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9 fun things to do with your kids in Tucson

Posted at 1:59 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 13:55:18-04

Are you looking for something fun and affordable to do with your kids? We may have the answer for you!

Reid Park Zoo
Reid Park Zoo houses hundreds of animals in naturalistic exhibits and brings in over 500,000 visitors annually. The zoo also offers a variety of educational programs. From workshops to programs to special holiday events, there's something for all ages!  
Location: 3400 Zoo Court Tucson, AZ 85716

Old Tucson
Step back in time! Old Tucson is one of Arizona's greatest Wild West attractions. Seen in more than 400 films and commercial productions, the studio remains the region's premiere movie location. Additionally, Old Tucson offers a variety of rides and games for kids. 
Location: 201 S. Kinney Rd. Tucson, AZ 85735

Children's Museum Tucson
Children's Museum Tucson provides educational fun for children and families. The museum offers hands-on activities and 12 permanent exhibits.
Location: 200 S. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701

Tucson Botanical Gardens 
Tucson Botanical Garden's mission is to provide a place of beauty and tranquility for Tucson residents and visitors. The Gardens features 17 themed gardens and a butterfly greenhouse. 
Location: 2150 N. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85712

The Gaslight Theatre
From Westerns to sci-fi spoofs to Christmas shows, The Gaslight Theatre features family-friendly performances six days per week.
Location: 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85710

Trail Dust Town
Whether you feel like shopping, dining or entertainment, there are a variety of activities at Trail Dust Town. Attractions include a Wild West Stunt Show, a train ride through the "West", a vintage Carousel ride and more. 
Location: 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ 85715

Pima Air &Space Museum
Featuring over 300 historical aircrafts, the Pima Air & Space Museum has family events and offers daily tours. The museum also encompasses five indoor exhibit hangers, with two dedicated to WWII. 
Location: 6000 E. Valencia Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756

The Mini Time Machine
According to the museum's website, "the concept of the mini time machine was born out of the desire that a visitor would be seemingly transported to different eras by the stories and history of the pieces in the collection." This museum of miniatures is a unique experience, and highlights over 300 dollhouses and roomboxes!
Location: 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr. Tucson, AZ 85712

International Wildlife Museum
Enjoy Founded in 1988, the International Wildlife Museum highlights over 400 species! From videos to interactive computers to hands-on exhibits, there is a lot to see and do. 
Location: 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd. Tucson, AZ 85745


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