The Best Things to do with Young Children in Las Vegas

This city is a play ground for adults but you’ll be surprised to learn how many things there are to do with young children in Las Vegas. The hardest thing in the world is to get young children to sit still. They want to walk, run, touch, explore and discover. The following are two places that were created for children with that thought as its corner-stone.

Discovery Children’s Museum

Making a Giant Bubble courtesy lasvegassun.com

Exploring “Grossology” and climbing the Skin Wall courtesy lasvegassun.com

I just can’t say enough how much we love this children’s museum. It’s designed to engage children in the wonders of science and their environment. They can make a giant bubble, hear a whisper 30 feet away, see optical illusions, dress in costume, make music, create computer art and so much more. Adults will enjoy the Discovery Children’s Museum as much as the kids. Adults: $9.50 Children 1 – 17/Seniors $8.50 Call 702-382-5437 for more info and hours or go online.

Springs Preserve

This is another wonderful place to bring children. It’s a cornucopia of hands-on exploration and discovery on 110 acres of land. Outdoors there are over 3.5 miles of trails to walk or bike. Indoors there is fun and educational interactive exhibits that the kids will really enjoy. They’ll be able to check out many of the local wild-life up close, see ancient habitats and play games that teach them about the environment. The Nevada State Museum is a part of the complex (included with the admission to Springs Preserve) where the kids get to see a dinosaur and many other interesting exhibits. Prices range from $4.95 – $18.95 depending on whether you are a Nevada resident or visitor. Children under 5 are Free. Check website for details.

Hours of Entertainment

The Lied Discovery Children’s Museum or the Springs Preserve will provide you and your children with a full days worth of entertainment. To get the most out of your trip to either destination be sure to check the website in advance. There are often traveling exhibits and or special events or free craft classes that you won’t want your kids to miss out on.

Summer in Vegas

If you are here with your children in the summer and can only choose one place to take the kids; go to the Leid Discovery Children’s Museum. It is completely indoors. The summer heat in Las Vegas can be unbearable. The Springs Preserve is awesome and has many indoor activities and exhibits to explore, but it would be a shame to miss out on all the great outdoor fun because of the heat. When ever you go be sure and put sunscreen on the kids and have plenty of water with you.

101 Things to do in Las Vegas

For more ideas on what to see and do in Las Vegas check out 101 Things to do in Las Vegas on the home page. You might also want to read What to do in Las Vegas – The Must Do List and Where to go in Las Vegas – Fun for Free.   Be sure and check the UPCOMING EVENTS section on the homepage for other options. There may a great festival or fair going on.

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