Children’s Museum of Phoenix

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is an ever-popular attraction for families, and for good reason. Designed especially for kids from 1-10, this museum is jam-packed with child-friendly activities that will help small ones learn through play. From the art studio and the book loft to the outdoor playground and the market, there’s something for every kid here. Adults will likely find themselves enchanted by the whimsical atmosphere, and getting into the activities with the kids as well.

Acting on the principle that learning is a joy, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix’s mission is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.

There is so much to do!

Exhibits and experiences

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Camps

Admission

Online tickets can be used any day and time that the Museum is open. Not valid on special events. Please be ready to print your tickets immediately after purchase. Discounts and passes cannot be accepted for online purchases. Tickets are transferable, and can be shared as gifts for friends and family!

Admission
Non-Members: $12.00
Seniors 62+: $11.00 (Photo ID required at time of entry)
Children under the age of 1: Free

 

Kindergarten Bootcamp

Is your child entering kindergarten in Fall 2018? If so, join a Kindergarten Bootcamp! This interactive series meets once a week for 7 weeks and gives families a taste of kindergarten. Parents and children learn together the social, academic, and classroom skills needed for school success. Receive free tools and activities each week leading up to Bootcamp graduation. Registration is required and by registering you agree to attend all 7 weeks. Only register with your child’s name, adult registrations are not necessary.

This series meets on the following Mondays: June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, July 9th, and July 16th. Kindergarten Bootcamp is supported by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation. Admission into the Museum is FREE when you pre-register for this program (registered child and one adult). Space is limited.

 

Storybook KIDchen

Make a delicious dish inspired by your kiddo’s favorite stories AND enjoy the story while the dish is cooking! Check out the individual program date descriptions for story and dish details. Rates vary depending on the dish you will be cooking.

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

Summer Camp

When school is out, camp is in at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix! Featuring hands-on learning, games and activities designed to cultivate the minds and muscles of children ages 5-8. Each unique camp also includes plenty of free play within all three floors of the Museum’s imaginative exhibits.

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

KIDchen Jam Session

Join us in our new KIDchen to work on spreading skills while hearing a story! Each week we’ll offer a new bread and spread to try while listening to a related story.

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

Mess Makers for Toddlers

Get messy with paint! The best part is that we do the clean-up, so you don’t have to! Please note: You may wish to bring a change of clothes for your little one since we do get involved in hands-on messy play in this program! Children 12 to 24 months-old plus a parent/caregiver are welcome. $8 members/$10 non-members

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

Mess Makers for Mixed Ages

Make a mess with paint! The best part is that we do the clean-up, so you don’t have to! Please note: You may wish to bring a change of clothes for your little one since we do get involved in hands-on messy play in this program!  This program is for all ages, so that families may participate together. Space is limited. $8 members/$10 non-members

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

Brain Time for Toddlers

This program emphasizes simple but critical messages about early brain development. Included are stories, songs, rhymes, and one-on-one parent/child playtime with brain-based learning toys and books. The program is designed to teach parents about the importance of a child’s early experiences to the wiring of his or her brain in a fun, informal learning setting where play is emphasized. Children 15 months old to 3 years old plus a parent/caregiver are welcome. Admission into the program is free with paid Museum admission. Space is limited.

 

Brain Time for Preschoolers

This program emphasizes simple but critical messages about early brain development. Included are stories, songs, rhymes, and one-on-one parent/child playtime with brain-based learning toys and books.The program is designed to teach parents about the importance of a child’s early experiences to the wiring of his or her brain in a fun, informal learning setting where play is emphasized. Children 3 to 5 years old plus a parent/caregiver are welcome. Admission into the program is free with paid Museum admission. Space is limited.

 

Raising A Reader

One of Southwest Human Development’s literacy experts will educate parents on the importance of sharing family stories as a way to enhance early language and literacy, and the use of storytelling to preserve culture and heritage.   Parents will share special stories about their own families and the trainer will discuss ways to extend these memories into make-believe, predictions, and print. This workshop is designed for children ages birth to five plus a parent/caregiver and includes story time, an art activity, singing and dancing.  Each child will receive a new book to take home. www.swhd.org.  Admission into the Museum is FREE when you pre-register for this program.  Space is limited.

 

Brain Time for Infants

This program emphasizes simple but critical messages about early brain development. Included are stories, songs, rhymes, and one-on-one parent/child playtime with brain-based learning toys and books. Your little one will enjoy exploring sounds, textures, and patterns as we explore some sensory-rich toys! The program is designed to teach parents about the importance of a child’s early experiences to the wiring of his or her brain in a fun, informal learning setting where play is emphasized. Children birth to 8 months old plus a parent/caregiver are welcome. Admission into the program is free with paid Museum admission. Space is limited.

 

Brain Time for Babies

This program emphasizes simple but critical messages about early brain development. Included are stories, songs, rhymes, and one-on-one parent/child playtime with brain-based learning toys and books. Brain Time is designed to teach parents about the importance of a child’s early experiences to the wiring of his or her brain in a fun, informal learning setting where play is emphasized. Children ages 8 to 15 months old plus a parent/caregiver are welcome. Admission into the program is free with paid Museum admission. Space is limited.

