Have weekend plans? Arizona Parenting Magazine offers a list of free, fun summer activities

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 13:54:14-04

June 16
My Favorite Monster: No monster is the same. Some look silly and friendly, while other seem angry or scary. The summer exhibition takes a light-hearted look at our fascination with these fantastical creatures - including dragons, ghosts, zombies and vampires. Kids will enjoy creating their own whimsical monster art, dressing up as goofy monsters, playing monstrous games, and making a monster movie. Plus, experience creating shadow monsters, building 3D creatures in the museum's monster lab, and being part of a monster dance party (green screen activity). Opening weekend. i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa. 480-644-4332.
June 17
Backyard Games Day: The family-friendly special event will feature inflatables, bounce houses, a Kids Zone for the 5-and-under crowd and yard games aplenty in addition to its capstone event, the 2nd Annual Arizona State Cornhole Championships, hosted by KB Kornhole Games.  Guests can expect to find all kinds of hands-on activities and draws throughout the massive, 120,000 square-foot event space, from opportunities to check out vendors from the Valley's Front Porch Pickins Vintage & Handmade Market to chances to shop food and drink retailers and enjoy live music spun by DJ Dangerous. $10 per person, and children 12 and under are free. 10am-8pm. WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. 866-977-6849.
June 17
Moonlight Swim: UV rays can damage skin in less than 15 minutes. Avoid the danger by swimming under the stars at Eldorado. 5-9pm. Eldorado Park, 1909 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale., search Aquatics
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