Las Vegas is usually marketed as a land of gambling, smoking, and drinking – in other words, not as a very kid-friendly place. But surprisingly, if you look beyond the casinos and bars, there are quite a few kid-friendly activities hidden in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Visit the Famed White Tigers in Their Habitat
Located within the Mirage hotel, you can get a glimpse of white tigers and white lions. These white tigers are actually part of the magic show put on by the famed duo, Siegfried and Roy! Think about grabbing some tickets to see them in action! Tickets to visit the white tigers are $15 for adults, $10 for children 4-12, and free for children under 4.
Watch the Bellagio Fountains
Every fifteen to thirty minutes depending on the time of day, the fountains at the Bellagio will come to life. Timed perfectly to enthralling music, the Bellagio fountains enact a complicated set of choreography with the fountains shooting water nearly 500 feet into the air!
Have Your Mind Blown at a Magic Show
Children love magic. It’s filled with unanswerable questions and things that seem impossible. It’s like being transported into a fairytale! And Las Vegas is a fantastic place to catch a magic show! Prices for magic shows in Las Vegas vary greatly depending on the act. Before booking, check to make sure that there are no age restrictions.
Stare in Awe at the Acrobatics at a Cirque du Soleil Show
Las Vegas is THE Hub for the acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil. With six different gravity-defying shows, your kids are sure to enjoy it. Prices for the Cirque du Soleil shows vary greatly depending on the show and the seats. Before booking, check to make sure that there are no age restrictions. The majority of Las Vegas theaters require that all children be at least five years old.
Watch the Sea Creatures Swim by at the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium
With over 2,000 animals, the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium is a sight to see! On top of that, there is a tube through the huge tank that you can walk through, giving you and your children an out-of-this-world experience! You might even be able to feed a stingray, shark, or turtle through their animal encounters program. Tickets are $25 for adults, $19 for children 4-12, and free for children under 4.
Stuff Your Stomach with M&Ms at M&M’s World
Head over to the first M&M’s World store location ever! Take a tour of the premises or design your own personalized pack of M&Ms. Choose between 12 colors, customizable text, a bunch of images, and even a 14 iconic Las Vegas images! You’ll even get the chance to sample some new M&M flavors while you’re there.
Relax on a Gondola Ride at the Venetian
You don’t have to go all the way to Venice, Italy to have the magical experience of a gondola ride. Instead, head to Las Vegas’ the Venetian. Float beside cafes, under bridges, and around corners on this relaxing ride. A shared gondola costs $29 per person, while a private gondola (for two) costs $116 total.
Take a Tour of the Ethel M Chocolate Factory
At Ethel M Chocolate Factory, you can take a self-guided tour of the chocolate-making process. If you’re lucky you might even see chocolatiers or machines in action! Plus, if you’re really into chocolate, you can even take a premium chocolate tasting class! While the self-guided tour is free, the tickets for the premium chocolate tasting class are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $6 for children under 13 years old.
Stop and Smell the Flowers at the Bellagio Conservancy & Botanical Garden
Many people think of Las Vegas as being located in the hot, dry Mojave Desert with a few cacti around. And, on the whole, that’s true. However, despite that fact, the Bellagio has committed itself to upkeep a beautiful conservancy and botanical garden on its property. This 14,000-square-foot area is filled with plants that are rotated out for each season of the year. Take some time to let your children look at and appreciate the stunning flora that the Bellagio has cultivated.
Take a Break from the Strip at Mt. Charleston
Just outside of the city of Las Vegas lies Mt. Charleston. Depending on what season you visit, there will be different activities for you to do. If you visit during the warmer months, you can hike, camp, bike, or picnic. If you visit during the colder months, it’s a winter wonderland filled with snow!