 

Baby Yoga

Through gentle yoga stretches, touch, music, and singing, caretakers and babies are encouraged to bond with one another to support the emotional well being of the baby, as well as, stimulate the nervous system through sensory activities that support touch, and movement.  Both baby and parent will participate in repetitive soothing motions of relaxation techniques, constructive play, and experience some yoga poses and practice breathing to embrace and celebrate the developmental milestones in the first year of the baby’s life. The class is designed for children ages 5 months through 15 months and is taught by Anna Blocher-Rubin. Admission into the program is free with paid Museum admission. Space is limited.

 

Toddler and Parent Yoga

Introduce your young child to the countless benefits of yoga in this specially designed class that uses games, music, stories and play to explore postures, balance and breath. Quality time with a parent is an added bonus! This class is designed for children ages 15 months-3 years and is taught by Anna Blotter-Rubin. Admission into this program is FREE with paid Museum admission. Space is limited.

 

Science Before You Can Hypothesize: 0-2 years

Got curiosity? You’re never too young to explore the world around you! Come discover scientific concepts in this hands-on class to explore measuring, light, magnetism and more! A professional scientist will lead you through activities that will spark a passion for scientific discovery! This program is geared for ages birth- 2 years old. Space is limited. $6 members/$8 non-members

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

Science Before You Can Hypothesize: 3-5 years

Got curiosity? You’re never too young to explore the world around you! Come discover scientific concepts in this hands-on class to explore measuring, light, magnetism and more! A professional scientist will lead you through activities that will spark a passion for scientific discovery! This program is geared for ages 3-5 years old. Space is limited. $6 members/$8 non-members

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

Snow Cones

Cool off in the summer heat with a snow cone! You’ll be provided with everything you need to create your refreshing, sweet treat!

Member discount will apply when you sign in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

PLAY Presents: Mindful Me (ages 2-5)

Come discover mindfulness skills that you and your child can learn and share to create happiness, comfort, and fun through art and yoga classes put on by PLAY (Play and Learn through Art and Yoga). Each week will have a different focus for you and your little one. Please check the individual event date for the weekly focus. This program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their adult caregiver. Admission into this program is free with paid Museum admission. Space is limited.

 

Lavender-Scented Playdough

Mix up your own scented playdough using lavender in this hands-on program in our KIDchen! You and your child will measure, mix, and knead your dough that you will get to take home with you. Admission into this program is $3 for members and $4 for non-members. Space is very limited.

Member discount will apply when you sign in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

Clothespin Bug Magnet

Make an adorable clothespin magnet adorned with a cute bug of your choosing. Use your magnet to hang your child’s work, to-do lists, and much more! Admission into the program is free with paid Museum admission.

 

PLAY Presents: Mindful Me, Grow with Me (ages 6-12)

Breathe stretch and create your way through mindful art and yoga classes provided by PLAY (Play and Learn through Art and Yoga). Through these guided mindfulness classes you and your family will gain mindfulness tools that you can take with you anywhere! Each week will have a different focus for you and your little one. Please check the individual date for the weekly focus. This program is geared towards children ages 6-12 and their adult caregiver. Admission into this program is free with paid Museum admission. Space is limited.

 

Lemon Playdough

Summer is here and nothing is more refreshing than the scent of fresh lemons. Make your own batch of lemon-scented playdough in our KIDchen! Admission into this program is $3 for members and $4 for non-members for each participant. Space is limited.

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

AZ Milk Producers Presents: Yogurt Parfaits

Make a delicious, layered yogurt parfait in our KIDchen. This program is generously sponsored by Arizona Milk Producers. Admission into this program is free with paid Museum admission. Registration is required, and space is limited.

 

 

Festive Fruit Salsa

Celebrate the Museum’s 10th birthday in the KIDchen by making colorful and flavorful fruit salsa! You and your little one will work on cutting skills as you cut up fruits to make your fruit salsa. Sample your masterpiece with some fresh-baked cinnamon tortilla chips. Admission into this program is free with paid Museum admission. Registration is required, space is limited.

 

 

Key Keeper for Dad

Help dad (or another caregiver) keep their keys in one place by making this adorable key holder. Use paint and other craft items to decorate your key keeper, and then use tools to add the hooks and hangar on the back. Admission into this program is $6 for members and $8 for non-members for each key holder. Space is very limited.

 

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

Doughnuts with Dad

Celebrate Father’s Day by making some delicious doughnuts together! We’ll provide you will all of the ingredients to make four doughnuts, along with an assortment of flavorful toppings to add to your doughnuts after they have cooked. Admission into this program is $5 for members and $6 for non-members for each child participant.

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

Peter Rabbit Garden Salad

Come make a delicious salad using some fresh-picked veggies from The Children’s Garden! Your child will learn knife skills and will cut veggies for his or her salad. Admission into this program is $3 for members and $4 for non-members for each child partiicpant. Space is limited.

 

Member discount will apply at checkout when you’re signed in. Not a member? Become one today and start receiving exclusive membership benefits right away!

 

 

Zesty Zucchini Chips

Bake your own batch of delicious zucchini chips in this program where we’ll take slices of zucchini and coat them in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Admission into this program is free with paid Museum admission. Registration is required, and space is limited.

 

 

Celebrity Chef

Join us in the KIDchen for our first celebrity chef and learn how to make tamales! Caprice Gouveia, chef and owner with Tukee’s Tamales, will help us learn more about the history of tamales and how they are made. Admission into this program is free with paid Museum admission. Registration is required, and space is very limited.