Kids Activities in Center City

Up to 50% Off Go-Kart Racing

Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, LLC

Southside

$35 $18

Sodi GT5 Proline karts capable of going 50 miles per hour whip around a quarter-mile racetrack with 11 turns

Up to 50% Off Transportation-Museum Admission

America On Wheels

1st Ward

$16 $8

Sprawling transportation museum hosts exhibits of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles

Museum of Indian Culture — Up to 55% Off Admission 

Museum of Indian Culture

Allentown

$10 $5

Museum explores the life of the Lenape tribe through historic artifacts, cultural lessons, and hands-on activities

Up to 63% Off Bounce and Birthday Packages at BounceU

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$268.50 $99

With provided party supplies and a souvenir for the birthday child, kids bounce on giant inflatables during private bounce sessions

51% Off Colors Exhibit at Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

$40 $21

Visitors get to visit several Bethlehem sites as a part of the Colors exhibition, viewing artifacts that are known for their vivid colors

Up to 53% Off Bowling at Town & Country Lanes

Town and Country Lanes

Bethlehem

$42.50 $19.99

Groups of 6 or 12 battle it out on polished lanes for two hours in smoke-free bowling alley

Up to 55% Off Kindercamp or Farm Camp

Flint Hill Farm

Flint Hill Farm

$175 $79

The great outdoors set the stage for exploration at Kindercamp or learning about agriculture at farm camp

Up to 52% Off Music Lessons at Prodigy Studios

Prodigy Studios

Palmerton

$140 $70

Students yearning to play an instrument such as the drums, trumpet, or piano meet one-on-one with instructors for one or three months

Up to 53% Off Summer Camps at Valley Athletics

Valley Athletics

Easton

$125 $59

Themed summer camps improve fitness and coordination while kids run around and play fun games

Up to 53% Off Canopy Tour

Spring Mountain Adventures

Perkiomen

$95 $47

For 2–3 hours, groups soar on zip lines, rappel down trees, and navigate rope challenges and bridges high above the forest floor

55% Off Music Lessons

The Lohse Studio Of Music

Towamencin

$40 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off Musical Instrument Course

Skippack School Of Music

Skippack

$245 $135

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Kids' Bounce Outings

Jumpin Jack’s Inflatable Playland

Hatfield

$27 $13

Giant inflated structures beckon kids 12 and under to zip down slides and explore an ocean-themed obstacle course; toddler and adult areas

Up to 54% Off Kids' Indoor-Play Facility

The Little Pod

North Wales

$52.47 $25

Kids scamper across the multilevel playground, create arts and crafts, listen to stories during storytime, and jump in the two bounce houses

Up to 68% Off Horse Camp or Trail Ride

Horses 4 Hope Equestrian Center

Mount Bethel

$350 $165

Kids learn to ride and care for horses during summer camps at a nonprofit riding center; guides lead trail rides along picturesque trails

Up to 53% Off at Arnold's Family Fun Center

Arnold's Family Fun Center

Oaks

$40 $19

Spinning Krazy Kars, Bumper Car bouts, Black Light Mini Golf, and a rock-climbing wall provide entertainment and challenges for all ages

Up to 56% Off Bowling for Four or Six at Bowl-O-Rama

Bowl-O-Rama

Exeter

$46 $23

Bowling shoes and soda keep bowlers clad and hydrated as they bowl for two hours

50% Off Bowling and Soda at Heister Lanes

Hiester Lanes

Reading

$50.20 $25

Balls can roll down 32 lanes, crashing into pins with series of melodious cracks, as families show off their best victory dances

Up to 52% Off Paint-Your-Own Pottery

Color Me Mine

Lahaska

$30 $15

Use your Groupon toward a ceramic bisque of your choice to dress up with colorful glazes and studio fees to fire and finish pieces

Great Valley Nature Center – Up to 55% Off Memberships

Great Valley Nature Center

Charlestown

$40 $20

Members enjoy access to 10 acres of verdant terrain, along with access to special events and more than 250 partner museums and gardens

