Las Vegas, Things To Do in Las Vegas

25 Family Friendly Things To Do in Las Vegas with Kids

24 Things to Do In Las Vegas with Kids

While Las Vegas may have a notorious reputation with a nickname to match, “Sin City” isn’t just for adults anymore. Over the years, the city has diversified its entertainment, activities, and culture to include lots of family-friendly options. Leaving your children at home is definitely an option—who doesn’t need a weekend away sometimes?—but it isn’t required.

Keep your kids and yourself entertained with these exciting, interesting, and occasionally educational Las Vegas experiences:

1. The Adventuredome Theme Park

Adventuredome Las Vegas

Behind Circus Circus, you will find AdventureDome Theme Park—5 acres of indoor rides, mini-golf, movies, and fair and arcade games for you and your kids to enjoy whatever the weather.

Adventuredome Theme Park is ideal for:

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

  • Excitement

Fast Facts

LocationCircus Circus Hotel & Resort

2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

HoursMonday-Thursday: 10 AM or 11 AM-6 PM, 9 PM, or Midnight
Friday-Saturday: 10 AM-Midnight
Sunday: 10 AM-9 PM or MidnightHours of operation vary depending on time of year. Check website calendar (PDF) for details.
Cost of admissionPay to play/ride, or buy all day wristbands:

48” and over – $33.95
47” and under – $19.95

WebsiteAdventuredome

2. Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

For any nature- or plant-lovers in the family, the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is worth a stop. Open 24 hours a day with free admission, you’ll find beautifully arranged scenes of flowers, trees, and plants. Plus, with feature seasonal and holiday displays, no matter how many times you’ve been there is always something new to see.

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are ideal for:

Fast Facts

LocationBellagio Hotel and Casino

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

Hours24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Cost of admissionFree
WebsiteBellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

3. Bellagio Fountains

Bellagio Fountains Las Vegas

The Bellagio Fountains are a can’t-miss Las Vegas staple. This show is free-to-see and fun to watch for the whole family. The Fountains of Bellagio put on an impressive show, featuring choreographed-to-music illuminated water.

The Bellagio Fountains are ideal for:

  • Classic Las Vegas Attractions

  • Activities on the Vegas Strip

Fast Facts

LocationBellagio Hotel and Casino

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

HoursSaturdays & Holidays:
Every 30 minutes from noon to 8:00 PM
Every 15 minutes from 8:00 PM to midnight
Sundays:
Every 30 minutes from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Every 15 minutes from 7:00 PM to midnight
Monday-Friday:
Every 30 minutes from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Every 15 minutes from 8:00 PM to midnight
Cost of admissionFree
WebsiteFountains of Bellagio

FUN FACT: The Bellagio Fountains are so large you can drive a boat on the water:

4. The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade

The Big Apple Coaster spans the New York-New York Hotel, reaching speeds of 67 mph with drops up to 144 feet. Children must be 54” (4 ft. 5” / 138 cm) or taller to ride. Also located at the New York-New York Hotel is the Big Apple Arcade, full of video and arcade games. Packages that include entrance to both attractions are available.

The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade are ideal for:

  • Activities on the Vegas Strip

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas

  • Excitement

Fast Facts

Big Apple Coaster
Big Apple Arcade
LocationNew York – New York Hotel & Casino

3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

HoursSunday-Thursday, 11 AM-11 PM
Friday-Saturday, 10:30 AM-Midnight
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM-11:30 PM
Friday-Saturday, 9:00 AM-12:30 AM
Sunday, 9:00 AM-11:30 PM
Cost of admissionPackages for both the Big Apple Coaster & Arcade range from $45-$100.

Coaster Rides

Individual Tickets – $15.00
Rerides – $8.00
Scream Pass (all day ride pass) – $26.00
Family Fun Flight for Four – $70.00

Arcade Credits

10 Credits – $1
50 Credits – $5
100 Credits – $10
200 Credits – $20
500 Credits – $50
1000 Credits – $100

WebsiteThe Big Apple CoasterThe Big Apple Arcade

5. Circus acts & Carnival Midway at Circus Circus

Circus Circus Las Vegas

Enjoy some classic games along the Carnival Midway before taking in a free circus performance or two. Starting at 11:30 AM daily, you can check out 30 minute performances featuring acrobatics, trapeze tricks, aerial silks, juggling, unicycles, and visiting performers from around the world.

Circus Circus is ideal for:

  • Activities on the Vegas Strip

  • Cheap Things to Do in Las Vegas

  • Excitement

Fast Facts

Circus ActsCircus Midway
LocationCircus Circus Hotel & Resort

2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

HoursDaily, Starting at 11:30 AMMonday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-Midnight
Friday: 11:00 AM-12:30 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM-1:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM-Midnight
Cost of admissionFreeGame prices vary
WebsiteCircus Circus Free Circus ActsCircus Circus Carnival Midway

6. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Discovery Childrens Museum Las Vegas

By June H. JohnsOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Located north of the Strip near the Fremont Street Experience, you’ll find the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum. This museum boasts 3 stories of fun, educational, and engaging hands-on activities and exhibits, including:

  • Climbing structures
  • DISCOVERY lab
  • Arts and crafts
  • Water World
  • Toddler Town

Discovery Children’s Museum is ideal for:

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas

Fast Facts

Location360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas
HoursMonday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 AM-6 PM
Wednesday-Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday: 12 PM-5 PM
Cost of admission$14.50 per person

Families who present an EBT, WIC, SNAP card or foster care licence can be admitted to the DISCOVERY for a reduced fee of $3 per person (up to four guests).

WebsiteDISCOVERY Children’s Museum

7. The Grand Canyon

panoramic view of grand canyon

The Grand Canyon is within driving distance of Las Vegas and definitely worth a day trip during your Vegas vacation. If a full day at the Canyon or a long drive doesn’t appeal to your children, consider taking a faster mode of transportation—helicopter or airplane tours are available with half day options if you don’t have time for a full day trip.

The Grand Canyon is ideal for:

Fast Facts

West RimSouth RimNorth Rim
Location5001 Diamond Bar Rd
Peach Springs, AZ
S Entrance Rd
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
AZ-67
North Rim, AZ
HoursDaily, 7 AM-7 PMDaily, 8 AM-7 PMDaily, 8 AM-6 PM
Closed seasonally from October to May
Cost of admissionVaries depending on tour packageVaries depending on tour packageVaries depending on tour package
WebsiteGrand Canyon WestSouth RimNorth Rim

8. The Eiffel Tower Experience

Stop by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel to take in the Eiffel Tower choreographed light show. It runs every night from sunset to midnight. Ride the glass elevator up 46 stories to enjoy the incredible view from the open-air observation deck.

The Eiffel Tower Experience is ideal for:

  • Cheap Things to Do in Las Vegas

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

  • Sightseeing in Las Vegas

Fast Facts

Light ShowViewing Deck
LocationParis Las Vegas Hotel

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

HoursThe Light Show runs nightly, every 30 minutes from sunset to midnight.The Viewing Deck is open daily, 10 AM-1 AM
Cost of admissionFreeDaytime
General Admission $18
Youth $9
Express $25
Nighttime
General Admission $22
Youth $19
Express $35
WebsiteEiffel Tower Viewing Deck

9. Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Located roughly 20 minutes from the Strip in Henderson, Nevada, you will find renowned chocolatier Ethel M Chocolate Factory. The factory offers free admission for self-guided tours of their chocolate factory viewing aisle, where you can learn about the candy-making process, enjoy some free samples, and take in the sights of their Botanical Cactus Garden. They also offer chocolate tasting classes.

Ethel M Chocolate Factory is ideal for:

  • Classic Las Vegas Activities

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas

Fast Facts

Location2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, NV
HoursDaily, 8 AM-8 PM
Cost of admissionBotanical Garden: Free
Self-guided Factory Viewing Aisle Tour: Free
Chocolate Tasting Experience:  $15, $6 for children
WebsiteEthel M Chocolates

10. Flamingo Hotel’s Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

Every day you can see real flamingos, pelicans, sacred ibis, koi, parrots, and other incredible animals traverse 15 acres of lush wildlife habitat at the Flamingo. Make sure you arrive in time for the pelican feedings at 8:30 AM and 2 PM.

