It can't be denied; summers in Arizona are HOT! Sometimes the best way to stay cool is to simply stay inside. Fortunately for all you adventurers out there looking forward to an exciting summer, we've rounded up a list of fun indoor activities that will keep you entertained all season long!

 

Take a Museum Trip!

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Spend a day exploring the past, present and future when you visit the Mesa Museums! From the fascinating collection of dinosaurs at the Arizona Museum of Natural History to the WWII-era air crafts at The Commemorative Air Force Museum, there is so much to learn when you step into history. Music lovers can find themselves at the Musical Instrument Museum while little artistic minds can experience a world of interactive sculptures at the i.d.e.a Museum. The discoveries are endless when you take a museum trip! 

 

 Enroll in classes and visit the Contemporary Arts Museum at the Mesa Arts Center

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Attend a show or take a class at the Mesa Arts Center this summer. The Mesa Arts Center is a unique and attractive facility that features a Theaters Complex with four theaters as well as the Mesa Contemporary Arts witch includes five art galleries, fourteen visual and performing arts studios, landscaped gardens, and welcoming patios! From painting to pottery classes, guest have the opportunity to dive deeper into their selective style of art.

 

Have Unlimited Fun at Jake’s Unlimited

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This expansive indoor play area is the ideal destination to "beat the heat" with your friends and family! Whether you are into bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, or arcade games, the fun is truly unlimited. Not to mention the great prizes and prices as well!

 

Enjoy the National Comedy Theater shows

Not only is the NCT hilarious, spontaneous, and entertaining, but it also interactive! You have the opportunity to shout out suggestions and decide which team of comedians is the funniest. Also, NCT's Improv comedy classes & workshops are available for those who want to improve on their comedic skills.

 

Go under the sea at OdySea Aquarium

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Have a JAW-some July at the OdySea Aquarium! The OdySea Aquarium offers an entertaining, interactive and educational experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life. The month of July will be ‘chum’-full of shark frenzied fun with an exhibit including 14 species of sharks.

 

Solve puzzles like a mastermind at Escape Rooms Mesa

Escape Room Mesa

Escape the heat by rounding up your "squad" and heading over to Escape Rooms Mesa Solve to solve puzzles, find clues, and figure out a way to escape the themed rooms before time runs out. Put your minds together because this is the perfect activity for team building, family fun, and date night!

 

Go back to the Medieval days at Medieval Times

Enjoy an electrifying show that features heroic knights on their horses displaying thrilling swordplay. Feast on a four course meal and  a selected beverage list that are included in your package. Travel back in time when you experience this performance!

 

Treat yourself at the Evit Bakery and Bistro

Support the culinary arts students at the East Valley Institute of Technology as they gain practical restaurant experience. Treat yourself to a delicious global cuisine menu on your hot, sunny day in Mesa! Operational hours are from 7:00am to 1:30pm, Mondays through Fridays.

 

Shop 'till you drop at Village Square at Dana Park

Build up your wardrobe this summer by dedicated a day to go on the ultimate shopping spree. Village Square at Dana Park is a fashion-focused, lifestyle center offering an exciting mix of upscale retail shopping options. Also don't miss out on their dining options that range from upscale to fast casual and from American to Seafood!

 

Gamble the hot summer away at Fort McDowell Casino

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To your convenience, Fort McDowell Casino is located only 20 minutes from Downtown Mesa! Test your luck at their slots, bingo, keno, blackjack and other Vegas style table card games. Also, keep your energy going by stopping by their onsite buffet.