Things to do for Active Kids in Indiana
Indiana is quaint country state filled with rolling hills, charming small towns and sandy dunes, but with the added dash of city vibrancy for when you fancy it!
Want to know the best thing about this amazing state? Only the WORLDS largest children’s museum! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is an incredible place for kids to explore, learn, and create (and its HUGE!)
Bordering Lake Michigan in the north, Indiana offers beautiful water based activities with their unique dunes, such as at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In the south, kids can really experience a different culture with Amish Acres as they explore history.
Here you can also find some incredible wildlife opportunities for kids, such as the eye opening Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, and the unique Wolf Creek Habitat.
History comes to life with attractions such as President Benjamin Harrison’s Home, USS LST Ship Memorial and George Rogers Historical Park, and there are plenty of excitement for the whole family at attractions such as Great Times Family Fun Park!
Lewis and Clark started their northwest journey in Indiana, so what better place than to start your family adventure there too!
Bouncing fun in Fort Wayne with floor AND wall covered trampolines, plus sports and a foam pit!
Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience for those ages 10 years and over
500 acres of year-round adventure with zip-lines, paintball, hiking, mountain biking trails, air-soft fields, a 4 acre fishing lake, and much more!
Those active kids will love to bounce the day away with wall to wall trampolines at this Indiana Trampoline Park!
Atmospheric multi-level laser tag arena for a thrilling family battle! Great for ages 7 and up in Indiana!
Two mini golf courses, go karts, batting and soccer cages, and arcade games all offering a well rounded family day out in Indiana!
Kids as young as 4 years can learn wilderness survival skills at this fun Indiana academy!
Indoor trampolining fun for active kids in Bloomington, as well as slam dunk zone, obstacle course, dodgeball & more!
Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes.
Bouncing fun at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park! With trampoline covered floors, foam pits and dodgeball.
Scream your head off riding some of the top coasters on the planet! Whether you like to spin, bump, fly, or bounce, your family will laugh yourself silly on these great family rides.
The Fun Center offers several fairground style rides, as well as mini golf, batting cages, go-karts and more!
Offering a huge outdoor water park with 6 slides, wet roller coaster and splash playground; high wires climbing challenge and camping options.
A unique experience for the family where you can interact with amazing wolves IN their enclosures! A fun animal experience for your family day out in Indiana!
Amazing animal fun in Indianapolis, with not only a zoo but aquarium and botanical gardens too! Great animal fun for kids in Indiana!
Explore this wolf conservation park with 18 wolves, as well as coyotes, red foxes and a herd of bison!
A beautiful wolf sanctuary with visits by appointment only. Kids can experience rescued animals, from foxes, coyotes and of course, wolves.
Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.
Explore over 160 species of animals over 23 acres in this very special zoo in South Bend, with a rich history and great learning fun for kids!
Animals from all around the world, plus train rides, rainforests, hands-on fun and an African Safari - all at this great Fort Wayne zoo perfect for kids!
Situated on 50 acres of rolling hills, Mesker Park Zoo is home to over 700 animals, thousands of exotic botanic species and Amazonian forest of riches!
Founded in 1928, this great Indiana zoo encompasses 15 acres ,and is home to more than 200 animals from all over the world!
Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals and offers FREE admission! This Indiana favorite is where kids can visit amazing animals from all over the world!
Make a splash at Northern Indiana's largest family water park, with water fun over summer, and ice skating in winter.
Water fun in Marion with a host of activities for the family, including Wave Pool, Kiddy Area, Lazy River, Racer Slides, Bowl Slide and more!
Featuring a wave pool, loads of water slides, kiddie leisure pool,
Enjoy 40,000 sq ft of water park fun in Indiana, with a host of water park fun for the whole family of swashbuckling buccaneers!
Super fun water park in Indiana for the whole family, with thrills, spills, slides, water features, play areas, lap pools and a lazy river!
50,000 square feet of indoor tropical water fun in Indiana, where you can spend the day on an island of sprays, slides, and fun surprises!
