These are all local resources you may want to take advantage of.
Maricopa County Education Service Agency Homeschool Support Services-
4041 N. Central Ave. Ste. 1100, Phx, Az 85012
Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented (AAGT) - Arizona's gifted and talented statewide organization offering a great website, resource listings for local support groups and two statewide conferences each year, one for educators, one for parents. (As a home schooling parent you might want to go to both!)
Covenant Homeschool Resource Center- A physical location in Central Phoenix equipping home school families with lots of resources, classes, equipment, standardized testing, new and used curriculum, etc. (Check out the 'Dollar Wall' of used items, all only $1!) Stop by and pick up a goodie bag with lots of cool stuff.
1117 E. Devonshire Ave, Phx Az 85014
HECP (Home Education of Central Phoenix)- A non-denominational Christian homeschool support group offering parent-directed co-op classes and regular educational field trips.
AFHE (Arizona Families for Homes Education)- A statewide Christian organization that serves the needs and protects the rights of all Arizona home school families. Membership is open to all homeschooling families in AZ. They host a huge statewide homeschool conference each year.
H.E.N.A. (Home Education Network of Arizona)- An inclusive statewide organization, neutral in matters of religion and politics, respecting individual educational choices. A place to share resources,find support and build community.
HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) -National homeschool legal defense group that protects homeschool rights and freedoms. Membership required,
All of the following offer special programs or classes specifically for homeschoolers:
Arizona Museum of Natural History-azmnh.org #480-644-2230
Phoenix Art Museum- phxart.org #602-257-1222
Arizona Mining and mineral Museum- admmr.state.az.us/General/museum.html #602-771-1600
City of Phoenix Police Museum- phoenixpolicemuseum.com #602-534-7278
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting -hallofflame.org #602-275-3473
Arizona Science Center-mailto:Centeremail@example.com #602-716-2000 ext 2556
Challenger Space Center -#602-322-2001
Musical Instrument Museum -#480-478-6000
Shemer Art Center and Museum -#602-262-4727
Pioneer Living History Village- #623-465-1052
Deer Valley Rock Art Center- #623-582-8007
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park- #602-261-8063
Rosson House -#602-261-8063
Arizona Capitol Museum #602-926-3620
Children's Museum of Phoenix-childrensmuseumofphoenix.org #602-253-0501