Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas

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Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Peach Loop. Today we are discussing museums that your family needs to visit.

Vegas For Families- Discovery Childrens Museum

If you are not following me on instagram you probably don’t know that we took a “Crazy Road Trip” this summer with 3 month old twins and went to Southern California where we went to Disneyland and the Aquarium of the Pacific, and then we headed up to Vegas to explore #Vegasforfamilies before heading home. (If you have a family trip planned to Vegas, check out that hashtag on twitter and instagram for some great ideas.)

By far, the best thing we did in Vegas was the Discovery Children’s Museum. Maybe when you think of museums you do not think of Children’s museums, but they are so much fun, and I have to say Discovery LV was definitely the best one I have been to yet. We spent the entire day there, and probably only did about half of the exhibits.

The museum is 3 or 4 stories. Each story is filled with hands on, education, fun activities that the entire family can enjoy. There is an entire water room on the first floor where you learn all about how water works, how dams work, and more.


Hands On Learning At Discovery Children's Museum in las Vegas

They have daily challenges like “build a parachute using only three items” and then stations to test out how your product would handle different condtions. I enjoyed trying to build an earth quake proof building. If you want a little adventure, you can step in a room and see if you can withstand the windspeeds of a tornado.

This museum would be the homschooler’s dream. Or maybe if you just like to keep your kids learning during play time. Either way, this place definitely proves that learning can be fun.

We had a lot of fun, and we have added it to our must-do list next time we stop in Vegas.

Here is a little information for your visit:

The museum is great for kids of all ages, and so the same admission is charged for everyone ages 1-99. Guests under the age of 1 and 100 or older are free. Adults are welcome without children, but to help keep children safe, they will be required to leave their driver’s license at the front desk while visiting.

Hours vary depending on the season. During the summer the museum is open 7 days a week, with hours depending on the day. During the winter you can visit Tuesday-Sunday (closed on Mondays). For full hours visit their site HERE. They are closed on select holidays.

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Food and beverage is not allowed on the museum floor, but there are areas where you may eat a sack lunch you have brought. There are plenty of drinking fountains through out.

There are elevators and strollers are welcome.

What other great children’s museums have you visited? Let me know in the comments so I can add them to our family’s list of places to visit.

(I received complimentary/media tickets to the Discovery Children’s Museum in order to review the museum for my readers. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.)

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11 thoughts on “Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas”

    • Lee- I think it would depend on the adult. I personally probably wouldn’t visit without children, but I could maybe see how others might enjoy it. There were a few adults there without children while we were there and they seemed to really enjoy it.

  1. I love hands-on children’s museums like this! My kids are getting a bit old for them now, but we have visited some fun ones in the past. One of our favorites is Hands-On House in Lancaster, PA. If you ever get in this way, check it out!

  2. I always figured if I ever went to Vegas, it would be without the kids. Now I’m not so sure. I love a good children’s museum.

    Am I the only one who thinks that adults without kids shouldn’t be subject to the extra scrutiny? Imagine if Disney didn’t allow adults without kids!

    • I can’t imagine not being able to do Disney pre-kid. 🙁 I will say, this museum is so geared towards kids, I would find it a bit odd for an adult to be there without a child, and when we were there, a child did go missing (while Mike was out getting our food to bring in for a lunch break in fact), they were able to lock down the museum and know if any adults were there without kids. Luckily, they found the child quickly and it was nothing major.

  3. We have always loved children’s museums like this! In fact, several years ago, the kids and I got “stuck” in Albuquerque due to snow, and we went around town visiting museums, including their children’s museum. Hands-on museums are the best way to learn!

  4. Wow, I wish they had this in Vegas when my parents took me there as a kid! There were pretty much ONLY arcades. I think we dropped more money in arcades than my parents did in the casino! Very cool place. I can’t wait until Ryan is old enough to enjoy this.

  5. Wow! That museum looks amazing for little ones! I’ve never considered Vegas for a family trip, but I’m seeing more and more family oriented activities to do in the area. Thanks for sharing info on the Children’s Museum!

    • Lin- We really enjoyed being in Vegas for a few days and exploring all the different family activities thee were to do. This was definitely at the top of the “must-do” list.

  6. I have had alot of fun this summer introducing my kids to scientific concepts at the local children’s museum. I like to ear mark other great kids museums for when we travel. This one is being added to the list.

  7. that sounds pretty fun! I love museums especially hands on ones. there is a great explorations kids museum here in St Pete FL and I remember going as a kid and loooooving it. there is also MOSI here that has mostly hands on exhibits that I enjoy still as an adult.


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