Things To Do With Kids in Reno

Although Reno is mostly known for its many casinos, there is plenty of kid-friendly family fun to be had if you are planning a trip here. Kids can head down to the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum for educational fun or to Downtown’s National Automobile Museum with over 200 cars to be seen. As for the casinos, a few of them offer daycares or kids programs to look after the kids while parents have some adult fun. “The Biggest Little City in the World” truly does have it all, you have to see it to believe it. Bring the family to Reno and explore some of the following things to do:

The Littlest Big City in the World is sure to provide you with almost endless fun and excitement. Take a few hours to jam out on roller skates at Roller Kingdom or head to Rancho San Rafael Park for one of the most beautiful urban parks in Northern Nevada. Keep reading for more of the best things for kids to do in Reno:

  • Wasting Arrows Archery: come here for lessons, classes, and an indoor range
  • Roller Kingdom: a spacious roller rink with an arcade and snack bar
  • Animal Ark: provides sanctuary to orphaned, injured and non-releasable wildlife
  • Rancho San Rafael Regional Park: one of the most diverse and beautiful urban parks in Northern Nevada
  • Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum: fun learning displays and interactive exhibits for kids of all ages

Reno is filled with family-friendly things to do that both parents and kids will love. Kids will tire themselves out with the games and rides at Circus Circus while parents will love the gambling and upbeat ambience. Take a look at the following for more family-friendly things to do:

  • Grand Adventure Land: go-karts with a track for experienced drivers and a track for newbies
  • Greater Nevada Field: take in a Minor League Baseball game or soccer game at this stadium
  • Reno Riverwalk District: the center of town with shops, cafes, and other interesting things
  • Circus Circus: you’ll enjoy the gambling and your kids will enjoy the different rides
  • Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts: hosts live Broadway shows, ballets, concerts, and more

There’s plenty to see and do for those on a budget in Reno. First-time visitors to the city have to venture downtown to see the iconic Reno Arch and famous Lake Tahoe is only a short drive across the border into California. Check out the following places and activities for the best cheap things to do:

  • Reno Arch: Reno’s iconic neon sign
  • Steamboat Springs: a small volcanic field with hot springs to take a dip in
  • Reno Food Tours: get a tour of Reno with a helping of delicious food tastings
  • Reno Tahoe Adventures: offers various day tours in and around the Reno Tahoe area
  • Lake Tahoe: take a dip in the second deepest lake in the United States

The Littlest Big City in the World is packed full of things to do for kids. The Sierra Safari Zoo is the largest zoo in Nevada and Nevada Bugs and Butterflies offers interactive and educational experiences for kids of all ages. Check out the following list of things to do with kids:

  • Sierra Safari Zoo: the largest zoo in the state of Nevada
  • Wild Island Family Adventure Park: this waterpark has everything your kids need to have fun
  • Nevada Bugs and Butterflies: providing hands-on experiences with science and living things
  • Kimmie Candy: satisfy your kids’ sweet tooth
  • The Puzzle Room: test your resourcefulness with these escape rooms

There’s enough fun to last your entire trip and more for big groups in Reno. Your group can check out Sparks Marina Park for everything from fishing to volleyball or go to Fun Quest for a large indoor play area with laser tag. Read on for more family-friendly things to do with groups:

  • Sparks Marina Park: here kids can do everything from swimming and fishing to playing volleyball
  • Hidden Valley Regional Park: this park has tons of open green space and sports fields
  • Wilbur D May Center: this center has a museum, arboretum, and botanical gardens
  • Fun Quest: a large indoor play area, arcade, and laser tag
  • Break Through Reno: test your group’s resourcefulness with these escape rooms

For educational activities during your trip to Reno, the Fleischmann Planetarium and Nevada Automobile Museum are some of your best options. Both offer fun and interesting educational activities for kids, and parents can learn a thing or two as well. Just below are some of the other great options for kid-friendly educational activities:

  • Fleischmann Planetarium: located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus offering daily digital planetarium shows
  • Nevada Historical Society: this is Nevada’s oldest museum
  • W. M. Keck Earth Science And Mineral Engineering Museum: free University of Nevada showcase of minerals, fossils, ores & historic mining relics
  • Nevada Museum of Art: offering exhibits of some of the world’s most famous art and artists
  • Nevada Automobile Museum: displays historic automobiles from the late 19th century and throughout the 20th

Reno has a ton of creative and performing arts classes for your kids. They can watch and learn the secrets of magic at Impossible’s Magic Shop and Theater or you can take your kids over to Sierra Blades where they can learn how to fence like the pros. Read on for more of the best classes for kids:

  • Cancino’s Black Belt Academy: one of the best places in Reno to learn Karate
  • Impossible’s Magic Shop and Theater: watch magic shows and learn how some of the tricks are done
  • Silver State Vaulters: great deals on horseback riding lessons
  • It’s All About Music: a school that’s all about fostering musical talent
  • Sierra Blades: give your kids the gift of learning about the dying art of fencing

Reno’s winters can get pretty cold, so take the fun indoors with these exciting activities. Indoor Archery Tag is a fun new take on laser tag and the E Z Air Trampoline Park has a warehouse full of trampolines and other fun things. Read the following for more fun indoor games and activities for kids:

  • Indoor Archery Tag: why tag your kids with lasers when you can tag them with arrows?
  • Invictus Computers and Games: a wide selection of old and new school video games to choose from
  • E Z Air Trampoline Park: fly through the air on this indoor network of trampolines
  • Roller Kingdom: take your kids back to your childhood with a roll around the roller rink
  • Tumbleweeds Gymnastics: the perfect place for your kids to learn to flip and tumble like the pros