Children: Days Out For Kids

Lagoa Aventuras
Adventure circuit in one of the citys conservation areas. Arvorismo, Rappel, Zipline, Climbing wall. English speaking instructors. Tuesday to Sunday, 09:30 to 16:30. Best to call 24h beforehand. Parque da Catacumba 3000, Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro
Rio Water Planet
42 water attractions to the whole family like slides and wave pools. Opening hours: 10:00-17:00, depending on the weather. Website in Portuguese. Estrada dos Bandeirantes 24.000, Vargem Grande, Rio de Janeiro, 22785-090.
Forte de Copacabana
The fortress has exhibitions, videos, fortress models and interactive area. Praca Coronel Eugenio Franco 1, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Exhibitions: Tuesdays to Sunday and Holidays: 10:00-17:00. Outside Area: Tuesday to Sundays and Holidays: 10:00-20:00.
Fazendinha - Estacao Natureza
Nature park for children, with a petting zoo carriage rides, cooking workshop, exotic animals, canopying, zip line. Open Saturdays Sundays and Holidays form 10:00-17:00. Estr. dos Bandeirantes, 26645, Vargem Grande, Rio de Janeiro.
Crux ecoadventure - Kids
Caving - canopy in the Tijuca National Park, basic climbing for children.
Botanical Garden - Jardim Botanico
A collection of thousands of plant species from all over the world in a 135 Ha exotic garden. A greenhouse with 600 species of orchids, a Bromelia collection and the ruins of a gunpowder factory. Av. Jardim Botanico 1008, Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro.
Escola de Surf Ipanema
Surfing lessons for kids and adults in Arpoardor and Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.
Planetarium - Gavea
The planetarium is often visited by school groups and has two domes for telescope observations, a library, a museum with interactive experiments and a outdoor playground for children. Rua Vice Governador Rubens Berardo 100, Gavea, Rio de Janeiro
Barra Shopping
Exclusive area for kids under age of 8 with miniteather, ball pool, tree house among other options. Avenida das Americas 4.666, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, 22640-102. Monday to Saturday: 10:00-22:00 Sunday:13:00-21:00 Holiday 15:00-21:00.
Jardim Zoologico do Rio de Janeiro
Former residence of the imperial family, the zoo has a big collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibios. Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00-16:30. Parque da Quinta da Boa Vista s/nº, Sao Cristovao, Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Parque das Ruinas
Restaured house, offers an exhibition room, audience rom and a cafe. Special programming for kids on weekends. 360 degrees view over Guanabara bay and Sugar Loaf. Tuesday to Sunday: 08:00-20:00. Rua Murtinho Nobre 169, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro.