6 Cool Phoenix-Area Museums to Visit on Family Vacation

Phoenix, Arizona is one of the great vacation spots for kids in the Southwest. These six museums are fun trips for kids and parents alike – and educational, to boot. Make a plan to visit!

Ah, sunshine and warm weather in Phoenix, Arizona! Sounds like a great vacation spot for kids and families from southeast Michigan. (Learn all about it in our April 2015 issue!)

The Phoenix area also has great museums, which make for fun trips for kids. Perfect when you need a break from the sun (really, it may happen!). Peek online for admission discounts and special family programming on the day of your visit.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Three floors of fun are housed in this historic schoolhouse that begs kids to play.

Musical Instrument Museum

Yes: Drums, trumpets and the like have at the music museum Phoenix, Arizona, which features instruments from 200 countries. Time to get loud!

Arizona Science Center

Fly the skies, feel hurricane winds and ride a bike on a wire 15 feet in the air at this jam-packed science destination.

Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Here, firefighters are highlighted through a variety of exhibits. Expect to see several fire engines on site.

Phoenix Art Museum

Budding artist in the family? This is the place.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

For a modern take on artwork, this museum makes sure to engage little visitors with its Young @ Art Gallery.

Start planning your trip to the beautiful Phoenix, Arizona to soak up the sun, explore the museums and much more.

Photo courtesy Visit Phoenix

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