This guide of best kids’ attractions in Kuala Lumpur is ideal for travelling families looking to enjoy fun-filled activities during their stay in the Malaysian capital. Aside from its extensive sightseeing opportunities, KL is home a colourful myriad of unique theme parks with exhilarating rides, expansive animal farms, and kid entertainment centres.
1. Aquaria | KLCC
Aquaria KLCC, situated on the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, is a world-class aquarium that’s home to over 5000 exhibits of freshwater and marine life such as tiger sharks, sea snakes, blue rays, bright coral fish, and seahorse across a sprawling 60,000 square-foot space.
This well-stocked aquarium is divided into eight sections where visitors of all ages are treated to a plethora of different activities including touching exotic species, diving with sharks, and relaxing on a simulated boat deck. After a day of exploring Aquaria KLCC, you can enjoy some retail therapy at Suria KLCC shopping centre and marvel at the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, both accessible via a covered walkway situated in the aquarium.
Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 – 20:00
Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
2. Petrosains Discovery Centre | KLCC
Arranged in an easy to navigate ‘museum-style’ concept with a collection ranging from space age exhibits to fossils, Petrosains Discovery Centre is divided into 11 main interactive showcases that can be visited in any order. Since its opening in 1999, this hands-on interactive science museum has been extremely popular among schoolchildren who go to learn more about global scientific issues.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 09:30 – 17:30, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday 09:30 – 18:30
Address: Level 4, Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers
3. Sunway Lagoon | Petaling Jaya
Built on the site of a former tin mine and quarry, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park encompasses a total of five different zones – the Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park, where visitors can interact with over 90 species of animals, including civets, gibbons, hornbills and more. Situated 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city centre, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is also near Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday 11:00 – 18:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Petaling Jaya
4. KidZania | Petaling Jaya
Kids at the simulated News Straits Times Press office are given the task of roaming the ‘city’ to find news to write and publish or deliver copies of the paper around the city or collect them for recycling while younger girls will particularly love Chika’s Locker Fashion Boutique where they’ll get the chance to pose and model on a fashion parade catwalk.
Opening Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 09:00 – 21:00, Thursday 09:00 – 23:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 23:00
Address: Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
5. Skytrex Adventure | Shah Alam
There are 15 challenges on offer (with different degrees of difficulty) and the Little Adventure is perfect for those with young children. With a minimum height requirement of 1.1m, it is a safe, fun and fully-guided escapade for the little ones. Best of all, experience is not required at Skytrex Adventure.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday & Public Holidays 08:30 – 17:00
Address: Jalan Liku 8/1, Seksyen 8, Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
6. Berjaya Times Square Theme Park | Bukit Bintang
If you are in the mood for a hair-raising roller coaster experience, then thrilling rides such as the 800-metre long Supersonic Odyssey roller coaster and DNA Mixer come highly recommended. Taking up the fifth and seventh floor of the Berjaya Times Square shopping mall, admission fee to Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is RM25 for adults and children above 13 years of age.
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 12:00 – 22:00, Saturday, Sunday, eve of Public Holiday, Public Holiday & School Holiday 11:00 – 22:00
Location: Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, 1 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.
7. i-City Theme Park | Shah Alam
Resembling a colourful funfair in Coney Island, US, the theme park also has a massive Ferris wheel, a two-tiered carousel, carnival-esque game booths, stalls selling candy floss and other snacks. Besides the ‘forest’, other displays at the park include quirky, plastic figures such as peacocks, flamingos, giraffes and swans fitted with LED lights.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 00:00 Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday & School Holiday 10:00 – 01:00
Address: Jalan Multimedia, 7/AJ City Park, i-City, Shah Alam
8. Farm in the City | Seri Kembangan
There is also a turtle and tortoise section that’s home to about five different types of hard-shelled reptiles while the snake sanctuary has rows of slithering reptiles housed in tanks. Decorated with lush greenery and colourful flowers, Farm in the City is well-patronised for its wide range of animals, ranging from peacocks, geese and iguanas to marmosets, deer and rabbits.
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00, Saturday – Sunday 9:30 – 18:00
Address: 40187 & 40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan
9. District 21 Kuala Lumpur | Putrajaya
Visitors will first pass through a two-step decontamination chamber, where they are provided with protective gloves and non-slip socks (as shoes are not permitted for certain rides) while staff brief them on the theme park’s rules and safety precautions. Fitted with LED-lit climbing walls, high-speed slides, trampolines, and aerial obstacle courses, District 21 Kuala Lumpur boasts 11 attractions with varying levels of difficulty.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 12:00 – 20:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 20:00
Address: IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Selangor
10. Kuala Lumpur National Zoo & Aquarium | Ampang
Other prominent sections within include the Reptile Park, Malaysian Elephants exhibit, Lake Birds display, Bear Complex and Mammal Kingdom. There are also exciting animal shows held daily at 11:00 and 15:00, photo booths on weekends, as well as guided tours, talks, seminars and interactive sessions.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 17:00
Address: Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Selangor