We've came up with this awesome list of activities to do with kids for days that you need to stay indoors. There are so many activities that you would actually enjoy too if you reach deep down and let your inner kid come out and play!
6033 De Soto Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Let your kids literally jump off the walls at Sky High Sports. There are several areas with big trampolines from wall to wall where your kids can jump for hours and get their energy out. Your kids must be able to walk independently to use the trampolines.
There is a separate area for little kids. There’s also an area where kids can launch into a foam pit, as well as a dodge ball trampoline court. You can reserve jump time for 1 hour ($15), 1 1/2 hour ($20), or 2 hours ($25). There is a snack bar on site serving pizza, Mac n Cheese, Chicken Wings, Corn Dogs, and much more to take a break and fuel up after all the jumping.
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Visit Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, the permanent, award-winning children's and family destination that's the talk of the town! Play, climb, build, explore, make believe--all while exploring a floor-to-ceiling wooden ark, filled to the rafters with whimsical animals. Advance tickets are highly recommended on weekends and during school holidays.
The general admission is $12, Full-Time Students with ID, and Children over 12 pay $9, and Children 2–12 are $7. Children under 2 are free, and you can visit Noah's Ark for free on Thursdays.
17871 Castleton Street City of Industry, CA 91748
Even though the racing zone is closed on rainy days, you can enjoy the indoors Arcade every day. Play more than 100 of the latest video and redemption games in SpeedZone's Electric Alley. From action and adventure games to racing games, there is something for everyone!
After some gaming, try your bowling skills at Strike Zone and let the ball tumble down the lane. ($5.00 per 5 frames). Small ball size fits bowlers of all ages and skill levels. Afterwards, stop in at Johnny Rockets to re-fuel.
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #2008 Canoga Park, CA 91303
Giggles N’ Hugs brings together high-end organic food with active, cutting-edge play and entertainment for children. Giggles N’ Hugs offers an upscale, family-friendly atmosphere with a unique, custom-made 2000 square-foot play area that children 10 and younger absolutely love.
There are also all-day activities like face painting, crafts and karaoke. Admission is $13 for children and $7 for crawlers. Check the calendar before you go to make sure they are not closed for a private party.
480 N Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
There is always so much to do at Kidspace Children Museum. From the bottle rocket, tennis ball launcher, and pulleys, there are activities to touch, teach and nurture children's love of science. For the little ones (ages 0-3), a space is designed to inspire wonder, stimulate exploration and prompt interaction between children and their parents. Crawlers and early walkers can enjoy the tactile nature of the Shiny Stream, exploring different surfaces, climbing and sliding.
6801 Hollywood Blvd #343
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Dave & Buster's is famous for games! They have tons of ways to play for people of all ages from exclusive new games to classic video games. There is something fun for everyone to play and tons of prizes to take home. You get to use your Power Card to play games and save winnings. You decide how much money you want to put on it and can recharge at any time in-store at a kiosk or from your phone on their app.
There is also a restaurant on site with variety of yummy food to choose from including icy sips, and our favorite Brookie Sundae Tower made with giant chocolate brownie & chocolate chip cookie with ghirardelli chocolate chips.
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is an extensive museum with beautiful dramas of North American and African mammals, and a hands-on, interactive Discovery Center with live animals, shells, rocks, bones, insects, and other specimens. Watch for special exhibits like butterfly pavilion, spider pavilion, Dino lab, and more. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for kids (13-17), and $7 for kids (3-12).
Let go of gravity and grab some air on the sprawling wall-to-wall trampoline courts at Sky Zone with your kids, or rock the rim at the SkySlam. Hoops of different heights accommodate jumpers of all sizes. At the foam zone, you can fly or flip into a pool of huge foam squares with your kids, or you can just watch them fly. The Foam Zone is all about big air and soft landings.
You can reserve jump time for 30 Minutes ($12.00), 60 Minutes ($17.00), 90 Minutes ( $22.00), and 120 minutes ($27.00).
Discovery Cube Los Angeles
11800 Foothill Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91342
There is always so much to do at Discovery Cube LA, and with so many different exhibits to visit, there is something to do for everyone. View the earth on a suspended, animated globe from a completely unique vantage point; Climb aboard a helicopter simulator and take to the skies above Los Angeles; Grab a cart, aim your scanner and zoom through the aisles in an exciting grocery store game, and watch your kids as they learn the importance of making healthy and earth-friendly choices when you shop; Race against others to correctly sort recyclables and other waste to divert trash from our landfills; and much more.
Admission is $12.95 for adults and kids 3-14. Kids under 2 are free.
506 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Enjoy the Caffe Luxxe Gourmet coffee, Pastries or Paninis while your kids Enjoy the Play Area at Snooknuk. With beautiful fairytale-like murals on all the walls, kids can get lost in their imaginations at Snooknuk's play area.
