The school year has ended and with 100 degree temperatures outside, it is officially hot. If you are like me, you are surfing the Internet, talking to other moms and driving around the Phoenix Metropolitan Area to discover new attractions and kid-friendly destinations.
Rather than subject yourself to the heat and hours of research, I encourage you to visit Mom Index, the comprehensive resource for Valley moms and parents. In addition to its fantastic events calendar, Mom Index keeps you informed about everything related to raising kids in the Valley of the Sun.
As the founder and owner of Mom Index, I’m excited to partner with Scottsdale Moms Blog. As a guest blogger, each month I will share Mom Index’s top recommendations for activities, events and fun. Since the Phoenix Metropolitan area offers a wide range of culture and entertainment, get ready to enjoy family and mom time engaging in budget-conscious and exciting activities throughout the entire year.
Below are Mom Index’s June recommendations:
- Monday Night Free Family Fun at Cabela’s – Every Monday night from 6-9pm you and your family will be treated to VIP specials including tokens to use in the shooting gallery, a live fish feeding, kid’s archery instruction in Cabela’s indoor range, scavenger games and free fudge tasting in the General Store.
- Flash Light Tours at the Desert Botanical Garden – Tours are conducted every Thursday and Saturday evening 7-9pm May – August. This adventure is for all ages where you will see, hear and feel the desert night with its nighthawks, snakes, insects and night-blooming flowers. Children under 3 are admitted for free.
- Free Sunday Night Concert Series at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park – Every Sunday from 7:30-9:00pm through July 15th. Bring a blanket or chair to hear a variety of local bands. Train and carousel rides are available throughout all concerts. Train rides are $2 and carousel rides are $1 and children age three and younger ride free with a paying adult. Food will also be available for purchase.
- Where the Wild Things are Gallery at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library – View the exhibit at the Gallery at the Civic Center Library June 11- August 31. Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak In His Own Words and Pictures.
- Prowl & Play at the Phoenix Zoo – Visit the Phoenix Zoo on June 12 from 6-9:30pm to experience the Zoo’s summer evening event. Register for a guided night hike along the darkened trails of the Zoo and hear what park rangers and keeper staff do in the park after dark. Also, catch a ride on the Sneak a Peek Safari Train.
- Arizona Free Fishing Day – On June 12, celebrate with a free day of fishing as part of National Fishing andBoating Week.
- The Children’s Museum of Phoenix Celebrates its 2nd Birthday – Visit the museum on June 14 to celebrate its 2nd birthday. The celebration includes 2-for-1 admission, free admission for twins, drawings, $2.00 off purchases in the gift shop, 2 story times and much more fun. Children are invited to wear their tutus!
- Lakeshore Learning Father’s Day Event – Visit Lakeshore Learning on June 19, 11-3pm for Father’s Day fun. Enjoy crafts and activities and make a gift for dad.
- Family Stargazing Nights at the Challenger Space Museum – Visit the museum on June 19 for anoutdoor stargazing program. Doors open at 7pm and the telescopes are ready for viewing at 7:30pm. Slide presentation on the constellations and planets with information on upcoming sky events. Stories of the night sky, featuring folklore from different cultures. Attendees can also look through different high-powered telescopes at the moon, planets and star clusters.
- Slimy Science at Changing Hands Bookstore – June 26, 11-1pm. The Arizona Science Center will read The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino. Then, kids can play with “Insta-Snow” and do other weather related activities. Free pizza for the kids courtesy of Luigi’s Pizza.
Allison Small is the founder and owner of Mom Index, the premier online resource for Valley moms and parents. As a mother of three children ages 2, 5 & 7, she is passionate about sharing everything she has learned about motherhood and raising children in the Valley of the Sun. Since launching Mom Index in February 2010, Allison has enhanced her site by adding a blog and by working on projects that align with her goals of supporting our local communities and providing everyday parenting solutions in an eco-friendly, practical and fun environment. To contact Allison, email [email protected] or call 480-277-4761.