The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
This museum inspires and promotes intellectual curiosity and self-expression through inventive and interactive exhibits and programs. It encourages children to learn about themselves and the world around them. The museum serves children of all ages, with particular emphasis on the primary-age school children of the Coachella Valley. 71-701 Gerald Ford Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA. For more information, call 760-321-0602.
Fantasy Lanes Family Bowling Center
The 24-lane center for all ages includes league and open bowling, late-night laser bowling on weekends, a video arcade, snack bar, cocktail lounge and the perfect location for birthday parties for young and old. 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio, CA
Regal Entertainment Theater
The theater offers eight movie screens, lots of parking and first-run movies. 81-725 Hwy. 111, Indio, CA.
Located in nearby Palm Desert, the McCallum Theater hosts big-name entertainers, concerts, operas, theatre, ballet and other entertainment. 73-000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, CA.
Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center
The center is committed to the rehabilitation of ill, injured and orphaned native wild birds with the goal of returning as many as possible to the wild. Birds on display. Bird walks. 46-500 Van Buren, Indio, CA.
The Living Desert Wildlife & Botanical Preserve
Discover playful giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and over 450 animals in naturalized habitats. Enjoy 1,200 acres of scenic hiking trails, beautiful botanical gardens, African Village WaTuTu, interactive Wildlife Hospital and LGB model trains. Petting kraal and kids playland delights all. Enjoy year-long, daily programs and activities, including: Howl-O-Ween, WildLights, Living Desert University and Wildlife Wonders Animal Shows. 47-000 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA.
Provides wonderful, exciting and educational jeep tours of the desert, palm oasis and the mountains. 74-794 Lennon Pl., Ste. A Palm Desert, CA.