Kids Activities in Drexel Heights

$19 for Tournament of Destruction Monster-Truck Event and VIP Pass at Tucson Rodeo Grounds on October 3 or 4 ($37 Value)

Tournament of Destruction

Tucson Rodeo Grounds

$37 $19

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Before monster trucks crush cars under their massive tires and entertain rowdy fans, VIPs take photos with them and hop into one for a ride

One-Year Individual or Family Membership to the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona Campus

Arizona State Museum

University of Arizona

$40 $20

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Museum explores Southwest Indian history and contemporary life through 3,000,000 artifacts, film, interactive exhibits & immersive programs

Four Same-Day Go-Kart Races for One, Two, or Four at Xtreme Fun Spot (Half Off)

Xtreme Fun Spot

Marana

$30 $15

Individuals, pairs, or groups zip around a specialized track in easy-to-drive karts

Two Hours of Jump Time with Foam-Pit Access at AZ Air Time Tucson (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

AZ Air Time Tucson

Marana

$13 $6

Jump center includes 5,000-square-foot trampoline, two dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, and a foam pit.

i-Racing Simulator for One, Two, or Four at Musselman Honda Circuit (Up to 55% Off)

Musselman Honda Circuit

Tucson

$39 $19

Racers hunker down into a replica racing seat, complete with wheel, pedals, and a trio of monitors, for the ultimate racing simulation

$10 for Haunted Ruins Show for Two at Valley of the Moon ($20 Value)

Valley of the Moon

Prince and Tucson Blvd

$20 $10

Families explore Valley of the Moon's haunted ruins in a walking adventure fueled by characters from Harry Potter that runs for 12 nights

Admission for Two or Four, or Cochise Club Membership to The Amerind Museum (Up to 51% Off)

The Amerind Museum

Benson

$16 $8

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The history of native peoples awakens with archaeological exhibits, galleries, and visits from artists amid a scenic Texas Canyon backdrop

Adult Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or a One-Year Membership to Superstition Mountain Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Superstition Mountain Museum

North Pinal

$13.50 $8

Explore the history of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction, and the Lost Dutchman Mine; recreations of 19th century buildings

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$24 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Fall Festival for Two Kids and Two Adults or Four Kids and Four Adults at Charming Pony Parties (60% Off)

Charming Pony Parties

Chandler

$40 $16

Fall festival features pony, hay wagon, and Cinderella pumpkin carriage rides, as well as a petting zoo, bounce zone, pirate area, and more

Two Hours of Trampoline Jumping, Games, and Activities for Two or Four at JumpStreet (Up to 57% Off)

JumpStreet

Multiple Locations

$42 $19.99

Trampolines, dodge ball, and arcade games supply kids with two hours of fun; fun-pass activities include a foam pit and mechanical bulls

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$80 for Two-Hour Kids' Birthday Party Package for Up to 30 at Lee's ATA Martial Arts ($200 Value)

Lee's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$200 $80

Up to 30 kids celebrate with games and a martial arts cartoon mascot, and receive a karate belt to bring home

Three or Five Drop-In Kids' Fitness Classes at Great Play (Up to 53% Off). Six Options Available.

Great Play

Chandler

$75 $39

Massive children's gym with a 3,000-square-foot virtual arena and classes that develop motor and sports skills

$50 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Jam With Jimmi T

Jam With Jimmi T

Stonebridge Lakes Estates

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$29 for Entry to the Mesa Adventure Challenge on October 11 ($64.29 Value)

Mesa Adventure Challenge

Downtown Mesa

$64.29 $29

Teams compete in an urban scavenger hunt, solving puzzles and completing challenges throughout a 5- to 7-mile course

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As they enter the massive brick building, visitors pass the Watercarrier, a curved bronze statue that lends a first glimpse at a staggering collection of ancient and modern Native American works. Established in 1893, the Arizona State Museum celebrates and records Southwest Indian cultural history with more than 3 million objects, including a collection electrified with more than 25,000 pieces of woven basketry, more than 300,000 catalogued archaeological artifacts, 500,000 photographic negatives and original prints, 90,000 volumes of rare titles, 6,000 maps, 1,500 feet of archival documents, and more than 1,000 sound recordings. The collection forays out onto the museum floor in exhibitions such as Ancient Architecture of the Southwest, where striking photographs frame some of the crumbling archaeological ruins of 1,000-year-old cliff dwellings set against a rugged desert landscape while tastefully photoshopping out the ancient satellite dishes. The Pottery Project spans 2,000 years of Native ceramics with more than 20,000 whole pieces and a lab for hands-on pottery testing. Using artifacts, life-size dioramas, and film, Paths of Life explores the history and contemporary lifeways of ten Native cultures, including those of the Yaqui, O?odham, Apache, Navajo, and Hopi.