The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is ideal for:

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

Fast Facts

LocationFlamingo Las Vegas

3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

HoursDaily, Dawn to dusk
Cost of admissionFree
WebsiteThe Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

11. Gondola Ride at The Venetian

Throughout the Venetian Hotel and along the Grand Canal Shoppes, you will encounter the man-made gondola canals. As you glide along the canals in your gondola, your personal gondolier will sing in Italian. Indoor and outdoor gondola rides are offered, with each lasting about 15 minutes and holding 4 passengers.

PRO TIP: You can also catch the Gondolier March along the Grand Canal Shoppes at 9:50 AM and 4:20 PM. The team of gondoliers sing and march along the indoor canal as they arrive to work for the day.

Gondola Rides are ideal for:

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

  • Classic Las Vegas Activities

  • Sightseeing in Las Vegas

Fast Facts

LocationThe Venetian Resort

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

Hours
Indoor
Sunday-Thursday, 10:00 AM-11:00 PM
Friday-Saturday, 10:00 AM-12:00 AM
Outdoor
Daily, 11:00 AM-9:45 PM
Cost of admissionShared Gondola $29 – 39 per person (max 4 per gondola)
Private Gondola $116 – 156 for twoPrices vary based on seasonality
WebsiteThe Venetian Resort Gondola Rides

12. High Roller Observation Wheel and LINQ Promenade

High Roller Observation Wheel Las Vegas

Located along the LINQ Promenade and standing 550 feet off the ground, the High Roller Observation Wheel is the world’s tallest observation wheel. It’s also an ideal place to spend 30 minutes taking in the view of the Strip and the surrounding Las Vegas Valley in a comfortably air conditioned, slowly rotating cabin.

The LINQ Promenade also offers a unique outdoor shopping experience, as well as the Strip’s only zipline, FLY LINQ. Riders must weigh between 60lbs – 300lbs (27kg – 136kg) and be a height of 3’4″-6’8″. Riders 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by a ticketed rider 13 years of age and over. Riders under the age of 18 must have a Parent or Legal Guardian sign the FLY LINQ Waiver of Liability.

The High Roller Observation Wheel and LINQ Promenade are ideal for:

  • Sightseeing in Las Vegas

  • Classic Las Vegas Activities

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

Fast Facts

LINQ PromenadeLas Vegas Observation WheelFLY LINQ
Location3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
HoursDaily 10 AM-2 AMDaily, 11:30 AM-2 AMDaily, 11 AM-1 AM
Cost of admissionFreeDay: Adult $25, Youth $10
Night: Adult $37, Youth $19
Before 7 PM: Seated $30, Superman $40
After 7 PM: Seated $35, Superman $45
WebsiteThe LINQ PromenadeLas Vegas Observation WheelFLY LINQ

13. Take in a Las Vegas Show

Renowned for its impressive residencies and incredible shows, Las Vegas offers a wide range of entertainment options for any age.

Shows are ideal for:

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

  • Classic Las Vegas Activities

Some of the more kid-friendly options include:

14. Madame Tussauds

See all of your favorite celebrities and characters immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds. From Muhammad Ali and the Kardashians to Marvel Superheroes, you will find legendary life-like figures in every themed room for you and your kids to pose and interact with.

Madame Tussauds is ideal for:

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

  • Classic Las Vegas Activities

Fast Facts

Location3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Ste. 2001, Las Vegas
HoursSunday-Tuesday: 10 AM-9 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM-4 PM
Thursday: 10 AM-9 PM
Friday-Saturday: 10 AM-10 PMNote: Sometimes Madame Tussauds closes early for special events, so check the website before visiting!
Cost of admissionChildren 3-12 $24.95, Adult $29.95
WebsiteMadame Tussauds Las Vegas

15. Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon Easy Day Trips from Las Vegas

If you need a break from the crowded and chaotic Las Vegas Strip, take a short trip to the scenic respite of Red Rock Canyon. Located 30 minutes away from the Strip by car, this beautiful, arid stretch of land was Nevada’s first National Conservation Area and it’s now one of the most popular in the country, with over one million annual visitors.

