Arizona Summer Fun For Kids

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!

Children's Museum of Tucson and the Children's Museum of Phoenix have big calendars of events for kids of all ages, who learn while participating in unique and fun activities.

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.

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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.

Arizona Highways has some great travel guides, hiking guides, scenic drives, and more.

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course has adult and kid adventure courses that will put your athletic skills to the test.

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix offers regular Flashlight Tours during the summer, and bring the whole family to Tucson Botanical Gardens during the Dog Days of Summer!

HDE's Summer Splash Tour brings the water park to you across the Valley.

Head to the Phoenix Zoo or Reid Park Zoo to spend some time with the animals! Go early to beat the heat. The Phoenix Zoo has $10 Tuesdays May - August where admission is just $10 per person!

Plan an Arizona Staycation to explore the unique communities of our home state!

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Free Summer Art Classes with What's Happen'n Art Movement (WHAM) in Surprise.

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!

Visit locally owned toys and games or arts and crafts stores to get your craft on!

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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!

Let the kids climb the walls (literally) at AZ on the Rocks or Phoenix Rock Gym.

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Arizona's theater community is active throughout the summer putting on exciting shows for you! Check out Actors TheatreArizona Broadway Theatre, Arizona Theatre CompanyHerberger Theater Center, or Valley Youth Theatre.

Check out more great live performances at National Comedy Theatre, Fox Tucson Theatre, Mesa Arts CenterOld Town Center for the Arts, The Phoenix Symphony, or Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

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!