Museums in Arizona with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Arizona, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Grand Canyon State offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Arizona…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Arizona Senora Desert Museum

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    Tucson

    The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place!

  • Hall Of Fire Museum

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    Phoenix

    The Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, located in Phoenix, Arizona, has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire ...

  • Pima Air And Space Museum

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    Tucson

    Pima Air & Space Museum, where history takes flight, is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You'll see more than 275 aircraft ...

  • Pueblo Grande Museum

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    Phoenix

    Explore an ancient 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruin site in the heart of Phoenix. Along our trail the museum features a platform mound, ballcourt ruin, replicated houses, and native plants. ...

  • Museum Of Northern Arizona

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    Flagstaff

    Visitors to MNA can view exhibits relating to the Museum's four main disciplines: anthropology, biology, geology, and fine art. The Museum has permanent exhibitsin five galleries and changing ...

  • Heard Museum

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    Phoenix

    Today, the Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art is a must-see Arizona landmark -- a place of learning, discovery and an opportunity to share Native traditions that will touch your heart. With ...

  • The Phippen Museum

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    Prescott

    George Phippen, first President of the Cowboy Artists of America, died in 1966, leaving behind a group of artists interested in creating a facility that specifically represented artists in the ...

  • Sharlot Hall Museum

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    Prescott

    The Sharlot Hall Museum is the largest museum in the central territory of Arizona. On June 11, 1928, Sharlot Mabridth Hall began a small museum in the Governor's Mansion and eighty years later her ...

  • Butterfly Lodge Museum

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    Greer

    The storied past of a famous Western writer and his artist son springs to life at Butterfly Lodge Museum. Nestled on a knoll among towering pines near a spring that trickles to the Little Colorado ...

  • Smoki Museum

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    Prescott

    The Smoki Museum was built in 1935 of native stone and wood. It was constructed with labor provided by the Civilian Works Administration and the Smoki People.The Smoki Museum as it appeared in the ...

  • International Wildlife Museum

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    Tucson

    The International Wildlife Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge and appreciation of the diverse wildlife of the world as well as explaining the role of wildlife management in conservation. ...

  • Arizona Museum of Natural History

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    Mesa

    A place where dinosaurs come back to life though fun and educational exhibits, as well as a fascinating insight into our planet!

  • Arizona Museum for Youth

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    Mesa

    As a semi-permanent art activity space for visitors, ages 5 and older, ArtZone is a great place to relax and explore art fundamentals. Emphasizing the elements of basic art, activities are open-ended ...

  • Tucson Childrens Museum

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    Tucson

    A visit to the Tucson Childrens Museum will find you enjoying the numerous interactive exhibits, the daily hands-on activities and the monthly special events.

  • The Mini-Time Machine

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    Tucson

    The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is state-of-the-art display of entertaining and interactive array of antique and contemporary miniatures as well as enchanting artifacts.

  • The GPD Toy Train Museum

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    Tuscon

    If there's a little trainspotter in your household they're in for a real treat with this FREE entry museum, with displays of unique and extremely rare examples of toy trains and other railroadiana in ...

  • The Spot Museum

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    Prescott

    Offers kids the chance to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through intriguing and interactive exhibits designed to teach through experimentation and play.

  • Arizona State Museum

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    Tucson

    Celebrate the cultures of the Southwest and northern Mexico at the Arizona State Museum - an educational and interesting family day out in Tucson!

  • Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

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    Tucson

    All things locomotive at this transportation museum in Southern Arizona. With depot tours, and actual locomotives for the kids to explore.

  • Chandler Museum

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    Chandler

    A learning environment where families can come together and share stores of the community, and learn of the history of Chandler

  • Arizona Railway Museum

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    Chandler

    A great experience looking at real railroad artifacts and equipment from Arizona and the Southwest.

  • Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery

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    Chandler

    An art gallery that focuses on Western American Art and Contemporary American Indian Art. A great collection with FREE entry to inspire kids in Chandler, Arizona.

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  • Dollysteamboat Tours

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    Tortilla Flat

    Nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains lies spectacular Canyon Lake, home of the Dolly Steamboat.

  • Detours Arizona

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    Tempe

    Professionally Guided Tours of the Southwest and so much more...As the leader in professionally guided tours of the Southwest, Detours offers the most comfortable and memorable tours since 2001.

  • Pink Jeep Tours Sedona

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    Sedona

    Fun jeep tours around Sedona for the family - a great and unique way to see this magical Arizona city! Great for kids over 18 months, and fun horse-riding adventures for kids over 8 years!

  • Red Rock Helicopter Tours

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    Sedona

    A fun and thrilling experience to see Sedona from a completely different and unique viewpoint!

  • Sedona Off Road Adventures

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    Sedona

    Get adventurous with scenic tours, and magnificent sunsets whilst enjoying off road jeep fun in Sedona!

  • Sedona Trolley Tour

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    Sedona

    Daily Scheduled Tours to All of the Best Places in Sedona!

  • A Day In The West

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    Sedona

    At A Day in the West we offer a wide variety of tours, including: Jeep Tours, Horseback Rides, Jeep / Helicopter Combination, Jeep / Spa Combination, and Jeep / Winery Combination Tours.

  • Sedona Star Gazing Tours

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    Sedona

    An entertaining evening of astronomy under the canopy of Sedona’s brilliant starry sky.

  • Ghost Town Tours Jerome

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    Jerome

    Historic and spooky tours in the LARGEST ghost town in the USA, with mystery, fun and maybe some scares!

  • Hatch River Expeditions

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    Flagstaff

    Adrenaline pumping and relaxing Grand Canyon river tours - from motorized and oar powered rafting, to kayaks. Great adventurous family fun in Flagstaff for kids!

  • Phoenix Zoo

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    Phoenix

    Animal fun at Phoenix Zoo, with 1,400 animals waiting to say hello. Also animal encounters, events, and camps!

  • Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

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    Camp Verde

    An amazing journey into the wonderful wildlife of Africa, without having to leave the beautiful Arizona! Lions, giraffes, black bears, zebras, hyenas....amazing animals to make your family day out ...

  • Reid Park Zoo

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    Tucson

    24 acres of animal fun in Tucson, where kids can experience and learn all about species from all over the world!