Red Rock Canyon is ideal for:

Fast Facts

Location1000 Scenic Loop Dr
Las Vegas, NV
HoursNov–Feb: 6 AM-5 PM
March: 6 AM-7 PM
Apr-Sep: 6 AM-8 PM
Oct: 6 AM-7 PM
Cost of admissionVaries based on tour
WebsiteRed Rock Canyon

VISIT RED ROCK CANYON

Red Rock Canyon SUV Tour

$102

See the famous Red Rock Canyon up close!

Just a few minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon is home to some of the Southwest’s most recognizable formations. See them all as you traverse the National Conservation Area’s 13-mile scenic loop on this unique tour.

Reserve Tour Now

16. Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

For the superhero fans in your family, plan a stop at the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network). This interactive experience allows you to immerse yourself in the Marvel Universe. Check out Avengers equipment and uniform exhibits, shop the expansive retail store, and participate in recruitment and training to become a S.T.A.T.I.O.N. agent.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is ideal for:

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas

Fast Facts

LocationTreasure Island Hotel & Casino

3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

HoursDaily, 10 AM-7 PM
Cost of admissionAges 12 and up – $34
Ages 4 to 11 – $24
Ages 3 and under – Free
WebsiteMarvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

17. Shark Reef Aquarium & Beach at Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Resort is home to not only the impressive Shark Reef Aquarium, featuring a walk-through underwater tunnel that showcases over 100 sharks and 14 different exhibits, but also an incredible man-made beach complete with lazy river and wave pool.

PRO TIP: Whether you pack your own or pick one up while you are there, bring your own inflatable tube for the lazy river. They don’t rent them on-site and their purchase price can be a bit high if you’re buying for the whole family.

The Shark Reef Aquarium and Beach are ideal for:

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas

Fast Facts

Shark Reef AquariumBeach
LocationMandalay Bay Resort and Casino

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd

HoursDaily 10 AM-10 PMDaily 8 AM-7 PM
Cost of admissionChildren 3 and under, Free
Children 4-9, $19
Adults, $25
Seniors, $23
Hotel Guests, Free
Adults, $20
Kids 4-16, $10
Kids 3 and under, Free
WebsiteShark Reef AquariumBeach

18. Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

Stop by the Mirage to see a beautiful garden and dolphin habit, where you can catch dolphins doing tricks with the trainers, an underwater viewing area, and see and learn about a selection of big cats that reside in the garden, including leopards, lions, panthers, and tigers.

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is ideal for:

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Strip

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas

  • Classic Las Vegas Activities

Fast Facts

LocationThe Mirage

3400 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas

HoursMonday-Sunday, 10 AM-6 PM
Cost of admissionAll-Day Adventure Pass: $22
Children 4-12: $17
WebsiteSecret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage

PRO TIP: MGM resorts offer a 3 for $57 Package that allows you to select three attractions at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, including:

  • Shark Reef Aquarium
  • Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
  • The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade
  • Adventuredome at Circus Circus
  • All-Day Pass to 4-D Movies at Excalibur

19. M&M’s World and Hershey’s Chocolate World

At M&M’s World, you and your family can explore four floors of chocolatey goodness, complete with a free movie screening and the option to create your own personalized M&M’s.

Don’t miss another incredible chocolate shop across the street—Hershey’s Chocolate World. At this place, you’ll find a nearly-800 lb chocolate-replica Statue of Liberty, a place to customize your own chocolate bars, and you can even star in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup TV ad.

