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36 Best Phoenix Team Building Activities

I think Phoenix might be the hottest place for team building in the US.  If MLB teams come to Phoenix for spring training (psst that’s team building) there’s obviously something special about it, right? Well now it’s your turn! I’ve put together of list of thirty-six of Firefly’s favorite team building ideas for Phoenix and the surrounding areas.  Phoenix team building benefits from a city is full of unique activities, beautiful parks, historic buildings, and great venues for corporate/team retreats. Firefly Team Events got our start team building in Los Angeles so the heat of Phoenix is like coming home.

Recently we travelled to Phoenix and enjoyed putting together a Wreck Em Rally for our friends at Exro.

All of the Phoenix-based team activities on our list can be classified as team building exercises, fun team activities, or team bonding. The uniting factor is your group will be together and enjoying themselves as a team. This list of top ideas for Phoenix and the surrounding areas contains both indoor team building activities and outdoor team building ideas. Remember, that no matter the team activity you choose the true value is spending time together. Connection in the current landscape of remote work and hybrid workplaces is more important than ever.

1. Techno Rally Scavenger Hunt

Boost employee engagement in this fast-paced high-tech adventure. It’s team versus team as you complete hilarious photo missions! Each team uses an Android/Iphone app to complete missions as they run around the streets and shops of places like downtown Phoenix. Each mission is a photograph that might have your team giving strangers a piggyback ride or wrapping a team member up with toilet paper like a mummy. You’ll also test yourself against puzzles, staffed checkpoints, and trivia. It’s like The Amazing Race meets a scavenger hunt pumped full of Redbull.
Pricing: Pricing Varies
Group Size: Any
Address: Anywhere!
Website: Scavenger Hunts

2. Wreck ‘Em Rally – Design Challenge and Remote Control Car Battle

Welcome to the real-life version of Mario Kart mashed with Battle Bots that you always wanted to play. Each team will be designing a car straight out of Mad Max which might have actually been filmed in Phoenix(kidding). During this team building activity you will conceptualize and craft a unique cardboard body and load it up with sharp pointy things and mount a balloon on the back. Once your little destruction machine is designed and built it’s time to compete. Last team with an unpopped balloon standing, wins. Phoenix team building activities don’t have to be trust falls and hand holding. Instead, book this high octane crowd pleaser as your next team bonding exercise.
Pricing: Pricing Varies
Group Size: 15 or more
Address: Anywhere!
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/remote-control-car-design-challenge/

3. Float This! – Boat Build

Are you ready to sail the seven seas in a craft your team built? Create a seaworthy boat that your team must float, paddle, or sail past the finish line. Each team starts with basic boat building supplies but can purchase more in our shipping depot if you have the coin. Don’t have the coin? Earn more in one of our team challenges. Float this is a fast-paced creative  Phoenix team building activity that pairs well with the heat. Teams are also responsible for wowing a panel of judges with a sales pitch lauding the features of their boat design. So how will you convince the judges that your boat is the BEST?
Pricing: Pricing Varies
Group Size: 25 or more
Address: Anywhere with a pool!
Website: https://fireflyteamevents.com/team-building-options/boat-build/

4. Experience Action-Packed Adventures at AZBATTLEZONE

Get pumped up for a team-building blast at AZBATTLEZONE, the go-to spot for paintball and airsoft thrills in Arizona! Dive into an awesome experience that’s way more than your typical day out. Nestled in the desert heart, AZBATTLEZONE has top-notch paintball and airsoft fields that’ll amp up the competition and team spirit. Step onto our primo fields where you’ll mix strategy with action, putting teamwork front and center. Navigate tricky terrain, plot with your crew, and dive into epic battles that’ll test your teamwork and communication chops. Whether you’re a paintball pro or a first-timer, AZBATTLEZONE brings the hype with a vibe of laughter, strategy, and friendly competition.
Pricing: 50
Group Size: 10-50
Address: 2215 s 39th ave PHX AZ 85009
Neighborhood: Estrella neighborhood
Website: https://www.azbattlezone.com/

5. Dive into Infinity: Yayoi Kusama’s Mesmerizing Mirror Room at Phoenix Art Museum

Embark on an exhilarating journey into eternity at the Phoenix Art Museum’s revered exhibit – Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirror room, “”You Who are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies.”” Dive into the dynamic interplay of lights and reflections, crafting an experience that transcends time. This electrifying installation beckons you to immerse yourself in a vibrant world of endless possibilities, a must-see for those craving a profound and enchanting encounter with art.

