Take ‘em to the Toy Shop with this Reno Tahoe Toy Shopping Guide 

By Tiara Wasner 
reno tahoe toy shopping
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Kids have a lot of toys, I get it, but when comes to toys that are educational or art I rarely say no. Let’s face it, kids don’t need another “stuffy” or plastic surprise!

I can see you nodding in agreeance. But what about on vacation? Do the same rules apply? You bet. Check out our Reno Tahoe toy shopping guide for a lineup of the best spots for cool toys that house fun entertainment options, too.   

Whether you’re looking for toys to keep the kids entertained between activities or something to remind you of your trip, Reno/Tahoe has you covered. 

Expand your mind 

I suggest starting at The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, located in Reno, it’s a science center and museum geared towards both children and adults.

They offer a variety of permanent exhibits, like the cloud climber, and events all season, ranging from Secrets for Wizards in Training to Chemistry of the Cocktail.

Make sure to swing into the gift shop on your way out and pick up a few STEM toys to take home. 

The Wilbur May Museumlocated in Reno, carries an extensive selection of unique and certified Fair Trade items from around the world, including home decor, jewelry, art, and kid’s items.

Every purchase enables the museum to continue its mission of bringing educational and fun exhibits to thousands of visitors each year. Snag a puzzle or book about the area.   

reno tahoe toy shopping
Da Vinci’s Corner, a fun exhibit at The Discovery Museum
Family-friendly finds 

After a long day at Heavenly Mountain treat the kids to something from Village Toys. Brace yourself because when you walk into Village Toys you’ll be amazed at what you’ll discover!

This store is packed with so much fun and nostalgia. It’s a trip down memory lane. Make sure to check out their educational and science toys, books and board games. 

Don’t worry they have a second located in Incine village if you find yourself on the other side of the lake! 

Our favorite South Shore toy store is Tahoe Toys and Treasures. The family-owned and operated shop has been a gem in the South Lake Tahoe community for years.

It’s where we go for all our birthday gifts! They carry games, puzzles, outdoor toys, educational and scientific toys, books, arts and crafts supplies, plush toys, trading cards, and a whole lot more!  

In South Reno, locally owned Learning Express Toys stocks a whole slew of Montessori-inspired wares that will both encourage playful learning and are good for the environment.

They also have a whole fidget display with spinners, puzzles, and poppers that are sure to keep those busy hands moving.

If your little is into art or science, this is the place to get some great at-home or at-the-hotel kits for the budding minds.

They often feature a few new finds on the play table and their staff is great at picking out a family favorite.   

Whether you’re looking for toys to keep the kids entertained between activities or something to remind you of your trip, our Reno Tahoe toy shopping guide has you covered.