Family Attractions in Fresno

Family Attractions in FresnoBring out the whole family for some fun in Fresno. This family-friendly city is packed with activities and attractions for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are a child or a child at heart, you will have something to keep you entertained.

Fresno Chaffe Zoo
Embrace the wild at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. You can find all sorts of exotic animals at this accredited zoo, including large cats, birds, reptiles and the popular elephants. Located in the center of Roeding Park, this wild attraction was originally a safe haven for abandoned exotic pets. It has grown to encompass more than 18 acres since its creation in 1929 in a log cabin.

Address: 844 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728 - MAP
Phone: (559) 621-5799
Web: www.fresnochaffeezoo.org

Rotary Storyland and Playland
Walk through the land of fantasy and nursery rhymes at Rotary Storyland Playland. Designed as Fresno's answer to Disneyworld, this small family-run amusement park attraction is perfect for children. Explore King Arthur's Castle, watch a live theater performance, unlock fairy tales with a magic key, and ride one of the 13 rides, including a Ferris wheel, train and Octopus ride.

Address: 890 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728 - MAP
Phone: (559) 486-2124
Web: www.storylandplayland.com

Discovery Center
Discover the amazing world of science at the Discovery Center. This fun (and educational) children's museum offers excitement for children and adults. Find something new and exciting at every visit to this attraction. Run through the gardens and feed the tortoises some zucchini. Find your way out of the maze. Bring the whole family along for a hands-on science lesson on a Saturday afternoon.

Address: 1937 North Winery Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703 - MAP
Phone: (559) 251-5533
Web: www.thediscoverycenter.net

Oh Wow Nickel Arcade
Looking for something to do with your pocket change? Scrounge up some nickels and head over to Oh Wow! Nickel Arcade for some fun, cheap entertainment. Play old-school video arcade games for 5 cents, and new arcade games for a little more. Win tickets or prizes, or just have some good old fun beating your friends at Tekken. It's a one-of-a-kind gaming attraction.

Address: 5217 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710 - MAP
Phone: (559) 432-0123
Web: www.ohwow-arcade.com

Blackbeard’s Family Entertainment Center
Find everything your heart desires in one place at Blackbeard's Family Entertainment Center. Whether you are in the mood for active fun, like paintball or laser tag, or something more relaxing, like miniature golf or batting cages, you will find a world of entertainment at this attraction. Race around the go-kart track, challenge your friends to a game of bumper boats and remember your swimsuit for a trip down the waterslides.

Address: 4055 North Chestnut Diagonal, Fresno, CA 93726 - MAP
Phone: (559) 292-9000
Web: www.blackbeardsfresno.com

Downing Planetarium
Located on the California State University campus, Downing Planetarium offers the people of Fresno a chance to explore the galaxy from the comfort of a 74-seat star theater. Choose from several different shows at the 30-foot dome theater. Learn about outer space and the technology used to observe it. Gaze up at the stars in the middle of a modern star party, or learn about the history of stargazing.

Address: 5320 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710 - MAP
Phone: (559) 278-4121
Web: www.downing-planetarium.org