At the Phoenix Art Museum, team building takes on a whole new level of energy as colleagues unite over the shared marvel of this captivating masterpiece. The kaleidoscopic visuals and pulsating ambiance provide an extraordinary backdrop for forging connections and crafting indelible memories. Step into the extraordinary and let the magic of Kusama’s creation amplify your team’s spirit, fueling collaboration and igniting creativity in a setting unlike any other. Join us for an exhilarating journey into the infinite!
Pricing: 25
Group Size: Any
Address: 1625 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Neighborhood: Alvarado Historic District
Website: https://phxart.org/exhibition/fireflies/

6. Phoenix Zoo

Visit one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened/endangered species. In addition to regularly scheduled programs, the zoo also offers more than a dozen unique and beautiful venues for retreats and corporate events. Sometimes you just need to get out of the office and zone out watching otters be otters ya know? We don’t take enough time as adults to participate in things just to experience. Use your time at the zoo to dig a little deeper with your team members. Team building doesn’t have to be games, set your goal as connection.
Pricing: $37.95 (online purchase price)
Group Size: Any
Address: 455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://www.phoenixzoo.org/visit/

7. Desert Botanical Garden

Since 1939, Desert Botanical Garden has served as a global leader in the research and conservation of desert plants and their habitats. Enjoy a variety of nature trails and butterfly pavilion while learning about desert plants and ecosystems.
Pricing: $24.95 – $29.95
Group Size: Any
Address: 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoeniz, AZ 85008
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://dbg.org/

8. Goldfield Ghost Town

Experience the Wild West! Walk down Main Street, explore the many shops and historic buildings, tour the historic Mammoth Gold Mine and visit the Goldfield Museum. Pan for gold then take a ride on Arizona’s only narrow gauge train. You may even get to witness an old west gun fight performed by the famous Goldfield Gunfighters!
Pricing: Free to visit. Mine tours $12 Train ride $12
Group Size: Any
Address: 4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Neighborhood: Apache Junction
Website: https://goldfieldghosttown.com/

9. Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Explore collections of desert plants from the United States, Mexico, Australia, Madagascar, India, China, Japan, Israel, South America, the Middle East, Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Arabian Peninsula—all told 4,025 taxa and 20,000 plants within 135 acres of gardens. Follow the trails to see cardinals, lizards, and more! The Arboretum can also host retreats and trainings.
Pricing: 24.95
Group Size: Any
Address: 37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior, Arizona 85173
Neighborhood: Superior
Website: https://btarboretum.org/

10. LumberjAxes

Experience the ultimate axe throwing adventure at LumberjAxes, where they’ve revolutionized the game to take your thrill-seeking to new heights. Engage in friendly competition until one victor stands tall as the Axe Throwing Champion.
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Any
Address: 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Suite 2105, Tempe, AZ 85288
Neighborhood: Tempe
Website: https://axethrowingphx.com/

11. Heard Museum

A world-class museum of American Indian art, your visit will include 12 exhibition galleries, free guided tours, outdoor sculpture gardens, a renowned café, a contemporary art gallery and trading-post style shopping, plus much more. The museum is also able to host private events, with options for meeting rooms, tours, entertainment, and more.
Pricing: $22.50 (online purchase price)
Group Size: Any
Address: 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 850044
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://heard.org/

