Things To Do In Las Vegas With Kids

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GO SWIMMING

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can make a kid happy. Bring your kids to the hotel pool and make use of the resort fee you’re paying for. Remember to slather sunscreen before you go, or you’ll have fussy kids with sunburns the whole trip.

WET’N’WILD
(702) 979 – 1600 | 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148 

If the hotel pool isn’t cutting it, take your kids to the local water amusement park. Wet’n’Wild has a wave pool, lazy river, and an assortment of water slides.

Single day passes start at $29 for kids under 42 inches and $34.99 for anyone taller. It’s about twenty minutes away from The Strip on the southwest part of town.

FEED A SEA TURTLE (OR A SHARK!)
(702) 632 – 4555 | Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas | 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Instead of looking at fish through glass, level up your experience by feeding stingrays, sea turtles, or sharks at the Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay.

The entrance fee is included if you book this experience in advance at their website.

If you just want something low-key, general admission to the Shark Reef Aquarium starts at $19 for kids & $25 for adults.

Tip: Show your Shark Reef Aquarium ticket to get free access to Mandalay Bay’s lazy river

SEE A FLAMINGO IN REAL LIFE
(702) 733 – 3349 | Flamingo Las Vegas | 3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Looking at flamingoes at The Flamingo Habitat inside Flamingo Las Vegas is always a fun stop on The Strip. The best part is it’s free! The Flamingo Habitat is open from dawn to dusk.

FEED A PELICAN
(702) 733 – 3349 | Flamingo Las Vegas | 3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Most people know you can find real live flamingoes at Flamingo Las Vegas, but did you know you can feed pelicans (goofy looking birds with long beaks)? This experience is available only at 8:30 AM and 2:00 PM, so stop by if you’re by the middle of The Strip.

TAKE A PHOTO WITH A POLAR BEAR
Coca-cola store Las Vegas | 3785 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Posing with the Coca-cola polar bear may advertise unhealthy eating habits, but it’ll cheer up your kids because, well, he’s a cute fluffy white bear. You can ask one of the staff members at the Coca-cola store on The Strip the times for a photo appearance.

The best part is it’s free!

GO TO THE MALL

When I was a teenager, I wanted to go to the mall all the time. If you have a teenager, they might like going to the mall in Vegas.

On the Las Vegas Strip, you can go to the Fashion Show Mall or  The Forum Shoppes, a luxury and affordable shopping destination with a simulated blue sky.

TAKE A PHOTO WITH AN M&M FOR FREE
M&Ms World Store | 3785 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

My husband and I have lived here in Vegas for almost three years and it was our first time visiting the M&M store last weekend. It’s a colorful three-level shop where you can buy M&M souvenirs & candy. You can also take a picture with an M&M for free, just ask one of their team members for their schedule.

SEE THOR’S HAMMER IN PERSON
Inside Treasure Island | 3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 | (702) 894 – 7626

My husband’s best friend came to visit us in town, and Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. was one of our stops. Your kids will definitely enjoy the mini-exhibits, trying to pull out Thor‘s hammer and the different Iron Man iterations on display.

There’s a quick mini-game at the end of the experience and you can shop Marvel gear at the gift shop. The entrance fee is on the steeper side: $34 for adults and $24 for kids. Definitely stop by if you and your kids are avid Marvel fans.

RIDE A FERRIS WHEEL

Rest your feet while sinking in a view of Las Vegas. Also, your kids will be in an enclosed case, so they can’t run away from you!

MORE IDEAS…

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

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.

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 ShopsTickets: 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

Eat award-winning desserts at Milk Bar Las Vegas by Christina Tosi of Masterchef at the Cosmopolitan (we love the cereal milk soft serve)

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

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)

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


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