These classic Vancouver indoor spaces are open with protocols so when the mercury soars, you can head inside for some cool stuff in air conditioned comfort. Be sure to book your time slot online and read up on each venue’s COVID-19 safety measures. Oh and have fun!
Five kid friendly indoor spots to escape the heat this August
Parents can exhale now. Science World is now open albeit at limited capacity with timed ticket 3 hour entry. Check out the Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks exhibit, watch a ten-minute live science show, make things in the Tinkering Space and explore the the Galleries.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Get your culture on enjoy the artwork in the cool, quiet rooms of the downtown gallery. When you’re done, explore the new North plaza (behind the gallery) and let the kids run wild. Kids under 12 are always free.
Sept 8, 2020 – The Vancouver Aquarium has paused public programming to focus on transformation
Cute and fluffy sea otters, boisterous sea lions, as well as turtles, jellies, snakes and insects are just a few of the 70,000 creatures for visitors to discover (or rediscover!) at the Aquarium. Be sure to visit Joey the rescued otter pup.
The World of Kidtropolis
Looking for some in-town, escape the heat, summer fun? Head to Kidtropolis. It’s cool inside (in more ways than one) and the kids won’t want to leave. COVID-19 measures mean adults must wear masks, and you are limited to a two-hour block.
Circus Play Cafe
Great for kids 5 and under, Circus Play Cafe boasts a beautiful playscape with slides, little castles, and many toys. It’s also a cafe, so you can check your child in, get some nice snacks and coffee, and watch them go. It’s worth noting that socks are required for small people in the playscape, and they don’t allow outside food other than baby food and formula. Save time by creating an account online first. Capacity 25 people.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).