Fun Things to do with Kids in Las Vegas

Fun Things to do with Kids in Las Vegas

Las Vegas seems like a place for adults, but there’s actually a ton of fun things to do with kids! From shows, to family friendly restaurants, to attractions and more, there is something for everyone!

Note to our readers, we try to keep things as up to date as possible, but things change all the time. Please contact the venue directly before visiting.

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Kid Friendly Shows

Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings
Tournament of Kings is Las Vegas’ ultimate dinner and a show experience. Adapted from the tale of King Arthur, this live-action production takes place in a 900-seat theater-in-the-round arena and immerses the audience in a tale of valor and treachery. Valiant knights ride mighty steeds and prove their chivalry amongst special effects and pyrotechnics. While knights fight, guests feast on a hearty three-course meal using the original utensil – their hands. Tournament of Kings is an epic portrayal of centuries past, and it’s all in the name of honor, country, and of course, food.

Mystère by Cirque du Soleil 
Inside the imagination is a playful place to be. This world is a jaunty, music-stuffed adventure bright with colour, athleticism and bubbly buddies. Silliness, insane acrobatics and gut-busting gags abound. It’s a joyous funhouse…and you’re at the front door. Knock, knock… Who’s there? MYSTERE. Discover the lighter side of life, exclusively at Treasure Island, Las Vegas. Book today!

Jabbawockeez 
Jabbawockeez mesmerizes and entertains with its dynamic mix of awe-inspiring choreography, pulse-pounding music, and stunning special effects in their new show at MGM Grand Las Vegas. This high tech production will bring the audience up close and personal as never before with their signature white masks and intricate dance moves that have positioned the group as the world’s most influential dance crew. Voted “Best Family Show” and “Best All Ages Show” for three years in a row, Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand is laugh out loud cutting edge entertainment at its best.

Las Vegas Attractions – Water Parks, Rides, & More

Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas
Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 slides and attractions covering more than 20 acres, and a place for both thrill seekers and families. As Las Vegas’ Summer Playground, the park features the Tornado, a premier slide that catapults riders to a zero gravity experience; Rattler, the first slide of its kind in North America; and Constrictor, an extreme water slide featuring some of the tightest turns.

Cowabunga Bay 
Enjoy great family fun at this sprawling seasonal water park with multiple slides, a wave pool and a kids’ area, plus delicious food or even a VIP cabana experience. Take a trip back to the surfin’ safari beach days at this surf-retro themed water park. The most fun water park in Las Vegas, it’s the best way to beat the heat! Cowabunga Bay is the new Las Vegas icon!

Fun Dungeon
Take your inner child to the Fun Dungeon, the world-famous Excalibur arcade, where you can test your skills on a variety of your favorite games that challenged you as a kid or save the day on one of the latest arcade games.

High Roller Observation Wheel
Soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the world’s tallest observation wheel. Get ready to be wowed when you take a spin 550 feet above the Strip. With sweeping 360-degree views, the wheel takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution and features 28 spacious cabins to accommodate guests.

Thrill Rides at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod
Shoot straight up 160 feet in the air at 45 mph on Big Shot, spin at 3 Gs while dangling from the SkyPod on Insanity and take a roller coaster ride like no other that teeter totters you over the edge of the SkyPod from 866 feet high on X-Scream. 

SkyJump The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod
Earn your bragging rights now! SkyJump is a heart-pounding, scream-inducing, open-air leap from 829 feet above the neon Strip and holds a Guinness World Record as the highest commercial decelerator descent facility. You’ll zoom toward the landing pad at speeds topping 40 mph while the crowds below gasp and applaud your bravado.

Big Shot The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod
Strap into the Big Shot and prepare to be shot 160 feet in the air at 45 miles per hour as you overlook the majestic Las Vegas Valley. In a matter of seconds, the Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform up the SkyPod’s mast to a height of 1,081 feet and down again. Before you catch your breath, you’ll be shot back up again at forces unmatched by other Vegas thrill parks! Experience a gut-wrenching four Gs of force on the way up, and feel negative Gs on the way down as your legs dangle in the Las Vegas skyline.

Adventuredome
Experience every twist, turn, and drop! The Adventuredome features rides and attractions ranging from kid friendly to daredevil!