M&M’s World and Hershey’s Chocolate World are ideal for:

  • Activities on the Las Vegas Syrip

  • Classic Las Vegas Activities

Fast Facts

M&M’s World Las VegasHershey’s Chocolate World
Location3785 S Las Vegas Blvd.3790 S Las Vegas Blvd.
HoursDaily, 9 AM-MidnightSunday-Thursday: 9 AM-Midnight
Friday-Saturday: 9 AM-1 AM
Cost of admissionFreeFree
WebsiteM&M’s World Las VegasHershey’s Chocolate World

20. Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Who doesn’t love to wander the halls of a natural history museum? This educational option is a Smithsonian affiliate (so you know it’s good) and has a range of exciting exhibits to entertain everyone. Make sure you don’t miss the Marine Life Gallery.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is ideal for:

  • Cheap Things to Do in Las Vegas

Fast Facts

Location900 N Las Vegas Blvd.
HoursDaily, 9 AM-4 PM
Cost of admissionAdults: $12
Seniors, Military, Students: $10
Children 3 – 11: $6
Children 2 and Under: Free
WebsiteLas Vegas Natural History Museum

21. Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire Las Vegas

If your family is the outdoorsy type, a trip to the Valley of Fire is in order. Just 50 miles northeast of the Strip, Valley of Fire State Park is only a 1 hour drive from Las Vegas. Spend the day exploring and hiking through this beautiful, scenic state park, or hop onto an SUV tour and see this place from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.

The Valley of Fire is ideal for:

Fast Facts

Location29450 Valley of Fire Hwy
Overton, NV
HoursDaily, 6:30 AM-7 PM
Cost of admissionVaries based on tour
WebsiteValley of Fire State Park

VISIT THE VALLEY OF FIRE

Valley of Fire SUV Tour

$175

Explore the Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest state park!

Explore the Valley of Fire in a custom built Tour Trekker SUVs. Venture deep into the Valley of Fire to see Atlatl Rock, Rainbow Vista, the Buffington Pockets, and more on this half-day tour.

Reserve Tour Now

22. Fremont Street Experience

Located a short 10 minute drive from the Strip, you will find the Fremont Street Experience. This incredible experience has lots of fun (and often free!) things for families to enjoy, including:

  • Viva Vision Light Show delivered via the light canopy (view their calendar to find out what’s on the agenda)
  • Live music acts
  • SlotZilla zip line
  • Pedestrian mall

The Fremont Street Experience is ideal for:

Fast Facts

LocationFremont St.
Las Vegas, NV
Hours24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Cost of admissionFree
WebsiteFremont Street Experience

23. Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Pack some excitement into your itinerary with a flight in the vertical wind tunnel at Vegas Indoor Skydiving.

Children must be at least 40 lbs to fly, with a parent or legal guardian present.

Vegas Indoor Skydiving is ideal for:

  • Daytime Activities in Las Vegas

  • Excitement

Fast Facts

Location200 Convention Center Dr.
HoursDaily, 9:30 AM-8 PM
Cost of admissionPrices range from $75-$99 per person.
WebsiteVegas Indoor Skydiving

24. The Pinball Hall of Fame

Enter the Pinball Hall of Fame to explore and play over 200 pinball and vintage arcade games from the 1950s-1990s. It’s free to enter and games are typically $1 or less to play.

The Pinball Hall of Fame is ideal for:

Fast Facts

Location1610 E Tropicana Ave
HoursSunday-Thursday: 11 AM-11 PM
Friday-Saturday, 11 AM-Midnight
Cost of admissionFree to enter
Games 25¢ to $1 per play
WebsiteLas Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame

25. Silverton Aquarium

Inside the Silverton Hotel, you’ll find a 117,000 gallon aquarium full of thousands of tropical fish, three species of stingrays, and—even more impressive—mermaids! Catch the interactive feeding shows daily at 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM, and if you stop by between Thursday and Sunday, make sure you stick around for a Mermaid Swim.

The Silverton Aquarium is ideal for:

Fast Facts

Location3600 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Hours24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Mermaid swims operate Thursday – Sunday
12 AM (10:30 AM Sundays), 2 PM, and 5 PM

Cost of admissionFree
WebsiteSilverton Aquarium

Conclusion

If you’re worried about bringing your kids to Las Vegas—don’t be! There’s lots of family-friendly activities and entertainment for you to check out both in and outside of the city.

Get more tips for visiting Las Vegas:

author-avatar

About Ria Borja

Ria is a Customer Experience Manager at Canyon Tours and an avid lover of the outdoors. When she isn't helping other travelers check destinations and dream vacations off their bucket lists, she's busy exploring the Southwest. Her favorite place to visit is (unsurprisingly!) the Grand Canyon.

Related Posts