Activities for kids in Las Vegas

There are many activities for kids in Las Vegas that both parents and children will enjoy. Some are located right on the Strip (like Bellagio Fountains for example), however, note that the rest of town has great family friendly activities as well. We will go over some most popular choices including both free activities and paid activities that you may want to consider when travelling with kids to Las Vegas.

Top Las Vegas Activities That Are Great for Kids

Our list of top activities for kids in Las Vegas is not done in a particular order as some attractions have age restrictions, while others don’t. For additional information on hours of operation or details please check out the attraction page.


Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Take a journey deep into the ocean and see 14 exhibits each featuring dangerous aquatic predators. With 15 species of sharks and 2000 animals including an eight-foot long Komodo dragon this attraction is on top of most popular places for visitors with kids. The Touch Pool is one of the top favorites among little ones as they can touch an ever-changing collection of animals including sharks, rays or horseshoe crabs. Children 3 yr. old or younger attend free of charge.


Fountains of Bellagio

This free spectacular show right at the center of the Strip can be seen each half hour until 8pm and after that time each 15 minute until midnight! Combining light, music and water, The Fountains of Bellagio Show is probably the most popular free show in Las Vegas. This show, featuring 30 different songs which have individual choreography of dancing water streams that are illuminated from within, take place in lake that is about the size of 8 football fields!


Bellagio Conservatory And Botanical Gardens

Another great and free attraction are The Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio – visual displays that are changed each season are absolutely stunning! Kids will love to explore them. This activity is free of charge!


Entertainment at The Venetian Las Vegas

A Gondola Ride at the Venetian
Even though you are not at Venice and this is not the Grand Canal, the experience you get at this elegant and unique Hotel in Las Vegas will be like no other! Take a ride in gondola ride beneath bridges and alongside the streetscape of the hotel! No surprise that kids love that fun ride (and so do couples looking for romantic experience!). Prices from $29 per person.
Streetmosphere at the Grand Canal Shops

The Grand Canal Shops provide not only an amazing shopping experience and great dining, but street entertainment that is great for both kids and adults. “Living statues”, mimes, singers, live music, jugglers, and more – completely free shows are all family friendly and will keep your little ones busy while you may decide to visit some of the best for Las Vegas stores.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Want to see some of the most famous people up close? Wax figures of celebrities your child knows in a two-story building will get closer to the stars! Music icons, Marvel Super Heroes, TV Stars, Sport stars – who would you like to see? Children 2 and under visit FREE! Book your tickets online and visit any day and time while saving on ticket price!


The Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur

If your kids like knights and medieval battles, this show and dinner package is a great choice. Inspired by the King Arthur tale, this show features valiant knights, beautiful horses, pyrotechnics, and special effect. Dinner experience is quite special too – like in medieval times, there are no utensils offered, guests will eat three-course meal with their hands! Ticket price includes a three-course dinner, children 3 years or younger attend free of charge.


CSI: The Experience at the MGM Grand (Crime Scene Investigation on CBS)

Perfect for everyone, this attraction offers an experience of solving crime like an investigator. With interactive exhibits, this is a place where kids can test their skills as investigators! The number of daily visitors is limited, and we recommend purchasing tickets to this attraction in advance. Recommended age 4 +


Nevada State Railroad Museum

How exciting would that be to ride in a 1930s-track train? When you discover that train follows the same route that was used for bringing supplies to the building set of Hoover Dam the ride will become even more exciting! Located in Boulder City, about 30 min south of Las Vegas Strip, Nevada State Railroad Museum offers 7 miles long train ride that lasts 45 minutes. This is an excellent opportunity to observe the scenery and take memorable photos. There is no age restriction for this attraction and Museum operates until midafternoon 7 days a week. With kids tickets a s low as from $5 (for ages 4 to 11) this is one of the most affordable Las Vegas attractions for families.


Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage

White Lions, tigers, black and spotted leopards, and dolphins – expect to see these animals at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat while walking through exotic jungle path. Exclusive experience options that are good for the whole family include VIP tours showing how animals are cared for, Painting with the Dolphins, and Swimming with Dolphins. Children 3 and under have free admission!


