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Top 5: Best Places to Take Kids - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Best Places to Take Kids (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Best Places to Take Kids — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 716-2000
azscience.org
Hands-on, eye-opening fun with more than 300 interactive exhibits, Dorrance planetarium, giant-screen theater, daily live demonstrations, traveling exhibitions and much more.


Children’s Museum of Phoenix

215 N. 7th St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 253-0501
childrensmuseumofphoenix.org
With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children from infants to age 10, the focus is on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.


Verde Canyon Railroad

300 N. Broadway,
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
(800) 582-7245
verdecanyonrr.com
Acclaimed as Arizona’s longest-running nature show, this four-hour scenic ride takes you through a piece of “natural Arizona,” featuring spectacular views that are breathtaking and invigorating to the senses.


Schnepf Farms

24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd.,
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
(480) 987-3100
schnepffarms.com
It is in Schnepf’s mission statement to educate the public about Arizona agriculture. The most important aspect of the educational field trips is the fact that children are learning about where their food comes from and they are visiting a true family farm. Open October through May.


Sea Life Arizona

5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, #145,
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 478-7600
visitsealife.com
Located in Arizona Mills, Sea Life is an aquarium built for kids that transports visitors into an amazing ocean world that provides close encounters with a vast array of creatures.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Best Places to take the Kids (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Best Places To Take The Kids (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Best Places to take the Kids — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-716-2000
azscience.org
Hands-on, eye-opening fun with more than 300 interactive exhibits, Dorrance planetarium, giant-screen theater, daily live demonstrations, traveling exhibitions and much more.


Children’s Museum Of Phoenix

215 N. 7th St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85034
602-253-0501
childrensmuseumofphoenix.org
With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children from infants to age 10, the focus is on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.


Sea Life Arizona

5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, #145, Tempe, AZ 85282
480-478-7600
visitsealife.com
Located in Arizona Mills, Sea Life is an aquarium built for kids that transports visitors into an amazing ocean world that provides close encounters with a vast array of creatures.


Schnepf Farms

24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek,  AZ 85242
480-987-3100
schnepffarms.com
It is in Schnepf’s mission statement to educate the public about Arizona agriculture. The most important aspect of the educational field trips is the fact that children are learning about where their food comes from and they are visiting a true family farm. Open October through May.


Verde Canyon Railroad

300 N. Broadway,
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
800-582-7245
verdecanyonrr.com
Acclaimed as Arizona’s longest-running nature show, this four-hour scenic ride takes you through a piece of “natural Arizona,” featuring spectacular views that are breathtaking and invigorating to the senses.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

Arizona Mills

Arizona Mills: More Than Just A Mall

Hoping to shop, play games or even see a movie this summer? Want to avoid driving all over town? Then you’re in luck; you can do all these things and more without having to drive to more than one location — at Arizona Mills.

I took a trip to Arizona Mills Mall recently with a group of friends and was dazzled by how much had changed in the past few years.

One of the new attractions is Sea Life Arizona. The bright colors and decorated store make you forget all about the Arizona heat, and allows you to cool off with your fishy friends. Even as you pass by, the windows are filled with small fish and marine plants that capture your attention.

After passing the aquarium, we strolled into the food court hoping to catch a quick bite before we shopped. The variety of food offered at the food court guarantees there is something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the choices included Paradise Bakery, Burger King and Panda Express. The Rainforest Café located is another option for your dining pleasure located in another part of the mall. And if your little ones can’t sit still, there is a carousel located near the seating so parents may watch their kids as they ride sea horses, rabbits and even zebras.

For those lucky parents with teenagers GameWorks is located across the way to offer another option. Past GameWorks is Harkins and IMAX leaving an opportunity to spend time as a family or a group of friends without roaming the entire mall.

My group quickly went out in search of summer deals after having a meal at the Panda Express. The variety of stores within Arizona Mills provides different styles and looks perfect for any occasion. Stores like Old Navy, H&M, Pac Sun, and even Victoria’s Secret are only a few of the stores that Arizona Mills has to offer.

Whether you’re looking to spend less and have more fun or a family outing indoors Arizona Mills is a fun destination. Watch movies, play games, shop, and eat together making only one stop. Your budget is as flexible as you want it to be, and the memories you will make are endless.

For more information about Arizona Mills, visit simon.com.

Arizona Mills
5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle
Tempe, AZ 85283
480) 491-7300
simon.com