Things to do in Shreveport, LA with kids
The land of gumbo, bayous and incredible festivals is waiting to show families what else they have to offer for kids (and trust us, it’s a LOT!)
To start with, yes, those classic parts of Louisiana should be embraced and experienced! Attractions such as the snappy Alligator Park, Cajun Critters Swamp Tours and Big Easy Harbour Paddleboat Tours all capture the incredible and unique vibrancy of this state. Don’t forget to recharge those batteries with Cajun Food Tours!
But did you ever think Louisiana would have incredibly diverse museums, such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, or the very wacky UCM Museum which has to be the state’s most eccentric museum! (We’ll leave it as a surprise exactly what it is!)
History is literally right under your feet everywhere you turn, and kids will love exploring the past with places like the Kent Plantation House, and the 19th centre Acadian Village. Louisiana is filled with incredible natural wonders too, so get out and take in the wildness with the numerous reserves and parks, including the BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and Jean Lafitte National Park.
You certainly won’t be short of places to visit with kids in this crawfish capital of the world….it really is one of a kind!
Meet almost 300 different species and over 3,000 different animals at Shreveport Aquarium, for your underwater adventure!
Take a trip back in time to see what life was like when Shreveport was young at the Spring Street Historical Museums, whose building was constructed in the 1860s as Tallys Bank and is one of the oldest remaining buildings in downtown Shreveport!
Sci-Port Discovery Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and entertainment center in Shreveport-Bossier, featuring over 290 science, math and space exhibits, daily changing programs, an IMAX Dome Theatre, open-access, interactive, laser SPACE DOME P....
Experience a snapshot of life in Louisiana in the 1940s at this fascinating museum, with exhibits, dioramas, and artifacts from the region!
Go-carts, mini golf, batting baseball cages, arcade games, bumper boats, kitty rides, rock climbing, bungee trampoline, and concessions!
The Gallery has had a profound interest in both American history and American/European art and, consequently, has amassed a collection that ranges from pieces created during the colonial period to contemporary works. Most of these are arranged in chr....
Jubilee Zoo features a fun petting zoo plus exotic animal exhibits, with bounce houses, playground & tours of the 20+ acre zoo in style!
Located three miles west of Blanchard, the 160-acre nature park contains a pine-oak-hickory forest accessible by five miles of nature trails. The park has an interpretive building, a pavilion with restrooms, a handicapped-accessible trail, and severa....
Make a SPLASH at this Louisiana water park, with thrill rides, lagoons, volleyball, lazy rivers and wave pools...just to name a few!
Have a WILD day at Cypress Zoo and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center with roughly 30 species located on about 7 acres inside the Cypress Black Bayou Park.
Fun family farm adventures in Louisiana, with pumpkin patches, corn mazes, music festivals and a host of other amazing activities across Fall!
In addition to the huge reptiles, Gators and Friends has a fully stocked petting zoo, plus a fun zipline experience!
The museum exhibits items concerning the region's famous oil history, the associated growth of area oil-boom towns, the railroad, and previous local Native American settlement. The museum also maintains an extensive local history library and collecte....
Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its open waters, and its enchanting stands of cypress an....
Located in the beautiful northern Louisiana is the tasty sounding Cinnamon Creek RV Park, with full hook ups, shady spots and a ton of family fun to be had!
This 9-acre park along Black Bayou Lake provides a boat ramp with dock, a family pavilion with restrooms, playground equipment and picnic tables with grills.
Take your pick: swimming, fishing, birding, boating of all kinds, waterskiing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing and enjoying unsurpassed natural beauty. It's all here . . . at Lake Claiborne State Park. For fishermen, the freshwater lake was la....
Explore that mysterious and wonderful world of the American Alligator! 5 acres of authentic Cajun countryside with music, food, and education for the kids! A true Louisiana family day out!
A museum exploring 3,000 years of history, plus a Sports Hall of Fame celebrating iconic achievements across Louisiana history!
Located on Toledo Bend Reservoir, one of the country's largest man-made reservoirs, North Toledo Bend State Park provides a venue for a wide variety of water-related activities in a pleasant environment. And for land-based activities, more than 900 a....
655 acres of nature, park and outdoor adventure in this Louisiana State Park, perfect for the family day out under the sun!
Located on a peninsula on Caney Lake, Jimmie Davis State Park offers two boat launches and a fishing pier that cater to the sportsmen looking for a prime freshwater fishing spot. Waterskiing is another way to enjoy the clear waters of the lake, which....
The Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame contains memorabilia of political figures throughout the state's history, housed in the old Winnfield railroad depot!
Over 700 acres of wild and cultivated beauty, Hodges Gardens State Park, located in Sabine Parish, is a unique member of the State Parks system.
Pleasantly located on several small bluffs that extend over and into the Toledo Bend Reservoir, South Toledo Bend Reservoir State Park offers a scenic, waterfront view from many vantage points. While the reservoir is nationally recognized as a destin....
Hands-on exhibits perfect for interactive play and learning at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum, with activities and adventures for all ages!
Set across 27 acres, the Louisiana Purchase Zoo has animals from all over the world, around 400 in fact!
A beautiful place for kids to enjoy animals out in the pastures and not in cages.
A historical experience for the family at one of the oldest standing structures in the entire state. Step back in time to experience the culture of a Louisiana homestead between 1795 and 1855.
Chemin-A-Haut State Park was designed with children in mind. Two playgrounds in the day-use area are a favorite spot of the younger patrons as is the wading pool in the swimming complex. Also, the park's swimming pool is open Memorial Day weekend thr....
Alexandria Zoo is home to more than 600 animals. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana!
Lois and Albert "Dutch"" Loftin devoted over 48 years to collecting the the over 3
A quiet and delightful family friendly veteran owned RV park just on the outskirts of DeRidder in Louisiana. A peaceful option for that peaceful family getaway!
The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl migration each spring and fall.
The park covers over 6,400 acres of rolling hills and water in South Central Louisiana. The cool, clear waters of Lake Chicot have yielded record freshwater catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and red-ear sunfish. Fishermen will enjoy the c....
RV camping and big rig friendly, with primitive tent camping, a pool, playgrounds, and hot tub for the parents! Family camping fun in Louisiana!
There are over 3,000 acres of water surface on Lake Bruin, and the visitors to Lake Bruin State Park have access to every acre for incomparable freshwater fishing, superb water sports and fine outdoor living. The 53-acre site was originally establish....
Originally named for the Texas folk hero who traveled extensively in the western reaches of Louisiana, Sam Houston Jones was given its current name in honor of the state's 37th governor, who was instrumental in setting aside this tract of land for th....
Cabins and RV sites on this family friendly RV park, with a swimming pool, HUGE slide, fishing, canoes, and mini golf! Day guests welcome too!
A fun municipal water park with lots of fun water activities for all - a great way to enjoy that Louisiana sun!
Get back to nature with the Creole Nature Trail! A fantastic outdoor adventure for the whole family.
Embark on a journey along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road through one of our nation's last great wildernesses - a lush realm of fertile prairies, delicate marshes and abundant wildlife. Discover 180 miles of winding roads through marshland....
A fun, hands-on atmosphere for kids AND parents who want to learn through play! A great children's museum in Louisiana!
Outdoor activities include batting cages, water fountain, and children’s adventure playground including baby equipment. Olympic-size heated indoor pool on site.
Indoor inflatable fun in Lafayette with Jump Zone, filled with colorful bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides for active kids!
This museum / planetarium is home to over 1,000 paintings and exhibits of Louisiana artists and the planetarium and educational programs. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana
A hands-on participatory museum providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.
A historical, fascinating and authentic look at Arcadian society in South Louisiana during the 19th Century.
Kids of all ages along with their creative spirits are welcome to let their imagination run wild and free as they paint anything they like! A piggy bank, cute dog bowl, or even a picture frame!
Camping fun with over 300 Deluxe RV Spots, 12 Chalets and 25 Cabins, and a host of activities and amenities to make your stay fun!
Get the kids into that Cajun spirit! These Cajun Country Tours can take the family out alligator watching, crawfish peeling, bayou cruising....introduce those kids to a new way of life!
Let your family experience the fun and flavor of Acadiana! The whole family will love the cozy tour bus where they can learn history, the culture, and of course, indulge in some incredible Cajun flavors! Family day out food fun in Louisiana!
Open play, birthday parties, classes and camps - all designed to enable children's development through play! Great learning fun in Louisiana!
Enjoy an ecotourism adventure right in the heart of Lake Martin, with the real soul of the swamps and bayous of Louisiana!
Go-karts, bumper boats, mini-golf, arcade games & more at an all-ages play center for kids!
Enjoy a free tour behind the scenes and see the technical and artistic processes behind the creations of Vivian Alexander!