Children: Days Out For Kids

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.
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.
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.
Escola de Surf Ipanema
Surfing lessons for kids and adults in Arpoardor and Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.
Crux ecoadventure - Kids
Caving - canopy in the Tijuca National Park, basic climbing for children.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.