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an interactive and educational exhibit bringing visitors in the world of The Avengers.

All ages are welcome to the official Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network (S.T.A.T.I.O.N.) headquarters, and dive deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Access exclusive intelligence files, classified studies, and experiments that explore the history and scientific origins of The Avengers while training to become an official agent of the S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

The Big Apple Roller Coaster
Get your thrills going over 67mph on the world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver and 203ft drop, providing more than 1.4 million riders with heart-stopping action and excitement each year.

Twilight Zone Mini Golf 
Unlock a door to a new dimension at our 18 hole INDOOR glow-in-the-dark Twilight ZoneTM themed entertainment venue. Enjoy mini golf, bowling, arcade games, a private party room, wedding chapel and much more.

Slotzilla at the Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five block long entertainment complex boasting the SlotZilla zip line, a pedestrian mall, three concert stages, casinos and attractions including the worlds largest LED screen. Twelve and a half million LEDs and 550,000 watts of sound make for an amazing light show along with live music, great gambling, delicious food and drink and a full-on street party every night.

Fly LINQ Zipline
Fly Linq Zipline is an adrenaline-fueled and electrifying sky-high experience that launches you over The LINQ Promenade.

The Park at MGM Resorts
Explore The Park, an immersive outdoor dining and entertainment district, and discover an unrivaled sports and entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena.

Botanical Gardens

Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Garden
Ethel M Chocolates’ breathtaking Botanical Cactus Garden is Nevada’s largest and one of the world’s most prolific collections of its kind. Based on the English landscape model of naturalistic design, the Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden features three acres of drought-tolerant ornamental, cacti, and other succulents.

Over 300 species of plants can be found on the grounds. Half are cacti and succulents largely native to the American Southwest, and the rest are desert trees and shrubs from the Southwestern United States, Australia, and South America. All of these plants were chosen both for the beauty of their floral displays and their ability to adapt to the climate of Southern Nevada.

Come visit Ethel M Chocolates at the factory location in Henderson. Take a leisurely stroll through the cactus garden, and view the botanical desert terrain, enjoy the self-guided chocolate viewing aisle and see how we make the best chocolates we know how to make.

Springs Preserve
The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. The Preserve features museums, galleries, outdoor concerts and events, colorful botanical gardens and an interpretive trail system that meanders through a scenic wetland habitat.

Aquariums and Animals

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
Come face-to-face with some of nature’s most exotic and majestic creatures at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Explore, learn and play in an enchanting world of Bottlenose Dolphins, White Tigers, White Lions and Leopards, right in our backyard.

Lion Habitat Ranch
The Lion Habitat Ranch is a federal 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. We strive to educate guests about our animals and how they can take part in conservation themselves. The Lion Habitat Ranch also actively contributes to conservation efforts for both lions and giraffe.

Shark Reef Aquarium
See more than 2,000 animals, including sharks, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha and a Komodo dragon. This unique exhibit gives you the chance to dive with a higher concentration of exotic sharks than you’d ever find in the wild.

Las Vegas Museums for Kids

Discovery Children’s Museum
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is more than a fun place to go with your family. It’s an art studio, a science lab, an archaeology dig site, a “green” metropolitan city and a pirate ship. Celebrating 25 years of community, the museum addresses its core educational areas of science and nature, art and culture and early childhood development with 26,000 square feet of interactive hands-on exhibits. The 3-story museum is complete with nine interactive exhibition galleries providing a reliable source of information and modeling for parents and caregivers, a safe place for meaningful family time and an education partner with schools and teachers. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum integrates imagination, creativity, exploration and engaging interactions to ignite a love of lifelong learning.

Madame Tussauds
World Famous wax museum

Neon Museum
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment.

Iconic Shopping

Hershey’s Chocolate World
HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Las Vegas store is a two-story destination that features all things HERSHEY’S. Located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip in the New York-New York Hotel & Casino Resort, this new retail experience is Las Vegas’ tastiest new attraction. HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Las Vegas offers guests a chance to create their own HERSHEY’S happiness through a variety of interactive experiences such as personalizing HERSHEY’S chocolate bar wrappers and finding their own REESE’S PERFECT combination.

