Where to take kids for indoor fun this summer in Shreveport, Bossier City

We're headed into the last leg of summer and with the heat wave Shreveport is currently experiencing, finding a way to keep the kids entertained while indoors can be challenging.

Shreveport and Bossier City have many options to beat the heat and keep the kids happy until school starts back. From trampoline parks and arcades to libraries and art galleries, here's all the places to take them for some fun out of the sun.

318 Climb

With over 80 top rope routes, over 60 boulder problems to overcome and 100ft rings course, there is plenty to do at 318 Climb. Kids and adults can enjoy hours of entertainment with the only kilter board in the region that provides over 5,000 unique climbs in addition to events like glow in the dark parties.


Day Climb Prices

  • Adult - $20

  • Child (12 and under) - $15

  • Family (up to 4) - $65

Equipment Rental

  • Shoes - $4

  • Harness - $3

  • Shoes + Harness - $5

  • Chalkbag - $2

Punch Card Passes

  • 10 Visits - $150

  • 20 Visits - $245

  • Equipment Add On - $20

Hours and Location

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday 1 - 6 p.m.

318 Climb is located at 731 American Way in Shreveport.

For more information including membership options and events, visit the 318 Climb website.

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Altitude Trampoline Park

The Bradenton location of Altitude Trampoline Park will be in a former Sports Authority building on Cortez Road West.
The Bradenton location of Altitude Trampoline Park will be in a former Sports Authority building on Cortez Road West.

This 25,000 square foot park in Bossier City includes high-energy equipment to keep the kids entertained for hours. Wall to wall trampolines, basketball and dodgeball courts, a ninja warrior course and giant foam pit are sure to get out all of that pent-up energy and make for a fun day.


Ages 7 and up:

  • 1 Hour - $12

  • 2 Hours - $21

  • Unlimited - $25

  • Ninja Course - $1.50

Ages 6 and under:

  • 1 Hour - $10

  • 2 Hours - $17

  • 3 Hours - $23

Family Bundle:

  • 2 Adults and 2 or more Children - $9.99 / jumper

Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. toddlers ages 3 - 6 can enjoy the park for $6.99 and children 2 and under are free with $5.05 admission for parents.

On Sundays from Noon - 8 p.m. get 3 hours of jumping for $15.95

Hours and Location

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Sunday Noon - 8 p.m.

Altitude Trampoline Park is located at 2917 Douglas Dr. in Bossier City.

For more information on parties and events, visit the Altitude Trampoline Park website.

Robinson Film Center

The Robinson Film Center adjusts to the coronavirus.
The Robinson Film Center adjusts to the coronavirus.

RFC always has the latest movies showing as well as throwback films to entertain all ages. From daily and nightly showings to family matinees, there are plenty of options to entertain the kids with a day at the movies.

RFC's box office is open Tuesday - Sunday 2 - 9 p.m. and is located at 617 Texas St. in Shreveport.

To see what movies are currently playing, pre-purchase tickets or see what events are coming up, visit the Robinson Film Center website.

R.W. Norton Art Gallery

"Dance: Song of the Body" is one of two new exhibits on display at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery for their 2022 summer season.
"Dance: Song of the Body" is one of two new exhibits on display at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery for their 2022 summer season.

The Norton loves having kids exploring the exhibitions and gardens to promote a love of art from an early age. Bring the kids for free during the day to see the newest exhibits or check out some of the upcoming events happening on the weekends.

Upcoming Events

Twilight Talkies - Friday, July 22

  • Showing Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

  • Movie begins at dusk.

  • Food trucks will be onsite from 6 - 9 p.m.

Sprinkler Day - Saturday, July 23

  • Come play in the sprinklers on the South Lawn of the gardens from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Food trucks Onos Hawaiian Grill, Hot Dawg Hut, Dripp Donuts and Baskin Robbins will be on site for the entire event.

Boy Wizard Scavenger Hunt - July 28 - 31

  • Come by during the Norton's regular hours dressed like your favorite wizards.

  • Experience fantastical creatures, professors of the occult arts and enchanting artifacts.

Hours and Location

Thursday - Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is located at 4747 Cresswell Ave. in Shreveport. For more information visit the Norton Art Gallery website and Facebook page.

Sci-Port Discovery Center

Sci-Port is the perfect spot to bring the kids to entertain them and expand their minds. From exploring space at the planetarium to solving a history-based adventure, there is no shortage of fun at Sci-Port.


From coding challenges to classic games, GamePort offers a variety of activies designed to enhance critical thinking skills and learn classic science principles while promoting a variety of science driven career options in the video game industry.

  • General Admission - $8

  • Sci-Port Members - $5

Adventures of Intrigue 

This open air escape room has adventurers solving a history-based mystery by answering puzzles and riddles using clues found in the Gallery.

