CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PHOENIX
Announces Re-Opening of its Interior Space on May 29
and In-Person Summer Camps will begin on May 31
Text by Marion Wiener
Photos Courtesy of Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Above: The Children’s Museum of Phoenix will re-open its interior spaces on May 29.

After being closed for over 14 months, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix (CMoP) is thrilled to announce that they will re-open its interior spaces on May 29. The Museum closed its doors on March 13, 2020 to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 at the start of the pandemic and has remained closed since then.

During their closure, the Museum continued to fulfill their mission of engaging the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them with daily activities posted in both English and Spanish on their social media platforms, the creation of a virtual summer camp program called Camp-In-A-Box, Thinker Player Creator Boxes aimed to give kids hands-on activities that they can do at home, and their 100-percent outside and fun Adventure Play Experience which opened in late October.

Above: All three floors of the Museum are filled with imaginative exhibits and opportunities for interactive activities.

On May 10, the Museum will close to the general public for 19 days to dismantle their outdoor Adventure Play experience and prepare the Museum’s interior exhibit spaces for visitors once again.

The Museum will be open 7 days a week, May 29 through Labor Day, September 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thereafter, operating hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday. COVID-19 precautions will remain in place upon reopening including limited capacity and timed ticketing. Mask requirements and social distancing will be enforced. Admission Price is $14.95 per person. Members and children under the age of 1 are free.

In addition to re-opening their indoor spaces, the Museum will once again offer in-person summer camps with reduced number of campers per week. CMoP camps begin May 31. Each unique camp week also includes plenty of free play within all three floors of the Museum’s imaginative exhibits.

Above: Three of the five themed-summer camps. Left to right: Superhero Adventure, Dinosaur Discovery, and PAWsome Pets.

Designed for children ages 5-8, campers can choose from the following five-themed camps: Dinosaur Discovery, Superhero AdventurePAWsome Pets, Ready. Set. Road Trip! and, Effective Detectives. 

Dinosaur Discovery: May 31 – June 4

Get ready to travel back in time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth! Campers will become paleontologists for a week as they investigate mini dinosaur fossils and create their own dinosaurs. Campers beware, if you stay too long, those unsuspecting volcanoes may erupt! 

Superhero Adventure: June 7 – June 11 and  July 5 – July 9

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s …. Superman? We’re taking the week to discover the everyday heroes among us. Join us as we create superhero gear, recognize our real-life heroes, and explore our own heroic talents through risk-taking, role-play, and teamwork. 

PAWsome Pets: June 14 – June 18 and  July 12 – July 16

Woof! Meow! Hiss! Join us and become a pet pro as you learn all about how to care for household pets and what makes them thrive. Campers will create a pet rock, a habitat for their pet rock, and will even mime and move like various pets. 

Ready. Set. Road Trip!: June 21 – June 25 and  July 19 – July 23

Journey with us as we use our senses and admire the marvels of the U.S.A. Campers will have a chance to explore wonders from coast-to-coast by learning about various landmarks, facts, and traditions that make our country so unique. Follow your map and join us on this exciting road trip adventure! 

Effective Detectives: June 28-July 2 and  July 26-July 3

Who did it? Spend the week at the Museum solving an elaborate mystery with the CMoP Detective Unit! We’ll explore the evidence, discover clues, and create our own detective tools! 

Camp Hours are 9 p.m. through 4 p.m.

Early Care, from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m and
After Care, from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. are available for
an additional charge of $20 per day or $80 per week.

CMoP Camps are $235 for Members and $280 for Non-Members.
Now through April 18, an Early Bird Camp Sale is available at
$200 for Members and $255 for Non-Members.

For more information, visit camps@childmusephx.org