34+ Kids Play Places – Indoor Playgrounds, Trampoline Parks, Arts and Crafts, & Fun Spots Listed

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Indoor Kids Play Places Mean Year Round Fun and Lansing has a Smorgasbord!

Rain or shine, summer or winter, no matter the mood, Lansing has indoor kid’s play places and options of all sorts.

Some places like Impression 5, the Michigan History Museum, and touring the Capitol have been around since I was a kid.

While others are new ideas and places popping up as our city continues to grow. Places like Al!ve, the MSU Art Lab, and Launch Trampoline Trampoline Park.

We have the choice between 34+ indoor play places in our area and the only hard part about that is choosing.

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Launch Lansing is the Premier Family Entertainment Venue in Mid-Michigan.

With over 32K sq. ft. of attractions, we are sure to put smiles on faces of all ages. Our awesome 15K sq. ft. of trampolines include dodgeball, battle pit, challenger course, and our signature Launch Pad.

In addition to the trampolines, Launch Lansing features a 25+ game arcade, Fury Laser Tag, an escape room, and the Krave Café' making made-to-order pizzas and lots of other delicious food and drink selections.

With private party rooms and easy to select B-Day Packages, Launch Lansing host the BEST INDOOR PLAY EVER!

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I want to have my birthday there and I'm in my 30s..lol

Emily CA very nice spot for kids, and the value is quite good, especially if you make use of the laser tag.

Jeff L

GOOD FOR: Toddler, Preschool, Elementary, Tween, Middle School, High School
AGES: 1-75
ADMISSION FEE: Variable based on age, group size, and attraction time.
OFFERINGS: Indoor Trampoline Park, Arcade, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Food Available

34+ Top Indoor Kid Play Places

Play comes in many forms – from chill to bouncing off of the walls.

These kid play places are tested and proven to be a good time. If I haven’t been to them myself, I’ve gotten close friend approval that these are up to par.

So…..drum roll please! Here are 34+ places to play indoors around Lansing and mid-Michigan:

Al!ve Charlotte
800 W Lawrence Ave,
Charlotte, MI 48813
An experience-based destination health park:
– No membership is required.
– Family Fun time
– Classes and activities (some free.)
– Childcare with treehouse access.
– Spa
– Cafe
BowlingBowling, laser tag, arcades, and more.
Also, check out Kids Bowl Free.

– Spare Time Lansing
3101 E Grand River Rd,
Lansing, MI 48912

– Royal Scot
4722 W Grand River Ave,
Lansing, MI 48906

– City Limits
2120 E Saginaw Hwy,
East Lansing, MI 48823
801 Cedar St,
Mason, MI 48854
Castaway Play Cafe
1800 N Burkhart Rd,
Howell, MI 48855
Indoor play structures and bounce houses are such a great idea for those long winter months or to get out of the heat.
Chuck E Cheese
5451 L, W Saginaw Hwy,
Lansing, MI 48917
Arcade + pizza = a kid’s “best day ever.”
Community CentersIndoor activities and programs throughout the year including greenhouse workshops, theatre plays, meet ups, swimming, sports, resources, and plenty more each unique to the center!

-Allen Neighborhood Center
1611 E Kalamazoo St,
Lansing, MI 48912

-Foster Community Center
200 N Foster Ave,
Lansing, MI 48912

-Hannah Community Center East Lansing 
819 Abbot Rd,
East Lansing, MI 48823

-Letts Community Center
1220 W Kalamazoo St,
Lansing, MI 48915

-Schmidt Community Center
5825 Wise Rd,
Lansing, MI 48911

-Valley Farms Community Center
16101 Brook Rd,
Lansing, MI 48906
Edru Skate
1891 N Cedar St,
Holt, MI 48842
Blast from the past?! This is still alive and kickin’. Have so much fun bonding with your kids while you remember back to when you were hoping to hold the hand of a cute boy or girl.
Eli & Edyth Broad Art Museum
547 E Circle Dr,
East Lansing, MI 48824
Enjoy their kid’s area in the lower level and a coffee bar with snacks and treats. They also have a First Saturday monthly Family Day.
Gymnastics Flip, flop, and jump the energy out at open gym times.

Kiki’s
1161 E Clark Rd #330,
Dewitt, MI 48820
High Caliber
1982 W Grand River Rd Suite 800, Okemos, MI 48864
Indoor go-karts, race simulators, ax throwing, and more!
Ice Skating Find year round open skate can be found at these locations:
– Munn Ice Arena
509 Birch Rd,
East Lansing, MI 48824

– Suburban Ice
2810 Hannah Blvd,
East Lansing, MI 48823
Impression 5
 200 Museum Dr,
Lansing, MI 48933
Catch their free story and playtime with your CADL card.
I’ll warn you, once you go you’ll want to get that membership.
It will pay for itself within 2-3 visits and you can even bring guests.
Jump the Day AwayWe have several options for jumping play areas in our city but each offers a unique play experiece.
Launch

1982 W Grand River Rd,
Meridian Charter Township, MI 48864

DEFY

820 S Waverly Rd,
Lansing, MI 48917

Jumpin’ Jax

1475 Lake Lansing Rd,
Lansing, MI 48912

Springz

1475 Lake Lansing Rd,
Lansing, MI 48912
Librarys Play areas, storytimes, craft times, movie days, games, puzzles, put on a puppet show, and more at any of these local libraries:

– CADL (13 branches/locations)
– Delta District Library
– Grand Ledge
– East Lansing
– DeWitt District Library
– Portland District Library
– Briggs District Library (SJ)
– Ionia Community Library
– Jackson District Library
McDonald’s Play PlaceTake all aged kids to the play area.

