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Our Top 8 Free and Discounted Spring Break Activities in the Valley

Post Date:03/08/2019

Spring BreakSpring break is here! If you’re staying in the Valley, there are lots of great things you can do to enjoy the week with your family.


Visit the Library
Spending time reading to or with your child is a great way to build literacy skills while building relationships.

Tempe Public Library hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phoenix Libraries: While visiting a Phoenix library, pick up a free Culture Pass from Act One. A Culture Pass gives free admission to two people at participating arts and cultural institutions. These passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Free Conservation Night at the Phoenix Zoo
Meet conservation scientists and learn about the work they do to help save species in our state and around the world. They will have hands-on STEM activity stations to help you understand the challenges facing wildlife today. Call 602-914-4333 to reserve your spot.

Play Board and/or Card Games
Playing games together is fun and is also a great way to build math, social, and reading skills!

Free Admission at the Desert Botanical Gardens
Garden admission is free on Community Day, March 12. They are open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit a Museum
There are lots of fun and educational museums in the Valley! Before visiting one, be sure to check and see if they are a participating Culture Pass location.

Tempe History Museum: Open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free admission!
Arizona Science Center: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Musical Instrument Museum: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Heard Museum: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Discounted Spring Training
With this Travelzoo* deal, you can save up to 40% on spring training baseball tickets to see the San Francisco Giants. (*must provide a valid email address to obtain).

See a Movie
Enjoy a movie together at Pollack Tempe Theater! Tickets are $2.50 on Tuesdays and $3.50 any other day.

Swim for Free at Kiwanis Park
Until March 14, kids under 10 swim free at the Kiwanis Pool during select times (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday). For every two children, there must be one paying adult.

Discount Tire Free Family Sunday at the Phoenix Art Museum
Through the generosity of Discount Tire, general admission to Phoenix Art Museum is waived and admission to the special-engagement exhibition Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place is discounted to $5 from noon–5 p.m. on March 10, with exciting activities, scavenger hunts, live performances, tours, and more. Each Discount Tire Free Family Sunday features an opportunity to learn about and make art with local Valley artists, from muralists to dancers and more. March’s theme is "Emotion."


“Spring break is a great time to focus on reconnecting with your child,” said Ward Traditional Academy Kindergarten Teacher Amanda Ramirez. “No matter what activities you’re busy doing during spring break, focus on talking with your child. Having conversations is so important to growing their social skills, and this week is a great time to focus on growing that relationship with your child.”

No matter what you do, we hope that you have a fun and relaxing break! We look forward to seeing everyone back on March 18.