The Best Indoor Playgrounds in DFW

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It’s that time of year in North Texas when, unless there’s a body of water nearby, it can be too hot to play outdoors for hours on end. Take a break from the heat and head to an indoor playground for kids. We found all the spots that offer pretend play, climbing, crafts, and STEM activities, perfect for a summer day. Find your new favorite indoor playground in Dallas (and beyond) below!

Play Street Museum

With a slew of DFW locations to choose from, there’s one of these fun indoor playgrounds somewhere near you. Play Street Museum is an interactive children’s museum purposefully designed to encourage a young child’s sense of independence, exploration, and creativity. By narrowing the focus of our museums to the interests and imaginations of children eight and under, young explorers will discover educational exhibits and activities in a world specifically crafted just for them. Because of our deliberate and manageable scale, children can self-navigate throughout the museum to engage deeply in activities that they are most interested in and passionate about.

Dallas, McKinney, Plano, Fort Worth, Allen, and Murphy (Mansfield opening soon!)

Online: playstreetmuseum.com

The Fort Worth Children’s Museum 

Located inside the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, this museum targets the Museum’s youngest guests—ages birth to eight—and those who care for them. There is a healthy kids clinic, an infant/toddler developmental space, a parent resource room that also serves as a multi-purpose space, a family restroom, a nursing room for mothers, and a natural science space.

1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX
Online: fwmuseum.org

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LEGO Discovery Center

Kids of all ages love the LEGO center! There are amusement rides, a LEGO mini-version of Dallas-Fort Worth complete with the Dallas mansion, plenty of places to build their creations, and the super-cool LEGO Ninjago City adventure, where kids can navigate obstacle course challenges, master the art of Spinjitzu and learn how to harness the power of water on spin decks.

3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, TX 76051

Online: legolanddiscoverycenter.com/dallas-fw

Urban Air Adventure Park

Not just a trampoline park, this indoor mecca has Ninja Warrior courses, zip lines, ropes courses, tube playgrounds, climbing walls, and (in some locations) laser tag, mini-golf, arcades, and more. There’s also an area just for kids ages seven and under, and if you buy the monthly membership, you’ll save serious cash, as it pays for itself in just four visits!

There are dozens of locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, find one near you here.

Online: urbanair.com

 

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EQ Kids Club

This spot is as adorable as it is fun for the little ones. It is a safari-themed spot where imaginations run wild. There are loads of opportunities for pretend play, STEM toys, and developing fine motor skills, all while having fun! Look for special music events and parent’s night out drop-offs.

3245 Main St., Ste 239
Frisco, TX
Online: eqkidsclub.com

Moody Family Children’s Museum at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dive into a world on your scale! Roam, play, and discover together on an adventure filled with an indoor nature hike, exploring a pint-sized farmer’s market, splashing at the water play table, and crawling up, over, and through just about everything in sight. The Children’s Museum is for children ages five and under with their adult companions. Kids will especially love climbing up, down, and around the kid-sized version of the Dallas skyline.

2201 N. Field St.
Dallas, TX
Online: perotmuseum.org

 

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KidZania USA

A huge indoor city just for kids? Yes, please. You’ll be able to spend an entire day at this indoor play space that lets the kids be the boss—literally. They can investigate a crime scene, shop for groceries, save lives in an emergency room, and anything else you can imagine that goes on in a city. They can even report the daily news!

2601 Preston Rd. Ste. 3011
Frisco, TX 75034

Online: dallas.kidzaniausa.com

Play Studio by Green Space

This lovely Montessori-inspired has both an indoor space and an outdoor space. Kids will enjoy the simple toys and engaging projects, and parents will love the wifi and coffee bar.

3005 East Belknap St.
Fort Worth, TX 76111

Online: playstudiofw.com

The Crayola Experience

This spot features an indoor playground, a make-your-own crayon station, and a place to create computer drawings that you can color. With 25 hands-on activities, you can spend the whole day here and not get bored. Kids can climb in the Color Playground and take a snack break at the cafe inside.

The Shops at Willow Bend
6121 W Park Blvd, Suite A100
Plano, TX
Online: crayolaexperience.com

EKids

This is a newer space located in Rockwall County. Kids can play in the mini town, solve mysteries, play on the indoor slide, make arts and crafts, and more. There’s even a special time just for toddlers.

3017 E. Interstate 30
Rockwall, TX 75087

Online: facebook.com/EKids

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