Monday, June 15, 2009

What To Do With The Kids This Summer?

Summer is in full swing! One of my friends commented that she was looking for low cost things to do with the kids this summer. Well, Jen, this post is for you!

Here's My List Of Low Cost Activities to
Do With The Kiddos While School is Out for the SUMMER:

Free Kids Summer Movies at Tower Theater


Bookmans is offering all kinds of kids events this summer from t-shirt decorating to petting zoo fun. Click here to see the calendar of kids events for the Tucson area!

Michael's Free Family Event - Summer Fun Tote Bag

7/11/2009 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Free Family Event - Back to School Personalized

8/15/2009 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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$1 Monday nights at the Tucson Children’s Museum

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Listen to a few audio books together! You can download three kids audiobooks for free, courtesy of!

Included are Rapunzel, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and The Emperor’s New Clothes.

Summer Reading Programs at Barnes and Noble, Borders, Bookmans, and the Pima County Library

The library is also having kids events all summer long. Ours does something every Thursday morning! Click here to view the library calendar for Tucson. Then, select you r local branch and click view to see all the events happening at your own library!

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long

Gladden Farms Family 5K

For those of you who live in Marana, Gladden Farms has a FREE Family 5K every Monday night. Walkers, Runners, Bicycle Riders are all welcome to join in the weekly Gladden Farms Family 5K group. They meet on the corner of Gladden Farms Drive and Lon Adams Rd at 6:30 PM on Mondays and walk a 3.1 mile loop through the neighborhood. This run/walk is family friendly. Thanks, Jen, for organizing it!

KVOA listed a whole bunch of FREE Activities around Tucson!

"Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Southern Arizona, and it's free!

You can hike in one of the local national monuments or parks or in the surrounding mountains.

To find hiking trails nearby, just jump on the internet and check out or

Another hidden treasure around town that won't cost you a dime, museums and art galleries!

At the Universitry of Arizona:

UA Art Museum: (free admision)

Center for Creative Photography at UA:

Arizona Historical Society:

Free admission the first Saturday of the month

Flandrau Science Center:

Observatory is free and occasionally will have free events. Subject to change now with UA budget cuts.

UA Walking tours:

The Tucson Museum of Art: First Sunday of the month is free to all.

Obsidian Gallery:

Garden of Gethsemane: Open to the public

Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum:

Fourth Avenue:

Free entertainment 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month from 5-9pm.

Thanks, KVOA!

Here's another Tucson Calendar for June of Kid Friendly events! Some are free and some cost!

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