10 Best Kids Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Child-friendly Activities in Kuala Lumpur
The Best Kids Attractions in Kuala Lumpur include a colourful myriad of unique theme parks with exhilarating rides, expansive animal farms, and kid entertainment centres. Fully-interactive activities such as SkyTrex and G Force X at Sunway Lagoon, while quite physically demanding and require nerves of steel, are sure to be a hit with teens, whilst more gentile activities like i-City Theme Park and Aquaria KLCC are also great for families with toddlers.
We’ve picked our 10 Best Kids Attractions in Kuala Lumpur, all of which offer fun-filled activities, both indoor and outdoor, for travelling families to enjoy with their little ones.
Aquaria KLCC, situated on the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, is a world-class aquarium that’s home to over 5000 exhibits of freshwater and marine life such as tiger sharks, sea snakes, blue rays, bright coral fish, and seahorse across a sprawling 60,000 square-foot space. This well-stocked aquarium is divided into eight sections where visitors of all ages are treated to a plethora of different activities including touching exotic species, diving with sharks, and relaxing on a simulated boat deck. After a day of exploring Aquaria KLCC, you can enjoy some retail therapy at Suria KLCC shopping centre and marvel at the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, both accessible via a covered walkway situated in the aquarium. Read More...
- Open: Daily 10:30 – 20:00
- Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
- Telephone: +603 2333 1888
Petrosains Discovery Centre is a 7,000sqm interactive science discovery centre located on the fourth floor of the Petronas Twin Towers. Good for hours of fun, the spacious complex is largely dedicated to the field of petroleum science and presents science and technology in a fun and entertaining way. Arranged in an easy to navigate ‘museum-style’ concept with a collection ranging from space age exhibits to fossils, Petrosains Discovery Centre is divided into 11 main interactive showcases that can be visited in any order. Since its opening in 1999, this hands-on interactive science museum has been extremely popular among schoolchildren who go to learn more about global scientific issues. Read More...
- Open: Tuesday – Friday 09:30 - 17:30, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday 09:30 - 18:30
- Address: Level 4, Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers
- Telephone: +603 2331 8181
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is more than a water theme park. The list of fun attractions at this 80-acre park in Petaling Jaya is undoubtedly extensive and includes dizzying and thrilling water slides, a tranquil manmade ‘river’ ride, surf beach, wave pool, 360° revolving pirate ship and much more. Built on the site of a former tin mine and quarry, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park encompasses a total of five different zones – the Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park, where visitors can interact with over 90 species of animals, including civets, gibbons, hornbills and more. Situated 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city centre, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is also near Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. Read More...
- Open: Monday, Wednesday – Friday 11:00 – 18:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
- Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Petaling Jaya
- Telephone: +603 5635 8000
Kidzania is an edutainment centre designed to prepare kids for the workplace. Resembling a mini-city, with child-sized replicas of office buildings and cars, kids get to take turns ‘working’ in over 90 different types of jobs, including pretending to be a surgeon, pilot, secret agent, lawyer, news anchor and fire fighter. Kids at the simulated News Straits Times Press office are given the task of roaming the ‘city’ to find news to write and publish or deliver copies of the paper around the city or collect them for recycling while younger girls will particularly love Chika's Locker Fashion Boutique where they’ll get the chance to pose and model on a fashion parade catwalk. Read More...
- Open: Sunday – Wednesday 09:00 – 21:00, Thursday 09:00 – 23:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 23:00
- Address: Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
- Telephone: +1300 88 KIDZ (5439)
Kuala Lumpur National Zoo & Aquarium, spanning over 110 acres around a central lake, houses 5137 specimens from 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish from Asia and Africa. Also known as the Zoo Negara, the zoo is located 13km northeast of Kuala Lumpur beyond Jalan Tun Razak along Jalan Ulu Klang. The zoo is set on such vast grounds that visitors will need at least three hours to explore the entire area. Divided into 16 exhibits, the Reptile Park, Malaysian Elephants exhibit, Lake Birds display, Bear Complex and Mammal Kingdom are some of Kuala Lumpur National Zoo & Aquarium’s most popular sections. To get to the zoo from Kuala Lumpur, visitors can hail a taxi or hop on the Metrobus #16 from Central Market in Chinatown that takes them to the zoo. Read More...
