Best kids attractions
Gogobot users know what kids like: animals, both on land and sea, interactive science, and a bit of history.
A tour highlighting the gruesome history of the Tower is fascinating for adults and kids alike, with the added bonus of beefeater photo ops, and the opportunity to learn about the 600 years when the tower housed an extensive Royal Menagerie in addition to, say, Anne Boleyn.
I had so much fun here! A historical location that has so much to offer. I'd go there again without a doubt!
Located in the center of Golden Gate Park, the Renzo Piano designed California Academy of Arts and Sciences has a grass roof sculpted to look like the park's rolling hills had been lifted up and the Academy slipped underneath. Beneath the roof, the Academy houses a full-scale aquarium, a natural history museum and a planetarium. Great for kids, there is enough to see here for a full day.
Wonderful destination for children (and older people as well). Come here to find a planetarium, aquarium, natural history museum, and a rainforest all under one roof. Then go to the rooftop and check ... read more
out the wonderful things they are doing up there. And come on, who doesn't want to have a slumber party with penguins?
One of the good things about being the reigning imperialist world power for hundreds of years is that your country's main museum is going to seriously rock. In the heart of London, artifacts from every civilization known to man are on display, including the Rosetta Stone. Kids go crazy for the spectacular Egyptian section. Free entry, like many London museums, means this fits in any budget.
The incredible British Museum should be a must visit on everyone's list. The exhibits, no the KNOWLEDGE emits from the exhibits is immense. It is impossible to start naming items that are housed here ... read more
without feeling something else just as important is being left out. So go! Go visit the museum and see them for youself. What is even better?! There is no admission fee. Thank you HRH Queen Elizabeth!
Dinosaurs. We could say more, but really, when you're looking for a way to entertain kids on a rainy New York afternoon, dinosaurs are a safe bet, and the American Museum of Natural History has a spectacular collection.
An amazing place to take kids in nyc, or take your inner paleontologist for a walk. Crazy dinosaur skeletons and top notch natural history in a beautiful, historic building on the Upper West Side.
Lounging harbor seals and rambunctious otters playing just off the observation deck can make it difficult to see where this aquarium ends and the natural world begins. The Aquarium features the world's only living kelp forest exhibit, plus an other-worldly jellyfish display. Don't miss the magnificent Outer Bay exhibit, featuring open ocean tuna, sea turtles, barracuda and the occasional great white shark!
Monterey Bay Aquarium is a phenomenal place for kids and adults alike. You'll find sea creatures of all sorts--from sea birds and otters to octopus and penguins. (And of course, all sorts of fish.) ... read more
The museum is well designed with huge tanks (some a couple stories high), well-written placards, petting areas for kids (rays and star fish mostly), and daily activities like feedings and presentations. It's a bit pricey--almost $20 per kid, $30 for adults--and can get pretty crowded on weekends but it's definitely a must-see if you're in the area.
What is it about kids and animals? For little ones learning about the world, other species seem to hold an added fascination. The San Diego Zoo is a world-famous zoo and a great place to engage with creatures large and small.
We used to have zoo memberships which included the Wild Animal Park (now Safari Park) and loved coming down here. I preferred the Wild Animal Park because it was closer and was a bit more level than ... read more
the zoo. This was a recurring favorite for daddy and daughter days. The lion exhibit is awesome and don't miss the safari tour.
Dolphins and Beluga whales put on an amazing show at this top-notch aquarium beloved by parents on Gogobot. Check out lots of other underwater creatures like jellyfish and octopi, as well.
The Shedd Aquarium is pretty big with numerous exhibits. I would highly recommend getting tickets for the Oceanarium, especially if you have kids. The dolphins put on quite a show, even though they ... read more
Gaze at penguins, dine with sharks, ride rollercoasters and pat a dolphin on the nose -- all in the same day. One of the best things (especially for little ones) are the shows at SeaWorld - don't miss the killer whale choreography.
If you're a thrill-seeking adventurer, this is the place to be. Two roller-coaster rides called the Manta and the Kraken will keep your heart racing at breakneck speed. Sea World is family friendly ... read more
and will appeal to those who love animals and wildlife.
The metallic globe of an exterior at Europe's biggest science museum is dramatic and promising, and the interior doesn't disappoint. You'll find the obligatory planetarium as well as a submarine, and galleries specifically tailored for children and teenagers. There is also a 180 degree IMAX theatre located inside the sphere that caught your eye in the first place - it's called La Geode.
The Cité des Enfants inside is arguably one of the coolest children’s museum in the world. Loads of well-designed, cool exhibits. A favorite of kids is the how-to-make-a-baguette video. Advance ticket ... read more
purchase recommended. You'll have access to a special entrance the lets you skip the line.
You don't have to travel to the Galapagos or Mozambique to SCUBA dive with whale sharks. You don't need to brave Arctic waters to swim with beluga whales. Nor do you need to head offshore to watch dolphins' antics. You can do it all the world's largest aquarium right in Atlanta. You can even arrange a sleepover.
I loved it! I spent hours staring at beluga whales, sea otters, and whale sharks. The penguin crawl tube was really cool too (just don't bother with it if they're feeding them at the time), you can ... read more
come face to face with adorable penguins! This was without a doubt the best thing I did in Atlanta.
One of America's best science museums, The Franklin Institute is filled with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, high-tech theaters and special programs designed to open the world of science. Walk through a heart, age yourself with a special computer, get lost in the 360 degree screen of an Omnimax film or explore the stars in the Fels Planetarium.
This huge science museum offers lots of educational information and fun interactive activities for kids and adults. Be selective which exhibits you want to see if you don’t have a lot of time. It can ... read more
get very crowded, especially on weekends and during school breaks. There is great IMAX Dome theater at the museum that always has some interesting shows – you can come to the museum just for the show (separate admission fee).
See a completely different side to your favorite animal. Many species don't operate on the same clock we do and don't become active until after the sun goes down, and after many zoos have closed to the public. Choose from a tram ride or a trail walk. Either way, you'll leave with a new and exciting perspective.
Brilliant! After a tiring day, it is easy to sit on the train and meander amongst the animals, who seem to emerge on cue as the train passes. If not tired, there is a walking option where you hear ... read more
great sounds (like chuntering lions) as well as see wonderful animals.
This 300-acre theme park features roller coasters, animal shows, shopping, train rides and beautiful plant life. Serengeti rides and river adventures add extra excitement.
This is a great theme park. The animal safari was the best. The beauty of the park and the workmanship is spectacular. The rides are wonderful. I love the blend of zoo activities and fun activities. ... read more
The Christmas shows with the animals were absolutely amazing.
Any visit to Boston isn't complete without a visit to the Aquarium. A global leader in marine conservation, it focuses on entertaining and teaching its visitors as well as saving the environment The aquarium has more than 70 exhibits and features diverse animals from all over the world. From April - November the aquarium hosts whale watches, taking visitors to nearby whale and dolphin feeding grounds.
Really fun place for the kids with interactive exhibits. There is also a circular tank so you can see all of the various sea creatures swimming about. Would highly recommend especially for kids.
Panthers, leopards and elephants, oh my! These are just some of the animals in the tropical environment created at the Mirage Hotel Casino. Also not to be missed is the Dolphin Habitat, where you can observe the fascinating sea mammals.
As a loyal Mirage customer, I really enjoy having this mini-zoo at the hotel, it's a great way to spend the morning (which in Vegas is just after lunch) and kill some time before hitting the tables. ... read more
If you have kids with you, even better! I especially enjoyed the big cats area, those are some amazing animals.