• Kids Central Index • Shreveport-Bossier

Arts & Crafts

Arts On Fire
A Paint-Your-Own-Pottery place. 4408 Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-219-3473
Dixie Toy Trains
4154 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, La 318-227-1983
Elsie’s Ceramics
926 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, La. 318-220-0042
Hobby Lobby
1750 E. 70th St., Shreveport, La. 318-797-7843
Michaels Arts & Crafts
7440 Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-524-9902


A certification course that teaches young adults how to be competent and responsible caregivers for children. The American Red Cross, Northwest La. Chapter, 4221 Linwood Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-865-9545

Educational Materials

School Aids
Located in the old Lewis’s Gift Shop building at 5812 Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. Inside the 10,500 square-foot building you’ll find children’s books, books on tape and CD, early childhood, DVD’s, workbooks, flash cards, puzzles, arts and crafts, furniture, educational games and more. 318-212-0642
The Thrifty Peanut
A massive warehouse stocked with used books, textbooks, DVD’s, CD’s, games , software, home-schooling supplies and a huge children’s section. 3809 Shed Rd., Bossier City, La. 318-746-9740

Eating Out (kids specials)

Tacomania, 641 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport, La. 318-868-4588 Kids under 12 eat FREE

San Francisco Oven, Louisiana Boardwalk, 645 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City, La. 318-752-5761 Kids eat FREE all day!
Posados Café
1355 E. Bert Kouns Ind. Loop, Shreveport, La. 318-524-2000 $0.99 kids meals and $2 margaritas for parents.

7010 Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-797-4001 1 FREE kids meal for each adult combo meal.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Louisiana Boardwalk, Bossier City, La. 318-752-3801 Kids eat for just $1.99 and it’s also $0.50 leg night.

El Chico’s
4015 Fern Ave., Shreveport, 318-865-4687
1513 E. Bert Kouns, Shreveport, 318-798-5777
2127 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport, 318-425-7928
2050 Old Minden Rd., Bossier City, La. 318-742-4685
Kids meal for $0.99.
789 Shreveport-Barksdale, 318-865-8861
1133 St. Vincent Ave., 318-222-8057
Kids eat for $0.99
Captain D’s Seafood Restaurants
2004 Airline Dr., Bossier City, La. 318-747-7138
Kids dinner FREE with paying adult.

Jason’s Deli
5810 Line Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-861-6952
FREE ice cream for everyone!
Posado’s Café
1355 E. Bert Kouns, Shreveport, 318-524-2000
9165 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, 318-687-9040
1703 Old Minden Rd., Bossier City, 318-747-6200
FREE tortillas & Ice Cream

Indoor Playgrounds

Tiny Town
Located at First Baptist Bossier
A 40,000 square foot preschool & children’s building featuring the largest indoor play area in Shreveport-Bossier City. Includes a two-story spiral, puppetry and life-size character, state-of-the-art security and covered drop-off area. 2810 Beckett St., Bossier City, La. 318-746-7940

Library Programs

Story Time
The area libraries have programs going on all the time for children of all ages. See our Index section of libraries and contact your neighborhood library branch for more information.


Gymboree of Shreveport
5800 Line Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-869-4769
Munchkins Melodies Kindermusik
1950 E. 70th St., Shreveport, La. 318-798-9700
Toddle Tunes
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
3715 Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-861-0586


Louisiana Boardwalk
Free summer movies for kids. 318-752-9741
Movies & Moonbeams
The fun, age-appropriate cinema in public spaces throughout Northwest Louisiana. Free & open to the public and presented on a huge 30-foot screen. Hosted by The Robinson Film Center, Shreveport Green and Shreveport Parks & Recreation. Visit: http://www.moviesandmoonbeams.org/showtimes.htm
For show times and locations.