- Open: Daily 09:00 – 17:00
- Address: Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Selangor
- Telephone: +603 4108 3422
Skytrex Adventure, an educational adventure activity for all ages, is a tree canopy tour where visitors go on an exhilarating ride through the forest on flying fox ziplines (over two lakes), balance on tree logs high in the air and take in the views of the forest canopy from platforms nestled in the trees. Situated within the Shah Alam National Agricultural Park, this is a great way to get the blood pumping and put your balance and strength to the test. There are 15 challenges on offer (with different degrees of difficulty) and the Little Adventure is perfect for those with young children. With a minimum height requirement of 1.1m, it is a safe, fun and fully-guided escapade for the little ones. Best of all, experience is not required at Skytrex Adventure and prices for the Little Adventure start at RM35. Read More...
- Open: Tuesday - Sunday & Public Holidays 08:30 – 17:00
- Address: Jalan Liku 8/1, Seksyen 8, Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
- Telephone: +6013 276 9841
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, situated within Berjaya Times Square shopping mall, is largest indoor theme park in Kuala Lumpur. It is laid out in classic amusement park style and divided into two zones: one for adults and one for kids. If you are in the mood for a hair-raising roller coaster experience, then thrilling rides such as the 800-metre long Supersonic Odyssey roller coaster and DNA Mixer come highly recommended. Taking up the fifth and seventh floor of the Berjaya Times Square shopping mall, admission fee to Cosmo’s World Theme Park is RM25 for adults and children above 13 years of age. Read More...
- Open: Monday-Friday 12:00 – 22:00, Saturday, Sunday, eve of Public Holiday, Public Holiday & School Holiday 11:00 – 22:00
- Location: Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, 1 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
- Telephone: +603 2117 3118 or +603 2117 3114 or +603 2117 3145
i-City Theme Park, also known as the City of Digital Lights, is a theme park in Shah Alam best known for its nightly colourful display of LED-lit attractions. It is home to a range of exciting and family-friendly activities such as a water park, 3D museum and snow park. One of i-City Theme Park’s major highlights is a ‘forest’ of artificial maple and pine trees with branches that are illuminated with LED lights. Resembling a colourful funfair in Coney Island, US, the theme park also has a massive Ferris wheel, a two-tiered carousel, carnival-esque game booths, stalls selling candy floss and other snacks. Besides the ‘forest’, other displays at the park include quirky, plastic figures such as peacocks, flamingos, giraffes and swans fitted with LED lights. Read More...
- Open: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 00:00 Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday & School Holiday 10:00 – 01:00
- Address: Jalan Multimedia, 7/AJ City Park, i-City, Shah Alam
- Telephone: +603 5521 8800
Farm in the City is the place for visitors with children who want to enjoy a non-traditional zoo experience. Located out in Seri Kembangan (along the Damansara Puchong highway), this massive venue is divided into several sections including a reptile corner, koi pond and bird aviary. There is also a turtle and tortoise section that’s home to about five different types of hard-shelled reptiles while the snake sanctuary has rows of slithering reptiles housed in tanks. Decorated with lush greenery and colourful flowers, Farm in the City is well-patronised for its wide range of animals, ranging from peacocks, geese and iguanas to marmosets, deer and rabbits. Read More...
- Open: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10:00 - 18:00, Saturday - Sunday 9:30 - 18:00
- Address: 40187 & 40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan
- Telephone: +603 8941 2099
The National Science Centre, perched atop a tranquil hill in Kuala Lumpur, is a crowd puller with its vivacious, educational and just plain fun hands-on science and technology exhibits. Shaped like a futuristic green mosque topped off with a large dome, it is divided into several sections with exhibits covering the scope of scientific knowledge. The centre’s numerous play areas include a ‘moon walking’ experience and kids can even take part in science-themed experiments. Also known as the Pusat Sains Negara, it is home to Malaysia's first overhead freshwater aquarium with 32 species of local freshwater fish but the real highlight here is the hall where you can watch a science show beamed straight into the interior of the main dome. The National Science Centre is a 20-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre, via Jalan Tun Razak. Read More...
- Open: Saturday - Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
- Address: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Persiaran Bukit Kiara
- Telephone: +603 2089 3400