  • Adventures take about 45 minutes - 1 hour

  • Suggested for ages 11+

  • General Admission - $8

  • Sci-Port Members - $5

PoP Children's Museum 

The Power of Play Children's Museum uses the work of childhood and the power of constructive play to help children discover the world around them.

  • Included in the General Admission for Sci-Port.

  • A kid-sized version of Shreveport-Bossier City.

  • Spaces and exhibits for 6 months - 8 years old.

  • Exhibits include are STEAM related.

Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium 

A 16 million pixel E&S Laser Projector system, revolutionary software of Digistar 3 and a 12m curved screen bring the universe to your fingertips. Visit planets in and outside of our solar system, fly through the stars, review constellations and learn the secrets of the universe.

  • Watch a narrated movie filled with intergalactic scenes.

  • Attend a live presentation with an audience Q&A after.

  • Included in the General Admission for Sci-Port.

IMAX Dome Theatre

This is the only IMAX Dome Theatre in the state of Louisiana. IMAX's large film format combined with a curved screen three stories tall means the audience becomes immersed in the movie. One IMAX movie is included in the general admission pricing or are $5 / person if you only want to watch a movie.


  • Asteroid Hunters - 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday

  • Hurricane on the Bayou - 1 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday

Sci-Port General Information 

General admission is $15 / person and includes all day access to PoP Children's Museum, one showing at the IMAX Dome Theatre, the Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium and all exhibit galleries.

Sci-Port is located at 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy and is open Wednesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. For more information on exhibits and events, visit the Sci-Port website.

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Shreve Memorial Library

The library is the perfect place to bring the kids and let them explore and expand their minds. Whether it's just a day of reading and signing up for your first library card or participating in one of the many events, there's a lot to keep the kids entertained.

Shreveport Branches

  • Atkins is located at 3704 Greenwood Rd.

  • Broadmoor is located at 1212 Captain Shreve Dr.

  • Cedar Grove is located at 8303 Line Ave.

  • David Raines is located at 2855 Martin Luther King Dr.

  • Hamilton / South Caddo is located at 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop

  • Hollywood / Union Ave. is located at 2105 Hollywood Ave.

  • Mooretown is located at 4360 Hollywood Ave.

  • North Shreveport is located at 4844 N. Market St.

  • Wallette is located at 363 Hearne Ave.

  • West Shreveport is located at 4380 Pines Rd.

All above locations are open Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Thursday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • The Main Branch is located at 424 Texas St. and is open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Visit the Shreve Memorial Library website to see all of the programs offered at each branch and for a calendar of upcoming events.

Surge Entertainment

The VIP event at Surge Entertainment Monday evening, April 4, 2022, in Bossier City.
The VIP event at Surge Entertainment Monday evening, April 4, 2022, in Bossier City.

The new adventure park by Drew Brees opened in Bossier City in early April and will provide a days worth of entertainment for kids and kids-at-heart. There is plenty to do with two bowling alleys, two-level laser tag, a ropes course, rock walls, a soft-play area, sports simulators, an arcade and more.

Bowling Packages 

Traditional Bowling:

  • Normal Hours - $24 an hour per lane

  • Peak Hours - $45 an hour per lane

VIP Bowling:

  • Tucked away from the rest of the alleys

  • High-end decor and plush couches and chairs

  • Must book at least two lanes (6 lane maximum)

  • Normal Hours - $50 an hour per lane

  • Peak Hours - $70 an hour per lane

Peak hours are Friday after 5 p.m., all day Saturday and Sunday and select holidays.

Laser Tag

The two-story laser tag arena features a multi-level, glow-in-the-dark black light skirmish between two teams where you can run up ramps, dash around obstacles and challenge your friends and family to high-energy fun.

Extreme Activities

  • Ropes Course

  • Rock Wall

  • Multi-Level Soft-Play Area for toddlers

Sports Simulators

Go head-to-head with 13 of the most popular sports and interactive games available to rent by the hour. Popular games include golf, football, basketball, hockey, baseball and zombie dodgeball.

  • Normal Hours - $28 an hour per lane.

  • Peak Hours - $45 an hour per lane.

  • Rent a booth by the hour for up to 6 people at a time.

Peak hours are Friday after 5 p.m., all day Saturday and Sunday, and selected holidays.

XD Dark Ride Interactive Video Game Experience

Immerse yourself in a 7D experience that brings together the thrill of riding a rollercoaster with interactive simulation of a video game to create an exciting, eye popping experience for the whole family.

Visit the Surge Entertainment website to see what movies are showing in the XD Experience.

Hours and Location

Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m. - Midnight

Saturday 9 a.m. - Midnight

Surge Entertainment is located at 2950 E. Texas St. in Bossier City.

Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at mgwhite@gannett.com. 

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