Stumble upon great museums, take part in desert adventure, and explore family-friendly activities around Arizona Christian University. Insider tips can guide you and your crew on this tour.
Reaching Arizona Christian University is easy, as the school is a mere 15-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport when there is no traffic.
Check out interactive exhibits and stimulate your sense of imagination engineering your own airplane at the Arizona Science Center. Learn about the history, tradition, and culture of the native people of the Southwest at the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park. Join the monthly art walk on Roosevelt Row and check out murals and art galleries.
The campus lies close the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. A bit farther on, hike up the challenging Cholla and Echo Canyon trails of Camelback Mountain, which resembles a kneeling camel. Walk around the winding paths of the Desert Botanical Garden and see a wide variety of arid plants in a beautiful landscape. An hour and a half from campus, rent ATVs or do a guided horseback tour to explore the Sonoran Desert.
See over 1400 animals, including camels and giraffes, at the Phoenix Zoo. Be sure to bring along the little ones' swimsuits to allow them to splash around in the zoo's water playgrounds. Take your family out for pizza at Pizzeria Bianco or for Japanese cuisine at Nobuo at Teeter, which is right by historic Heritage Square, where you can visit the restored Rosson House Museum, an original Victorian mansion.