Up to 52% Off Private In-Studio Bass or Guitar Lessons

Learning Allegro

Glenmoore

$110 $55

Professional musicians share their knowledge of bass and guitar-playing techniques with students of all ages

Up to 43% Off Greenhill Day Camp at PMFS

Greenhill Day Camp at PMFS

Greenhill Day Camp at Plymouth Meeting Friends School

$325 $185

Kids ages 6–12 explore such weekly themes as cooking, science, and mindfulness in four- and five-day summer camps

Up to 45% Off Summer Camp at Champ Kidz

Champ Kidz

Plymouth Meeting

$150 $90

Campers ages 4–13 can play sports, swim, or engage in creative arts and crafts

Up to Half Off Indoor Playground Visits

Party Magic

Warminster

$50 $25

Children explore more than 6,500 square feet of inflatable bounce houses, slides, mazes, and games

BounceU – Up to 61% Off Play and Parties

BounceU

BounceU Exton

$49.75 $20

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce—and enlivens parties with glow-in-the-dark effects

Up to 54% Off Kids' Music Lessons

Chestnut Hill Music Academy

Chestnut Hill

$63 $29

One-on-one music lessons are customized to each student's talents and cover a variety of instruments, including woodwinds, piano, and voice

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

50% Off BYOB Pottery-Painting

Create Me Pottery Painting Studio

Huntingdon Valley

$30 $15

Guests unleash their creativity on a choice of more than 500 pieces, including dishes, figurines, and cartoon characters

Up to 66% Off Bowling for Six in Sinking Spring

Berks Lanes

Sinking Spring

$74.25 $25

48 lanes welcome up to six bowlers as they roll with optional bumpers, shoes & soda for two hours

Up to 51% Off One-Week Tennis Camp

Team Shark Attack Tennis

Northampton Tennis and Fitness Center

$230 $115

The indoor Monday–Friday camp can improve clients' technical, strategic, physical, and emotional tennis skills

Up to Half Off Monster-Truck Show

KSR Motorsports' Monster Truck and Motorcycle Thrill Show

Maple Grove Raceway

$22 $12

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Drivers crush cars with monster trucks and perform stunts on motorcycles and bikes during show preceded by meet and greet with truck rides

Glencairn Museum – Up to 50% Off Tour

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

$20 $11

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Medieval-style castle houses religious art dating from ancient Egypt to the 20th century

Up to 53% Off Admission to Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Newtown Square

$16 $9

The 112 acres of farmland present a living history of the 1700s via a farmhouse, blacksmith, and animals including cows, sheep, and horses

Up to 46% Off Guided Tour of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Germantown

$14 $8

Guides lead groups through 17-room restored Victorian mansion

Up to 51% Off a Zipline and Challenge-Course Package

The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge

Adventure Center

$80 $39

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Perched up to 50 feet above the ground, adventurers run through a 3,000-foot obstacle course complete with zipline rides

Up to Half Off Pitching and Batting at Sluggersville

Sluggersville

Northeast Philadelphia

$18 $10

Batting cages and pitching mounds help kids and adults hone the fundamentals of baseball

Up to 67% Off Bowling at Erie Lanes

Erie Lanes

Juniata Park- Philadelphia

$54.50 $18

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Customers spend two hours bowling in the sprawling, brightly colored facility, which features plenty of bumper-bowling lanes just for kids

Up to 50% Off a Party Package or Arcade Tokens

University Family Fun Center

University City

$20 $11

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Philadelphia's only traditional arcade hosts kids' parties complete with pizza; features pinball, skee-ball, air hockey, and video games

Up to 55% Off at Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

Pottsville

$20 $10

Classic cars from the '50s and '60s alongside midcentury murals, a bandstand and drive-in, and more than 20,000 collectibles from the era

Up to 54% Off Laser Tag at Ultrazone

Ultrazone

Bensalem

$32.50 $15

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Family entertainment center sports massive laser tag arena with multiple stories of obstacles and combat zones

The Franklin Institute – Up to 46% Off

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

$18.50 $10

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Explore interactive exhibits that uncover the secrets of the brain, history's greatest inventions, and the biology and physics of the circus

