Things to do in MOBILE with kids

Mobile, Alabama is INCREDIBLY rich with history and culture! And why wouldn’t kids want to be part of that! Mobile has character, and spark, and heaps of places to go with kids! You will never be short of things to do in this charming southern city.

Battleships…forts….plantations…it’s the true south here! (Which means delicious food too!)  Did you know that those famous Mardi Gras’ originated in Mobile? Yep! The Mobile Carnival Museum can teach kids all about the history of this super fun and colorful tradition.

Love exploring? Mobile has just the thing! The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center has over 150 science related exhibits which are all interactive - GREAT for those inquisitive kids (that like to touch everything!)

Sir yes sir! The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is an incredible place where kids can learn about the heroes of this country, and the Environmental Studies Center has live animal exhibits, AND a planetarium! Space-tastic!

A true Southern gem, Mobile is worth a visit to give kids an incredible and new experience.

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  • Environmental Studies Center

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    (6 miles) Mobile

    Features include a STARLAB Planetarium, live animal exhibits, native plants garden. Experience firsthand the natural environment and the interrelationships governing our living world.

  • Dreamland Skate Center

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    (7 miles) Mobile

    Dreamland is home of the DreamTeam Jam Skating Team Dreamland has Mobile's only wood floor!

  • Mobile Carnival Museum

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    (8 miles) Mobile

    The Mobile Carnival Museum highlights the history of Mardi Gras in its true birthplace - Mobile Alabama.

  • Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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    (8 miles) Mobile

    A fun, hands-on and educational experience with over 150 science related interactive exhibits!

  • USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

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    (10 miles) Mobile

    Learning about history has never been so fun with the USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. A beautiful reminder of our heroes.

  • Mobile Zoo

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    (16 miles) Wilmer

    Animals from all over the world come together to Mobile at this family friendly zoo, for that quiet and peaceful Alabama day out!

  • Hot Wheels Skating Center

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    (17 miles) Daphne

    Come and visit the all NEW Hot Wheels Skate Center of Daphne, where family fun is number one!

  • Escatawpa Hollow Campground

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    (18 miles) Wilmer

    A family campground on the Alabama/Mississippi state line, with beaches, canoe trips, RV sites and cabins. Day use is allowed too!

  • The Gator Ranch

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    (24 miles) Moss Point

    105 acres to explore for those over 4 years, with all manner of natural wildlife to be spotted as well as the alligators themselves! Fun and informative narrated tours through the swamps of the ...

  • Estuarium

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    (31 miles) Dauphin Island

    Learn about the marine environment around Alabama at this family aquarium with over 100 species on display!

  • Fort Gaines

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    (31 miles) Dauphin Island

    A significantly historical and architectural experience bound to captivate kids' imaginations and educate the curious. ALso bird sanctuary, campground and beach.

  • Shepard State Park

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    (35 miles) Gautier

    Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country and has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites, 1 ...

  • Eco Tours of South Mississippi

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    (35 miles) Gautier

    Tours from 2 hours to 3 days in the Pascagoula River Swamp, with amazing wildlife and unique wilderness in this Mississippi family day out!

  • Beach n River Canoe And Kayak Rentals

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    (37 miles) Foley

    Kayaking the Bon Secour River is a unique experience! They say it's not about the float, it's about the river - the beautiful, peaceful, mysterious, historic river where wildlife, peace and adventure ...

  • The Gulf Bowl

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    (38 miles) Foley

    Great bowling fun for the family in Foley, with special events, birthday parties, leagues and even laser tag!

  • Red Eye Charters

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    (40 miles) Gulf Shores

    A full service fishing charter that offers full and half day charters for bottom fishing, trolling, and billfishing aboard a state-of-the-art, 36 foot Topaz boat which will accommodate up to six ...

  • Pirate's Island Golf

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    (41 miles) Gulf Shores

    Ahoy, Mateys! Whether ye be an old salt or a young buccaneer, climb aboard with the crew at Pirate's Island and enjoy some mini golf adventure!

  • The Track Recreation Center

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    (41 miles) Gulf Shores

    Family fun in Alabama with go-karts, mini golf, bumper rides, big thrills and kiddie fun too! Year round fun for all ages!

  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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    (42 miles) Gulf Shores

    The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Home of Animal Planet's The Little Zoo That Could with more than 300 Lions, Tigers, Bears, Monkeys, Macaws and more!

  • Waterville

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    (42 miles) Gulf Shores

    Ready to take on 20 acres of water fun!? This family friendly Alabama water park has attractions for the entire family - any age!

  • Gulf State Park

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    (43 miles) Gulf Shores

    Gulf State Park is located in the city of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama, where you will be greeted by white sun-kissed beaches, a surging surf, seagulls and seashells.

  • Adventure Island

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    (45 miles) Orange Beach

    Visit the Gulf Coast's ONLY active volcano, as you enjoy go-karts, coasters, kiddie rides, bumpers, and arcades! Only in Orange Beach!

  • Kangarooz Family Fun Center

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    (45 miles) D Iberville

    Features inflatable jumpers, obstacle course and slides, with toddler area. Plus face painting, interactive music stage and DJ.

  • Salvation Army Kroc Centre

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    (46 miles) Biloxi

    Standard swimming and learning pools plus zero depth entry leisure pool with one small and one large slide, water play structure and splashpads.

  • Maritime And Seafood Industries Museum

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    (47 miles) Bilox

    The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • Cold Mil Fleet Dolphin Cruises

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    (47 miles) Orange Beach

    See Dolphins Surf & Jump!! Guaranteed!!! As we embark on our 1 1/2 HOUR journey into the INLAND WATERS, we will witness some of the most spectacular scenes ever imagined.

  • Big Lagoon State Park

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    (53 miles) Pensacola

    Thinking of a family reunion, company picnic or birthday party? Big Lagoon has just the facilities to accommodate your event. The newly constructed restrooms at the Governor's Pavilion will make your ...

  • Center for Marine Education

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    (53 miles) Gulfport

    isitors of all ages will be engaged in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will help them understand and appreciate the species that make our Gulf Coast waters unique.

  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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    (55 miles) Gulfport

    The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expands a child's world by encouraging shared learning experiences to enrich the minds and hearts of children and adults through interactive and entertaining ...

  • Sams Fun City

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    (56 miles) Pensacola

    Sam’s Fun City offers Year round fun for everyone.

  • Flint Creek Water Park and Campground

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    (57 miles) Wiggins

    A great outdoor water park and campground featuring large and small water slides, plus boating, water skiing and fishing with boat rental available.

  • Fast Eddies Fun Center

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    (57 miles) Pensacola

    A premier amusement park in Pensacola with go-karts, mini golf, arcades and water wars!

  • National Naval Aviation Museum

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    (57 miles) Pensacola

    Motion simulators, Blue Angel flight displays, and actual aircraft all waiting to be explored at this Florida aviation museum!

  • Busted Wrench Garage Museum

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    (58 miles) Gulfport

    For the “Classic Car Enthusiast”, a visit to Busted Wrench Garage, Museum, & Gift Shop is an absolute MUST! Classic cars, motorcycles, and even boats displayed in a 6,000 square foot exhibit ...

  • Dreamland Skate Center

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    (59 miles) Pensacola

    Dreamland offers family entertainment for all ages with a variety of fun-filled activities which include Roller Skating, arcade, inflatables, skate races, the State of the art Cosmic Light and Sound ...