Explore Fun Things to do in Tempe With Kids

Your Guide to Family-Friendly Tempe

While known as a thriving college town, sports center, and shopping destination, Tempe also offers plenty of fun things to do with kids. With more family-friendly attractions in development each year, Tempe, AZ is one of the best destinations featuring something for everyone. Browse our guide to family-friendly Tempe for some of the fun things to do with kids.

The Phoenix Zoo

Located in Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is a favorite of kids and parents alike. As the largest non-profit zoo in the country, the Phoenix Zoo features more than 1,200 animals, an array of attractions, including a Children’s Trail and Petting Zoo, and educational programs for kids of all ages. The Phoenix Zoo is also home to several permanent exhibits and incredible experiences including camel rides, giraffe encounters, Safari train rides, playgrounds, water play areas, and much more.

Phoenix Zoo

455 North Galvin Parkway

(602) 286-3800

Located 3.1 miles from Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix-Tempe

SeaLife Arizona Aquarium

Add the SeaLife Arizona Aquarium to your itinerary for a guaranteed good time for everyone in the family. Featuring more than 5,000 sea creatures including sharks, stingrays, and octopi, the SeaLife Arizona Aquarium is the perfect place to discover the undersea world. The aquarium offers interactive exhibits so you can get up close with marine life, a stunning 360-degree ocean tunnel, touch tanks, and a new kid-friendly Dive Adventure Quiz Trail.

                SeaLife Arizona Aquarium

                5000 South Arizona Mills Circle (at Arizona Mills Mall)

                (480) 478-7600

                Located 6.5 miles from Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix / Tempe

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Designed for kids up to age 10, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix offers plenty of fun things to do while encouraging education and piquing your child’s curiosity. With exhibits designed for all child groups, including babies and toddlers, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix offers experiences ranging from art studios to building experiences to music exhibits, and more! .

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

215 North 7th Street

(602) 253-0501

            Located 8.9 miles from Red Lion Inn & Suites Phoenix / Tempe