Attractions for Kids in Las Vegas

Attractions for Kids in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a city famous for gambling and adult entertainment, but that doesn't mean you have to leave the kids at home during your Sin City vacation. There are attractions suitable for children and their families to enjoy together in Las Vegas. A few of them even manage to be educational as well as fun.
 

Lied Discovery Children's Museum

The Lied Discovery Children's Museum is a fully interactive learning experience for both children and adults. This 22,000-square-foot facility features exhibits on nutrition, communication, the arts, science and more. The museum also features traveling exhibits throughout the year. Information on these featured exhibits can be found on the museum's website. As of August 2009, admission is $8 for adults, $7 for children and seniors, and free for children under 1.

833 Las Vegas Blvd. N
Las Vegas Nevada 89101
702-382-5437
www.ldcm.org

 
 

Shark Reef

The Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino appears to be an ancient temple sinking into the sea. More than 2,000 animals are on display including a touch pool featuring southern stingrays, horseshoe crabs, bamboo sharks, California round rays and a whiptail ray. After traveling through two walk-through tunnel displays, visitors reach the end of the tour in a room designed to look like a sunken ship at the bottom of the ocean. As of August 2009, admission is $16.95 for adults and children over 12, $10.95 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 5.

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas Nevada 89101
702-632-4555
www.sharkreef.com/

Tournament of Kings

The Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino is one Las Vegas dinner show that is definitely child friendly. Diners are encouraged to pound on the tables and cheer loudly to support their king in a medieval battle complete with jousting, horses and a fire-breathing dragon. Kids can forget about their table manners and eat with their hands for one night as there are no utensils at the Tournament of Kings. As of August 2009, tickets are $61.18.

38.50 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas Nevada 89101
702-597-7600
www.excalibur.com/entertainment/tournament_of_kings.aspx

Southern Nevada Zoological and Botanical Park

The Southern Nevada Zoo features endangered animals including Barbary apes, Siberian lynx and the desert tortoise. The Southern Nevada Zoo is also home to lions, chimpanzees, wallabies and other animals typical in a zoo. As of August 2009, admission is $8 for adults and children over 12, $6 for seniors and children ages 2-12 and free for children under 2. The zoo is open year-round daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1775 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas Nevada 89106
702-647-4685
www.lasvegaszoo.com

 

Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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