What to See and Do
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 | Phone: 480.481.8188
The Desert Botanical Garden offers the world’s finest collection of arid-land plants from deserts of the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 desert plants on display throughout five thematic trails that illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert and desert wildflowers.
2301 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 | Phone: 602.252.8840
The museum’s 10 spacious exhibit galleries and beautiful outdoor courtyards feature outstanding traditional and contemporary Native American art. The Heard Museum Shop offers an array of authentic American Indian art, while the Berlin Gallery features outstanding contemporary fine art for purchase. The Cafe whips up tasty Southwest-inspired salads, sandwiches and soups.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 | Phone: 602.716.2000
The Arizona Science Center offers hands-on, eye-opening fun with more than 300 interactive exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, five-story giant-screen theater, live demonstrations, and traveling exhibitions.
455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park, Phoenix, AZ 85008 | Phone: 602.273.1341
More than 1,300 animals, exhibited throughout five unique trails. Open every day 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Summer hours (June–September) hours are 7:00 am–2:00 pm (weekdays) and 7:00 am–4:00 pm (weekends). The Phoenix Zoo offers unique event venues indoors and out and customized group events for 25–5,000+. Visitors will enjoy daily up close animal encounters, keeper talks, bike and boat rentals and a variety of retail and food venues.
MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050 | Phone: 480.478.6000
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is a significant addition to the worldwide community of museums devoted to music. MIM’s collection is truly global in scope, with 10,000 instruments and artifacts from every country in the world. Each exhibit includes high quality audio/video that allows guests to see and hear the instruments being played in the cultures where they originate.
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 | Phone: 602.257.1222
(Northeast Corner Central Avenue and McDowell Road)
Popular international exhibitions are shown along side the Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 18,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design.
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, AZ 85382 | Phone: 623.776.8400
Arizona Broadway Theatre, Arizona’s one-of-a-kind, award-winning, state-of-the-art professional dinner theatre showcases locally and nationally acclaimed artists both onstage and behind the scenes.
Full service dining, a full bar and Broadway style shows are available eight times a week.
Challenger Space Center Arizona
21170 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382 | Phone: 623.322.2001
Visitors jump up and “catch” a planet in My Solar System. Guided tours are on the hour: touch a real meteorite, blast off in an Earth-Space-Transport-Module simulating a shuttle launch, and touch a vapor cyclone.
Places to Eat
Phoenix is filled with dining options to suit every taste. Your concierge at your hotel can also help you with more specific dining recommendations.
There are numerous opportunities for shopping in Phoenix.
Average temperatures in October:
Average High is 86 Fahrenheit. Average Low is 57 Fahrenheit