July 24 – August 11
Zany barnyard fun is on tap in this sing-along show featuring Old MacDonald and his farm animals. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, azpuppets.org, 602-262-2050.
July 25 – August 3
The practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Call for times and ticket prices. Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8670 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com, 480-314-0841.
August 1 – 31
Interactive activities are a hallmark of this facility, which is designed to inspire children of all ages to experience their world differently through art, creativity and imagination, particularly through science and technology. Roadside USA, through Sept. 8, takes visitors on a journey into the heart of an American tradition – the summer road trip. Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $8. 150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, ideamuseum.org, 480-644-4332.
August 1 – 31
Mummies of the World: The Exhibition, through Sept. 2, features 40 real human and animal mummies and 85 rare artifacts from across the globe, telling the story of mummies through state-of-the-art multimedia, hands-on interactive stations and cutting-edge 3D animation. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for admission prices. 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, 602-716-2000.
August 1 – 31
Focusing on learning through play, the museum offers creative, hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children from birth to age 10, with an emphasis on early childhood education and school readiness. Tu-Su, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $11. 215 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, childrensmuseumofphoenix.org, 602-253-0501.
Kids can cool off with splash-pad fun, music, dancing, prizes and photo opportunities with different characters each week. This month’s guests include Belle and Sleeping Beauty, Aug. 1. Th, 6-7:30 p.m. Tempe Marketplace, near Barnes & Noble in The District, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempemarketplace.com
The beloved preschool entertainers from Down Under bring their Party Time Tour!to the Valley, educating kids and getting them moving with such catchy classics as “Hokey Pokey,” “Skip to My Lou” and “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” 6:30 p.m. $40; free children 11 months and younger. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, phoenix.ticketforce.com, 602-262-7272.
August 14 – September 1
Hilarious hijinks ensue after a little boy receives a dinosaur egg for his birthday, the egg hatches and the dinosaur saves the day. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, azpuppets.org, 602-262-2050.
August 16 – September 1
The animals learn about teamwork, friendship and sharing snacks in this popular show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne. The production is staged by Theater Works. Call for times. $18. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Dr., Peoria, theaterworks.org, 623-815-7930.