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Raising Outdoor Kids: Enjoy fall scenery on colorful Arizona hikes

Although we’re surrounded by cactus and desert landscaping in Phoenix, there’s no shortage of fall scenery to explore on a day trip to other parts of Arizona.

4 ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos

Here are four ways your family can participate in Día de los Muertos, a celebration of art and culture related to the Mexican holiday.

The City of Mesa schedules reopening of its family-friendly museums

Two popular Mesa family attractions — the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the i.d.e.a. Museum — will reopen to the public on Saturday,...

2020 Halloween events in metro Phoenix

Last updated Oct. 23, 2020 CHANDLER Oct. 24-31: Trick-or-Treat at Basha Library. Visit Chandler's Basha Library the week before Halloween (Oct. 24-31) dressed in your costume...

Phoenix Zoo to reopen Sept. 19 to general public

The Phoenix Zoo reopens to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 19, following a Sept. 14 reopening for zoo members. The zoo will be operating...

Desert Botanical Garden hours expand for fall

As summer temperatures (finally!) start heading down, the Desert Botanical Garden is expanding admission hours to welcome visitors seeking an outdoor escape. Beginning Sept....

Raising Outdoor Kids: Not knowing everything is part of the adventure

When I walked out of REI with a rental backpack more than three years ago, my kids could feel my excitement. I was absolutely...

What’s OPEN? What’s opening SOON?

Local venues that enrich, educate and entertain us are coming back online after months of enforced closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. As they do,...

Curiouser & Curiouser is a new live-theater experience from TheaterWorks

TheaterWorks has reinvented the live-theater experience. Curiouser & Curiouser is an  immersive, multi-sensory, intimate theater production where audience members literally walk into and through...

The Nash opens applications for Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising

The Nash has opened enrollment for its all-female jazz musician program, Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising. Led by local musicians Mary Petrich (saxophone) and Claudia...

Children’s Museum of Phoenix offers a creative “break in a box”

On Labor Day, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix will launch its newest labor of love: activities in a box for children who need a...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Safer summer excursions

The email came two days before we were ready to leave. We had hotel rooms rented, we had kept up with our training, and...

Weekend events for families

Last updated Oct. 21, 2020 DÍA de los MUERTOS things to do (virtually) Honor loved ones who have passed, or simply enjoy the cultural experience, at...

Arizona Science Center will reopen with new Guided Experiences

The Arizona Science Center will open to the public June 20 with a phased-in approach limiting the number of guests at any one time...

Arizona Boardwalk will reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend

Arizona Boardwalk announced Monday that it will be reopening to families on Thursday, just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend. The popular Scottsdale entertainment...

2020 holiday events for Arizona kids and families

The following events have been updated for 2020 PHOENIX Cruise ZooLights (select nights, Nov. 12-Jan. 31). For the first time in the history of the Phoenix...

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