Discovery Children’s Museum
360 Promenade Place
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Las Vegas’ new Discovery Children’s Museum provides a wealth of learning opportunities for children of all ages (and their parents), with nine exhibits, including The Summit, Eco City, Toddler Town, Solve It, Water World and Fantasy Festival. Children have the ability to explore flight, magnets, simple machines, light and sound, Earth, space and water, practical life skills and green living. Wee guests can crawl, touch, role-play and explore their environment while older guests can solve questions about the mysteries encased within the museum in order to complete a puzzle. Fantasy Festival gives all ages the chance to let their imaginations take flight and soar as they bring stage productions to light, dress up and design their own castles or “live” aboard ships and learn about pirates, raise a flag or fire a cannon.
Mini Golf and Rides at Adventuredome
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
At Adventuredome, families can spend the day in a carnival atmosphere while playing games, competing at mini golf or riding the thrill rides within the confines of the dome at Circus Circus. It’s easy to make a morning, afternoon or evening of it indoors at Adventuredome, no matter the weather outside, with older children and a parent riding the coasters while the little ones explore their own fun activities and rides. The whole family can try the easy miniature golf course course to see who gets the best score. There’s always something exciting to do at this facility, with a few new rides featured from time to time.
Jump ‘N’ Jungle Family Fun Center
4005 W. Reno Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Don’t forget your socks when you visit Jump ‘N’ Jungle. This indoor family entertainment center is perfect for birthday parties and playtime, featuring bouncers, obstacle courses and slides for quality indoor play. You can pay a visit any time the facility offers open play or you can schedule your own special event by contacting the center. A good time will be had by all.
Kinderland Indoor Play and Café
9330 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 485 5263
Kinderland is Summerlin’s solution to the hot weather of a desert summer and the cooler winds that come with winter in Las Vegas. This business provides a fun environment for children and parents, with a safe, interactive play center for infants and kids up to six years of age and a parent-friendly cafe with coffee, snacks and high-speed internet. Parents can relax while the kids play and learn. Kinderland even offers a drop-off service while parents run errands, with qualified and experienced nannies on staff. It’s perfect for play dates and birthday parties as well as everyday playtime.
Fast Lap Nevada
4288 S. Polaris Ave., Suite 109
Las Vegas, NV 89103
At this indoor kart track, you can experience the thrill of the racetrack with no more than 11 other like-minded individuals. Take the laps while avoiding traffic (no intentional bumping allowed) in karts equipped with a 200cc engine, reaching up to 50 mph. Tracks and equipment are well maintained and safety is key. Tracks are 20 feet wide and 1,200 feet in length, plenty of room for great racing and passing with you controlling your own speed and action. This activity is recommended for older kids, teens and adults. It’s perfect for the ultimate birthday experience.
Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.