Electric Desert at Desert Botanical Garden
Through May 12, check out the desert as it's drenched in light and sound in a mesmerizing display like never before with Klip Collective’s Electric Desert at Desert Botanical Garden. The cactus and desert become a living canvas during this limited-time nighttime experience. Ticket prices vary.
OdySea in the Desert’s Artisan Fest
OdySea in the Desert’s Artisan Fest in Scottsdale continues featuring a celebration of arts every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event features nearly 50 of the top local artists, designers and creators in the state along with a kids’ art zone, live music, yoga classes, live cooking and juicing demonstrations, live art and performances.
This annual event is a family and Valley tradition that happens to be one of the largest light shows in the Southwest—and it ends this weekend for the season. Millions of lights are showcased throughout Phoenix Zoo as visitors admire the sights while savoring hot chocolate and kettle corn under the stars. (Don’t miss the scene-stealing musical trees!) A couple new additions this year include live reindeer and a 200-ft.-long Polar Slide. This holiday classic is running through Jan. 13, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., every night.
Cosmic Playground at Arizona Science Center
It’s your last chance to visit! Arizona Science Center inspires and delights creators, climbers and space-lovers of all ages with its limited-time Cosmic Playground experience through Jan. 13. Guests can climb, slide and explore the galaxy in a unique all-ages play space made almost entirely of household packing tape, and participate in an array of space-themed activities while immersed in cosmic light, sound and motion. Cosmic Playground is a shoe-free environment. Guests must wear clean socks or purchase a pair at the center for $1 (while supplies last). The experience is ADA accessible.