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  • Arizona Science Center

    Whether it’s just for an afternoon or becomes a place you visit again and again, the Arizona Science Center has a lot to offer. The fun and educational approach to scientific understanding…

  • Castles N’ Coasters

    Enter a world of minarets and bumper cars, djinni and miniature golf. Castles ‘n’ Coasters is an amusement park for the whole family with a fantasy-Persian theme (think “Prince of—”; à la…

  • USA’s Skateland

    A skating excursion is a great family activity that’s fun for all ages, and USA’s Skateland is the place to try it. Rollerskating is a classic tradition that seems to have declined…

  • Tempe Paintball

    Paintball and Airsoft are adrenaline-filled sports enjoyed by people of all ages, and make a great family activity when you’ve got kids in middle school or their early teens. Many people have…

  • InMesa

    Stratum Laser Tag

    It’s high-tech combat fun without the mess and welts of paintball and the added perk of printed scoresheets at the end of the game. Stratum Laser Tag is Mesa’s home for infra-red…

  • Phoenix Rock Gym

    The Phoenix Rock Gym is an exciting place for the whole family to experience what it’s like to climb a cliff without the danger and difficulty of trekking into the mountains. With 30-foot rock walls…

  • InMesa

    National Comedy Theatre

    As most parents know, comedy is generally a strictly adults-only form of entertainment, but the National Comedy Theatre is different. One of the few comedy troupes that are entirely kid-friendly, any performer or…

  • Enchanted Island Amusement Park

    Take the kids for an afternoon at Enchanted Island, the amusement park located in the Encanto Lagoon. It’s a small but fun-filled place built just for the younger kids—if you have children aged…

  • Arizona State University Athletics

    Spectator sports are always a fun family activity that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. But there’s no need to restrict the sporting events your family attends to the old standbys…