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. Besides its extensive sightseeing opportunities, Kuala Lumpur is home to a colourful myriad of unique theme parks with exhilarating rides, expansive animal farms, and kid entertainment centres.
Fully-interactive activities such as SkyTrex and G Force X at Sunway Lagoon, while quite physically demanding and require nerves of steel, are sure to be a hit with teens. In contrast, wildlife sanctuaries such as Farm in the City and Aquaria KLCC are great for families with toddlers. We’ve selected 10 of the best child-friendly activities in Kuala Lumpur, all of which promises hours of fun for the little ones.
1. Aquaria | KLCC
Aquaria KLCC, situated on the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre‘s concourse level, 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 various 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
Petrosains Discovery Centre is a 7,000sqm interactive science discovery centre located on the Petronas Twin Towers‘ fourth floor. Suitable for hours of fun, the spacious complex is mostly dedicated to petroleum science and presents science and technology in a fun and entertaining way.
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 top-rated among schoolchildren who 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
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is more than a water theme park. The list of fun attractions at this 80-acre park in Petaling Jaya is undoubtedly extensive. It includes dizzying and thrilling water slides, a tranquil humanmade ‘river’ ride, surf beach, wave pool, 360° revolving pirate ship and much more.
Built on the site of a former tin mine and quarry, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park encompasses five different zones – the Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park. 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
Kidzania is an edutainment centre designed to prepare kids for the workplace. Resembling a mini-city, with child-sized replicas of office buildings and cars, kids get to take turns ‘working’ in over 90 different types of jobs, including pretending to be a surgeon, pilot, secret agent, lawyer, news anchor and firefighter.
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. At the same time, 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
Skytrex Adventure is an educational adventure activity for everyone to enjoy. Skytrex Adventure is a tree canopy tour where visitors go on an exhilarating ride through the forest on flying fox ziplines (over two lakes). You can balance on tree logs high in the air and take in the forest canopy view spy from platforms nestled in the trees. Situated within the Shah Alam National Agricultural Park, this is a great way to get the blood pumping and put your balance and strength to the test.
There are 15 challenges on offer (with different degrees of difficulty) and the Little Adventure is perfect for 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, the 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
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, situated within Berjaya Times Square shopping mall, is the largest indoor theme park in Kuala Lumpur. It is laid out in classic amusement park-style and divided into two zones: one for adults and one for kids.
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 Berjaya Times Square shopping mall‘s fifth and seventh floor, 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
i-City Theme Park, also known as the City of Digital Lights, is a theme park in Shah Alam best known for its colourful nightly display of LED-lit attractions. It is home to a range of exciting and family-friendly activities such as a water park, 3D museum and snow park. One of i-City Theme Park’s significant highlights is a ‘forest’ of artificial maple and pine trees with branches illuminated with LED lights.
Resembling a colourful funfair in Coney Island, US, the theme park also has a massive Ferris wheel, a two-tiered carousel, carnivalesque 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
Farm in the City is the place for visitors with children who want to enjoy a non-traditional zoo experience. Located out in Seri Kembangan (along the Damansara Puchong highway), this massive venue is divided into several sections including a reptile corner, koi pond and bird aviary.
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
District 21 Kuala Lumpur is an adventure theme park set within IOI City Mall Putrajaya, where visitors of all ages can enjoy various challenging obstacle courses. Spanning over 6,500 square metres, the indoor theme park features a post-apocalyptic setting with plenty of metal beams, steel walls and colourful graffiti, as well as suspended ropes, chains, and platforms.
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 difficulty levels.
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
Kuala Lumpur National Zoo and Aquarium spans over 110 acres around a central lake. It houses over 5,000 specimens from 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Also known as the Zoo Negara, the zoo is also home to two highly-endangered giant pandas hailing from Sichuan, which you can catch a glimpse of behind a massive glass panel.
Other prominent sections include the Reptile Park, Malaysian Elephants exhibit, Lake Birds display, Bear Complex and the Mammal Kingdom. There are also exciting animal shows held daily at 11:00 and 15:00, photo booths on weekends, and guided tours, talks, seminars and interactive sessions.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 17:00
Address: Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Selangor