Don’t miss this evening filled with magical surprises as we kick off the Museum’s 10th Birthday Celebration and raise money for the Every Child Program, which helps to deliver the Museum’s experiences to all children in our community!

About the Event

Dress:  Black and White Cocktail Attire, with a twist of Purple & Gold

Children’s Museum of Phoenix
215 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(on the SE corner of 7th Street and Van Buren, in the historic Monroe School Building)


6:00pm – 7:30pm |  Cocktail Party, Silent Auction and other Exciting Opportunities

Join us for a culinary adventure during the cocktail party featuring a delicious array of hors d’oeuvres prepared by some of the Valley’s hottest chefs competing in the Museum’s popular “Restaurant Wars” — where you choose the winner!  While quenching thirsts at the open bar, feel free to peruse our silent auction items which includes the chance to have your child grace the cover of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, Private Cooking Classes, a Year of Date Nights, a Tucson Getaway and an Arts & Culture Tour, among many others.

Hocus Pocus Focus! 100 Magic Wands will be up for sale at the event for $100 each. The Magic Wand winner will have the power to make one of the live auction items disappear! (meaning, they will have the opportunity to claim any one of the live auction packages before they go up for bid).

7:30pm – 9:30pm | Dinner, Live Auction & 2018 Kids at Heart Award Presentation

Dinner will be served under the stars where you can get caught up in the excitement of interactive magic and the live auction which will include tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway, a trip to Bali, a sleepover at the Museum, Maroon 5 Concert and a SWAT Experience. The evening will again be emceed by the amazing auctioneer Bobby D. Ehlert of Call To Auction.

The party continues until 11pm with after-dinner dancing, dessert and drinks in the Museum’s exquisite NEW event space – The Monroe!

Tickets are $275/person. Purchase your ticket now!


The Children’s Museum of Phoenix’s Kids at Heart Award honors an individual and corporation or foundation for their ongoing commitment to strengthening children’s learning through play, helping to make additional and better play possible for Arizona’s children, and making outstanding contributions of time and/or investment to enrich the lives of children, and strengthen and advance the interests of children.

Please join us in celebrating our 2018 Kids at Heart Award Recipients:

Individual Award

Corporate Award


Event Co-Chairs:
Cathy Brown
Rebecca Light


Proceeds will directly benefit families struggling with financial & related challenges.