If your family is feeling stuck inside after months of social distancing, it’s time to branch out. Luckily, there are many Phoenix-area attractions that have opened with safety precautions. There are plenty of family-friendly activities open right now in Phoenix, whether you’re looking for virtual, indoor, or outdoor fun.
Phoenix Public Library has a number of ways you can utilize their resources even when the libraries are closed to in-person visits. Curbside pickup is available for all library materials, so put some books on hold to enjoy with your family. The library has virtual storytimes for kids of all ages that you can watch from home.
Hiking in the winter in Phoenix is the perfect way to safely enjoy time with your family while getting some exercise. It’s easy to socially distance from other families while outdoors. Take advantage of the beautiful temperatures while you can. These hiking trails are some of the best in Phoenix for hikers of all ages.
Drive-in movies regained popularity during COVID because it’s a safe way for different households to enjoy a movie. In Phoenix, the West Wind Drive-In in Glendale is open and showing popular new releases, including kids movies.
The Phoenix Zoo has reopened and would be a great place for families to visit during the pandemic. Most of the zoo is outdoors, making social distancing easy. The zoo is also taking safety precautions by limiting capacity and requiring all visitors over the age of 2 to wear masks.
Children’s Museum of Phoenixhas reopened with limited capacity and only its outdoor spaces. Visitors ages 3 and older are required to wear masks at the museum. Since the children’s museum is designed for kids to touch and interact with the exhibits, staff is disinfecting frequently. To visit, reserve a time on the museum’s website.
During the pandemic, many museums and other attractions have reopened with limited capacity to keep visitors and staff safe. It also means many of your family’s favorite Phoenix attractions are less busy than ever before. Enjoy some of these indoor attractions with fewer crowds. All of the places listed below require visitors to wear masks.
Odysea Aquariumis reopened with safety precautions. Unless you are an annual or lifetime passholder, you need to make an appointment to visit the aquarium, as they are limiting capacity. Guests 6 and older are required to wear masks.
The Arizona Science Centerhas reopened with limited capacity. Since much of the museum is hands-on, this is a great place to take an entire family. The outdoor exhibit “Solarville” is also open. Staff is disinfecting frequently to make sure guests are safe and the museum is closed on Tuesdays for deep cleaning. Buy tickets for a scheduled time on the museum website.
Butterfly Wonderland is open with a limited capacity. All guests ages 6 and up are required to wear masks. Butterfly Wonderland has placed guides on the floor to help guests navigate the space while maintaining social distancing.
If your family decides to venture outside the house, make plans for some of the normal amenities that won’t be available during the pandemic. Many places will not have water fountains available, so be sure to bring your own water bottles. You may also want to pack snacks or lunch in case normal attraction cafés are closed.
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