Everyone who has children knows that finding activities to occupy their busy minds and energetic bodies is worth its weight in gold. Families either living in Tucson or traveling to the city will, therefore, cherish these top 5 Tucson children’s attractions.
The Tucson Children’s Museum holds first place on the list of fun things for young kids to do. Children who are between 6 and 12 will get the most enjoyment out of the various exhibits and hands-on galleries which offer a world of exploration for their young and active minds.
Kids can delve into adventures in such fun exhibits as the Sonoran Sea Aquarium, Enchanted Rainforest, Investigation Station, Bodyology, Electri-City, Pet Vet, Build It, and more. There are 10 hands-on stations in all and an outside courtyard full of activities for children to enjoy.
Tucson Children’s Museum is located in downtown Tucson inside the Carnegie Library building on 200 S. Sixth Ave.
Children will be mesmerized as they travel around the world, visiting such exotic places as the South American rainforest, African savannah and the wilds of Asia, all from one location within the Reid Park Zoo. Over 400 intriguing animals that hale from around the globe can be enjoyed basking, roaming and playing in their natural settings.
Reid Park Zoo is located within Tucson’s Reid Park at 1030 S. Randolph Way and offers such amazing creatures as elephants, giraffes, rhinos, polar bears, zebras, baboons and more.
This is definitely a fun park for the entire family. Funtasticks Family Fun Park provides entertainment for small children with its specially designed activities like mini bumper boats and go-karts, a roller coaster for wee ones and even an arcade for half pints. Adolescents and adults alike can hang out at the bungee trampoline, batting cages, video arcade, laser tag area and miniature golf course.
Funtasticks Family Fun Park is located in Tucson next to the Tucson Mall at 221 E. Wetmore Road.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum not only offers children a fun place to experience the vast native species that call this area of southwestern desert their home, but they will also receive a grand education through live demonstrations and tantalizing tours. There are over 300 wildlife species which can be observed behind class encasements and on guided journeys through the surrounding desert. Some of the exotic creatures which kids will see are the Gila monster, rattlesnakes, coyotes and prairie dogs.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is located just 30 minutes northwest of downtown Tucson at 2021 N. Kinney Road.
Of course, the sizzling southwest desert heat is enjoyed best at a refreshing water park and Breakers Water Park is the best in Tucson. Tots can play the day away at Captain Kidd’s Surfari while older kids and adults can enjoy The Bonzai Pipeline, The Riptide, Splash Canyon, Surfari Bubbles, or Breakers Bay which is the largest wave pool in southern Arizona.
Find the Breakers Water Park oasis on Tangerine Road, a 10 minute drive north of Ina Road off of I-10.