Summer Family Fun in Farmington

Summer Family Fun in Farmington

25 Jun, 2024
Summer Family Fun in Farmington

Make the most of family time this summer when you visit Farmington, New Mexico! Our top 15 picks for family-friendly fun will help you create lasting memories for everyone! 

Top 15 Family-Friendly Activities in Farmington, NM

  1. Sleuth a little at Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition: The exhibit will be at the Farmington Museum from June 28 to September 28, 2024, and is meant for upper-elementary ages, teens, and adults. Admission for this exhibit is $15 for ages 13 and up, $10 for ages 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and under.
  2. Explore E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center: Dive into interactive exhibits and special programs that make science come alive. From toddlers to elementary school aged children, the offerings at this little museum pack a punch! Admission to E3 is free, some programs or events may have associated fees.
  3. Float the day away with Desert River Guides: Book a family tour and float the Animas or San Juan River for a thrilling day on the water. Learn more about trip itineraries and fees by visiting Desert River Guides online.
  4. Enjoy an evening out with Farmington’s Summer Theater: Catch a show with productions like “Damn Yankees” and “The Wizard of Oz” running from June to August, there’s plenty of theatrical magic to enjoy. Check the community calendar for show times and ticket details.
  5. Get wild at Riverside Nature Center: Explore local wildlife and scenic trails, perfect for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. This is the perfect starting point for exploring the local flora and fauna found along the Animas River Walk Trails in Farmington. There’s no entry free for the Riverside Nature Center.
  6. Travel through time and visit ancient sites: Explore the fascinating history of the region by visiting Aztec Ruins National Monument (free admission), Chaco Culture National Historic Park ($15 per person) and or Salmon Ruins (Age 0 - 5 free, 6 - 15 $1, 16 - 59 $4, over 60/Veteran/Student $3).
  7. Cool down at Splash Pads: Cool off at Berg Park and the Civic Center with free splash pads - a paradise for water-loving kids. Splash pads open Memorial Day weekend and run until the end of September. Berg Park Splash Pad is open Monday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm. The Berg Park Fountain is a large, interactive spray pad located at Berg Park. The Civic Center Splash Pad hours are daily from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. The Civic Center Fountain is a small, interactive spray pad located in front of the Civic Center along Arrington Street.
  8. Sway to the beat at Cottonwood Concert Series: Groove to live music under the stars every Tuesday at the Farmington Public Library. These are free and family-friendly concerts. Check the community calendar for times and a list of performers.
  9. Join the Totally Ninja Raccoons Scavenger Hunt: Join the hunt for these sneaky critters hiding in local businesses - a thrilling adventure for the whole family. Visit Amy’s Bookcase during the month of July for details and to collect your scavenger hunt itinerary.
  10. Test your skills at Escapology: Test your skills at Farmington's escape game experience - can your family crack the codes and escape in time? Escapology is open Wednesday – Saturday and located inside the Animas Valley Mall. Visit Escapology online for details on pricing and to book your experience.
  11. Make a splash at Bisti Bay: Cool off at this one-of-a-kind water park with slides, lazy rivers, and endless fun for all ages. The water park is open daily during the summer and entry is free for ages 2 years and under and $6 ages 3 and up.
  12. Tap your toes at Summer Terrace Concert Series: Dance the night away at the Farmington Museum's outdoor concert series every Saturday evening. These weekly concerts are free to attend and offer an alcohol free and family-friendly evening of entertainment.
  13. Make some waves at Farmington Lake Aqua Park: Climb, slide, and splash your way through this inflatable water park - a guaranteed hit with the kids. Admission to the Farmington Lake Aqua Park is $5 per person. This includes beach access and a fifty-minute Aquapark session. Sessions begin at every hour on the half-hour, starting at 12:30 pm.
  14. Flip for fun at Fly High Trampoline Park: Bounce, flip, and soar through the air at this family-friendly trampoline park - an indoor playground for all ages. Visit Fly High online for details on pricing and special offers.
  15. Par tee at Civitan Golf Course: Tee off with a round of golf or footgolf, offering fun for both golfers and non-golfers alike. Civitan Municipal Golf Course is perfect for beginners and those short on time looking for a quick round at lunch! Tee times are not taken at this course and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Footgolf has been integrated into the 9-hole course, making it perfect for family or group outings. Golf and footgolf can be played right alongside each other on this course. Hours of Operation: Civitan Municipal Golf and Footgolf Course is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed for major holidays. Green Fees: Civitan Municipal Golf Course: $8 for 18 holes, $4 for each additional 9 holes, $4 for club rental, $2 for pull cart rental. Footgolf: $5 per player, $3 for soccer ball rental (or bring your own for free).

With so much excitement awaiting, Farmington, NM, is the ultimate destination for family fun this summer! Don't miss out on these unforgettable experiences—start planning your adventure today. Stay in the loop with Farmington's events! Check out our calendar of events and sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to discover hidden gems, local favorites, and exclusive deals to ensure that you make the most of your visit.

Author: Ingrid
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