We’ve got an out-of-this-world itinerary for the perfect kid-friendly Central Illinois adventure. Check out these family-friendly spots in downtown Springfield that your little ones will love!


 Kidzeum of Health and Science | 412 E Adams Street

Experience immersive, imaginative exhibits for children of all backgrounds and abilities at Kidzeum. With new and exciting events, promotions, and exhibits, the Kidzeum is the perfect family outing for nurturing health and wellness, promoting science education, and developing environmental and global awareness.

The Cardologist | 229 S 6th Street

Picture this: a magical wonderland filled with gifts, cards, and SOCKS galore! Take the kiddos along and make a game out of choosing the most perfect pair of socks for one another. Don’t forget to check out the puzzles, games, toys, and so much more. Come on down and let the fun begin.





Cold Stone Creamery | 124 S 6th Street

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Cold Stone downtown! Whether you’re in the mood for a sundae, shake, cake, or smoothie, everyone can find something to indulge in on this menu.







Dumb Records Arcade | 418 E Monroe Street

Get ready to experience a blast from the past! Head to the heart of downtown Springfield to play all of the classic arcade games at Dumb Records. Entry is $5 or free with a $10 store purchase, with all games set to unlimited play.





Old Capitol Farmers Market | 4th & Adams Streets

Wander down 4th & Adams Streets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings to shop over 40 local vendors. With street food, farm fresh produce, artisan-made goods, and interactive activities and entertainers, there’s something for everyone in the family. See who’s at the market this week! 





Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series | Y-Block (4th & Jackson Streets)

Experience the joy of live music with the whole family! Each summer, every Thursday night, the Y-Block transforms into a concert venue with local vendors, food trucks, and dancers for all to enjoy. Bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic, and don’t miss out on these magical nights.






Hoogland Center for the Arts | 420 S 6th Street

Catch a show with the whole family in the heart of downtown. The Hoogland Center for the Arts has multiple theaters and shows for anyone to enjoy. Find showtimes and tickets here.





These are just a few highlights of some of downtown’s family-friendly spots! Come out and explore and see if you don’t find a new favorite. Check out our map of all downtown businesses for even more favorites!