Family and Kids in Tucson

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Tucson? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Tucson, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Tucson.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Tucson for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum


    The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museumconsists of over 97 acres of land and most of its ‘exhibits’ are located in the outdoors-giving you a rare peak of over 230 animals, reptiles, insects, birdsand amphibians which are native to Arizona. The museum also has an Aquarium with fishes that arenative to this part of the world and asalt-water gallery that showcases marine life in the Gulf of C...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Sabino Canyon

    Bird Watching

    The Sabino Canyon is a recreation center which consists of some of the most spectacular natural sights and hiking trails in Tucson. A favorite local weekend spot, you will find people hiking, biking, walking, horseback riding or simply immersing themselves in photography, bird watching or simply exploring the wildlife of the canyon. No private vehicles are allowed here but you can opt for a loc...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Pima Air & Space Museum

    Family and Kids

    The Pima Air & Space Museum was opened in the 1970’s and is spread across over 80 acres of land and is home to around 3000 historical aircrafts and planes. The museum is world’s largest non-government funded aviation and space museum. Highlights include: World War II exhibits Wright Flyer 787 Dreamliner Tram Tours and Walking Tours offered daily 390th Memorial Museum If you lo...Read more
  4. Amazing Tucson attraction for kids
    San Xavier Del Bac

    Family and Kids

    The Mission San Xavier del Bac is the oldest preserved European structure in Arizona. The church was founded in late 17th century but was completely constructed by the late 18th century. The architecture of the church along with its intricate interiors including mural art, statues and its classic clay brick, stone and lime mortar structure, makes it’s a fine example of classic Spanish Col...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

    Family and Kids

    The Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway’s paved road takes you to the upper regions of the Mount Lemmon and the Santa Catalina Range and is a picturesque route with roadways carved through rocky terrains and forest that merge with the Desert. The whole Byway takes you to beautiful camping places or even places where you can stop by and have a picnic. The diverse wildlife and nature along with hiking ...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Tucson
    Reid Park Zoo


    The Reid park Zoo is one of the favorite family places in Tucson especially if you love animals or simply want a place where children can learn while they have fun. The zoo is home to Elephants, Grizzly Bears, Snakes, Peacocks, a variety of Birds, Zebras, Giraffes, Lions, Gazelle’s, Foxes and other animals which are well cared for. There are activities arranged at the zoo for visitors. Hi...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Tucson Botanical Gardens

    Botanical Garden

    The Tucson Botanical Gardens offers a beautiful variety of trees and plantsand arranges special events for children and adults alike. From the Aloe Alley which is a shaded pathway, to the Bird Garden where you can see Hummingbirds and Cardinals among other colorful birds, to the Butterfly garden and Greenhouse, the place celebrates the ecology of the gardens. Highlights include: Children&rsquo...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Gates Pass

    Family and Kids

    The Gate Pass is the gateway to the Tucson Mountains and consists of a scenic route which overlooks the whole city of Tucson. This gate was started in the late 19th century by Thomas Gates as a shortcut to reach the Tucson Mountains. The pass has been featured in many popular TV series and is one of the ‘must-sees’ if you like small road trips. If you love photography, carry a camer...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    The Gaslight Theatre Image

    Family and Kids

    The Gaslight Theatrehas a history of almost 4 decades of entertaining the locals and is popular for its musical drama shows including superhero drama, comedy classics and spoofs which will tickle your funny bone. If you are looking for no-brainer entertainment, grab a ticket here and see some of the most funny shows in Tucson. The place is a common haunt for youngsters but is a must no matter w...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    University Of Arizona

    Educational Site

    University of Arizona is one of the oldest Universities in the US and was founded in 1885. The iconic college today has one of the top football teams in Arizona and opens its door for its visitors to experience the Visitorcenter, History tour and the favorite Public Art tour. The university has framed the youth of not just Tucson but also Arizona and a tour of its campus will surely give you a ...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Madera Canyon

    Family and Kids

    The Madera Canyon offers a number of natural trails for hiking and is home to over 200 species of birds- making it a favorite place for bird-watching. The canyon itself is loved for its variety of terrain – from desert grassland to its dense mountain forests. The place is apt for a small trek and a picnic here with family and friends is ideal especially during the summer season. If you ar...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun Historic District

    Family and Kids

    Designed and built by Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia- a renowned artist from Arizona, the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun showcases popular work of the artist himself. The open air museum with its rustic stone building is home to over 15,000 DeGrazia original art works including oil paintings, water paintings, sketches, lithographs, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry. Highlights include; The gift...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Houston's Horseback Riding

    Family and Kids

    The Houston's Horseback Riding arranges horse-back tours through the trails of the Sonoran desert and the Saguaro National Park. The place also arranges horse-riding classes for children and is loved for its rustic yet interactive tours and lessons. If you love horses or are simply looking for an un-tourist way to explore the natural trails in Tucson, a visit here is simply a start to a fabulou...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Tucson Mountain Park

    Family and Kids

    Most of the Tucson Mountain Park is a part of Saguaro National Park and has been the shooting location for a number of old-west, cow-boy movies. The whole terrain is loved for its hiking trails and intimate spots where you can truly feel one with nature. Highlights include: Tumamoc Hill known for its sunset and sunrise views. Yetman Trail that covers the Sonoran Desert terrain. King Canyon Tra...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Carnival Of Illusion Image

    Family and Kids

    The Carnival of Illusion is the only illusion show in Arizona and is popular for its spell-binding, magical performances which will keep you at the edge of your seats. The small theatre seats only 100 guests and makes it a rather interactive and intimate experience. The shows are known for using illusion and stunts to entertain people and are performed for children and adults alike. If you love...Read more