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Indoor Activities for Kids in the Treasure Valley

Last updated January 12, 2023 by Totally Boise

Are the kids going stir crazy, or are you? During the chilly months it is just as important (if not more) to get the kids active and moving. While the playgrounds may be icy, and the weather may be dreary, there are still plenty of indoor activities and facilities throughout the valley! From bowling and arcades, to museums and indoor playgrounds, there is no need to stay cooped up inside. This is your sign to get out of the house and take the kids to one of these indoor fun spots!

We are all aware that the Treasure Valley is a giant outdoor playground. But when the weather is less than ideal to spend time outdoors, or the playgrounds are closed, you may find yourself searching for indoor activities and facilities for your littles to play and enjoy. We know the feeling!

For those icy winter days, we have compiled a list of places to take your kids when you just need to get out of the house.

Children’s Museum of Idaho

A place where children learn through play and exploration in environments and experiences created just for them. There are several interactive exhibits that support learning and child development. The Children’s Museum is also full of exhibits that showcase Idaho history and businesses.

Urban Air Trampoline Park

If you’re looking for the little ones to really get some energy out, Urban Air will do it. Urban Air Adventure Park has a ton of indoor obstacles and activities to keep kids of all ages entertained for hours!

Aquarium of Boise

We may be a ways from the ocean, but the Aquarium of Boise will transport you straight to the coral reef!
Kid looking at some fish | Totally Boise Indoor Activities Boise Aquarium

Fast Lane Indoor Kart Racing

Indoor kart racing for everyone ages 8 and above. Open seven days a week, Fast Lane also offers group discounts, party reservations, and memberships for those that have the need for speed!


Break out the nerf guns! Nerfed houses two 4,000 ft² arenas complete with obstacles and barriers to dodge all the mayhem.

The Discovery Center of Idaho

Fun for the whole family! World-class exhibitions, virtual and in-person programs, hands-on learning, indoor play, and educational resources.
Kid playing with green slime | Totally Boise Indoor Activities Discovery Center

Big Al’s

No matter the age, Big Al’s has fun and food for everyone. Enjoy a game of bowling or let the kids raid the arcade!

The Sensory Playce

Children of all ages will find specialized equipment available for them with a mixture of equipment designed for children as young as 6 months, all the way to adolescents.

Wahooz Family Fun Zone

Wahooz has family fun year-round! While several of their outdoor activities are open all year, indoors you can find laser tag, mazes, an arcade, several rides, climbing and ropes courses, and bowling!
Kid on bumper car | Totally Boise Indoor Activities Wahooz

Bodies in Motion

So many activities under one roof! A ropes course, fitness activities, before and after school care, an indoor playground, and more.

Idaho State Museum

The Idaho State Museum provides a fun, interactive experience where people of all ages and backgrounds come to explore the story of Idaho.

Planet Kid Indoor Playground

A safe place for kids 12 and under to explore, climb, swing, zip, slide, and play. Planet Kid is Idaho’s largest indoor playground!
Kid pushing shopping cart with toy bananna | Totally Boise Indoor Activities Planet Kid




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