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Children's Museum of Phoenix

Map & Directions 215 N. Seventh St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
  • Tue-Sun 9am-4pm


Phoenix New Times' Description

Housed inside the historic Monroe School in downtown Phoenix, this kid-centric museum is a must for parents trying to cure the summertime boredom blues. Of course, the Children's Museum on Phoenix is a great place to visit truly any time of year, with awesome exhibits like the infamous “noodle forest,” a waving, wiggling rainforest of lime green and orange polyethylene foam tubes. Other highlights for the little ones usually include the giant three-level play area when you first walk in; a fully set up grocery store where kiddos can shop, pay, and restock to their hearts' desires; and Pedal Power a tricycle track, complete with a “car wash.” For adults the building offers plenty to enjoy since the renovated structure features many of its original elements. For example the oak floors are the same ones laid down in 1913 and the north and south stairwells still boast their original banisters.

Merchant's Description

Learning is a joy at the Children's Museum of Phoenix with three floors of hands-on, interactive, educational, and fun exhibits for children ages birth to 10. This is not your typical Museum; here we want you to touch EVERYTHING!

Member Reviews

  • on 05/06/09

    Bravo to the Children's Museum of Phoenix, which has made its new home in downtown's historic Monroe School. Rather than plow down this imposing old Classic Revival-style, three-story brick building — which was designed by Los Angeles architect Norman Marsh and built in 1913 at Seventh Street and Van Buren — smart-thinkers re-purposed it in a way that will serve kids, just as it... More >>

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  • Larry C. on 06/20/10

    The new climber is amazing and much of it is adult friendly. There's even an "observation" area on the third floor of the museum where you can walk out over the climber and watch many of the kids with

  • Morgan M. on 11/04/09

    Free on First Friday from 6-10 and you don't need to have a child with you to play.

  • Merlin L. on 10/15/11

    Please supervise your kids. My very polite five year old kept having toys grabbed out of her hands.

  • K12 Inc on 07/11/11

    Did you know? Built in 1913, the museum’s building was formerly Monroe Elementary School. Among Monroe’s alumni was abstract artist Jackson Pollack.

  • Jennie E. on 03/14/13

    They sell Advil in the cafe

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