When rainy days and cold weather keeps kids inside, it can be hard to entertain everyone. But, staying inside can be lots of fun for the whole family if you're armed with the right indoor activities. Below, we've assembled some of Greater Lansing's best boredom-busting area attractions to turn an indoor day into a memorable one.
Traveling to the area? Many of our attractions have signed the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge to show their commitment in helping mid-Michigan stand out as a safe choice for all visitors. For more information on how to plan a safe trip to Lansing check out our Know Before You Go and How To Be A Good Customer articles.
Located in East Lansing and Mason, City Limits features bowling (bumper bowling for the kids), cosmic bowling and big screen TVs so you can cheer on the Spartans between frames. They even have dinner taken care of! Make it a night and grab a bite to eat from the award-winning City Limits Sports Grill after your game. For rates and hours visit their website—make sure to call ahead for open bowling hours.
City Limits has placed procedures and safeguards to ensure everyone’s health and safety, learn more about them here.
Located in the Meridian Mall, this is the area’s newest entertainment venue featuring two indoor racing tracks, racing simulators, arcade, entertainment area, axe throwing, pocket soccer, rage room, bar and bistro. It’s truly a unique experience! They were even featured in Mlive's "Why you can feel safe on a family getaway to Greater Lansing." To book an event or register a visit, fill out the liability waiver on their website.
High Caliber Karting has implemented safety and health protocols to ensure visitors will have safe, clean fun. Learn more about them here.
Truly a place for kids of all ages, this hands-on center has multiple spaces and exhibits for everyone in the family to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science. Even the littlest explorers (age 0-4) can interact in the two-story water room, make bubbles in the bubble room and explore the First Impression Room. With seemingly endless exhibits, there’s so much to do and figure out! Current hours are 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. Reservations are no longer required as of April 2021.
Impression 5 has implemented enhanced disinfecting measures and a limited building capacity to let your family safely and freely explore your science center. Learn about safety procedures and how to plan your next visit here.
Featuring over 15,000 sq ft. of connected trampolines, extreme dodgeball, tumbletracks, battle beams, slackline and more. Enjoy high quality food, desserts and beverages at Krave. Launch Lansing is currently open Monday–Thursday for private events and Friday–Sunday to the public. They also have a toddler time so your little one's can enjoy the park too. Make sure to reserve your spot today!
Launch Lansing has been busy working behind the scenes to prepare the park and implement even more stringent sanitation procedures in every area. And is pleased to announce they have passed the rigorous “STERILE” cleanliness certification program. This national certification ensures that Launch Lansing holds the highest sanitation standards for all, learn more about it here.
This a definitely a place to entertainment the whole family! Tons of bowling lanes and dozens of TVs so you can watch the MSU game and never miss a frame. They also have an arcade and escape room to keep the family busy and entertained. Be sure to try their restaurant and enjoy classic American food and 24 craft beers. Plan your visit here.
Spare Time Entertainment has also implemented a rigorous cleaning and safety routine—learn more about it here.
Located near the Lansing Mall, Zap Zone is the place for multi-level laser tag, bumper cars, trampolines—with two story ninja course, glo golf, a bounce house, roller coaster simulator an arcade and more. This is the place to keep the whole crew busy and active for hours! And with daily specials your family is sure to get the most out of your visit. Plan your visit here.
Zap Zone has undergone extensive safety training and is working extra hard to ensure that all recommended state safety guidelines are met and exceeded. Learn more about it here.
Photography: City Limits Bowling Center, Valeri Gill, Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tracy Padot and our #lovelansing community—a special thanks for their awesome imagery and social media posts.