After a long year of curve balls, you owe yourself a break from adulthood and a chance to Press Play in Shreveport-Bossier. Whether you need a break from kids, work, or any area in life, you can treat yourself or a group of friends to these 10 adult field trips:
1. Dust off your skates and head over to Hot Wheels Skating Palace.
Hot Wheels Skating Palace in Bossier City recently introduced their adult skate night series. These monthly gatherings include a DJ, corn-hole, karaoke, food trucks, jumbo board games, an arcade room and more. The next adult skate night is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. Must be 21 to enter. Don’t miss it!
2. Create your own movie night experience at Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport.
Remember when you were that annoying teenager in theaters? Well, Robinson Film Center has created a space for adults to laugh obnoxiously at silly scenes and screech repulsively at suspenseful sound effects. You can host a private movie party with friends for $200 for up to 10 people. It includes any size popcorn and fountain drink for all guests. Just bring your favorite DVD and book anytime between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
3. Move over kids because adults want to pet cute animals at Jubilee Zoo too!
The call of the wild is only a 15-minute drive from downtown Shreveport at Jubilee Zoo: Petting Zoo and Play Place on the Boom or Bust Byway. This outdoor park was crafted for children, but adults are more than welcome to meet furry friends here too. You can pet baby bunnies and feed animals twice your size. Admission is $12 for adults. Want to know more? Check out this blog.
4. Recreate your childhood book fair memories at the Thrifty Peanut Book & Media Warehouse.
Looking back on my book fair wish list, all the books, diaries, and posters my parents bought me were way overpriced. Now, you can stretch the value of your hard-earned adult money at the Thrifty Peanut Book & Media Warehouse, where you can buy, sell, and trade used books, records, CDs, DVDs and more at extremely low prices. They’re open 9 a.m .to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday. This time, you don’t have to ask for permission or money. Just go!
5. Bayou Axe Throwing Co. would be a parent’s nightmare for their kids – good thing you’re an adult.
This one is bucket list worthy. Step into the East Bank District and live without limits, and if you’re over the age of 18, I would highly recommend making a pit stop at Bayou Axe Throwing Co. You can throw axes like darts and chug beer in between tosses. Name a more authentic experience? There isn’t one. Now, go live your best lumberjack life, and thank me later.
6. Hopefully, you can master the sport of bowling at Holiday Lanes now that you have adult muscles.
Bowling isn’t a one-dimensional experience anymore. Your inner 8-year-old would kill to go glow bowling, and the adult version of yourself can appreciate a fully stocked bar. Plus, they have all your favorite concession stand foods, including nachos, wings, pizza, burgers, hot dogs and more. Holiday Lanes is open every day of the week, and right now, they’re offering essential workers free t-shirts.
7. Reimagine the way you see Sci-Port Discovery Center because their all-new exhibition is adventurously intriguing.
All Shreveport-Bossier locals have a prized childhood memory of Sci-Port Discovery Center, but once you experience their latest exhibition, you’ll feel gypped. Kids today are facing something bolder and more innovative in the world of science. Explore the Gallery of Intrigue, which includes an activity similar to an escape room, and an interactive mural. Your imagination couldn’t conjure this up, so you have to experience it first-hand. Right now, tickets are only $15.
8. Dixie Maze Farms is exactly where you want to have fun this fall.
As adults, most of us have a deep appreciation for the autumn season because Louisiana’s heat can be a bit much in the summer months. Dixie Maze Farms makes fall fun a priority with two months of events, including murder mystery dinners, fall festival, haunted trails, hayrides, pumpkin patches, a mud run and so much more. These activities are only available through Halloween.
9. Bring your video gaming skills to life at O.F.F. Limits Paintball.
Who needs 007 or Fortnite when you can hunt down your opponents personally? Maybe this competitive activity terrified you as a kid, but O.F.F. Limits Paintball ensures your safety with impenetrable protective gear. The shots may sting, but as an adult, you can take a hit and keep the fun going. Prices range from $35-$55 per player, depending on amount of paint balls issued. Make a reservation today.
10. SB Rides brings on the nostalgia of neighborhood bike riding as a kid.
This is not your typical adult exercise cycling group. SB Rides is not designed for hardcore or experienced cyclists. In fact, it’s designed to appeal to groups who don’t even own bikes. For $30, you can rent an LED-lit bike and join in a casual, themed, or private two-hour cruise around downtown Shreveport or the East Bank District. You may stop for craft beer, tacos, daiquiris and more along your journey. Adulting never felt so good.
Sometimes, adulthood can seem like a scam. You’re forced to pay bills, be responsible, feed yourself and deal with random body aches, but growing up isn’t all bad. Adulthood is a godsend in Shreveport-Bossier, especially when you withdraw from nervy, restrictions and tap into your inner-kid spirit. For more information about fun things to do in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org. After it’s all done, get 8 hours of sleep at one of our hotels. Adults need it.