Summer play is even easier at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, where you no longer need advance reservations to visit.

Museum members can drop by the museum at 215 N. Seventh St. any time during general business hours, then show a photo identification card at the admissions desk to explore the center. Fully vaccinated guests do not need to wear masks any longer when they visit the museum. Anyone ages 3 and older who is not yet fully vaccinated is required to wear a mask inside the museum. Visitors do not have to wear masks in the museum’s outdoor spaces.

Admission to the museum allows visitors access to the indoor exhibits and the “Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit.” In that exhibit, guests can transform into the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” as they follow his path and weave a web with the “Very Busy Spider.” They can find their light with the “Very Lonely Firefly” and prompt the “Very Clumsy Click Beetle” to flip and jump. There are many other exhibits and experiences for children at the museum, including the “Noodle Forest: Not Your Everyday Noodles” and the “Art Studio: Creative Expression.”

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Labor Day, Sept. 6. To learn more, visit