While the city has a reputation for luxury living for adults, there are plenty of things to do in Scottsdale with kids. From museums to live jousting, your family will have a great time in Scottsdale and create fond memories for years to come.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
9051 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Do your kids love the age of knights, fair maidens, and swordsmanship? If so, then attend Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Scottsdale. Your family will root for their sections’s knight as they seek to knock opponents off their horse for bragging rights. Expect to see jousting horses, hair-raising sword fights, impressive displays of falconry, and a queen overseeing the festivities. Best of all, watch the games while eating hearty finger food like turkey legs and corn on the cob. Make memories for years to come by making reservations today.
Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Musical Instrument Museum offers an interactive experience for all ages, where visitors don headphones that bring exhibits to life as your family moves through the museum. Try out instruments from around the world in the Experience Gallery, and take in the multimedia exhibits around every bend. Kids-friendly tours like Musical Adventures can provide an immersive experience for ages 6 - 10, where guides teach instrument building and kids learn about the history (and future of music). Regular concerts are held here from world-class performers, so visiting the MIM can be a fun experience for all ages.
9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
If you want a variety of activities all in one complex, then visit the Arizona Boardwalk in Scottsdale. Across 35 acres, your family can enjoy the following:
- - Butterfly Wonderland: America’s largest butterfly conservatory
- - OdySea Aquarium: the largest aquarium in the Southwest
- - Laxer & Mirror Maze
- - Pangaea: Land of the Dinosaurs