Adai Indian Nation Culture Center
Meet tribal people and see their buffalo herd. A unique 8,000 square foot all-weather theatre. Open year round. The Adai Indian Nation is indigenous to the original territories of Louisiana and Texas. 877-472-1007
Artspace at the West Edge
An unexpected arts experience for diverse audiences. 710 Texas Ave., Shreveport 318-673-6535
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
Renowned for its large murals and amazing dioramas depicting the history and culture of Louisiana. Features prehistorical, historical, cultural, scientific and technological education exhibits. Indian artifacts and rotating exhibits monthly. 3015 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport, La. 318-632-2020
Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum
This museum features over 1,000 animals from around the world. Visitors can watch the painting and taxidermy of dioramas that are not yet finished. It also displays American Indian artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War and World Wars I and II.
3386 Highway 80 East, Haughton, LA, 318-949-2323


Briarwood: Caroline Dorman Nature Preserve
Open for guided tours every weekend in March, April, May, August and November. Caroline Dorman was the first woman employed in forestry in the United States. Almost single-handedly she worked with Louisiana and U.S. Forest Service to establish Kisatchie National Forest. At Briarwood Caroline collected and replanted her favorite native plants. Conservationists and horticulturists from all over the world travel to Briarwood-to walk down forest trails, to savor the beauty of the Louisiana iris bog, to admire the reflection pool and to enjoy the most complete botanical and wildlife sanctuary in Louisiana. 216 Caroline Dorman Road, Natchitoches, La. 318-576-3379
Kisatchie Hills Wilderness National Park
This 8,700-acre wilderness area is home to the alligator and the long legged birds plus features some of the most unique topography in Louisiana including unusually steep and rugged terrain, sandstone mesas and bluffs, distinct forest ecosystems, and outcroppings with several distinct forest types. 106 Old Highway 6 West, Natchitoches, La. 318-352-2568
Lake Bistineau State Park
Beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. 2 boat launches, 2 swimming pools, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, lakefront beach, camping, cabins, lodges, baseball field, fishing, picnic areas with grills, nearly 10 miles of woodland trails and an 11-mile canoe trail. 103 State Park Rd., Doyline, La. 888-677-2478
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
Special events on a regular basis. Earth Camp, an environmental day camp, offered each summer in the park. This 160-acre park contains a pine-oak-hickory forest nestled with 5 miles of nature trails. Several naturalists on-site to provide information and interpretation to visitors. 8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd., Shreveport, La. 318-929-2806


Louisiana Boardwalk, 390 Plaza Loop, Bossier City, La. 318-747-5573
Jumpin Jupiter
This is your party headquarters featuring an indoors party and play center with large inflatable’s, interactive games, giant slides, obstacle courses and bouncers. 2695 E. Texas St., Bossier City, La. 318-549-3633
Kiddie Mia’s Family Fun Center
Arcade games and kiddie rides plus pizza, hot dogs, corn dogs, spaghetti and cakes. 318-869-3566

Party Rentals

Bayou Bounce
2016 Regent St., Bossier City, La. 318-747-4386
Duvall’s Amusement Rentals
Shreveport, La. 318-798-JUMP
Inflatable Zoo of Shreveport
Shreveport, La. 318-798-9255
Party Central
4401 Viking Dr., Bossier City, La. 318-742-7529

Party Supplies

Paper Shack & Party Store
281 Southfield Rd., Shreveport, La. 318-219-1935
9164 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, La. 318-688-1820
2430 E. Texas St., Bossier City, La. 318-746-4108
Party City
6590 Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-797-8878


C. Bickham Dickson Park
The largest park in Shreveport, this 585-acre park features a 200 acre oxbow lake and offers fishing, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, hayrides and a children’s playground. 70th Street and Bert Kouns, Southeast Shreveport, 318-673-7808
Cargill Park
10 ball fields, playground, picnic areas, 13 soccer fields and BMX track. 7700 Lotus Ln., Shreveport
Cypress Black Bayou Park Recreation Center
Features a nature center, picnic shelters, fishing and a zoo! Only 15 minutes north of Bossier City, La. Exit I-20 on Airline Dr. and go north on Airline for 7.9 miles. Turn right on Linton Rd. and go east for 4.3 miles to Cypress Black Bayou Gate on the left. 318-965-0007
Eddie D. Jones Adventure Park
This park is managed as an adventure park with over 10-miles of rugged mountain biking trails, 5 miles of horseback riding trails and a 1 ½ mile hiking trail. The park is also the site of Chimp Haven. Take I-20 West to Industrial Loop and head south. Turn right onto Woolworth Rd. and continue until intersection LA-525 (Colquitt Rd.). Turn right and travel to LA-169 and travel 2 miles to Mike Clark Rd. Turn right on Mike Clark Rd. (next to Macedonia Baptist Church) and follow road to visitor center.
East Kings Highway Duck Pond
1200 East Kings Hwy., Shreveport, La.
Mike Wood Memorial Park
30-acre park featuring swimming, 3 pavilions, picnic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds, jogging trails, Frisbee golf course and shade trees.
2017 Dennis Street, Bossier City 318-741-8384