Visit the LARGEST children's museum in the WORLD! Pretty amazing! The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is an incredibly fun and exciting hands-on experience for kids who can learn and discover through play! A very family friendly family day out.
Learning all things science whilst having FUN at this Indiana Science Center, with over 130 hands-on exhibits that will teach science in an engaging way
It's an art attack in Fort Wayne with the Museum of Art, featuring every changing exhibitions that introduce kids to the wonderful world of art.
The fascinating Studebaker National Museum is an automobile lovers dream, with over 30 vintage cars, plus Presidential carriages & more!
The Last Supper Museum in Indiana displays over 2,000 inspirational art pieces of Christ’s Last Supper as described in the Bible.
A great local museum showcasing the history of Fairmount, as well as a tribute to it's famous residents Jim Davis and notably James Dean
Celebrate the life of the iconic James Dean in the city he grew up in, through a private collection of amazing memorabilia
18,000 square feet of hands on, multi media exhibits and activities encouraging skill development, self expression and the freedom to explore!
Enjoy hands on science exhibits including nanotechnology, archeology, microscopes and kaleidoscopes, plus a Mars Rover simulation!
The New York Central Railroad recaptures the days when locomotives were symbols of progress, and ambassadors of goodwill across the country.
History comes alive at the Hesston Steam Museum as real steam locomotives take you on a spectacular journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields.
All things Santa! Take the kids on a stroll through history at the Santa Claus Museum and Village, and visit various part of Santa's festive and magical world!
The Indiana Medical History Museum is located a historic Pathology Building, and features exhibits on it's scientific past, including real human skeletons!
Explore the galleries, stroll the gardens, or discover the past at the historic home at Newfields, home of the Indianapolis Museum of Art & more!
Our engineers are ready to take you on a wide range of train excursion experiences for the whole family, from caboose rides, our family-oriented Pizza Train and the popular Dinner on the Diner.
A fun science and tech learning experience for kids in Indiana, with hands-on exhibits that encourage learning through play!
Uncover secrets and stories of Indiana at this fascinating state museum, with three floors of surprises!
A fun children's museum in Indiana where kids can learn and play in a safe and creative environment!
Visit the museum & view the largest collection of model aviation aircraft in the US, & examine the astonishing craftsmanship and artistry of its masters.
At the Grissom Air Museum you can learn about historic aircraft, climb the Observation Tower, view exciting exhibits, & enjoy a modern, hands-on facility!
A fun day out exploring miniature houses with detailed collections of dollhouses and more! A unique day out in Carmel!
10,000 sq ft of inflatable fun at The Bouncin Barn, with gym, toddler area and birthday party rooms too!
Indoor fun for active kids in Indiana, with bumper cars, mini golf, climbing structures and more!
A fun indoor children's play center with both indoor AND outdoor play! Great for those kids under 9 years who can enjoy unstructured and imaginative play!
A 'Paint & Take' Art Studio where people of all ages and interests can enjoy the simple pleasures of painting!
One of Hamilton County's most popular parks, Cool Creek Park has 90 acres of year round fun with trails, sports, a nature enter and playgrounds!
Located within Garfield Park, this beautiful conservatory and gardens offer gardening demos, workshops, talks, and amazing nature!
The Park preserves both prehistorical and historical indian encampments, the Steven Ben-nack Potawatomi village, a portion of the Goshen-Logansport trail, and the Tippecanoe River ford where several early indian trails crossed the river.
Spanning over 200,000 acres, Hoosier National Forest has camping, hiking, horseback riding, historic sites & more!
Surround the family in nature with tropical gardens, and great exhibits, as well as fun family events at this Fort Wayne conservatory!
A state park for all seasons, with woodland walks, sledding, canoeing, and fishing just some of the activities to enjoy in Indiana!
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is an Indiana State Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark featuring nearly 200 acres of virgin bottomland hardwood forest. This old-growth lowland forest is of exceptionally high quality.
15 miles of Lake Michigan shore line as well as wildlife, sandy beaches, hiking trails, wetlands, and prairies - and an amazing outdoor adventure for the whole family in Indiana!
