Fun In The Sun
From zoos and gardens to farms and railways, Arizona has incredible places to go for family fun and interaction.
Phoenix-area gardens and farms
Nestled amid the red buttes of Papago Park -- and right by the Phoenix Zoo --the Desert Botanical Garden hosts one of the world's finest collections of desert plants. One of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, this one-of-a-kind museum showcases 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. Home to 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world, the Garden offers interesting and inspiring experiences to more than 300,000 visitors each year.
Address: 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008
Mother Nature's Farm is a family owned and operated Children's Discovery Farm, and offers everything from pumpkin picking, hayrides, school tours, birthday parties, and cutting down your own Christmas tree! Many great events are celebrated throughout the year. It's a great place to come with the kids and enjoy a close encounter with animals and good old fashioned farm life.
Address: 1663 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85233
Also see: Arizona's Festivals & seasonal events