12. OdySea Aquarium

A part of the Arizona Boardwalk, the OdySea Aquarium offers an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life.
Pricing: $36.95 (groups of 10+)
Group Size: Any
Address: 9500 E Via De Ventura, Suite A-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Neighborhood: Scottsdale
Website: https://www.odyseaaquarium.com/

13. Arizona Science Center

Discover the world of science and imagination at Arizona Science Center. With one of the largest planetariums in the U.S. and over a dozen permanent and rotating exhibits with interactivities, you can learn AND have fun!
Pricing: $21.95 (additional costs for some exhibits)
Group Size: Any
Address: 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://www.azscience.org/

14. Arizona Science Center

Discover the world of science and imagination at Arizona Science Center. With one of the largest planetariums in the U.S. and over a dozen permanent and rotating exhibits with interactivities, you can learn AND have fun!
Pricing: $21.95 (additional costs for some exhibits)
Group Size: Any
Address: 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Neighborhood: 9500 East Vía de Ventura, Suite E-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Website: https://www.azscience.org/

15. Pinspiration

Make arts and crafts together! Pinspiration gives you all the supplies and materials you need to make an individual project on-the-spot. Makers work from tutorials so you don’t have to take a class. Make what you want, when you want it! Each person can select a different DIY based on their unique preferences. Most projects can be customized too. The helpful staff is available to assist with your project, make your experience memorable and get your snacks or drinks!
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 10-15
Address: 943 S Gilbert Rd Suite 102, Mesa, AZ 85204
Neighborhood: Mesa
Website: https://www.pinspiration.com/\

Team Building Ideas In Phoenix

16. Musical Instrument Museum

Explore a collection of more than 7,500 instruments from more than 200 world countries and territories. The museum’s galleries reflect the rich diversity and history of many world cultures. Get a close-up look at instruments played by influential artists in the Artist Gallery and make some music of your own in the Experience Gallery – just two of the options at this unique museum! Tour options available.
Pricing: 20
Group Size: Any
Address: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://mim.org/

17. Octane Raceway

Experience high speed go kart racing, Velocity VR, a full arcade, and ax throwing! The corporate event packages accommodate a wide range of budgets and activities. Arranging your corporate team building event with one of their event management specialists allows you to customize your event and take advantage of group discount pricing.
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 500
Address: 9119 E Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Neighborhood: Scottsdale
Website: https://www.octaneraceway.com/

18. Taste Tours

Choose from a variety of food and beverage tours in Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Phoenix. Options include taco tours, brewery tastings, and more!
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 200+
Address: 4410 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 11, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Neighborhood: Scottsdale
Website: https://tasteittours.com/

19. Simply Smashing Rage Release Room

Have fun, relieve stress, and destroy various objects in a safe, climate-controlled environment while listening to your favorite music! Looking to be less destructive? They also have a paint splatter room!
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 20-30
Address: 1845 East Broadway Road Suite 120, Tempe, Arizona 85282
Neighborhood: Tempe
Website: https://simplysmashing.com/

20. Bam Kazam

An arcade where the games are real and you are player #1. Between physical challenges where the floor is lava, mental challenges like escape rooms, and everything in between you’ll want to try again and again. See if your team can work together to solve dozens of physical and mental challenges. Just remember, if one person loses so does the whole team!
Pricing: 34
Group Size: 100
Address: 8999 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250
Neighborhood: Scottsdale
Website: https://bamkazam.com/

21. Alcatraz Escape Games

These escape rooms will place you in the middle of the mystery; challenging you and your team to solve puzzles, riddles, and other hidden games that will help you defeat the room and grow your team-building skills. Alcatraz Escape Games stand out because of their premium high-end production rooms which provide ‘immersive actors‘ when you upgrade your escape room experience. Do you have what it takes to succeed?
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 52
Address: 1290 N Scottsdale Rd #103, Tempe, AZ 85281
Neighborhood: Tempe
Website: https://alcatrazescapegamesaz.com/

