Museums in PEORIA with kids

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

When it comes to museums in Peoria, Arizona, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Grand Canyon State city 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 Peoria…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Heard Museum

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    (13 miles) 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 ...

  • Pueblo Grande Museum

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    (17 miles) 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. ...

  • Hall Of Fire Museum

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    (19 miles) 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 ...

  • Arizona Museum for Youth

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    (26 miles) 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 ...

  • Arizona Museum of Natural History

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    (26 miles) Mesa

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

  • Chandler Museum

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    (27 miles) 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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    (32 miles) Chandler

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

  • Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery

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    (32 miles) 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.

  • The Spot Museum

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    (68 miles) 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.

  • Smoki Museum

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    (68 miles) 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 ...

  • Sharlot Hall Museum

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    (68 miles) 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 ...

  • The Phippen Museum

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    (72 miles) 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 ...

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  • Detours Arizona

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    (21 miles) 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.

  • Ghost Town Tours Jerome

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    (81 miles) Jerome

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

  • Sedona Star Gazing Tours

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    (87 miles) Sedona

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

  • Red Rock Helicopter Tours

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    (91 miles) Sedona

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

  • Dollysteamboat Tours

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    (92 miles) Tortilla Flat

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

  • Pink Jeep Tours Sedona

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    (93 miles) 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!

  • A Day In The West

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    (93 miles) 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 Trolley Tour

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    (93 miles) Sedona

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

  • Sedona Off Road Adventures

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    (93 miles) Sedona

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

  • Wildlife World Zoo

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    (11 miles) Litchfield Park

    Wildlife World Zoo has Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals with over 2400 individual animals representing more than 400 exotic and endangered species. For nearly a quarter of a century, ...

  • Phoenix Zoo

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    (19 miles) Phoenix

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

  • Sea Life Arizona

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    (21 miles) Tempe

    Over 5,000 creatures at this Arizona SEA LIFE aquarium, including sharks, seahorses and tropical fish, as well as a 360 degree ocean tunnel!

  • Butterfly Wonderland

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    (21 miles) Scottsdale

    A one of a kind experience at the LARGEST indoor butterfly pavilion in the entire USA!

  • Southwest Wildlife

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    (30 miles) Scottsdale

    A beautiful center that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife such as black bears, mountain lions, and Mexican gray wolves. Great for the animal loving ...

  • Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

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    (74 miles) 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 ...

  • Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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    (82 miles) Picacho

    Animal fun in Arizona on this working ostrich ranch. Also waiting for the kids are donkeys, goats, deer, and more!

  • Castles N Coasters

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    (7 miles) Phoenix

    Enjoy thrill rides, mini golf, family entertainment and lots of adventures at this Arizona theme park with a ton of fun for the kids!

  • Enchanted Island

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    (11 miles) Phoenix

    Perfect for those kids aged 1 to 10 years, Enchanted Island Amusement Park in Arizona offers charm and magic, as well as those exciting rides!

  • Surprise Aquatic Center

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    (9 miles) Surprise

    Fabulous water park with both flume and tunnel slides, vortex whirlpool, diving well and boards, and a zero depth water play area for the little ones!

  • Wet N Wild Phoenix

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    (9 miles) Glendale

    Slides, river, surfing, tubes, and tunnels - get ready for family water fun at Wet n Wild Phoenix! A VERY cool family day out option in Arizona!

  • Big Surf

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    (21 miles) Tempe

    Body slides, tube slides, and even water basketball at this very fun family friendly water park - perfect for those water loving kids in Tempe! Enjoy your splashing family day out!

  • Buckeye Aquatic Center

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    (24 miles) Buckeye

    The aquatic center features a twisty slide, 2 fountain play areas, a zero-depth pool and diving board.

  • Mesa Golfland Sunsplash

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    (27 miles) Mesa

    Water fun in Mesa with thrill slides, family slides and gentler options for those smaller kids. There is even mini golf, lazer tag, indoor play, raceway and dry rides!