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It’s hot – the kids are wired – there is really only one solution…..the Children’s museum!!! This place is great for kids under 6 years old – over six, they are probably going to like each exhibit for about two minutes. Under six, you can spend a long long time here. Start downstairs by throwing colorful scarves into vacuum pipes that climb the walls, and pop out over your heads. Watch your young ones climb thru tunnels and tents, and then cruise around on scooters for awhile. On the second floor, there’s the coolest art room ever! I wish this place existed when I was little! Everyday, they paint this little playhouse a different color. It is so so cool! And there are two different art projects to try out. The facility provides aprons, and paper towels, but I would still recommend wearing something you don’t mind getting a little paint or glue on. There’s a kid’s kitchen where they can make you pretend pizzas, and a grocery store where you can shop and ring up the food. My favorite room has walls of mazes for a ball to go thru that makes a ton of different noises. So much fun! The third floor has the funnest thing ever!! A huge room full of hanging noodles (swimming pool noodles) – and you can run thru full speed playing tag with your little ones – just keep eyes open for other little ones. I am leaving a lot out (like the toddler room), but just check this place out! It is so so nice! I think one of the coolest things is that the rooms are extremely clean – you never feel like you are picking up a book or toy covered in goobies, which I greatly appreciate. Also, don’t go here if you plan to be one of those non-interactive parents. This place requires participation from both parent and child.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix is located at 215 N. 7th St. (602) 253.0501
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