Families and Kids

Stay Cool at Arizona Mills this Summer!

Arizona Mills has a lot to offer this summer with some great deals and fun experiences.

Summer has arrived in Tempe and it’s going to be a hot one! When you want to beat the heat and have some fun, pack up the kids and head over to Arizona Mills. You can spend a day there or just pop in for a yummy meal or fun summer movie to get a quick break.

National Outlet Shopping Day: June 11-12, 2022

Get your shopping done during the first ever National Outlet Shopping Day, June 11-12, 2022! National Outlet Shopping Day will feature retail offers, discounts, and gift with purchase promotions, activations, special events, giveaways and so much more! 

Check out all the fun National Outlet Shopping Day activities!

Fun Fact: Arizona Mills is the largest indoor outlet mall in the state with exclusive stores such as Nike Clearance Store, Adidas Clearance Store, and Going, Going, Gone by DICK’S Sporting Goods (the only clearance store in the state), and more! 

Things to do at Arizona Mills

In addition to 24 digital projection screens, Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 25 also offers Arizona’s largest and only full-size IMAX screen. Amenities include wall-to-wall screens in all theaters, digital sound and rocking loveseats in stadium seating. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the box office or at self-serve ticket kiosks.

Harkins Theatres and IMAX at Arizona Mills
Harkins Theatres with IMAX at Arizona Mills

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is a great way to have fun with the Lego Maniacs in your life. Get hands-on with the thousands of LEGO bricks in themed build and play areas where kids’ imaginations can run wild with the endless possibilities that LEGO offers. Kids (and adults too) will be endlessly entertained by two LEGO rides, a 4D Cinema, massive, large-scale models and various building areas. You can purchase tickets online for the best pricing and to guarantee entry. Children 2 and under are free.

LEGOLAND Discover Center Arizona
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

Check out the LEGO® sculpture built by hand using over 300,000 LEGO® bricks and a collective build hours of 2,713. This massive desert sculpture includes a large and small barrel cactus, a desert tortoise and a prickly pear cactus. You won’t be able to help but admire this sculpture and the level of details that went on in this, see it for yourself, located near the food court.

LEGO® sculpture near the food court

Experience SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium
Dive into SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium!  Discover thousands of amazing creatures and walk through the incredible 360-degree ocean tunnel. Purchase tickets online and save a few bucks or purchase combo tickets for Sea Life and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center fun for even more savings.

Check out the new Turtle Rescue Reef while you’re there! As you explore the exhibit, you will learn all about the threats turtles face and hear the stories of how SEA LIFE rescues, rehabilitates, and provides forever homes to those that are unable to return to the wild.

SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium

Tilt Studio
Have some fun a Tilt Studio, a two-story 40,000 square foot family entertainment center located across from the Food Court and next to Harkins Theaters, featuring a unique combination of food, fun and ‘freshments (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and much more in a safe, clean and welcoming environment.

Tilt Studio at Arizona Mills
Tilt Studio at Arizona Mills

Restaurants at Arizona Mills

With all these fun activities to do, you are bound to be hungry, Arizona Mills got you covered with over 30 dining options, including these six new exciting eateries:

  • Cuties Lemonade
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies/TCBY (opening soon)
  • Pangaea Dinosaur Grill (opening soon)
  • Potato Corner
  • Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs
  • Fatburger & Buffalo’s Express (opening soon)

More restaurant options:

Rainforest Café
Take your family on an adventure at Rainforest Café – “a wild place to shop and eat.” Their extensive menu features everything from salads to seafood. Dine among animated creatures, such as elephants and tropical birds, and take home a souvenir!

Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant
Garcia’s sauces, salsas, guacamole, chips, beans, rice and meat dishes are prepared fresh every day in their kitchen. They use only the finest meats, tortillas, garden-fresh produce, natural cheeses and quality dairy products.

Two Hands Corn Dog Arizona Mills
Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs

Events at Arizona Mills

Check out all the fun events happening at Arizona Mills.

Written Alicia Griffith

Alicia is an ASU Alumna and Tucson native who is unapologetically herself. When she is not sharing her passion for Tempe, she is a devoted dog mom and reality TV enthusiast who has a weakness for charcuterie boards and wine!