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Ultimate Guide to Indoor Fun: Kid-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

At DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, we understand that while Las Vegas is famed for its sunny skies, there are days when the weather just doesn’t cooperate. On those occasions, finding indoor activities that keep children engaged and entertained becomes a priority for families. Thankfully, Las Vegas is not just a city of neon lights and entertainment for adults; it’s also a home to a variety of indoor adventures perfect for young explorers. 

Let’s discover together how Las Vegas caters to its youngest explorers, turning days when the weather might not be on our side into opportunities for fun and discovery indoors.

Educational Adventures in Las Vegas

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

At DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, we’ve carefully curated a variety of engaging exhibits to cater to diverse interests and age groups. Our exhibits span themes from science and technology to art, culture, and health, providing a rich tapestry of learning opportunities:

  • The Summit: Challenge yourselves with our towering structure, where physical activity meets scientific discovery.
  • Water World: Dive into interactive fun while learning about water properties and the critical importance of conservation.
  • Toddler Town: Our youngest visitors will find a stimulating and safe environment designed just for them, promoting early learning through play.
  • Eco City: Engage in role-play within our miniature city to learn about sustainability, economics, and the value of community.
  • DISCOVERY Lab: A creative space for innovation, offering STEAM-based workshops and activities that spark imagination and creativity.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum offers an enthralling exploration of the natural world, from ancient Egypt to prehistoric oceans. Highlights include a prehistoric-life gallery with realistic dinosaur models, marine-life exhibits featuring sharks and stingrays, and the interactive Young Scientist Center, where kids can dig for fossils and use microscopes, fostering a sense of discovery and scientific inquiry.

Bodies…The Exhibition

Bodies…The Exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the human body’s complexity and elegance. This unique exhibit provides an intimate and informative view into our own biology, making it an invaluable educational experience.

Through carefully preserved specimens and advanced preservation techniques, visitors can see the intricate workings of the human body up close. From the delicate network of blood vessels to the robust structure of the skeletal system, the exhibition lays bare the marvels of human anatomy.

Interactive Fun

Pinball Hall of Fame

The Pinball Hall of Fame stands as a unique blend of museum and arcade, offering a dive into the evolution of pinball machines while providing hours of interactive fun. This venue houses an impressive collection that spans decades, from the whimsical machines of the 1950s to the high-tech wonders of today.

Indoor Playgrounds

In Las Vegas, the concept of a playground transcends the ordinary, offering fantastical environments where imagination and physical play merge seamlessly.

  • Lost Worlds Myth & Magic: This 30,000 square-foot dragon-themed play space is an adventure unto itself, featuring climbing walls, laser tag, and a giant play structure. It’s a place where myths come alive, and children are the heroes of their own stories.
  • Uptown Jungle Fun Park: With super slides, trampolines, and zip lines, Uptown Jungle is an urban adventure park that challenges kids to climb, bounce, and fly through its many attractions. It’s an all-ages playground designed to encourage active play and joyous laughter.
  • Kinderland Café: Tailored for the younger adventurers, Kinderland Café offers a cozy and stimulating environment filled with pretend-play toys, a ball pit, and a train table. It’s a safe and engaging space where toddlers and young children can explore at their own pace.

Trampoline Parks

Las Vegas’ trampoline parks take the concept of jumping for joy to the next level, offering a wide range of activities that promote physical fitness and sheer fun.

  • Flip N Out Extreme: With two locations in the Vegas area, this park features a dodgeball court, a playground for younger kids, and a ladder-climbing challenge, ensuring that every visit is full of new adventures.
  • DEFY Las Vegas: This park invites kids to defy gravity with aerial silks, parkour courses, and jousting challenges. It’s a place where physical activity meets creativity, encouraging kids to push their limits and explore their capabilities.
  • XPlozone: Catering to families with children of all ages, XPlozone offers a foam pit, climbing wall, and a dedicated kids zone for those under 6. It’s a safe and vibrant environment where kids can explore and adults can join in the fun.

Roller and Ice Skating

Roller Rinks

Las Vegas keeps the spirit of roller skating alive with its vibrant rinks that blend retro charm with modern family fun.

  • Crystal Palace: Stepping into Crystal Palace is like rolling back in time, with its fun lighting, classic music hits, and a welcoming atmosphere for skaters of all skill levels. The rink offers “skate mates” to help beginners find their balance, ensuring that even the first-timers can join in the fun confidently. With a snack bar for refueling and regular family nights that provide great deals, Crystal Palace is a hit for an affordable family outing.
  • Skate Rock City: Owned by boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, Skate Rock City occupies the former Crystal Palace building, transforming it into a 30,000-square-foot skating haven. This venue combines the thrill of roller skating with a touch of celebrity glam. Families can enjoy the spacious rink, lively music, and special themed nights that make every visit memorable. Skate Rock City is more than just a skating rink; it’s a community hub where families can connect and create lasting memories.

Ice Skating Rinks

For those who prefer the chill of the ice to the roll of the rink, Las Vegas offers several ice skating venues that are perfect for family outings.

  • Pepsi Ice Arena: Located near the once Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino, the Pepsi Ice Arena is praised for its cleanliness and spacious facility. Offering public skate sessions, this rink provides a cool escape for families looking to enjoy some ice time together. The welcoming environment and well-maintained ice make it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
  • City National Arena: As the practice facility for the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, City National Arena brings a touch of professional hockey excitement to its public skating sessions. Families can skate on the same ice as the pros, adding an inspirational element to their visit. The arena encourages online registration for weekend sessions, ensuring that everyone gets a chance to glide across the ice. It’s not just about skating; it’s about being part of the city’s burgeoning hockey community.

Aquatic and Virtual Reality Experiences

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is not just an aquarium; it’s an underwater odyssey that brings visitors face-to-face with some of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures. With over 2,000 animals, including sharks, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, and a Komodo dragon, the aquarium offers a comprehensive look into the mysterious lives of aquatic animals.

Virtual Reality Experiences

Las Vegas is also at the forefront of virtual reality entertainment, offering a variety of VR experiences that cater to families and visitors of all ages. These attractions use cutting-edge technology to create immersive worlds where you can fight zombies, explore distant planets, or step into fantastical landscapes.

Family-friendly VR attractions in Las Vegas include:

  • VR Adventures: Situated at The LINQ Promenade, VR Adventures provides a variety of virtual reality experiences, from thrilling rides and simulations to interactive games. Whether you’re soaring over the Grand Canyon or navigating through uncharted territories, VR Adventures offers an engaging way to experience the impossible.
  • The VOID: The VOID takes virtual reality to the next level with fully immersive VR adventures that incorporate physical spaces. Participants can move around, interact with their environment, and even feel physical effects like heat and wind. With family-friendly themes that often tie into popular movies and franchises, The VOID offers an unparalleled group VR experience.

Find Your Next Indoor Adventure At DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Las Vegas is your indoor playground, offering endless adventures away from the desert sun. From interactive museums to thrilling shows, there’s a world of discovery waiting indoors. Make memories with your family at the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, where every exhibit is a new adventure, all under one roof. Step inside and experience the excitement of learning and playing together, no matter the weather outside!

From their first day of school to their first A-HA moments.

We put our kids first.

Parents (under a purple overlay) with their toddler (in full color) who is playing on an exhibit

That’s a FIRST made possible by the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum.

As a premier educational partner in the community, we will champion collaboration that inspires every child to become an innovative thinker through the joy and wonder of hands-on DISCOVERY.