22. Brush Bar

A paint studio based in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale with in-person classes that offer a fun, introductory art experience that is enhanced with great music and friendly staff! Wine and beer can be purchased at bar. There are also options for Brush-on-the-Go events, where they will bring the art experience to a venue of your choice!
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 6-15
Address: 7010 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Neighborhood: Scottsdale
Website: https://www.thebrushbar.com/

23. Queen Creek Olive Mill

A unique agritourism experience outside Phoenix. Visit the estate, explore the mill and learn how olive oil is made from blossom to bottle, and enjoy delicious farm to table dining options. Private tastings, lunch and learns, and grove trips are just a few options.
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 50
Address: 25062 South Meridian Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Neighborhood: Queen Creek
Website: https://www.queencreekolivemill.com/

24. Puzzle Rides

Experience a thrilling adventure with Puzzle Rides, an exciting game that challenges players to work together and solve puzzles while traveling on a golf cart! As players chart their own course, they must utilize clues and resources found along the way in order to succeed before time runs out. Similar to an escape room, Puzzle Rides requires strategic thinking and collaboration to complete the journey. However, unlike escape rooms, players get to enjoy the fresh air and visit local historical sites and public art while they solve each challenge.
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 30
Address: Old Town Scottsdale
Neighborhood: Scottsdale
Website: https://puzzlerides.com/

25. Riverbound Sports Phoenix Paddle Board and Kayak Tours

Escape the city with an outdoor activity exploring the scenic desert lakes and rivers of Phoenix, Arizona by kayak or paddle board. It provides a unique way to see the city’s natural beauty, wildlife, and stunning landscapes. Riverbound Sports offer self-guided and guided tours on Saguaro Lake and the Lower Salt River by experienced instructors. This is an ideal adventure for outdoor enthusiasts or teams looking for a fun and unique way to experience the beauty of Phoenix year-round.
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 10-30
Address: 1425 E University Dr. Ste B-102, Tempe, Arizona 85281
Neighborhood: Tempe
Website: https://www.riverboundsports.com/kayak-and-paddle-board-tours/

26. Urban Adventure Quest

Explore Phoenix with an interactive quest! Groups are split into teams that compete against each other by solving clues and completing fun challenges throughout the city. See famous sights and hidden gems while learning interesting facts and discovering unique history.
Pricing: Pricing varies, discounts for larger groups
Group Size: Any
Address: Phoenix
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://www.urbanadventurequest.com/tours/things-to-do/phoenix/default.aspx

27. Top Golf

Practice your golf swing in climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort with HDTVs in every bay and throughout the sports bar and restaurant. Take aim at the giant outfield targets and the high-tech balls will score themselves! All-inclusive packages include game play, food, drinks and a dedicated staff to help make your big event run smoothly.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 50
Address: 9500 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Neighborhood: Scottsdale
Website: https://topgolf.com/us/riverwalk/

28. Medieval Times Scottsdale

Take a trip back in time to the 11th century! Enjoy a dinner while watching a heart-pounding show of lance-shattering jousting, clashing swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, displays of extraordinary horsemanship and falconry. Cheer with your team for your knight as he battles in the tournament! Different group packages are available to accommodate different experiences and budgets.
Pricing: 67.95
Group Size: 50
Address: 9051 East Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
Neighborhood: Scottsdale
Website: https://www.medievaltimes.com/scottsdale

29. Hike Camelback Mountain

For those looking for a more intensive team building, hiking Camellback Mountain might be for you! This classic Phoenix hike offers strenuous trails and amazing vistas of the Phoenix Valley.
Pricing: Free
Group Size: Any
Address: Echo Canyon Trail: 4925 E McDonald Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://www.visitphoenix.com/sonoran-desert/parks/camelback-mountain/

30. Main Event

Take advantage of a variety of fun, interactive activities to bring the team together. You can choose from bowling, arcade games, laser tag, gravity ropes, and billiards. An on-site food and bar round out the experience. Team building and party packages are available.
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: any
Address: 8545 S. Emerald Drive, Temple, AZ 85284
Neighborhood: Tempe
Website: https://www.mainevent.com/locations/arizona/tempe/

