Atlantic City Kids Activities
A Jersey shore resort that's quickly becoming
a destination for families with kids
This fun filled destination, known for gambling and ritzy casinos, great entertainment, good restaurants, shopping, and relaxing on the beach, is also a wonderful place for families with kids with plenty of things to do for kids.
While the peak summer season is bustling with activity on its Boardwalk and beach, there is a variety of year-round family activities and attractions that are sure to provide a fun filled trip for families with kids at any time of the year.
Many attractions that feature family activities in Atlantic City are easily accessible through the Atlantic City Boardwalk Tram Service tramcars.
Popular Atlantic City Kids Activities
Atlantic City Aquarium
Located on North New Hampshire Avenue. Open daily year round. Get to see more than 100 species of fish and other marine creatures.
Central Pier Arcade and Speedway
Located on the Boardwalk, this family entertainment features go-karts and arcades.
Lucky Snake Arcade
Located in the Showboat
Hotel, this massive 60,000 square-foot arcade features more than 300 action packed games including a state-of-the-art indoor electric go-kart, virtual reality, pinball, glow mini-golf, and a prize room with hundreds of items to choose from. The Lucky Snake Arcade and Raceway is an awesome spot for kids in AC to have a blast.
Lucy the Elephant
Located in neighboring Margate along the beach in Josephine Harron Park. Open year round except on January, February, and March they are open only on weekends.
Listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks, trained staff will assist you in learning about Lucy's unique architecture and her history. You will get to climb a spiral staircase through her insides all the way up to the howdah on her back, providing a spectacular 360° view of the surrounding shore area. It’s the only elephant in the world “you can walk through and come out alive!"
Located at the Tropicana Hotel. Open daily. Has a 5-1/2 story screen with the newest Hollywood films and IMAX 3D releases.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Located in neighboring Brigantine, open year round with limited visiting hours during the winter. They are and organization that rescues, rehabilitates and releases sick and injured marine mammals and sea turtles that wash ashore on NJ beaches.
Located in the mid-section of the Boardwalk (at 2201 Boardwalk) , this is a great place to eat out with kids. A tropical rainforest with cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, animated wildlife and live tropical fish. The menu contains appetizers and salads to creative entrees such as pastas, burgers, seafood, steaks, and chicken. They offer a large Kids menu with a special treat for dessert!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Located on the Boardwalk. Open daily year round. Exhibits a collection of weird and unusual relics and rare treasures.
Located on the North Beach end of the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, the Steel Pier is 1000 feet of over-the-ocean, family-friendly, fun! The Steel Pier offers rides, games, and fun attractions for the whole family. Whether you want to enjoy Boardwalk food favorites like funnel cake and cotton candy or over-look the Atlantic Ocean from the 227 feet tall observation wheel, Steel Pier offers some kind of fun for everyone!
Tropicana Family Fun Station
Located in the Tropicana Hotel. Open daily, year round. The tower's all-new Family Fun Station offers an arcade filled with fun options like air hockey, basketball, skeeball and other games for all ages to enjoy.
Atlantic City Miniature Golf
Located on Rhode Island Ave. New Jersey's tallest lighthouse at 171 feet tall The third tallest masonry lighthouse in the US The lighthouse has a total of 240 steps, with visitors able to climb 228 to the watchroom.
Ever wonder what it was like to be a Lighthouse Keeper 150 years ago? Sign up for an overnight adventure and find out! This overnight adventure explores maritime history and the dangerous lives of lighthouse keepers in the 1800's.
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