A list of things to do with babies and toddlers in Las Vegas.
If you’re visiting Vegas with little ones who aren’t very mobile yet, you may be wondering what there is for you to do. While it may not seem like the most family-friendly destination, there are actually quite a few places that are appropriate for families with babies and toddlers in Las Vegas. Here’s a list of daytime activities located on and off of the Strip that are fun for the whole family.
1. Shark Reef
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is full of sea creatures. Visitors can easily spend a couple of hours here exploring the exhibits. This aquarium features sharks, exotic fish species, sea turtles, octopuses, jellyfish, Komodo dragons, and crocodiles. There’s also a glass tunnel tank where animals will swim over your head and even shallow pools where visitors can pet stingrays.
Shark Reef is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm. Timed entry tickets for adults cost $29, $27 for seniors, and $24 for children; kids 4 and under can get in for free!
2. Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat
Another kid-friendly attraction for toddlers in Las Vegas is at the Mirage, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat. This indoor/outdoor wildlife garden houses tigers, lions, and dolphins. See these wild animals up close while learning about wildlife preservation and conservation.
The Secret Garden is open daily. Tickets cost
- $25 for adults
- $20 for military members, Nevada residents, and senior
- $19 for children ages 4 to 12,
- $14 for Nevada resident children
- Free for children 3 and under.
3. Discovery Children’s Museum
The Discovery Children’s Museum downtown is a playground entirely devoted to kids and toddlers in Las Vegas. This museum has three floors full of activities, playgrounds, hands-on educational experiments, and an area specifically designed for toddlers.
Discovery Children’s is open daily. Admission costs $15.50 per person and $13.50 for locals.
4. Springs Preserve
Springs Preserve is an interactive museum and outdoor nature reserve with plenty of engaging exhibits for kids. The 180-acre property is full of walking trails, exhibits about Nevada history and sustainability practices, playgrounds, gardens, animals, a butterfly habitat, and a desert tortoise habitat. Explore the grounds by riding the train or a bike. This is a great place to spend time both indoors and outside.
The Springs Preserve is located not far from downtown Las Vegas. It’s open daily and the cheapest option on this list! Tickets are
- $9.95 for adults
- $4.95 for kids ages 3 to 17
- Free for kids 2 and under.
5. Lion Habitat Ranch
The Lion Habitat Ranch is about 20 minutes away from the Strip, near The M Resort. This wildlife sanctuary gives visitors an up-close look at lions, ostriches, emus, parrots, and a giraffe named Ozzie, who can paint with his tongue! Tour guides lead you through the ranch while teaching about the various animals that live on the property and their efforts toward lion and giraffe conservation.
The Lion Habitat Ranch is currently open Thursday through Monday from 10 am to 2 pm. General Admission is $25, $20 for locals, $18 for seniors (65+), any college students, and military, fire, and police personnel. Children 3 and under get in free! One child ages 4 to 14 can get in free with the purchase of any adult ticket.