Active duty military families visiting or living in Arizona have plenty of options for family museum time between Memorial and Labor Day thanks to the national Blue Star Museums initiative, which offers free admission to participating museums for active-duty military personnel and their families. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration of the National Endowment for the [...]
Summer months give parents extra opportunities to help kids explore favorite activities or try new things, including various types of visual arts from painting to sculpting. Families eager to find art classes for children and teens have plenty of options — including local art studios, libraries, museums, art schools, parks and recreation programs, art centers, [...]
Esophageal endoscopy. Lumbar puncture. Cardiac ablation. For pediatric patients, medical jargon can be confusing, complicated and sometimes downright scary. But now, there’s an app for that. Simply Sayin’ was developed by Brian Bogert, a former Phoenix Children’s Hospital patient, to help hospital staff, child life specialists and families to explain medical terms in kid-friendly, age-appropriate language. [...]
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix celebrates Companion Animals Month with a craft that makes animal shapes by using a rubbing plate. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions. Ages: preschool (with assistance) and above. Materials: 6” x 9” piece of colored copy paper Crayons Rubbing plate (Make a rubbing plate by gluing a wooden oval [...]
Phoenix Comicon. Film festival, contests, console tournaments and comic book, anime and media guests. 6:30-9pm. $15-$60, ages 12 & under free with paid adult. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St. 602-635-1711 or phoenixcomicon.com.