LEGO® Store Fashion Show Mall
Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning.

M&M’s World
This 28,000 square foot, four-level monument to the colorful fun of M&M’S was the first M&M’S store location ever.

In just 2 minutes, guests can create their very own one-of-a-kind M&M’S with the personal printer, combining customized messages, a variety of images, and 16 different colors of M&M’S candies. There are 14 iconic Las Vegas images available for the personalized printer, including the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, a deck of cards, wedding bells, and champagne.

And be sure to race over to get an up-close look at a replica of Kyle Busch’s 18 M&M’S sponsored NASCAR, along with tons of colorful M&M’S Racing merchandise.

Free Attractions on The Strip

Fountains of Bellagio
There is nothing like seeing them in person. The Fountains of Bellagio were destined to romance your senses. It is the most ambitious, complex water feature ever conceived and it’s absolutely free for any visitor to enjoy. Step back, or find a comfortable perch to sit, and watch against the backdrop of the Las Vegas lavender sky. Each performance is unique in expression and interpretation so no matter how many times you have seen the Fountains, they always have more in store to wow you with. Fall in love with this unprecedented aquatic accomplishment.

Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 
Each season, the enormously talented Horticulture and Engineering teams transform the 14,000-square-foot Botanical Garden into a showcase of inspiring sights, sounds, scents and colors. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are all featured—along with a special display for Lunar New Year. When the seasons change so do the displays. The talented Conservatory team changes out the design and also replants and repurposes as much of the living plant material as possible, further celebrating Mother Nature and our commitment to sustainability.

Mirage Volcano 
Boom. Pow. Wow. Our iconic front yard has more bang than ever, thanks to taller explosions, more fireballs and a driving soundtrack from The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Indian tabla sensation Zakir Hussain.

Family Friendly Restaurants

Rainforest Café
Part adventure, part restaurant, and wholly entertaining. The Rainforest Cafe is an exciting thrill for all ages. Wild times await in a decorative jungle with animatronics and a menu of delicious American and tropical fare. Visitors can also hover over “Wild Bunch” attire and hundreds of private-label souvenirs at the Rainforest Cafe Retail Village, while Tracy the Talking Tree speaks up every 30 seconds with an earth-friendly message.

Hello Kitty Café
Come visit the Hello Kitty pop-up Cafe and enjoy a supercute collection of delicious treats and collectible merchandise exclusive to this location. Enjoy crafted beverages, from coffee and espresso drinks to an array of lemonades, iced teas and milk teas. A range of delectable sweets include Hello Kitty cakes, cookies, croissants, donuts and ice cream. Additionally, exclusive merchandise includes specially designed Hello Kitty Cafe mugs, T-shirts, baseball caps, keychains and tote bags. Stop by and say hello!

Buddy V’s Ristorante
Bring the entire family to Buddy Valastro’s home-style Italian restaurant, best known from TLC’s Cake Boss.

Buddy Valastro has made his way from New Jersey to Las Vegas with a casual Italian restaurant based on his large family gatherings. Try favorites based on beloved recipes from his mom, grandmother, and aunts: big portions of Valastro Sunday gravy or Lisa’s Linguine and Clams with Lobster. Sit on the patio for envious views of the Las Vegas Strip.

America 
Go on a culinary journey with food, wine and beer from coast to coast, all in one American setting. America also features a massive 90 x 20 foot map of the United States, highlighting America’s most iconic landmarks. America Donuts It doesn’t get more American than a delicious good old fashioned donut with a fresh cup of coffee. Baked fresh daily, the donuts, pastries and desserts at America Donuts will send your taste buds on a journey of deliciousness.

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen
The world’s first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant is turning up the heat at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Drawing inspiration from the global hit reality television show starring world-renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay, guests will feel like they are on the studio set.

New York New York hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
New York New York, Las Vegas, Nevada  

Hotels on the Las Vegas Strip with Kids Activities

New York New York 
Home to the Big Apple Roller Coaster, an arcade and a great pool!

Mandalay Bay 
Known for the popular Shark Reef Aquarium and Mandalay Bay Beach!

The Mirage 
Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat and nightly volcano show!

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