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
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
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
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
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
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