Ten fun activities to keep children busy in Las Vegas Nevada

Whether it is a holiday break or summer vacation, it can keep children inactive and with little to do. This can often lead to boredom and misbehavior. A little fresh can do some good. And nature is the perfect companion when boredom can set in. In particular, Las Vegas, Nevada has numerous activities that are educational and filled with fresh air.

1.  Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Whether children are curious about animals in Africa or in the Mojave Desert, this museum is filled with exhibitions to entertain. Dinosaurs come to life in the Prehistoric section. And ancient Egypt is full of characters to see how Pharaohs used to live. See more at lvnhm.org

2.  Lied Discovery Children’s Museum

Where can children use interactive games and explore to their content? At this museum, families can learn together about science, history, and more. Even toddlers can explore in a safe environment filled with a padded playground area. See more at ldcm.org

3.  Spring Preserve

Originally one of the first spring reserves in the valley, this conservation area contains the Nevada museum, a nature exploration for children, gardens, bike and walk trials, and so much more. See more at springspreserve.org

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4.  Red Rock Conservation

For adventurous families, the Red Rock Conservation Area is ideal for hikes, walks, and endless nature exploration. It is also home to Mojave Max, the desert tortoise native to the area. See more at redrockcanyonlv.org

5.  Ethel M Chocolate Factory

This local factory has been manufacturing delicious chocolates since 1981. Visitors can experience how chocolates are made, by attending a self-guided tour through the viewing factory. Families can also explore the Botanical Cactus Garden. See more at ethelm.com

6.  Sunset Recreational Area

This park has numerous playgrounds, sports facilities, and trails. But the lake filled with ducks and swans is the main attraction of this park. Children can enjoy the many amenities and play area. Families can also enjoy fishing and picnic areas.

7.  Glittering Lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Children and families can enjoy miles of sparkling lights while driving along in your car. While the weather can be dreary and cold, enjoying a spectacular light decoration is a fun way to spend the winter break. See more at 2012.glitteringlightslasvegas.com

8.  Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

It is the season for giving. And this amazing place filled with lights and decorations is a great way to give back to the community. Every year, donations help children and young adults with disabilities to learn and become self-reliant. See more at opportunityvillage.org

9.  Mt. Charleston

Can there be snow in Las Vegas? Yes, it can. Well, at least at 11,000 feet of elevation, families can experience a winter wonderland. This majestic mountain has a ski and snow resort, lodges, and cabins. It is an ideal place to play in the snow.

10.  Clark County Historical Museum

This is a great place to learn about the history and traditions of the pioneers of Las Vegas. It preserves artifacts and provides exhibitions about the first settlers of the West to original artwork. See more at cchmuseum.org

Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.

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