Fall of Atlantis at Caesars Forum Shops, Caesars Palace

Every hour at the forum shops at Caesar’s Palace you can see the 11-minute-long Fall of Atlantis Show with display of special effects including fire, water and talking statues. This show is about the kingdom of Atlantis and has some great entertainment features like heat, sound waves, and 20-foot winged dragon! This attraction if free of charge! Don’t miss it and when you finish watching check out the aquarium nearby!


The Mob Museum

Located in downtown Las Vegas, just steps from Fremont Street, National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement has a mission of informing the public about the history of crime in America. It features exploration of real stories and actual events through interactive scenes. Kids will be fascinated by multimedia and artifacts that explain the battle between organized crime and law enforcement. Kids 11 to 17 years old have teen price tickets, children 1 to 10 (must be accompanied by adult) have discounted admission and will not have access to specialty exhibits.


Big Shot at the Stratosphere

This ride up the top Stratosphere Tower is perfect for thrill seekers! You will be dropped down from 160 feet in just 2.5 seconds! Ride duration is only about 1 min for this fastest and most adrenaline-inducing ride in Las Vegas! No age restriction and various price options depending on how many rides you wish to book in your package.


Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Opened in 1991, Las Vegas Natural History Museum remains popular especially among young visitors. Located at 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North this museum has world-class collection of wildlife and prehistoric exhibits which will take you on a learning adventure that lasts from prehistoric times to the present. This attraction if free of charge for children 2 or younger and $6 for 3 to 11 yr. old kids.


The Children’s Park at the Las Vegas Town Square

Las Vegas Town Square offers experience suitable for everyone in your family. Popular stores and unique boutiques, a movie theater and great restaurants, and of course, the Children’s Park are all in one place. With 13,000 square feet of fun your kids will not want to leave! Maze, splashes, treehouse, and more will keep them busy for long time! This activity is free of charge!


Titanic Artifact Exhibition at The Luxor

Your teenagers will love this one! And you will love that while family is on vacation, kids can still take a fascinating history lesson about world’s most famous ocean liner, Titanic. Explore over 250 actual artifacts from the voyage and view recreated rooms from the ship. Free for children up to 3 yr. old, and from $24 for kids 4-12 yr. old, this educational experience is worth every penny. Audio guides are available at additional $5.


Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden

Here is another free attraction that your kids will want to visit again and again. Looking on the process of chocolates creation and eating free samples will bring excitement on the faces of young visitors! Located just short 15-minutes drive from the Strip, this is the only Ethel M factory in the world. After exploring the process, pop into the store and select your favorite flavor. And once you feel your little ones have had enough chocolate, explore three-acre Botanical Cactus Garden with over 300 types of cactus! No doubts little ones will enjoy both attractions!


Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York

If you dare to take this ride, get ready to experience the drops, loops and unique heartline twist right on the Strip! This attraction is hard to miss – it is located at New York-New York at the intersection of Tropicana Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd. The roller coaster trains are designed like New York taxicabs and the surroundings have some famous replicas of New York landmarks including Statue of Liberty. With the biggest drop of 144 feet, the ride takes almost 3 min of thrill. There is no age restriction, and tickets start from $15 per child and all-day passes are available as well.


Adventuredome at Circus Circus

Featuring 5 acres of indoor fun, the Adventuredome at Circus Circus is the world’s largest indoor theme park that has all possible attractions including roller coaster rocketing at 55 miles per hour, the arcade, bumper cars, clowns, and more. Family rides, junior rides, coaster rides – the selection is great for every age. Some of the rides have height restrictions so make sure to check what’s suitable for your kids when planning your visit. Junior tickets from $18.95 are available for guests under 48”.


M&M’s World, M&M’s World

There are many things that you can do in Las Vegas with kids beyond visiting a show. Take your little ones to the M&M’s World and explore 4 stores of fun activities and delicious chocolate treats! The store has lots of cool M&M’s brand products including bags and luggage, cooking items, sports products, stationery, garments, cosmetics, souvenirs, and of course lots of candies! Some of the activities include personalization of the candies and interactive 3-D film in the M&M’s movie theater. This attraction if free of charge!

Bodies The Exhibition at The Exhibition Center, Luxor

This Exhibition features real bodies, preserved along with their inner organs. Showcasing 13 whole-body specimens from China and more than 260 organs, this attraction is like a science lab. Multiple rooms are dedicated to different parts of the body. This is a science related experience that is great for educational purpose. There are no age restrictions for that attraction.