Free Kids Activities

Looking for free activities? See our list below.

Ongoing Free Kids Activities

Please check Events Calendar for the most up-to-date schedule

Mondays:  Once Upon a Monday (Fountain Hills Library) 10:00 am
Tuesdays:  Shake, Rattle, and Roll (Palomino Library-Scottsdale) 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Wednesdays:  Phoenix Art Museum – Free admission 3-9pm
Thursdays:  Happily Every After Story Time (Fountain Hills Library) 10:00 am
First Fridays:  Children’s Museum of Phoenix –  5-9pm
First Fridays: Phoenix Art Museum – Free admission 6-10pm
Saturdays:  Dads and Tots Story Time (Mustang Library – Scottsdale) 10:30 am
First Sundays:  Arizona Museum For Youth (Mesa) –  Target 3 for Free/ 12pm-5pm
First Saturdays: Hands-On Workshop – Home Depot 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Free Kids Activities

  1. Take your kids for a walk around the world-famous fountain and play at two playgrounds at Fountain Park
  2. Cool off in the summer at the Kiwanis Splash Pad at Fountain Park (open 2nd Saturday in April thru last Sunday in September)
  3. Take advantage of two playgrounds and have a picnic at Golden Eagle Park
  4. Bring your kiddos and well-behaved doggies to the dog park and skate park at Desert Vista Park
  5. Put on your hiking boots and Kelty pack for hiking trails around Fountain Hills
  6. Grab a Culture Pass at Scottsdale Libraries for 2 free admissions to many area museums
  7. Musical Instrument Museum (Tatum/101) – Free admission to world instrument children’s play room
  8. Hike to Hole In The Rock (Tempe), an easy walk/hike with kids
  9. National Geographic’s Kids Club is hosted weekly at Paradise Valley Mall and Chandler Mall
  10. Check out the play areas at the following malls: Scottsdale Fashion Square, Paradise Valley Mall, Chandler Mall
  11. See a collection of historic fire trucks at The Hall of Flame Fire Museum
  12. Go to the best splash pads in Scottsdale