Jolly and Dunkel:
2530 E Jolly Rd,
Lansing, MI 48911.
The MallTalk with friends as your kids play at the designated play areas.

– Lansing 
5330 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917

– Okemos
1982 W. Grand River Ave,
Okemos, MI 48864 
Michigan Historic Museum
702 W Kalamazoo St,
Lansing, MI 48915
Your whole family will love it hereYou know the saying that’s an “old faithful”? That’s the term I love to use for this place; I loved it when I was 5 and I love it now.

– interactive hands-on exhibits
– kid area
MSU Children’s Garden Center/Horticulture Center and Butterfly House
1066 Bogue St,
East Lansing, MI 48823
Here you’ll enjoy indoor storytimes and their activity center all year long. Stroll through the greenhouses, too. Our family loves to go in the summer but surprisingly in the winter as well!
The warm greenhouses feel so nice in the cold weather months and there’s always something new to see.
MSU Museum
409 W Circle Dr,
East Lansing, MI 48823
See the dinos and learn about Michigan’s wildlife. Their permanent exhibits never tire and they always have something new to discover. There are lots of options for young ones and scavenger hunts for the older kiddos.
Nature CentersPlay indoors with many different interactive science and nature learning stations. Our family loves it here and it’s home to the Apple Butter Festival in the fall and the Maple Syrup Festival in the spring:

Fenner Nature Center
 2020 E Mt Hope Ave,
Lansing, MI 48910

Harris Nature Center
3998 Van Atta Rd,
Okemos, MI 48864

Woldumar Nature Center
5739 Old Lansing Rd,
Lansing, MI 48917

Howell Nature Center
Preuss Pets
1127 N Cedar St,
Lansing, MI 48906
Feed the koi fish and visit all of the animals.
Reach Art Studio
1804 S Washington Ave,
Lansing, MI 48910
Get creative and learn different art styles on Wednesday afternoons/evenings during their Walk-in Wednesday events.
Swimming
Rain or shine, year round these places offer open family swim times:

– Gold Fish Swim School
5135 Times Square Dr Suite B,
Okemos, MI 48864

– Schmidt Southside Community Center’s
5825 Wise Rd,
Lansing, MI 48911

– Hannah Community Center East Lansing
819 Abbot Rd,
East Lansing, MI 48823
Taggart’s Place Playground
9466 Cutler Rd,
Portland, MI 48875
This amazing indoor playground at the Portland Church of the Nazarene is a favorite (and FREE) indoor play spot of mid-Michigan parents!
Take a TourTouring can actually be super fun for kids.
Although these places aren’t technically indoor play places they make this list because of how mesmerized the kids become when they visit making these an Indoor destination.

Seeing the architecture and exploring the old buildings that almost feel like they should be off-limits are a draw for any age.

You can take kid-friendly tours at these places:

Michigan State Capitol
100 N Capitol Ave,
Lansing, MI 48933

– Michigan Hall of Justice
925 W Ottawa St,
Lansing, MI 48915

– Beaumont Tower on MSU Campus
375 W Circle Dr,
East Lansing, MI 48824
The Chelsea Tree House
1101 S. Main St.
Chelsea, Michigan 48118
The TreeHouse in Chelsea is about a 50-minute drive from Lansing. This 9,000 square feet facility has a huge climbing and playing structure, five slides, a baby and toddler area, swinging bridges, basketball hoops, and of course, a huge treehouse!
Indoor WaterparksPlan a visit one of several indoor waterparks less than two hours from Lansing.

Mt. Pleasant
Soaring Eagle Waterpark, 1 hour from Lansing

Grand Rapids/Lakeshore Area
Holiday Inn Express South, 
Holland Aquatic Center ($6 per person!) 
Kroc Center, 45  min to 1 hour from Lansing

Ann Arbor
Splash Universe, 1 h 21 m drive from Lansing

Windsor
Adventure Bay Waterpark, Do you have an enhanced driver’s license or passport and your kids’ birth certificates? 1 h 35 min drive from Lansing

Frankenmuth
Zehender’s Splash Village, 1 h 15 min from Lansing
Zap Zone
936 Mall Dr E,
Lansing, MI 48917
Glow golfing, laser tagging, and arcade fun.

Pictures of Indoor Play Options around Lansing

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Eli & Edyth MSU Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
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Fenner Nature Center Play area, Lansing, MI
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Wolumar Nature Center Welcome Center Lansing, MI
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Harris Nature Center Welcome Center, Okemos, MI
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Gymnastics Open Play, Lansing, MI
Munn Ice Arena MSU Ice Skating Kids Indoor Play Lansing
Munn Ice Arena, MSU Campus East Lansing, MI
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Impression 5 Toddler area, Downtown Lansing, MI
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Impression 5 water center Downtown, Lansing, MI
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DEFY Trampoline Park Lansing, MI
Downtown CADL Library Lansing Indoor Play
CADL Downtown Branch
Jolly and Dunkle McDonalds Lansing
McDonalds Play Place in Lansing, MI
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Michigan History Museum Downtown Lansing, MI
Butterfly House MSU Childrens Gardens
MSU Children’s Museum/Butterfly Garden, East Lansing, MI
MSU Museum East Lansing Indoor Play Dino
MSU Museum, East Lansing, MI
Preuss Pets Lansing Indoor Play Koi Fish Kids
Preuss Pets Indoor Koi Pond, Old Town Lansing, MI
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REACH Art Studio REO Town, Lansing, MI
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Goldfish Swim School, Okemos, MI
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Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, MI
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Beaumont Tower Bells, East Lansing, MI
Mt Pleasant Soaring Eagle Indoor PlayWater Park
Mt. Pleasant Souring Eagle Water Park
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Zap Zone laser tag, Lansing, MI

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