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Children's Museum of Phoenix

Children's Museum of Phoenix
215 North 7th Street
602-253-0501

Mission:
Acting on the principle that learning is a joy, the Children's Museum of Phoenix's mission is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.

Vision:
The Museum's vision is to foster a joy of learning and to:

- Provide engaging projects, exhibits and programming for young children and their families;

- Educate parents and caregivers about child development and parenting techniques;

- Build cultural understanding, positive social interaction and celebrate diversity and

- Serve as a gateway to other cultural institutions and community programs.

History:
The Children's Museum of Phoenix was founded in 1998 as the Phoenix Family Museum by a small group of volunteers. In 2001, Phoenix voters overwhelmingly approved $10.5 million in bond funds to purchase and partially renovate the historic Monroe School as the Museum's new home.

In 2005, plans began to renovate and restore the Monroe School building, developing a strong support base among private individuals and corporations and providing the type of inspirational and diverse programming to make a wonder-filled museum. The Museum launched its Childhood Dreams Built By You capital campaign with a goal of raising $12.3 million prior to opening. In December of that year the Phoenix Family Museum officially changed its name to the Children's Museum of Phoenix to more clearly convey the Museum's focus.

Renovation on the Monroe School began in 2006 and the Children's Museum opened its doors to the public in June 2008.

Prior to opening the permanent facility, the Children's Museum of Phoenix fulfilled our mission to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children through a traveling exhibit program called Museum without Walls (MWW). Consisting of eight hands-on learning experiences, MWW visited schools and community events across the Valley. Over 275,000 participants took part in MWW traveling exhibits between 1998 and 2008.



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Upcoming Events at Children's Museum of Phoenix

Music Together Present: Fall 'Fiddle'

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:15am
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Music Together Present: Fall 'Fiddle'

Cocoa Gift Jars

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:00pm
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Cocoa Gift Jars

Awakening Creativity: Toddler Drama

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am
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Awakening Creativity: Toddler Drama

The Children’s Garden Painted Rocks

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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The Children’s Garden Painted Rocks

Awakening Creativity: Preschool Drama

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:15pm
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Awakening Creativity: Preschool Drama

Gingerbread People

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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Gingerbread People

Cocoa Gift Jars

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:00pm
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Cocoa Gift Jars

Mindful Me

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am
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Mindful Me

Gingerbread People

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
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Gingerbread People

Kids Painting Mural

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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Kids Painting Mural

Awakening Creativity: Toddler Dance

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm
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Awakening Creativity: Toddler Dance

Scent-sational Snow

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Scent-sational Snow

Awakening Creativity: Preschool Dance

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
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Awakening Creativity: Preschool Dance

Garden Memory Game

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 from 9:00am to 10:00am
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Garden Memory Game

Cocoa Gift Jars

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:00pm
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Cocoa Gift Jars

Awakening Creativity: Infant Music

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am
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Awakening Creativity: Infant Music

Gingerbread People

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
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Gingerbread People

Cocoa Gift Jars

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:00pm
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Cocoa Gift Jars

Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
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Gingerbread House Workshop

Holiday Robots

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:30pm
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Holiday Robots

Jolly Santas

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:45pm
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Jolly Santas

Garden Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Garden Scavenger Hunt

Cocoa Gift Jars

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:00pm
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Cocoa Gift Jars

Gingerbread People

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
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Gingerbread People

Awakening Creativity: Toddler Music

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm
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Awakening Creativity: Toddler Music

Magnified Garden

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Magnified Garden

Awakening Creativity: Preschool Music

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
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Awakening Creativity: Preschool Music

Colorful Salt-Dough Ornaments

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 9:15am to 3:30pm
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Colorful Salt-Dough Ornaments

Botanical Bookmarks

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am
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Botanical Bookmarks

Awakening Creativity: Toddler Dance

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:04am
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Awakening Creativity: Toddler Dance

Gingerbread People

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
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Gingerbread People

Awakening Creativity: Preschool Dance

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:15pm
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Awakening Creativity: Preschool Dance

