Winter Family Fun - Indoor Things to Do with Kids in the Reno / Tahoe Region

Family Fun For When The Cold Winds Blow

Here are some ideas for Reno / Tahoe winter family fun that don't involve snow and cold. There are numerous indoor activities during winter around the Reno / Tahoe region to keep children and families entertained when the weather outside is frightful.
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    Reno movie theaters are busy with local residents who love their movies. The metro area supports four multi-screen theaters, a cinema at the Grand Sierra Resort, and very cool film features at the Fleischmann Planetarium.
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    Reno bowling is a good old-fashioned way to have fun with the family. Reno, Sparks, and Carson City have a good selection of bowling alleys from which to choose. When it's cold outside (or too hot), a family bowling outing is a great activity.
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    Reno has a great selection of indoor play places and gyms where families and kids can have fun when it's too hot or cold outside. Our indoor playgrounds offer open play times, party rentals, daycare, and other types of fun activities. Reno even has a cool indoor roller skating rink and climbing gym.
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    Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
    ••• Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White
    In addition to permanent galleries and rotating exhibits, the world-class NMA in downtown Reno has lots of family and kid oriented activities, some of which are free.
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    Thomas Flyer exhibit, National Automobile Museum, Reno, Nevada
    ••• Thomas Flyer exhibit, National Automobile Museum, Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White
    The National Automobile Museum is at 10 S. Lake St. in downtown Reno. It is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. This is a wonderful place to spend a winter day with the family. A movie cars exhibit and movie nights provide great entertainment for kids of all ages.
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    Don't overlook our Washoe County Library for a great selection of indoor activities during the winter months. There are programs for families and kids of all ages.
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    The Reno Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department holds winter break camps for kids ages 6 to 15 at various locations around the city.
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    Reno Bighorns, DNBA basketball team, Bruno the mascot, Nevada, NV
    ••• Bruno, mascot of the Reno Bighorns. Photo © Stan White
    The Reno Bighorns are our own D-League professional basketball teams. Home games are played at the Reno Events Center and offer lively, family friendly entertainment in this downtown Reno venue.
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    ••• Photo © Stan White
    Enjoy some great basketball and cheer on the Wolf Pack at UNR's Lawlor Events Center. Both the men's and women's teams play a schedule of home games during the winter months.
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    From the Reno Philharmonic to the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, we have a full range of cultural activities offering outstanding entertainment during the doldrums of winter.
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    This attraction is an indoor arcade at the Boomtown Casino Hotel. There are lots of fun things to do, including a 3D motion theater, climbing wall, flight simulator, carousels, and over 200 video games. There is a party room for rent and snack bar.