Daytona Beach is popular for fast cars, racetracks and everything that has to do with speed. However, there is far more Daytona Beach attractions for kids than just speeding cars. From the Boardwalk, to the Marine Center, to Jackie Robinson Stadium, there is something listed below that the whole family will be able to enjoy.
The Casements, named for the large hand-cut casement windows that adorn the mansion, has been beautifully restored to function as the Cultural Center for the City of Ormond Beach. The Casements welcomes visitors Monday through Saturday, please check the event page for tour times.
The Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum is the only hands-on science center between Jacksonville and Orlando. The 9,300 sq. ft. addition to MOAS opened November, 2008.The Children’s Museum houses interactive exhibits that demonstrate various principles of science - including a raceway where kids can build their own vehicles, doctor and radiologist exhibits, tennis ball launcher, video light microscope, make believe pizza parlor and more!
The museum features a collection of full-size arcade and pinball machines, as well as a selection of playable classic home console games and some of the first handheld games. One admission price includes All Day FREE PLAY! with no need for quarters or tokens.
The Daytona Ice Arena is a state-of-the-art ice skating facility offering recreational ice skating, figure skating, speed skating and a National Hockey League sized rink. Adult and youth ice skating lessons are available along with hockey programs and leagues.
Over 16,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines in a 30,000 sq. ft facility. The trampoline grid features over 60 trampolines, including the famous angled wall trampolines, launching decks and a few surprises up in the ceiling to test your vertical.
The West Volusia County Region encompasses 14 distinct communities along the St. Johns River, I-4 and US-17/17-92. A variety of unique accommodations and an eclectic mix of attractions, restaurants, shops and boutiques make this a popular spot for visitors from all over the world.
The Marine Science Center is a marine science and natural history museum in Ponce Inlet, Volusia County, Florida. The museum's exhibits includes a humpback whale skull, reef aquarium, freshwater turtles, turtle rehabilitation area, a 5,000 gallon hexagonal artificial reef aquarium and stingray touch pool with cownose rays. The Center also works to rehabilitate injured seabirds and sea turtles. Visitors can view many of these animals from an outdoor boardwalk. There is also a bird observation tower.
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area's largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the facility hosts over 30,000 objects.
Pirate’s Cove is a 36-hole putting adventure that will thrill your family with the historic lore of swashbucklers like Captain Kidd and Blackbeard. You’ll learn about pirates and their history as the entire family competes for the treasure of sinking that special hole-in-one.
The Reptile Discovery Center is a unique facility in which visitors are exposed to a wide variety of reptile species. In the Center's Serpentarium, dozens of the world's most dangerous and exotic snakes are on display, including a thirteen-foot king cobra and a fourteen-foot burmese python. The outside nature trail features alligators, lizards, tortoises and other reptiles which can be seen up close in their natural environments.
The museum's permanent collection has "more than 3,500 photographs and includes work by William Klein, Sally Mann, Harry Callahan, Gordon Parks, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Aaron Siskind and Robert Rauschenberg among others. It also holds approximately 20 exhibitions per year.
The facility has 3 Go-Kart tracks, Dragsters topping speeds of 75mph or enjoy the 4,000 sq. ft. Arcade. Drive 300 horsepower, tire-screeching dragsters. At this motor sports venue they feature three of the fastest go-kart tracks in the area. The Sprint Challenge is a high speed track filled with plenty of tight turns. The Sports Grand Prix track will test your driving skills following a 1,200 foot long serpentine trail, and Thundermania includes the challenging turns of a high banked oval track.
Movie theater with stadium seating for unobstructed viewing with custom designed rocking seats with high backs and lift up armrests. Food is provided by Cobbster's Kitchen & Bar and includes everything from appetizers such as "Monster Nachos" and "Dynamite Shrimp" to salads, tacos, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, flatbread and desserts.
Since 1946, the Playhouse has entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management.
Cinematique of Daytona is the local independent and foreign film theater. For 22 years we’ve been bringing the best and hardest-to-find independent and foreign films to the Sunshine State. For the last 11 years, Cinematique has held the Daytona Beach Film Festival, hosting the best and newest filmmakers from around the world as well as giving local filmmakers and student filmmakers a place to show their work.
The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach was originally formed in 1947; they produces eight shows each season with an additional show in the summer. The Little Theatre does live comedies, musicals & dramas performed by local thespians as well as offering acting classes.
Community theatre providing an intimate theatrical experience unlike any other in West Volusia County. Performances are held in an intimate 150 seat theater that has performances for a full season of plays, musicals and youth programs. The theatre is a remodeled historic school house.