Aquarium Concepts
2110 E. 70th St., Shreveport, La. 318-798-3474
Critter Company
811 Benton Rd., Bossier City, La. 318-742-9129
6596 Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-524-0540
Pets First
288 Southfield Rd., Shreveport, La. 318-865-4700
The Pet Zone
8925 Jewella Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-686-0818


Lisa’s Angels in the Attic
8939 Jewella Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-686-6384
Memories by Design
939 Hwy. 80, Haughton, La. 318-949-6200
Once Upon A Memory
635 Bert Kouns Ind. Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-688-0073
Scrapbook Mania
4434 Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-868-0909
Scrapbook Studio
1605 Benton Rd., Bossier City, La. 318-746-6510


Sci-Port Discovery Center
A 67,000 square foot discovery center for all ages featuring over 200-hands on science projects, 8 interactive discovery areas, Louisiana’s only IMAX Theater and a planetarium. 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport,
SPAR Planetarium
Explore the whole world under one roof that features a Spitz optical planetarium projector creating views of the night sky from any place on earth, past, present or future. 2820 Pershing Blvd., State Fair Grounds, Shreveport, La. 318-673-STAR



Extra Innings
State-of-the-art, year round, indoors training
Facility. Batting tunnels & pitching tunnels.
2535 East 70th St.,Shreveport, La. 71105


All-Star Bowling Lanes
9130 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, La. 318-687-3676
Holiday Lanes
3316 Old Minden Rd., Bossier City, La. 71112


Louisiana Cheernastics
2533 E. 70th St., Shreveport, La. 318-798-6643
Champion Cheernastics
3028 Knolin Dr., suite 1, Bossier City, La. 318-741-6502


Carol Anglin Dancenter
4801 Line Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-861-3006
3090 Knolin Dr., Bossier City, La. 318-752-3269
Dancin’ Country Style
Shreveport, La. 318-688-7181
Metropolitan Dance Academy
6040 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-865-8242
Sandy’s Dance
Shreveport, La. 318-798-7836
Shreveport Dance Academy
2537 East 70th St., Shreveport, La. 318-524-3003


Shreveport Little League
2459 E. 70th St., Shreveport, La. 318-798-7972


Jill’s Gymnastics
2210 E. 70th St., Shreveport, La. 318-797-5455
Acro Sports
718 Professional Dr. N, Shreveport, La. 318-798-3547
Gymboree Play & Music Center
5800 Line Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-869-4769
Bossier City Olympiad
2385 Airline Dr., Bossier City, La. 318-741-3547

Horseback Riding

Dreamcatcher Stables
13002 Ellerbe Rd., Shreveport, La
Rocking-G Ranch
Shreveport, La. 318-938-5223
St. John Ranch
Homer, La. 318-927-4484
Sugar Creek Stables
460 Overton Brooks Rd., Shreveport, La.

Martial Arts

Karate USA
6105-A Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-865-2000
Pak’s Karate Academy
5302 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, La. 318-752-2221
Ricky Hutchinson’s Tae Kwon Do Academy
2815 Mackey Ln., Shreveport, La. 318-688-8629
River Cities Martial Arts Academy
2850 Summer Grove, Shreveport, La. 318-773-4652


Off Limits Paintball
13 plus playing fields, large pro shop, concessions.
608 Robinson Road, Elm Grove, LA 318-987-2696
Paintball Warehouse Field
Indoor paintball field.
400 3rd St., Shreveport 318-869-3566


Party Central Family Fun Center
4401 Viking Dr., Bossier City, La. 318-742-7529
Putt Putt Golf & Games
9660 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, La. 318-687-9700


Holy Roller Skatepark
3400 Industrial Dr., Bossier City, La.
Hot Wheels Skating Palace
5110 Bert Kouns, Shreveport,La.


