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FREE family activities from our friends at Arizona Parenting Magazine

Posted at 7:30 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 12:20:57-05

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Saturday, Feb 29 & Sunday March 1
Tres Rios Nature Festival: Take the family out to enjoy the great outdoors on the banks of the Tres Rios in Avondale. Nature lovers, visitors and families will love this weekend long spring outdoor event. Along with great entertainment, attendees will be able to see wildlife up close, learn from the plethora of educational displays, try a new outdoor sport like paddle boarding, and much more. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, educational displays, entertainment and vendors make this a great event for the entire family. Free. 10am-4pm. Base and Meridian Wildlife Area, located adjacent to ISM Raceway in Avondale, five miles south of I-10, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale.

Saturday, Feb 29
Mess Makers: Join the Children's Museum of Phoenix for a painting party! Children can get messy and creative at our place and that means no mess at home for mom and dad to clean up! Please note: You may wish to bring a change of clothes for your little one, since we do get involved in hands-on messy play in this program! Children 12 to 24 months-old plus a parent/caregiver are welcome. Admission into the program for each child participant is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Museum admission is required and not included. Toddlers at 9:30-10:15am, Mixed ages at 11-11:45am. Children's Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th St., Phoenix.

Saturday, Feb 29 and Sunday March 1
Art of the Story Exhibition: This spring experience the art of storytelling at the i.d.e.a. Museum. This exhibition - Art of the Story - will feature stories told through various mediums, which includes visual arts, spoken word, poems, film, animation, pop-up books, novels, short stories, dance, music, and other forms of creative narrative expression. Join us on a journey featuring art and hands-on activities that nurture creative thinking and embrace the storyteller within us all. Exhibition will run until May 24, 2020 and is included with regular admission price. 9am-4pm. Idea Museum, 150 Pepper Pl., Mesa.