If your kids aren’t attending a camp or a summer-activities program, check out the fun, low-cost (or no cost) things to do at http://www.mysavvysavings.com. Operated by Stephanie Ashcraft, she highlights deals at local movie theaters, swim/movie ‘dive ins’ at the cool Marana Pool, summer reading programs taking place at the Pima County Libraries (May 24-July 21), Barnes and Noble and Bookmans, and how ‘Kids Bowl Free’ at five Tucson bowling alleys.
Sabino Canyon Desert Oasis coloring books and crossword puzzles: http://sabinocanyon.org/kids.htm.
The Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum, Summer Show and Swap Meet, June 1 and 2, 2012, kids under 13 free with adult.
Summer Safari Friday Nights at the Reid Park Zoo, May 18-July 6, view animals, play games, enjoy crafts and face painting.
Arizona State Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery. $5, free for age 17 and younger.
Funtasticks 5 Buck Friday; any attraction ticket for only $5.00, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Center for Creative Photography houses 80,ooo prints and is free.
Tucson Children’s Museum–$2 for everyone on the first Sunday of the month; interactive museum offers thrilling, hands-on exhibits, including an art studio, Ocean Discovery Center and Dinosaur World, patrolled by three life-size, robotic-animated dinosaurs. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 520-792-9985.
For an extensive list of summer camps, go to Kids520.com http://kids520.com/camps.php