31. S’edav Va’aki Museum

A 1,500-year-old extraordinary archaeological site and voted a Phoenix Point of Pride, the m​​useum offers two trails: a 2/3-mile interpretive trail on a prehistoric village site and a 1/2-mile trail focusing on the importance of water. Visitors view a platform mound, ballcourt and irrigation canals. Indoor exhibits feature artifacts from the site and hands-on activities. Learn about the cultural history of the Phoenix area and contribute to its preservation.
Pricing: 6
Group Size: Any
Address: ​​4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki

32. Japanese Friendship Garden Rohoen

A joint project of the City of Phoenix and its Sister City Himeji, Japan, the Japanese Friendship Garden is a tranquil space to stroll, reflect, and connect. The tea house offers monthly Tea Tours, and there are regular events celebrating Japanese culture.
Pricing: $10 (online purchase price)
Group Size: Any
Address: 1125 N. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org/

33. Hole in the Rock at Papago Park

This fairly easy trail in the park that also holds the Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo, this scenic view with a unique geological feature is a Phoenix favorite. Take advantage of the views and the picnic tables for a chill, outdoor gathering!
Pricing: Free
Group Size: Any
Address: 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/papago-park/trail-map

34. Hall of Flame

The world’s largest historical firefighting museum, the Hall of Flame boasts a collection of more than 100 trucks and large fire apparatus. Climb aboard a 1951 AMerica La France fire truck, explore the thousands of objects in the collection, and consider a private event in its unique space!
Pricing: 17
Group Size: Any
Address: 6101 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://hallofflame.org/

35. ASU Gammage

Both an architectural landmark and a home for the arts at Arizona State University, the ASU Gammage is the last great work of Frank Lloyd Wright and host to a diverse offering of shows, including many Broadway series. Different building spaces are available for rental and group events.
Pricing: Pricing varies, group discounts apply
Group Size: Any
Address: 1200 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Neighborhood: Tempe
Website: https://www.asugammage.com/

36. Chase Field

During baseball season, enjoy the air-conditioned home of the Diamondbacks. With its retractable roof and signature swimming pool, it is definitely a unique sporting experience. For a more personalized experience, there are a number of event spaces that can be rented.
Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Any
Address: 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Neighborhood: Phoenix
Website: https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/ballpark

Whether you are looking for fun group team activities in Phoenix or nearby areas like Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, or Tuscon we have got you covered. Don’t feel like planning everything yourself? Need help with permits? Reach out to us today at 877.267.1939 or request a quote. Our team is committed to providing you with a stress-free planning experience.


Phoenix Team Building FAQ

What team building activity should I book if I have a really large group? 

We advise professional help(not that kind). Call us. We specialize in large group satisfaction and will make sure you group walks away smiling. We LOVE CSR team building events and Phoenix has a lot of amazing communities that could benefit from your help. Consider building skateboards, bikes, or care packages to make your Arizona stay have greater meaning.

What is the most popular team building activity in Phoenix, Az? 

It’s impossible to say BUT from the team bonding events we produce in Arizona we see a LOT of bookings for our Iron Team Challenge, Scavenger Hunts, and skateboard charity events.

Where should we stay in Phoenix when we hold our team building retreat?

Somewhere not 115 degrees. We kid, but really, Phoenix and its surrounding cities all have their own little charm and most are pretty accessible by car.  Downtown Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa and Phoenix are all incredibly walkable and there’s lots of cool coffee spots, drink and foodie destinations.  Consider carefully what activities you want access to and what time of year you’ll be visiting.  Outside is strictly out of the question if you’re going to be visiting any time between July and August.

Do we need permits for an event at a park? 

Yes and No. It depends on the group size and activity. Phoenix allows groups under a certain size to function without a permit. Ask us, we’ll help you figure it out.


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