2018 Summer Kids Events Lineup!
Now that school is out, Bookmans is the place to keep cool and have fun all summer long! Join us all summer long from May through August for a new endeavor at your favorite Bookmans store! Conduct mad science experiments, journey through galaxies far far away, explore the seven seas, and have to fun with zoo animals, musical instruments, magic and more! Bookmans is the place to be for educational, interactive and most importantly fun events sure to combat the Summer boredom blues. Check out what’s in store at your local Bookmans with free Summer Kids Events this May and June!
Our kick-off event is with storytelling extraordinaires Puppets Among Us the last week of May. They will perform an original story in each of our Tucson stores. Wednesday, May 30th at Bookmans East, Thursday, May 31st at Bookmans Midtown, and Friday, June 1st at Bookmans Northwest.
The fun is just getting started in June! Head to Bookmans East Wednesday, June 6th to show your creative-side and tie-dye your very own Bookmans bag. We’ll provide the supplies all you need to bring are your artistic vibes. On Thursday, June 7th we are calling all superheroes to Bookmans Midtown for our Summer Superhero Spree! Dressed as your favorite superhero for an action-packed event full of fun crafts! There will also be an appearance by our very own superhero Book Man! Finally, you won’t want to miss the LEGO Party on Friday, June 8th at Bookmans Northwest. If you can dream it, you can build it! Create your very own LEGO masterpiece at our LEGO table, then show off your outstanding work in our photo booth.
The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum presents Creatures of the Night the week of June 10th! Wednesday, June 13th at Bookmans East, Thursday, June 14th at Bookmans Midtown, and Friday, June 15th at Bookmans Northwest. The week of June 17th brings the mad scientists of Brain STEM to Midtown, East, and Northwest! They will show off the difference between physical and chemical reactions. We’ll see them brewing special chemical concoctions such as hot ice, vanishing fire, and firework water with STEM Chem!
Wednesday, June 13th at Bookmans East, Thursday, June 14th at Bookmans Midtown, and Friday, June 15th at Bookmans Northwest. Then, the week of June 24th we’ll end the month with Silly Tassie as Hogwarts Professor Sprout! Join us for Harry Potter themed crafts and an interactive story about Professor Sprout’s journey to the Muggle world. Wednesday, June 27th at Bookmans East, Thursday, June 28th at Bookmans Midtown, and Friday, June 29th at Bookmans Northwest.
Phoenix and Mesa
Bookmans Mesa kicks-off the Summer on June 6th with the exotic critters of Deb’s Dragons and Misunderstood Creatures. Then, head-over to Bookmans Phoenix June 7th to experience the “Wonderfully Weird” with Phoenix Zoo.
The fun is just getting started in June! Join Mr. Nature in his Music Garden for high energy singing, dancing, and more on Wednesday, June 13th at Bookmans Mesa. You won’t want to miss your chance to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog Thursday, June 14th at Bookmans Phoenix. Concoct experiments with Mad Scientists at Bookmans Mesa on Wednesday, June 20th. Or, if you can dream it, you can build it! Create your very own LEGO masterpiece at LEGOpalooza, at Bookmans Phoenix Thursday, June 21st. Then, the Phoenix Zoo will be back in action at Bookmans Mesa Wednesday, June 27th for “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t”. Finally, Bookmans Phoenix Goes Jurassic for a dinosoirée with the paleontological society and Deb’s Dragons and Misunderstood Creatures on Thursday, June 28th.
Bookmans Flagstaff is starting the summer with a wild adventure on June 1st with the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and their All Things Wildlife event!
On June 8th, kids will have the chance to make music come alive with the Make Your Own Ukulele event with the Flagstaff Library! Get those Star Wars costumes ready because Bookmans Flagstaff is having a Star Wars Party full of intergalactic excitement including a costume contest on June 15th. Butterflies are incredibly interesting creatures and the Arboretum at Flagstaff is coming to Bookmans Flagstaff June 22nd for a Butterfly Social and craft event. Everyone is excited to celebrate Independence Day, but we couldn’t wait until July! The Flagstaff store is having a Pre-4th of July Bash where kids can create red, white, and blue luminaries that will be perfect for your 4th of July festivities!
Mark those calendars and we’ll see you all at our fun and free Summer Kids Events!