Children: Days Out For Kids

Beijing Planetarium
Planetarium with SGI digital universe theatre, 4-D theatre, 3-D space shuttle simulator and other attractions. Open Wednesday to Friday from 09:30-15:30 and weekends from 09:30-16:30. At 138 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Xicheng District, Beijing.
Indoor play centre with bilingual staff and entertainers. Facilities include a maze, an art corner and a play supermarket. Open daily from 09:00-20:00. At Room 102, Bldg 3, Pinnacle Avenue, Linyin Lu, Shunyi District, Beijing.
Chinese Ethnic Museum and Culture Park
Theme park devoted to all of Chinas ethnic minorities with giant models of buildings and a song and dance theatre with live performances. Open daily from 08:30-18:00. At 1 Minzuyuan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Beijing Zoo
Zoo famous for its pandas. Open daily from 07:30-18:00. At 137 Xizhi Men Wai Daje, Beijing.
Tai Ping Yang Underwater World
Aquarium open daily from 08:00-18:00. At 11 West Third Ring Road Central Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100036.
Butterfly Valley
Butterfly park with seasonal activities for adults and children, butterfly exhibition and a "butterfly valley". Open daily from 09:00-16:00. North of Baima Lu, Nanlangzhong Village, Gaoliying Town, Shunyi District, Beijing.
Seven Color Light Childrens Theater
Also known as Qiseguang Childrens Theater, primarily hosts performances for children. At 14A, Ju’er Hutong, Jiaodaokou, Dongcheng District, Beijing.
Blue Zoo
Modern aquarium with a central holding tank containing 1000s of fish. Open daily from 08:30-19:30. At Beijing Workers Stadium, South Gate, Chaoyang District.
Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall
Exhibition hall which contains a miniature model of Beijing, interactive games for kids and a many miniature models. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00-17:00. At 20 Qianmen Dongdajie (just east of the old railroad station), Chongwen District, Beijing.
Beijing Aquarium
The largest inland aquarium in the world. Dolphin and sealion shows at 11:00 and 15:00. Open daily from 09:00-17:00. At 108 Gao Liang Qiao Xije, Beijing.
Natural History Museum
Natural history museum. Exhibits include animatronic dinosaurs, fossils, aquarium and a taxidermy collection. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00-17:00 (last admission at 16:00). At 126 Tianqiao Nandajie, Chongwen District, Beijing.
Badaling Wild Park
Wildlife centre. Tour the park by car or bus. Open summer Monday to Friday from 07:00-17:00 and weekends from 08:30-17:30 and winter daily from 09:00-16:00. At Yanqing County.
Beijing Garden of Worlds Flowers
Child-friendly park with a manmade lake and seven floral exhibition halls. Golf buggy rental. Open daily from 08:00-18:00. Admission fee applies. At Caoqiao Exit, north side of Dongsihuan, Nansan, Fengtai District, Beijing.