Museum staff further engage visitors in events that range from talks with museum curators and Native artisans to learning expeditions, which invite guests to tag along with museum and university archaeologists to survey nearby sites, immersing them in the scientific dig experience nearly as effectively as watching Indiana Jones with your nose to the screen. Educational outreach for public-school and university students immerses them in camps and workshops. At the Native Goods museum store, visitors browse a stock of books alongside basketry, jewelry, carvings, and textiles crafted by artists from Yaqui, Hopi, and other nations.

1013 East University Boulevard
Tucson,
AZ
US

Aiming to turn the museum concept inside-out, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum contains two miles of paths spread across 21 acres of desert, where animals such as sun-bathing lizards, bobcats, porcupine, and grey fox make their home. However, it is the fusion experience of a zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium, and art gallery that has earned it a top-5 museum honor by TripAdvisor.

The museum's exhibits intend to display the shared natural habitats of plants, animals, and geology. As many as 230 native live animal species and 1,200 types of plants fill the museum's many exhibits, such as mountain lions, prairie dogs, and river otters, and nearly 20 endangered or threatened species. Birds of prey that roam the skies are the subject of a twice-daily seasonal presentation. The gardens feature over 56,000 individual plant specimens native to several biomes and ecosystems of the Sonoran Desert. Also exhibited is the skeleton of a Sonosaurus, recovered in southern Arizona.

After their stint outdoors, visitors can wander innovative indoor exhibits. Inside a cool, dark replica of a limestone cave glimmer more than 14,000 minerals and fossils, which includes a moon rock on loan from NASA. Amongst an underwater view of beavers' habitat and a venomous reptile presentation, the Warden Aquarium showcases the region's marine residents, and an art institute aims to promote conservation through dynamic visual art.

2021 N Kinney Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

There’s little left in Tucson to suggest that back in the mid-19th-century the city served as the Southwest’s hub for highway robbers. But it's a fact that the area hosted a string of stagecoach holdups and served as the starting point for Wyatt Earp’s infamous vendetta ride. At the Arizona History Museum, relics stand testament to this harrowed past, including an original Concord stagecoach, not unlike those whose occupants were forced to surrender their valuables to roadside brigands. The museum doesn’t only explore infamy, though; it illuminates all the forces that took part in Tucson’s transition from Paleo-Indian hunting ground to Spanish colonial outpost to the commercial center it is today. Exhibits cover this vast span of time creatively, including a full-size replica of an underground mine that provides a glimpse into early-20th-century working conditions, hands-on exhibits that recall the day-to-day lives of Native Americans, and archaeology displays that detail the surrounding environment's history over the past 4,000 years.

949 E 2nd St
Tucson,
AZ
US

Funtasticks Family Fun Park - Tucson entices visitors of all ages with abundant play areas along with racing, riding, and sporty attractions. Guests can test their aim by precisely putting through one of two 18-hole miniature golf courses, sniping opponents in a high-tech laser-tag facility, or hitting softball or baseball homers in a batting cage that launches orbs between 40 and 70 mph from an accusatory foam pointer finger. There's also an indoor laser tag arena that allow up to 30 players per game.

Electric bumper boats come equipped with water guns for squirt-attacks against other seafarers, and go-karts navigate a racetrack's lengthy stretches and curves. The video arcade's plentitude of games rewards players who can later collect prizes, and Kiddie Land sequesters a bouncy castle, rookie go-kart track, and mini roller coaster geared to younger attendees. Funtasticks Family Fun Park - Tucson accommodates organized group outings and birthday parties with an extensive selection of packages.

221 E Wetmore Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

At Bedroxx Bowling, stone columns and prehistoric cave-like structures carry the weight of the Flintstones-esque theme, while 30 state-of-the-art bowling lanes and a veritable maze of amusements balance the decor with modern entertainment amenities. Inside the 44,000-square-foot entertainment center—which won Tucson Weekly's Readers Pick award for Best Bowling Alley in 2010–2011—every corner teems with activity. Bowlers pummel pins and avoid bumpers like an elitist avoids the common cold during 10-frame competitions. Overhead screens flare up with music videos, video games flash and beep in the video arcade room, and pool players battle it out over billiards and foosball in The Quarry, a full-service country bar that keeps patrons fueled and entertained with drinks and live music on weekends. Winners at the Toy Box game center can redeem their hard-earned tickets for a host of prizes and then celebrate with nachos, hot dogs, and Bedroxx pizza at the snack shack.

4385 W Ina Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

When a team of locals designed Tower Theatres, they imagined a movie-watching experience based around comfort. They corralled comfortable, rocker-style chairs and love seats and spaced the rows 18 vertical inches apart to give moviegoers unobstructed views of the screen. And the 4 ample feet separating each row from the one in front of it allows for plenty of leg stretching, easy maneuvering past fellow guests, and luxurious preshow yoga routines. Before the previews roll on their first-run blockbusters of choice, patrons can test their coordination on video games or air hockey or select concessions such as pizza, nachos, and Hebrew National hot dogs for midmovie sustenance.

5755 W Arizona Pavilions Dr
Tucson,
AZ
US