Treat the entire family to a day of fun when you check out these exciting family-friendly attractions in Las Vegas. Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas has put together a list of theme parks, shows, nature activities, and more sure to keep kids and adults alike entertained. Our city is famous for entertainment possibilities, and we’ve rounded up the best places to take the kids.

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

The conservatory garden at the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas, NV.

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Anyone craving some natural wonder should pay a visit to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden. You’ll find this breathtaking spot in a gigantic glass dome, just beyond the lobby of the Bellagio hotel. Horticulturists and designers put together beautiful scenes every season that never fail to impress guests. You don’t have to stay at the hotel to enjoy the display, either. The Conservatory & Botanical Garden is open all day long. Better yet, it offers free entry.

Once you’re inside, take the kids on a tour of the plants, flowers, and trees that come together with constructed objects such as bridges, lighthouses, and gazebos to create striking and unique visual displays. You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities here. In addition to seasonal changes, the Bellagio creates new scenes for the holidays and a special display for Chinese New Year. That means you’ll have many opportunities throughout the year to take the family on an outing to enjoy this attraction.

The space spans 14,000 square feet, so you won’t run out of sights to keep the kids busy. It’s worthwhile to come here each season to experience the distinct colors each time of year offers. The Bellagio also recycles 90% of the plants, flowers, and trees they use in the conservatory when the seasons change.

Adventuredome Theme Park

You can’t beat a theme park when you’re looking for a fun-filled day for the whole family. Naturally, Las Vegas features a pretty amazing option. You’ll find Adventuredome Theme Park right under a huge pink dome behind Circus Circus. Once you’re inside, look forward to five acres of indoor space sure to keep every member of the family entertained.

With various rides and games appropriate for all ages, this theme park makes it easy to plan a day out and about. You’ll find rides designed just for kids alongside roller coasters and other thrill rides. And that’s just the start.

In addition to all those rides, this theme park boasts an abundance of activities ranging from miniature golf to fair games and arcades. They even offer a 4-D movie adventure. You don’t even have to pay admission to enter the park — you just pay for the rides and games you want to experience. If you plan to spend a longer time at the Adventuredome, you can also choose an all-day ride pass. Whether you’re exploring Circus Circus or just visiting the theme park itself, this is a must-see stop on any family’s list.

Shark Reef Aquarium

Kids (and adults!) who find wildlife intriguing will love a visit to Shark Reef Aquarium. In addition to sharks, you’ll find piranhas, giant rays, crocodiles, and even a Komodo dragon. If your kid is afraid of those toothy predators, you can also take them to see the exotic fish and endangered green sea turtles on display.

When your kids are ready to brave a close encounter with exotic sharks, make sure to take a stroll through the walk-through tunnel while visiting the 1.3-million-gallon shark exhibit. The aquarium features over 2,000 animals overall, so there’s something to get any child excited about sea life here.

This attraction also offers an Animal Encounters program, which gives kids the opportunity for some interactive fun. Kids can feed stingrays, turtles, or sharks. They’ll also enjoy a touch pool that gives them the chance to get acquainted with intriguing wildlife in a safe and secure environment.

Kid-Friendly Shows

Las Vegas is known for its extravagant shows, and with good reason. The glitz and glamor that makes this city famous is on display in any number of spectacular shows selling tickets at a given time. Although a lot of shows are geared for the adults in the audience, you’ll also find a variety of entertainment options that are appropriate for all members of your family.

From celebrity headliners to magicians to Broadway productions to the magic of Cirque du Soleil, you’re sure to find a show in Las Vegas your kids will enjoy. No matter what you’re in the mood to see, Las Vegas has something for everyone. Some top choices for families with kids include:

  • Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, featuring exciting acrobatics and breathtaking costumes and design.
  • Tournament of Kings, a show complete with jousting knights and dinner you can eat with your hands.
  • Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, which offers comedy performed by animals rescued from shelters.

Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

Kids who love animals will adore the variety of wildlife they get to encounter at the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat located inside the Mirage Hotel and Casino. It’s not just dolphins you’ll find here, though the bottlenose dolphins are a top attraction in a huge tank surrounded by picturesque palms and other foliage. You’ll also find white tigers, white lions, and leopards in this animal sanctuary dedicated to giving people the opportunity to experience and learn about big cats and dolphins.

Watch the dolphins do tricks, or check out the underwater viewing space that’s sure to enchant kids as they observe dolphins playing and interacting with each other. You can also just relax among the beautiful green plants and waterfalls that make this attraction an oasis from the bustle of big city life.

We hope this list of family attractions provides plenty of inspiration the next time you’re looking for fun for the whole family in Las Vegas.