Indoor Play Guide 2017-10-24T14:44:27+00:00


Are you looking for a good place to go with your kids in Kalamazoo or Portage when you can’t be outside. Here’s some places that we’ll be heading to when it rainy or snowy.

Check over our list and let us know if you have any indoor play places that aren’t on the list.




Air Zoo

The Air Zoo is a great place to take guests from out of town or to spend the day with your family.  The weather is always perfect indoors and there is a lot of room to walk around.  There are a number of rides that you can take with your kids.  Some of our favorites include the hopper, the airplane ride, and the hot air balloons.  We love the kids room for the younger kids. Plus, there are a ton of aircraft to look at.  There is something new to discover each visit to the Air Zoo!


Air Zoo Members = FREE
Adults $13.50
Children 5-18 yrs $12.50
Children 0-4 yrs = FREE
Seniors 60+ yrs = $10.50

Military/Veteran Discount = 50%
Group Discount = 20%

Contact: Located at 6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002. Check out the Air Zoo website or call (269) 382-6555.

Jungle Joe’s 

Jungle Joe’s is a 12,000 square foot indoor, multi-purpose activity center for families with children. The play area has several new inflatables and also games for your playing pleasure.  A great way to spend a few hours for the kids to climb, bounce, and play.


  • Children: $10.00
  • Parents: $3.00 playing, non-playing parent is free
  • Toddlers 23 months and under $2.00

CONTACT: Located at 7255 South Sprinkle Road Portage MI 49002. Check out the Jungle Joe’s website or call 269-324-1992.


Kalamazoo Valley Museum

There’s always something happening for you at the Museum whether your a kid or a grown-up.  Programs for kids and families are hands-on and sometimes feature a special performer.  We love the various “Hands-On Happenings” that take place during the summer, school breaks, and various weekend dates.  Preschool circle time programs are offered Monday through Saturday in Children’s Landscape. The Children’s Landscape area is a designated play and exploration space for children under 5 years old only.


The Museum is always Free, but there are charges for additional programming such as the planetarium or Challenger Experience.

CONTACT: Located at 230 North Rose Street, Kalamazoo Michigan 49007. Check out the Kalamazoo Valley Museum website or call (800) 772-3370.


Kids Gym

Kids Gym has two fully equipped gyms padded and carpeted for your child’s safety. There is a separate preschool gym with unique, kid-sized equipment.  Kids Gym is the longest running gymnastics center in the Greater Kalamazoo Area- serving area families since 1985!


Youth: $9.00
Open Gym (Ages 1-5 w/ parent and 6-18) Saturdays 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

CONTACT: Located at 9027 Portage Industrial Drive, Portage, MI 49024.  Check out the Kid’s Gym website or call (269) 323-7657.


Kingdom Soccer

Kingdom Soccer has recently started Toddler Open Play on Mondays & Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am starting in September 2016. Click here for more info.

$5 per visit or $40 Punch Card for 10 Visits

Drop In Toddler Play: Mondays and Wednesday 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Contact: Located at 8151 Merchant Place, Portage, MI 49002. Check out the Kingdom Soccer website or call  (269) 226-2000 for more information.

Portage Public Library

The preschool room is one of our favorites in the area! We love to hang out and talk to other moms, dads, and caregivers while the kiddos play. It offers little ones many ways to learn through play using manipulatives, toys, puzzles, and dramatic play.



CONTACT: Check out the Portage Public Library website or call (269) 329-4544.


Sky Zone Kalamazoo 

Sky Zone Kalamazoo is an Indoor Trampoline Park, complete with dodge ball courts, SkySlam basketball lanes, open jump on the Main Court, or jump into a pit of foam in the Foam Zone. Sky Zone Kalamazoo typically has Toddler Time on Fridays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Check website for holiday hours. They recommend completing the waiver online and also making your reservations online before your arrive. Special socks are required. $1.00 fee for socks.


30 Minutes – $10.00
60 Minutes – $14.00
90 Minutes –  $18.00
120 Minutes – $21.00

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4pm – 8pm
Wednesday: 4Pm – 8pm
Thursday: 4pm – 8pm
Friday: 3pm – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

CONTACT: Located at 5103 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002 Check out the Sky Zone Kalamazoo website or call (269) 459-9243 .


Other Indoor Play Places

Crossroads Mall-Indoor play area

RiverTown Crossings Mall-Indoor play area

McDonald’s locations with play areas: