Children’s Museum Tucson is a valuable community resource, providing educational fun and quality family time to children and families in Southern Arizona!
The Children's Museum Tucson is housed in a gorgeous red brick building in Downtown Tucson. It's clean, colorful, and kid-friendly - especially perfect for preschoolers!
Totaling approximately 17,000 square feet, there are 11 different rooms to explore.
Our daughters especially loved the Bodyology room with larger-than-life body parts, a pretend grocery store, and a play food juice bar.
The ambulance in the Public Safety area is also super fun. Little ones can wear glasses, use a stethoscope and practice with a defibrillator, and pretend to drive to an emergency.
There is also a nice courtyard in the front with child and adult-sized picnic tables. Bring a picnic or some snacks to enjoy on a day when the weather is nice! You can even have pizza delivered.
Note that weekday afternoons or weekends are probably the best time to visit to avoid crowds.
My children love to go to the Children's museum. There is so much to do and learn. I really liked the light writing, My son's favorite room is the dinosaur room. They have a giant animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex that goes off every few minutes. Definitely worth a trip downtown.
My daughter and I came to this place last New Year's day because it was one of the only places open - it turned out to be so much fun! Lots of activities for all aged kids and really worth a visit!
One tip: take your own lunch or plan to drive somewhere afterwards to eat. There is not much around the museum in terms of restaurants or quick bites to eat.
Very average children's museum. Art room, dinosaur room, hands on activity room, transportation vehicles, supermarket. Comparitively speaking, this feels like a small children's museum, which is fine until the school field trips come in and it gets really crowded really quick. We have left this location before we were done many times due to the number of people and kids running around.