School's out for the summer! Are you wondering how you're going to keep your kids busy and away from the computer and television screens? Here are some ideas that will be fun for both you and your kids, no matter how old they are! RELATED POST: 2014 Summer Camps for Kids MORE LOCAL SUMMER FUN: Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, Bear Essential News for Kids, and Five Star Publications.
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Bookmans Entertainment Exchange's 6 locations across the state host fun and engaging events all summer long!
The Arizona Science Center in Phoenix offers endless opportunities to explore science and technology.
Visit one of the many local museums and galleries around Arizona for a uniquely educational and eye-opening experience.
Visit a local book store and read a story together.
Explore Arizona's State Parks with their Family Campout Program! Many of their parks around the state also have fun activities planned throughout the summer, including star night parties and nature walks.
Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course has adult and kid adventure courses that will put your athletic skills to the test.
HDE's Summer Splash Tour brings the water park to you across the Valley.
Plan an Arizona Staycation to explore the unique communities of our home state!
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Creative Juice in Tucson provides a great outlet for your kid to get messy and create beautiful artwork!
Check out Kidstop Toys' summer activity classes in Scottsdale and eat for free!
The Phoenix Center for the Arts offers singular classes, class packages, and summer camps to let your kid creatively express herself all summer long.
Box Play for Kids will keep kids busy for hours playing with toys made from recycled materials.
Practical Art hosts workshops and classes for kids every summer!
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Learn the basics of gymnastics or dance and burn some energy with Arizona Sunrays
FlipDunk Sports in Phoenix is 19,000 sq.ft. of indoor, high-flying fun!
Teach your kids how to swim with Hubbard Family Swim School
Hit the lanes at Let it Roll Bowl & Entertainment, it will be nice and cool inside the bowling alley!
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Arizona's theater community is active throughout the summer putting on exciting shows for you! Check out Actors Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Herberger Theater Center, or Valley Youth Theatre.
Head to the movies! Harkins Theatre's Summer Movie Fun lets kids enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film. Drop by The Loft Cinema in Tucson to get out of the heat and catch a flick.
The Flagstaff Arts Council knows what's up when it comes to arts and culture in northern Arizona.
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance hosts a series of regular events featuring live music, arts, and more.
How will you be spending your summer with the kids? Let us know in the comments!