It’s a great time to be in Vegas with your family! Las Vegas has plenty of options to keep your children entertained. These are family-friendly ideas on things to do in Las Vegas.
Of course, always double check with the venue regarding the times and age requirements as this may change at any time. I’ll continually add to this list as I encounter new ideas during my visits to the Strip (which is often, since I live here in Vegas!).
Walk through the Las Vegas Strip
Watch the fountains outside the Bellagio
Go swimming: Free entry to the pool if you’re a hotel guest.
Beat the heat at Wet’n’Wild water park 20 minutes from the Strip | $34.99 Adults, $29.99, Children under 42 inches, Children 2 and under: Free
Feed sharks, sea turtles & stingrays at the Shark Reef Aquarium in Mandalay Bay |Tickets: $25 Adults, $19 Child
Watch a Blue Man Group show at Luxor | Tickets: Starts at $64 | Age limit: 3 years & older; Teens 16 years and older can watch without an adult
Watch and join a video game tournament at Esports Arena in Luxor | $25 All day pass | Age limit varies on video game rating
See an exhibition of Titanic artifacts and a replication of the grand staircase at the Titanic Exhibit in Luxor | Free for children under 3, $24 up to 12 years old, $32 Adults
Learn how our bodies work (and what it looks like if you don’t take care of it) through preserved human cadaver installations at Bodies… The Exhibition in Luxor | Free for children under 3, $24 up to 12 years old, $32 Adults. This exhibit may be disturbing to some kids/adults.
Watch a live-action medieval-themed show (with horses, light/smoke/fog effects) AND three-course dinner at Tournament of Kings in Excalibur | Starts at $55.95 for dinner and show, $44.87 show only. Caution for children allergic to show effects
Eat large portions of Italian food at Buca di Beppo in Excalibur
Play arcade games in the Fun Dungeon at Excalibur
Ride the Big Apple Roller Coaster in New York-New York | Tickets: $15
Ride the virtual reality version of the Big Apple Roller Coaster in New York-New York | Tickets: $20. Age minimum 13 years old.
Watch a 4D movie at Excalibur. What’s a 4D movie, you say? It’s a movie with synchronized physical special effects. For example, your seat moving up and down during a movie scene where a car is driving over a bump in a road. | Tickets: Starts at $9.99
Play inside Adventuredome, an indoor theme park at Circus Circus. You can: ride a roller coaster, go miniature golfing, bungee jumping, rock climbing, & “mini-bowling.” You can also watch a free clown show, play laser tag, arcade games & bumper cars. | Tickets: $18.95 for guests 48″ and under, and $32.95 for guests 48″ and taller.
Stock up on sweets at the Hershey Store in New York-New-York | Free if you’re just window-shopping
Play a modern mystery game at CSI: The Experience in MGM Grand | $28 Adults, minimum 12 years old to enter unless with an adult
See an art exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art at Bellagio | Tickets: Free for children 12 and under, $16 Students, $18 Adults
Watch Imaginarium, a magic show by David Goldrake in Tropicana | Tickets starts at $32 | Must be 5 years or older
Play, train, and paint with dolphins at the Dolphin & Lion Habitat at the Mirage| Tickets: Free for children 3 and younger, $17 up to 17 years old, Adults $22
Battle zombies, solve puzzles, and free roam in a new Virtual Reality game at the MGM Grand | Tickets: $50 per person | Must be 21 years old after 9 PM
Watch high energy choreographed dance in a Jabbawockeez show at the MGM Grand | Tickets: Starts at $49.99
Watch cute pets perform fun tricks at Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at the V Theater Miracle Mile Shops| Tickets: Start at $49.99
Watch the Backstreet Boys perform live at the Zappos Theater Planet Hollywood | Tickets: Start at $80.00. Shop here.
Play glow-in-the-dark mini golf at Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf in Bally’s | Free to enter, $11.95 to play
Walk through the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden | Free, displays change seasonally
See art at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art | Free for children under 12, must be accompanied by an adult, may have adult themes
Play video games with Xbox One, PS4 games at the Game Room in ARIA | Free
Eat award-winning desserts at Milk Bar Las Vegas by Christina Tosi of Masterchef at the Cosmopolitan (we love the cereal milk soft serve)
Shop affordable brands at the Miracle Mile Shops
Shop high-end and affordable shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
Walk around the LINQ Promenade, an outdoor shopping area
Watch an entertaining mind-reading show PARANORMAL ft. Frederic Da Silva at Bally’s | Tickets start at $48.37
See flamingos and watch pelican feedings at 8:30 AM and 2:00 PM Daily at Wildlife Habitat in Flamingo Hotel & Casino Las Vegas | Free
See Iron Man costumes up close and play with Marvel-themed exhibits at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Treasure Island | Tickets: $34 for adults & children 12 and up, Free for children under 3
Buy a cupcake from a ‘cupcake ATM’ at Sprinkles in the LINQ Promenade
Watch a family-friendly magic show, Murray: The Celebrity Magician at the Planet Hollywood | Tickets: $59.55
Sightsee while riding a Ferris wheel at the High Roller in the LINQ Promenade | Tickets: Children $10-20, Adults: $25-$52 (with or without open bar)
Go shopping at The Grand Canal Shoppes in The Venetian
See life-like wax models of your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds in The Venetian | Tickets: Adults $29.95, Children $ 24.95, Children under 2: Free
Play Star Wars-themed virtual reality in Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire at The Void Grand Canal Shoppes The Venetian | Must be 10 years or older | Tickets: $32.95
Experience thrilling rides such as Big Shot, Insanity & X-Scream at The Stratosphere | Must be 48″ tall | Ticket price varies