LSUS Soccer Camp
A weeklong soccer camp every summer.


The Swim School
The premiere aquatic education program in the Ark-La-Tex. Swimming and scuba lessons. 1838 Texas St., Shreveport 318-222-SWIM


Bossier Arts Council
360 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, La. 318-741-8310
Peter Pan Players
451 Kings Hwy., Shreveport, La. 318-868-9619
Shreveport Little Theatre
Shreveport, La. 318-424-4439
Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-226-1481


Kay-Bee Toy & Hobby Shop
Pierre Bossier Mall, Bossier City, La. 318-742-2226
Mall St. Vincent, Shreveport, La. 318-221-3335
Toy Fair
Pierremont Mall, Shreveport, La. 318-865-3558
Toys R US
2918 E. Texas St., Bossier City, La. 318-746-6023
The White Rabbit
5727 Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. 318-865-8363

Water Parks

Fort Mackenzie Water Park
Fort Mackenzie is a four-story interactive tree house water fort offering 12 levels of super-soaking fun for the family. Located at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Tx. 100 Great Wolf Dr., Grapevine, Tx. 800-693-9653
Water Town
Over 20 acres of water-filled fun. I-20 West, take exit 8 on Industrial Dr./make left. Take a right on W. 70th and end on your right. 318-938-5475

Zoos and Animals

Alexandria Zoological Park
3016 Masonic Dr., Alexandria, La. 318-473-1143
Bayou Pierre Alligator Park
380 Old Bayou Pierre Rd., Natchitoches, La. 877-354-0006
Caldwell Zoo
2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler, Tx. 903-593-0121

Chimp Haven
13600 Chimpanzee Place, Keithville, La. 318-925-9575
Cypress Nature Study Center
545 Beach Circle, Benton, La. 318-965-5800
Ellen Trout Zoo
Monkey’s, Kestrel, Snakes, Jaguars, Fruit Bats, Tortoises, Tapirs, Owls, Tamarins, Alligators, River Otter, Flamingos, Toucans and more. 402 Zoo Circle, Lufkin, Texas (936) 633-0399
Head West from Shreveport on I-20. Take North Loop 287. Exit North on Martin Luther King and turn left immediately onto Zoo Circle.
Gators and Friends Alligator Park & Exotic Zoo
Watch giant alligators feed, wrestle and swim. Petting zoo, gift shop and snack bar. 11441 Hwy. 80. Greenwood, La. (318) 938-1199
Hidden Oak Farm
Petting zoo of camels, monkeys, lemurs and more. Open first and third weekends.
111 Hidden Oak Dr. Haughton, La. (318) 455-8102
High Delta Safari Park
Hundreds of exotic and endangered animal species roam freely as they would in their natural habitats. A sanctuary for animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. #8 Hobby Newton Rd., Epps, La. (318) 878-8770
From Shreveport, take I-20 east to the Delhi exit, #153 and head North on Hwy. 17 for 9 miles. Take a left at Safari Park sign.
Jubilee Zoo & Pony Park
Petting zoo and exotic animals. Pony rides and riding lessons. Parties.
6402 La. Hwy. 1, Shreveport, La. (318) 929-7653
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
Birds, snakes, lions, nile lechwes, nilgai, ostrich, kangaroos, lemurs, monkeys, warthogs, tigers, lemurs and more. From Shreveport, take I-20 East. Exit 118A, continue south on US 165 for 2.2 miles to Ticheli Road and turn right. 1405 Bernstein Park Rd., Monroe, La. (318) 329-2400
Yogi & Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary
128 Fob Lane, Frierson, La. 318-795-0455


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