Family Fun in Fort Wayne

  • One of the “top ten” zoos in the nation
  • Hands-on fun at Science Central
  • Tranquil waterfalls and lush gardens at the Botanical Conservatory
  • Kids’ activities at the Museum of Art
  • Tin Caps baseball in a cool downtown setting

Any trip to Fort Wayne starts at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Named one of the “top ten zoos in the nation,” the Children’s Zoo offers over 1,500 animals on 42 acres-and countless activities to fill the day. In fact, there are rides in every part of the zoo!

Families are encouraged to “tickle the tress in the treetops” on the Sky Safari in the African Journey, travel through the Australian Outback on a river log ride, and trek through the Indonesian Rain Forest. This summer, you can hand-feed giraffes, get nose-to-nose with a lion, and enjoy the splendors of the Great Barrier Reef at one of Indiana’s great treasures – the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

Fort Wayne also offers dozens of other great museums and entertainment options, from Science Central, where you can test your imagination (and the rules of gravity!) in a hands-on laboratory – to the Botanical Conservatory, where families wander through a sea of lush gardens and tranquil waterfalls, and take in exciting new exhibits with every season. Even the Museum of Art offers hands-on activities for the kids.

And in the evening, you’ll want to head downtown to a TinCaps baseball game. Set in a breathtaking downtown park setting, a TinCaps game is truly fun for the whole family – and seats on the grass start at just $5.