Snooknuk also hosts a variety of classes and workshops, including Messy Arts and Crafts, Story-time Adventures, Obstacle Course and Tumble Time and even ballet classes. Admission is $8 for 1 kid, $13 for 2 kids, and $18 for 3 kids.
12005 Bluff Creek Dr.
Playa Vista, CA 90094
Wallis Annenberg PetSpace is a family-friendly space to learn about pets and people. If you are interested in getting a pet or you just want to spend some time with one, the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace is a great place to build bonds with a pet.
You can get cuddle time with a cat, a dog, or even a rabbit with no pressure of adapting. You can also read books to animals at the Pet Porch, or take a free tour of the place. The Human Hamster Wheel is also a must feature to try with your kids!
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. The Science Center offers self-guided experiences of permanent and special exhibit galleries, big lab interactive programs, and IMAX movies.
The discovery rooms are filled with cool hands-on experiments, which are perfect for exploring for kids 6 & under. Admission to the Science Center's permanent exhibition galleries is always free. IMAX tickets are $8.50 for adults and $5.25 for kids (4-12 yrs). After your exploration, enjoy a meal from one of the dining options located on the Science Center's 1st floor or grab a snack at the IMAX Theater's concession stand.
2800 E Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
A rainy day is a perfect day to visit the Griffith Observatory. You can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign. You can even have a bite at the Café located on the observatory's lower level. Seating is available inside the café on rainy days. Admission to the Observatory building, grounds, and telescopes is always free!
iFLY is where the dream of flight becomes a reality. When you go to iFLY get ready to be blown away – literally. Experience the feeling of free-fall as you and your kids float on a smooth cushion of air. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to Earth. It’s just you flying in the air. Super fun, super safe, and super cool!
The entire iFLY experience lasts about 1 hour and 45 minutes and each flight is the equivalent of 1.5 skydives. Participants must be at least 13 years old and weigh less than 260 lbs. Prices start at $51.00.
1755 N Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Catch a movie at the historical El Capitan Theater. The theater always adds something extra to any film experience. Expect to see Disney cast members, live singing, and the delighted faces of children as streamers and confetti fall from the ceiling. Movie Tickets start at $10 per person.
1345 W. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is a puppet extravaganza set in the nation's oldest ongoing puppet theater. The elaborate shows feature hand-crafted puppets and a range of topics. Check the website for up-to-date shows and times. Tickets are $15 for adults and kids over 2.
4989 Sepulveda Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Sherman Oaks Castle Park is the San Fernando Valley's premier family entertainment center. Experience a wide selection of exciting games, ranging from the ever competitive air hockey to thrilling redemption games with big jackpots. Also try the hand at The Vault, a laser maze straight out of a spy movie. Fun for all ages! Game cards start at $25.00, and Laser Maze is $5.00 per person.
1701 Marine Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
There’s so much fun packed inside the 16,000 square foot AdventurePlex facility that kids might not want to leave! AdventurePlex is packed with mazes and tunnels, rope courses, an indoor gymnasium and a new toddlers-only play zone.
Luckily, there’s something for everyone, from play and learning for the kids, to classes, healthy food and free Wi-Fi for the adults—all designed to make healthy habits fun! Admission is $12 per child.
400 West Disney Way, Suite 189
Anaheim, CA 92802
This is an ultimate indoor play park for heart-pumping family fun! Kids and kids-at-heart can run, jump, bounce, slide and climb their way to adventure! Adults are encouraged to play right alongside their kids, ensuring an unforgettable family experience. Create lasting memories as you race down the slides, climb through the jungles and explore together! Admission starts at $9.95.
At Chucke E Cheese's, kids can play everything from the classic arcade games like Skee-Ball and Whack-a-Mole to the latest video games and more. Your child also gets to hang out with Chuck E., and together, they’ll sing, dance, and have a blast.
There are also kiddie rides for the little ones, and high-tech simulator games & Chuck E.’s Laser Challenge for older kids. You can choose how much to spend when you buy your Pass Card.
234 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
The lanes at BowlMor are some of the coolest and most stunning in the game, featuring black lights, soft lounge seats, and huge HD video walls that play everything from live sports and music videos to classic family films. You can also order food while you play and have your food delivered right to your lane. There is also a game room with several games, a hockey tables, and more. On Sundays, you can get $3.49 games and arcade deals after 6pm.
LA Dragon Studios
14557 Friar St.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Go back in time and become a knight of the round table! The escape room at LA Dragon Studios is an interactive and adventurist game for the whole family. You get to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy to escape different rooms in the Castle.
You will be given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms. Your kids will have a blast finding the clues to unlock each room to continue the adventure. It is non-stop excitement for the entire family. Prices start at $35 per person.
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