Colorful Salt-Dough Ornaments

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 9:15am to 3:30pm
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Colorful Salt-Dough Ornaments

Botanical Bookmarks

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am
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Botanical Bookmarks

Gingerbread People

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
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Gingerbread People

Awakening Creativity: Toddler Drama

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm
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Awakening Creativity: Toddler Drama

Awakening Creativity: Preschool Drama

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
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Awakening Creativity: Preschool Drama

Colorful Salt-Dough Ornaments

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 9:15am to 3:30pm
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Colorful Salt-Dough Ornaments

Mindful Me

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am
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Mindful Me

Awakening Creativity: Toddler Music

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am
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Awakening Creativity: Toddler Music

Gingerbread People

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
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Gingerbread People

Kids Painting Mural

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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Kids Painting Mural

Awakening Creativity: Preschool Music

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:15pm
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Phoenix, AZ
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Awakening Creativity: Preschool Music

Colorful Salt-Dough Ornaments

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 9:15am to 3:30pm
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Colorful Salt-Dough Ornaments

Raising A Reader: Encouraging a 'Language of Learning'

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
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Raising A Reader: Encouraging a 'Language of Learning'

Gingerbread People

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
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Gingerbread People

Awakening Creativity: Infant Music

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm
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Awakening Creativity: Infant Music

Garden Scavenger Hunt

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Garden Scavenger Hunt

Scent-sational Snow

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Scent-sational Snow

Gingerbread House Workshop

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:30pm
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Gingerbread House Workshop

Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
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Gingerbread House Workshop

Holiday Robots

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:30pm
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Holiday Robots

Wonderful World of Worms

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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Wonderful World of Worms

Jolly Santas

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:45pm
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Jolly Santas

Winter Wonderland Snowflakes

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Winter Wonderland Snowflakes

Bunuelos Mexicanos

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
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Bunuelos Mexicanos

Gingerbread House Workshop

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
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Gingerbread House Workshop

Awakening Creativity: Toddler Dance

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am
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Awakening Creativity: Toddler Dance

Sensational Sunprints

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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Sensational Sunprints

Awakening Creativity: Preschool Dance

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:15pm
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Awakening Creativity: Preschool Dance

Scent-sational Snow

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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Scent-sational Snow

Scent-sational Snow

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:30pm
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Scent-sational Snow

Sensational Sunprints

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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Sensational Sunprints

Awakening Creativity: Toddler Drama

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm
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Awakening Creativity: Toddler Drama

Awakening Creativity: Preschool Drama

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
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Awakening Creativity: Preschool Drama

Garden Scavenger Hunt

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 from 9:30am to 10:30am
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Garden Scavenger Hunt

New Year’s Party Hats

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
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New Year’s Party Hats

Get Ready to Read Early Literacy Screenings

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
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Get Ready to Read Early Literacy Screenings

New Year’s Noisemakers

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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New Year’s Noisemakers

Garden Memory Game

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Garden Memory Game

New Year’s Party Hats

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
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New Year’s Party Hats

Awakening Creativity: Toddler Music

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am
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Awakening Creativity: Toddler Music

Magnified Garden

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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Magnified Garden

Awakening Creativity: Preschool Music

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:15pm
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Awakening Creativity: Preschool Music

Awakening Creativity: Infant Music

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm
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Awakening Creativity: Infant Music

New Year’s Noisemakers

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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New Year’s Noisemakers

Happy Noon Year Celebration Package

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:30pm
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Happy Noon Year Celebration Package

Happy Noon Year Celebration

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
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Happy Noon Year Celebration

Flower Crowns

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 from 9:03am to 10:30am
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Flower Crowns

Awakening Creativity: Toddler Dance

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:45am
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Awakening Creativity: Toddler Dance

Awakening Creativity: Preschool Dance

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:15pm
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Awakening Creativity: Preschool Dance

Children’s Museum Gala

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
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Children’s Museum Gala

Sandfest 2019

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Sandfest 2019

Sand-Parents’ Day

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Sand-Parents’ Day

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