5 Fun Places to Take Your Kids In Greater Palm Springs

Indoor or outdoors, here are some sure-fire ways to entertain the kids

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Splashtopia offers a way to stay cool as the 100+ temps linger into the fall.


The Greater Palm Springs area may be known as a playground for adults, but there are plenty of attractions geared for kids.

Here are some suggestions:

Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs. This is how Palm Springs kids stay cool. Smile as your brood enjoys the 14 water slides or the new Flow Rider. 1500 S. Gene Autry Tr., Palm Springs. 760-327-0499; www.wetnwildpalmsprings.com

Desert Ice Castle. From youth hockey and night skates to special events, locals and 
visitors can enjoy a cozy winter experience in the heart of the desert. 68600 Perez Rd., Cathedral City. 760-324-0400; www.deserticecastle.com

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert. With more than 60 hands-on exhibits, children learn and have fun while creating, exploring, and experimenting in a safe environment. 71701 Gerald Ford Dr., Rancho Mirage. 760-321-0602; www.cdmod.org

The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden. Adventure through protected areas representing North America and Africa, right here in the desert. See wild animals, live shows, a children’s discovery center, and an animal carousel. 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert. 760-346-5694; www.livingdesert.org

Splashtopia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. Play in each of Splashtopia’s outstanding attractions, or cool off as you float down the aqua blue water in an inner tube. 41000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage. 866-423-1195; www.rancholaspalmas.com

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