Looking for something new to do with the kids this year?
From creepy bugs to indoor playgrounds, escape rooms, and race cars. This list is full of fun indoor activities the whole family can enjoy. Your next favorite family outing experience awaits!
Do you have a child slightly obsessed with all things creepy and crawly? BUGarium is the place to go. This 3,500-square-foot complex at ABQ Bio Park showcases live insects and arachnids (eight-legged animals like spiders and scorpions) from around the world while offering interactive encounters. Parents enjoy the exhibits as much as their children. This trip can be customized to the comfort and interest level of individual children. Guest reviews highly recommend the leaf cutter ant exhibit. Tickets are $10 for adults (12 and up), $5 for children (3-12), 2 and under are free.
Open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Address: 2601 Central Avenue Northwest
A private escape experience for friends and family. Take the whole family or the kids plus their friends. Everyone is guaranteed to have a great time during this adrenaline-rushing activity. $45 for an hour with room for up to 10 people. Escape from exhilarating themed rooms such as Jurassic Escape, The Dig, The Theater, Western Bank Heist, or The Submarine. Guest reviews highly recommend The Submarine, beware it may just be the “hardest” one!
Open Sunday – Tuesday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Address: 6600 Menaul Boulevard Northeast Suite T-004
This kid-centered indoor playground is perfect for all ages. Toddler areas are included along with plenty of space for the older kids. Parents love the family-friendly setting which boasts three levels of play space, a trampoline park, and an arcade. It’s a go-to spot on cold weather and rainy days. Pricing is for 2 (or 3-hour stays)- 2-hour admission if $21.99 for 5 years +, $14.99 for ages 1-4 years, and free for 0-11 months.
Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Address: 9227 Coors Boulevard Northwest
The Little Gym is all about learning and fun for 4 months – 12 years old. Offering three dimensions of learning through play, kids learn all about moving, brain power, and being a good friend (citizenship). There are multiple class offerings, camps, parties, and events happening throughout the year. Drop-in play and events are an option starting at $35 (with membership). Non-membership options are also available. Parents love the fun instruction and engagement with other students.
Open Monday- Thursday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 5: 30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Address: 8201 Golf Course Road Northwest
This engaging museum celebrates the accomplishments of New Mexico’s native racing family, the Unsers. The collection of race cars and bikes is impressive to adults and kids alike.
Older kids and teens will enjoy the “hands-on room” with plenty of engaging exhibits. Including the experience of taking a photo from inside one of the racing cars available for interaction. Indy car and racing fans alike love this museum, along with anyone who has ever dreamed of the need for speed. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop. Admission is $10 for adults, and children 16 and under are free.
Friday-Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday Closed
Address: 1776 Montaño Road Northwest