Published Jan 4, 2021
While Sin City is notoriously known for everything but family-friendly fun, it is home to some of the most exciting and entertaining activities for you and your family to enjoy. Not everything that happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas; take your family there for your next vacation, and find out why it is called the Entertainment Capital of the World. Here are the best things and activities to do in Las Vegas with your kids
The Best Things to do in Las Vegas with your kids
High-flying acrobats, death-defying acts, and exquisite visuals overall – these are some of the things you should expect at Cirque du Soleil. Las Vegas is the only city that five Cirque du Soleil shows call home. The Las Vegas Strip is lined with numerous resorts, and you can find a show in so many of them.
With a production made up of fantastic music, action, comedy, and breathtaking stunts, you are sure to get your money’s worth with every show.
- Regular ticket prices start at $69
Everyone wants to be a superhero, especially kids. Feel the wonder and excitement of being an avenger at the Marvel Avengers STATION. The Marvel Avengers STATION is an interactive exhibit found in the TI hotel. It’s not an understatement when I say that your kids will be entertained for hours, exploring the wonders of the world of the Avengers.
In this exhibit, you can find several operational pieces of equipment of your favorite Avengers, namely Captain America’s uniform and shield, Hawkeye and Black Widow’s uniforms and weapons, and so many more.
- Adult (12+): $42
- Children (aged 4-11): $32
- Under 3: Free
What better way to beat the desert heat than to spend a day at one of the city’s finest waterparks? If you look up waterparks in Las Vegas, you will surely find Wet n’ Wild somewhere at the top of the list. This attraction is perfect for the entire family and children of all ages (provided adults supervise them thoroughly). With over 25 rides and slides, it’s a godsend for families with overly energetic kids to tire them out.
- Adults: $34.99
- Children (under 42 inches): $29.99
- Children under 2: Free
- Seniors (age 60+): $9.99
- Parking costs: $8
Don’t you just love remembering the many days you spent at the arcade playing games like Galaga, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Street Fighter? You can let your children experience the wonders of arcade games at Fun Dungeon at Excalibur. Fun Dungeon features over 200 games for kids of all ages, like carnival classics, vintage and new video games, and the world’s biggest game of Pacman. This attraction is open 12 hours daily from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.
Just because Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert doesn’t mean beautiful plants and flowers can’t grow there. This is made very evident at The Bellagio in their Conservatory and Botanical gardens. For any nature and plant-loving individuals in your family, this place is a haven. Be sure to bring your best cameras to take pictures of the breathtaking plant life on display. Every season brings a new design courtesy of The Bellagio’s ultra-talented horticulturists and designers, so you are sure to have a treat with every visit. Perhaps the best thing about this activity or attraction is that it’s completely free!
By now, Madame Tussauds does not need an introduction. With over 21 locations worldwide, Madame Tussauds is the most famous wax museum in existence right now. With over 100 wax figures of your favorite TV celebrities, athletes, actors, historical figures, and superheroes, your kids will surely be thrilled.
- Wax Museum Admission: $34.99
- Admission + Gondola: $60
If your kid’s an adrenaline-junkie like me, they’ll love The Adventure Dome Indoor Theme Park at Circus Circus. This indoor theme park is filled with tons of rides, including roller coasters, Ferris wheels, bumper cars, and more, stretched over 5 acres of land. You have the option of getting an all-day pass with unlimited access to all the rides or paying per ride.
- Regular Pass (48 inches tall or taller) – $39.95
- Junior Pass (Under 48 inches tall) – $19.95
Don’t be fooled by its name; the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay features way more than just the ocean’s most feared predator. It’s home to over 2,000 animals spread across 14 exhibits. You can find your favorite aquatic animals at this location, like crocodiles, piranhas, and 15 species of sharks.
Shark Reef Aquarium & Undersea Explorer VR Experience
- Adult: $29.00
- Seniors (65+): $27.00
- Children (ages 5 – 12): $24.00
- Children (4 & under): Free
Shark Reef Aquarium
- Adult: $20.00
- Seniors (65+): $18.00
- Children (ages 5 – 12): $15.00
- Children (4 & under): Free
Glowzone is an indoor adventure center, and as you may have guessed, its main feature is the glow-in-the-dark interior. There are tons of attractions here, including bumper cars, a ninja course, mini-golf, climbing walls, and laser mazes, to name a few. The best part is that they’re all glow-in-the-dark! While your kids will surely have the time of their lives, we’re certain you will too.
- All Day Play (with $10 of arcade credit): $35
- All Day Play: $30
- 1 Hour Play: $20 unlimited access
Penn and Teller
We can’t make a list of things to do in Las Vegas without a little magic, now could we? Penn and Teller make up one of the most iconic magic duos in America. Their legendary acts are injected with a healthy amount of comedy and humor, sure to entertain your kids. Penn does all of the talking, providing a fun and comedic commentary, while Teller does all of the handiwork without saying a single word.
About The Author
Terrence Tan Ting is an industrial engineer by profession but a full time writer by passion. He loves to write about a wide range of topics from many different industries thanks to his undying curiosity.