Phoenix With Kids

Arizona Heritage Center

Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

Tucked against the beautiful Papago Park preserve, the Arizona Heritage Center is an oasis in the desert. In the heart of the Valley of the Sun, take the family to this museum to discover how the sprawling Phoenix metropolis began.

Routes: A Moving Experience

This exhibit was such a fun one for kids. You could build with Legos, see an old Touring Car, get inside of an old car and build your own city in addition to reading all about travel in Arizona from the first drivers license to the modern light rail.

We stopped by in honor of Arizona History Week and learned so much! The kids were enjoying all of the exhibits and seeing things like old computers and cell phones. There is a display about the semiconductor world our family worked in. They even found Uncle Curtis’ jersey from the 1970s! There were some interesting things I didn’t remember about Arizona as well.

Day Of Infamy

A large portion of the museums dedicated to how WWII affected Arizona residents. I really enjoyed how everything was visual for kids to see. From the city preparedness siren, to an AM radio where they played the announcement. There was a sample POW from Camp Papago Park, a World War II POW Camp, a piece from the USS Arizona

Arizona Heritage Center

1300 N College Ave Tempe AZ 85288
FREE Admission Days: Feb 13 – 17 2024 for Arizona History Week (check here for more info)
General Admission: $15.00
Youth (7-13): $7.00
Children 6 and younger: Free


  • Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

    Kim is a chef, dishwasher, dry cleaner, housekeeper, landscaper, snack fetcher, photographer and personal assistant to toddler twins. Curently homeschooling her three year olds and loving teaching preschool. She loves exploring everything with her kids and photographing every minute of it. Follow her on Instagram @phoenixwithtwins.

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