It’s time to unwind and embrace your inner child. Meet superheroes, tackle some of the world’s tallest inflatable water slides, and explore an adults-only evening at the science center with our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.

Catching some air on the Drop Kick water slide during Slide Across America

Catch some air on the Drop Kick water slide (Photo credit: Slide Across America)

Slide Across America: August 7-8
Pack your swimsuit and thrill-seeking spirit for Slide Across America’s family-friendly water party, featuring two of the world’s tallest inflatable water slides. If the 40-foot drops or launch into the air on the mega-slides don’t satiate your appetite for adventure, there are 40 other attractions including more slides, zip lines, and local food trucks to help you refuel.

Salt River Fields, 7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale 85258

Adults’ Night Out at the Arizona Science Center: August 7
If you’re over 18, you’re invited to an adults-only night of exploration at the Arizona Science Center. Entry is free for the center’s four floors of permanent exhibits and guest lecture, but bring your wallet for the featured exhibitions, planetarium presentations and cash bar.

600 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85004
602-716-2000

Adults' Night Out (Photo credit: Arizona Science Center)

Adults’ Night Out (Photo credit: Arizona Science Center)

Prowl and Play at the Phoenix Zoo: August 8
Kids can enjoy an evening of critters, crafts, and caped heroes at the zoo during a super power-themed Prowl and Play. Don’t forget a swimsuit to cool off in the splash pads and slides.

455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park, Phoenix 85008
602-286-3800

Find a new favorite frozen treat
Phoenix knows its cool concoctions. In our roundup of local frozen treats, see which shops whip up the best ice cream, frozen yogurt, and gelato. You can also try a new taste this weekend like Snoh Ice‘s baobing shaved ice dessert or fresh Mexican fruit pops from Paletas Betty.

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