Considering Lucknow’s hot and humid summers, where do you take your kids for entertainment in the city? We have put together a list of indoor entertainment options for children – some that are pure play, others that come with a bit of fun & learn. Check out these places:

Regional Science City

There are several activities for kids of all ages at the Regional Science City if you want to take them for some fun and learning.
Galleries: There are several galleries inside based on themes like Biotechnological revolution, Human Behaviour, Water: our life and underwater exploration with interactive, working models and 3D pictures to capture your attention. Suitable for kids below 8 years.
Aquarium: Another gallery named Walk Through The Aquarium has various kinds of fishes from Tiger Shark to golden fish. Suitable for kids below 8 years.
Children Gallery: Designed especially for young kids to develop their sensory organs with exhibits like The Jumper, Walk on Piano, Powerful energy, Braille reading etc. They can also learn the concepts of size, depth, effects of colours with bright, colourful exhibits of the gallery, making the perception of the world an enjoyable process.
Science Hall: Stand in front of the curved mirrors and watch yourself transform. See how a straight rod passes easily through a curved and twisted path or have fun with a Kaleidoscope. Suitable for all ages.
Scimax Theatre: A dome shaped screen which takes you on a tour of the various national parks and sanctuaries with a 45 mins show.
3D Science Show: A 15-minute 3D movie show through a Jungle Safari or Marine life.
Taramandal: A show which is handled manually. The stars you see in the sky and other celestial bodies are explained with the help of a projector.
Open all days except Holi and Diwali.
Ticketed entry.
Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Location: Aliganj Extension, Sector-E (Ekta Vihar), Aliganj, Lucknow


Timezone, an Australian Indoor Amusement Centre for children and adults is has something for all age groups here – virtual reality games, bumper car rides, loads of arcade games and a bowling alley! On entering you will be wowed by the electric vibe of the arcade with gaming lights and sounds of children screaming with enthusiasm. They also have a mini virtual bowling alley with lightweight balls for the younger ones. The LED illuminated bumper car arena will have the kids spinning with joy. Some of the popular games include Virtual Rabbids, Krazee Whirl Car, Laser Spy, Dance Dance Revolution 4, VR 9D, The Mission Impossible, Valo climb etc. You can register for Powercards for membership packages and win exciting prizes from their prize store.
Timings: 11 am to 9.30 pm  
Location: Phoenix Palassio Mall, Third Floor, Gomti Nagar Extension, Lucknow 

Bingo Bee

This is an indoor, weather neutral and pollution-free play recreation area for kids from 6 months up to 10 years. Done up in a happy yellow colour, the many games and creative activities at Bingo Bee are aimed to help your kids develop their gross motor skills and cognitive abilities. Trampoline, zipline, foam pit – those are some of the fun things to engage the children in some physical activities. There’s also a books corner right there! They have soft climb area and pretend-play for the toddlers. Bingo Bee also has in-house café for the hangry little ones.
Timings: 11.30 am to 8 pm (Mondays closed)
Location: 7, 8 Prem Nagar, Opp. Ritz Continental, Lower Ground Floor, Sapru Marg, Lucknow 


Kiddles by INOX is a movie theatre dedicated to the young ones, is an experience your child will love. The colourful seats and lively walls of the theatre make it exciting and delightful for the little ones. But that’s not all. The slide inside the theatre makes Kiddles a superhit with children of all ages. There’s also a small play area outside the theatre, with kid-sized tables and chairs, which is great if you’re hosting a small party for your child. The only play kid-friendly movies at Kiddles, but best to check before you arrive to make sure there’s a movie of your choice playing at the theatre. You can book your tickets on Book My Show or at the theatre itself.
Contact: 9511119636
Location:  INOX, 3rd Floor, Phoenix Palassio Mall, Lucknow

Fun City

Get a dose of fun at this indoor entertainment arena catering to children from 1-12 years old. There are soft play areas for the littles ones and video games for the not-so-little ones, along with thrilling rides, and many more activities. Some of the popular rides here are Super Spin, Sky Race and 130-feet high drop ‘Sky Tower’. Compete with friends in Air Hockey, Basket Ball and Pacman Smash or try The Fast & Furious, Razing Storm, Lets Go Jungle, Super Bikes 2! What’s more, for all the zingy lil ones, there is a multilevel soft play area with climbing frames, colourful ball pools, crawl tunnels and giant slides. You can win prizes from their novelty games or redemption counters. 
Timings: 11 am to 9.30 pm
Location: Phoenix Palassio Mall, Third Floor, Gomti Nagar Extension, Lucknow 

Indira Gandhi Planetarium

The Planetarium is a Saturn-shaped building that instantly attracts passers-by. They have an exhibit gallery on the ground floor with models and displays. The museum popularises science and is designed to give an idea about the formation of the celestial bodies in real and has prototypes of satellites and information about the universe especially the solar system and space missions of India. The planetarium reveals the different aspects of astronomy and provides guidance to the interested amateur astronomers. The main auditorium is on the First floor. There are multiple science and astronomical shows of 45-minutes duration.
Entry fee Rs 25 (above 3 years). Free for handicapped.
Timings: 11 am to 10.30 pm (Monday closed). Booking Timings: 11 am to 5 pm
Show timings: 1 pm, 2.30 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm (Extra show @6 pm in summer vacations)
Location: 9, Nabi Ullah Road, Suraj Kund Park, Lucknow