A beautiful state park in Indiana, with outdoor activities, year round fun, a 327 acre lake, diverse landscapes and fascinating history!
Hike the Miller Woods Trail and through the unique ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in the summer; attend award-winning environmental education programs year round; and when you get wintery snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are a....
Great river run with jet boat rides, along the Ohio and Kentucky, with more adventures too!
Older kids will love these tours along an underground river, surrounded by great chambers that are millions of years old! Great fun in Indiana!
Beautiful historic guided cave tours set in a village which will take you back to the 1800s way of life.
Underground adventure in Indiana for the whole family with tours through incredible natural wonders, as well as gem stone mining!
Paoli Peaks is a fun Ski Resort in Southern Indiana offering alpine skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing during the winter months.
Explore the second oldest historical society in Indiana! Spend your day exploring the fascinating history of the state through exhibits and original artifacts!
WonderLab is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for people of all ages, especially children, to experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on exhibits and programs that stimulate c....
Explore the boyhood of Abraham Lincoln in this fascinating and historic attraction in Indiana. Show kids they can be anything they want to be!
80 acres of fascinating historic farm and heritage resort that lets families experience the lifestyle of the Amish through guided tours. With farm animals, musical theatre, food, crafts, and shops. A great day out, and even the option to overnight.
Lincoln Amphitheatre is a completely covered outdoor theatre featuring the musical drama Young Abe Lincoln in 2009's bicentential of his birth.
A planetarium is a domed theater in which a realistic and scientifically-accurate simulation of the night sky is created, using a highly-specialized "star projector." One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kid....
Take a tour of a significant historic amphibious vessel and learn about life onboard from the mess deck to the Captain's cabin! Guaranteed to fascinate imaginative kids on your Indiana family day out. Ahoy maties!
It’s an amazing living history experience your whole family can enjoy in Indiana, with five historic areas, and a museum all over 1400 acres...experience Prairietown history first hand!
History comes back to life at this Historical Park! Your family day out can be fun and educational at this historic site that made a huge impact to the USA.
A fun outdoor trip back in time. Kids and adults can have fun on the farmstead, tall grass prairie and our Woodland Native American Village.
A historic look into the life of the 23rd president - Benjamin Harrison. A fascinating and educational family day out in Indiana for the whole family!
Fills a significant place in the local community and beyond, offering free arts class places to children considered vulnerable in a super nurturing creative environment. Other families are welcome to at a modest charge.
Classic farm fun in Indiana, with rides, slides, fun events, fruit picking and even live music!
Great kids fun with go-karts, bumper cars, lazer maze, batting cages, bounce houses and...alligators? Yep! Enjoy this indoor / outdoor fun center in Indiana.
Zig-E's Funland is filled with fun activities - from laser tag, mini golf, trampolining and and arcade - and perfect for all ages!
Five acres of family fun with Greatimes Family Fun Park, complete with an indoor playland, multi-level arcade, go-karts, bumper boats and mini golf! Great family fun in Indiana on that day out of yours!
Great indoor and outdoor family fun in Indiana with mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, a kids playland, and an arcade too!
Mini golf, mini pin bowling, and arcades all await at this fun center in Indiana!
Dairy adventures, farm fun, and animal encounters at this Indiana farm, where kids can learn about sustainable farming and enjoy great events!
Offers national standard skating facilities but also welcomes families and kids for public sessions. Lessons are available in hockey, figure and speed skating as well as standard beginners' tuition.
Spend an adventurous day at Evansville, Indiana's most unique and exciting miniature golf course. AdventureLand has two 18 hole courses surrounded by caves, waterfalls, and streams.
An amazing family campground with a waterpark, mini golf, sports fun, kayaking and gem mining....just to name a few!
Dip into Amish history with traditional (or slightly more luxurious!) camping and activities such as swimming, fishing, playgrounds, bingo, gospel music, open air movie showings and of course the famous free kettle popcorn!