Shreveport

Last Modified: September 13, 2008Fun for Kids

See also: The Sci-Port Discovery Center, WaterTown USA, Yogie and Friends Exotic Cats Sanctuary, Chimp Haven

The simplest and least expensive ways to entertain children with fun activities are all around Shreveport-Bossier City in the parks, on the Red River, in the forests, at the lakes and even in the city just flying a kite, riding bicycles, or playing baseball, basketball and other sports. One of the simplest and least expensive vacation experiences that children always love is camping, and a conveniently located public campground is at Lake Bistineau in Lake Bistineau State Park where 67 campsites with water and electricity are available with garbage disposal facilities restrooms and showers. Camping and being out enjoying nature is an opportunity to teach children about life while having fun playing and creating new things to do.

Children enjoy many special fun attractions in Shreveport-Bossier City

At the 92,000 sq. ft. Sci-Port Discovery Center, children and adults can play and learn together on 290 different astronomy, space science and applied mathematics exhibits that were designed to be fun. Sci-Port Discovery Center also contains the world's first open-access, interactive laser SPACE DOME Planetarium, the Space Center with a rooftop terrace and observatory, and an IMAX Dome Theatre for showing high tech movies. For animal lovers, Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary is the place to go to see lions, tigers, leopards, cougars and other exotic cat animals in a naturally beautiful habitat being lovingly cared for by trained caretakers and volunteers. Itís a great place for birthday parties and other special events because children can learn about animals and have fun at the same time. Another similar kind of fun place for children is Chimp Haven where more than 100 chimpanzees live in large, comfortable, and peaceful natural enclosures on 200 acres of land. Chimp Haven also features Chimpanzee Discovery Days 7 times each year with special activities for children and educational opportunities for the entire family. During the summer, WaterTown USA is a great place for families to cool off and have fun playing in the wave pool, riding the tubular waterslides and getting drenched in over a million gallons of cool water.