places to go to escape the Midwest chill is Arizona.  Not only are my grandparents and aunts there so we soak up some family time, but the Arizona dessert is a place like no other - rich in culture, history and tons of fun stuff to do.

childrens museum of phoenix

On our last visit out west, we took a trip to the Children's Museum of Phoenix.  Named One of the Top 10 Children's Museums by Parents Magazine, the Children's Museum of Phoenix could be one of the coolest places we've ever been.  Despite the thermometer reading 110 degrees when we were there!

childrens museum of phoenix

After you bypass the fabulous gift shop, you enter a two story room with a huge climbing play structure and air experiment station.  Then you can climb the stairs or take an elevator ride up for three levels of fun and learning.

children's museum of phoenix

One of the girls' favorite areas was the car wash.  Madeline sat back and enjoyed the ride while Ellie drove her through the pretend wash again and again and again.

children's museum of phoenix

 

Madeline had so much fun in the Under 3's area although she was sad to leave her sister to play.  Even babies loved this space - check out that little cutie in the papasan lounger!

childrens museum of phoenix

The Noodle Forest is another highlight of the Children's Museum of Phoenix.  The kids walk, well, run through the hundreds of hanging noodles for a complete sensory experience.

childrens museum of phoenix

The entire Children's Museum of Phoenix is just incredible.  The kids loved every minute and never wanted to leave.  There is a snack shop/lunch area that is stocked with organic drinks, veggies and fruit, sandwiches and all the extras for a healthy lunch.  Just a warning, tables fill up really fast!

childrens museum of phoenix

If you are a resident of the area, membership is available to the Children's Museum of Phoenix as well as birthday parties and field trips.  This incredible hands on experience is a must do on your next trip to the Valley of the Sun!

Here's what you need to know to plan your visit:

Children's Museum of Phoenix 215 N. 7th Street Phoenix, Arizona  85034 Phone: 602.253.0501 Fax: 602.307.9833 Email: information@childmusephx.org

The Museum is located in the historic Monroe School Building. You will find us on the SE corner of 7th Street and Van Buren in downtown Phoenix.

Museum Hours

Tuesday through Sunday 9am to 4pm Closed Mondays except for select holidays.

Admission

Members: Free Non-Members: $11.00 Seniors 62+: $10.00 Children under the age of 1: Free

 

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