Kid-Friendly Attractions in Palm Springs

If the pool in your vacation rental is not enough to keep your children’s attention captivated, here are some options for you to consider.

Palm Springs Tram - The Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Tram – The Aerial Tramway

Cable Car Ride Open 7 Days A Week Open Year – Round, Including Holidays

Open year-round, the Palm Springs Tram is world-famous rotating cable cars provide an amazing scenic adventure ride to the top of the beautiful and seasonally snow-capped Palm Springs mountains, Mt San Jacinto. This year, more than 400,000 will visit the awesome inspiring sights from the world’s largest rotating cable cars at the Palm Springs Tram, the area’s most popular year-round tourist attraction. Here you’ll find complete information about things to do and see atop the mountain at the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. Celebrating 50 Years!
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“Twilight Ride” $3 OFF Adult and Child regular tram fare after 3 p.m. *offer valid through December 20, 2013.

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Location: 1 Tram Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 325-1449
The Palm Springs Art Museum

The Palm Springs Art Museum

Looking for something new and fun to do while on vacation in Palm Springs? Visit the Art Museum! Conveniently accessible for tourists, the large Palm Springs Museum is positioned graciously at the base of the mountains. The Palm Springs Art Museum is well located and easy for tourists and vacationers to access.

Now open daily except Mondays, the Palm Springs museum began in 1938 as a modest museum about the unique California desert and evolved into a vibrant oasis for the arts, an upscale and well-respected museum focusing on international Modern and Contemporary painting and sculpture by artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Duane Hanson, John Chamberlin, Anselm Keifer, and Anthony Gormley.

Check out their Current Exhibitions or Film Screenings!

Location: 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262
Phone: 760-322-4800
Children`s Discovery Museum

Children`s Discovery Museum

There’s something for everyone while on your Palm Springs Getaway! The Museum serves children of all ages with particular emphasis on primary school age children.

What is the Children Discovery Museum?
Here at the Children’s Discovery Museum, kids are encouraged to touch, feel, learn, think, and play. It’s an interactive and engaging museum for children with more than 40 hands-on learning exhibits in an environment that sparks imagination and curiosity. That’s why the Children’s Discovery Museum’s proud motto is: “It’s Not Just Play – It’s Serious Fun!”

Open year round, Palm Springs children’s museum is a popular attraction for tourists on vacation in Palm Springs plus local residents – about 70,000 visitors come here each year.

Visit the Discovery Museum
Fun for Kids of All Ages
By visiting the Children’s Museum you can gain a better understanding of your child’s interests and discover new ways to encourage their natural curiosity through activities at home and away.

Open year round Tuesdays through Sundays, the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert’s goal is to inspire and promote intellectual curiosity and self expression of children of all ages?

How? Through inventive and interactive exhibits and programs. The museum encourages children to learn about themselves and the world around them by exploring the natural environment and the larger community.

Location: Gerald Ford Dr Rancho Mirage, California 92270
Phone: (760) 321-0602

Smoke Tree Stables – Horseback Ride Into Beauty!

Experience a few quiet hours of “getting away from it all” on over 150 miles of convenient riding trails that provide both solitude and breathtaking beauty.

Guided Trips
Experienced Guides
Horses Boarded
Family owned and operated over 60 years

Location: Palm Springs, California
Phone: (760) 327-1372

The World`s Biggest Dinosaurs Museum

Check out the Cabazon Dinosaur Museum, featuring games,… rides, and “the world’s biggest dinosaurs.” The world famous larger than life concrete Cabazon Dinosaurs Mr. Rex and Ms. Dinny are both open for visitors.
Location: 50770 Seminole Dr Cabazon, CA 92230-2304
Phone: (951) 922-0076

The Living Desert

The best time to visit The Living Desert is early in the morning when the animals are more active or when its cooler and you can comfortably meander throughout the open spaces. The Living Desert focuses on desert preservation and conservation and are close to the walkways and neatly arranged in different regional areas.
Location: 47900 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 760-346-5694

Desert Adventures Jeep Tour

Desert Adventures Jeep Tour is an experience that families will never forget. Weve all heard about the San Andreas Fault but it comes to life on the three-hour tour when you see firsthand what it looks like.
Location: 74-794 Lennon Place, Suite B Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 324-5337

Knotts Soak City

Knotts Soak City is a manageable-sized water park with a variety of water rides for all ages. There are shade areas with lounge chairs for parents or kids that need a break and fast-food dining options.
Location: 8039 Beach Boulevard. Buena Park, CA 90620
Phone: (714) 220-5200