44% Off Music Lessons

Glenolden Piano Lessons

Glenolden

$90 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Insectarium – Up to 47% Off Visit or Birthday

Insectarium

Holmesburg

$18 $11

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Encounter some of nature’s smallest creatures at an insect museum full of mounted and live specimens; birthday parties include a guided tour

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

O'Shea's Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)– Up to 53% Off

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts North

$30 $15

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Two buildings showcase artwork from throughout America's history, including a famous portrait of George Washington

45% Off Music Lessons

Ace School Of Music

On Location

$65 $36

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 48% Off Children's Summer Camp

Metro Kids' Club

Philadelphia

$325 $169

Hip hop, gymnastics, yoga & other fitness classes join science activities, pool and park time, drama classes, and field trips during camp

African American Museum in Philadelphia – Half Off

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

$56 $28

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Museum dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs, and historical artifacts

50% Off Children's Classes, Play, Membership and Boutique Items

Nest

Washington Square West

$50 $25

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Little ones from 6 weeks to 7 years take part in development and enrichment classes, enjoy play space, and get their hair trimmed

Up to 45% Off at Philadelphia History Museum

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

$20 $12

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

Up to 46% Off Admission to National Liberty Museum

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

$14 $8

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Museum celebrates American freedom with a collection of glass artworks, paintings, and sculptures

Up to 58% Off Magic Show at South Street Magic

South Street Magic

Center City East

$30 $15

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Magic shop and theater presents local illusionists and mentalists for child-friendly and adult-oriented performances multiple times a week

Up to 58% Off Bowling and Pizza Packages 

Chacko's Family Bowling Center

Wilkes-Barre

$32.90 $16

Bowling alley with a rich history offers fun games of group bowling, oven-baked pizzas, and cool soda by the pitcher

Up to 55% Off at Liberty Bellows Accordion Shop

Liberty Bellows

Queen Village - Pennsport

$400 $179

Experienced accordion players teach students of all abilities to play their chosen style of accordion music

Up to 53% Off Watershed Butterfly Festival

Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association

Hopewell

$20 $10

Kids learn about butterflies and other insects at interactive festival that also includes nature walks, live music, and local artists

Up to 61% Off Bowling at Strike Zone Alleys

Strike Zone Alleys

Pottsville

$65 $26

Alley houses 20 lanes and a game room and offers bumpers for beginners, late hours for night owls, and glow bowling for recreational players

Battleship New Jersey – Up to 51% Off Visit

Battleship New Jersey

Central Waterfront

$37 $18

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Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 51% Off Open Play for Kids

Bouncing Off The Walls

Vermillion Hills

$50 $25

Children up to 8 years old crawl across an interactive play area filled with sensory toys, gym mats, and moon bounces

Up to 65% Off at Slocum's Bowling Center

Slocum's Bowling Center

Ewing

$36.45 $15

Bowlers send pins clattering in 80-year-old bowling alley with 12 lanes and automatic scoring

Up to 57% Off Bowling for Four or Eight

Pinsetter Bar & Bowl

Merchantville

$69 $30

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Bowlers hurl globes down one of 34 lanes in a facility where music videos play on high-definition monitors

Up to 54% Off Kids' Yoga Camp

Bliss Yoga Studio

Kennett Square

$260 $119

Kid-centric yoga camps combine yoga poses, meditation, and breath work with games and activities

46% Off Kids' Soccer Program

Kiddie Soccer

Multiple Locations

$130 $70

Wee ones learn soccer skills and play games during one-hour classes that focus on fun and fundamentals

New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium – Up to 58% Off

New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium

Downtown

$14 $7

Planetarium's dome with 6,000 stars shows presentations about space and astronauts; museum houses collections on state history and art

Up to 56% Off a Weekend Corn-Maze Visit at Stony Hill Farms

Stony Hill Farms

Chester

$41.98 $22

Families wind through corn mazes and trundle along in a hayride before enjoying cups of cider and donuts

Up to 52% Off a Campsite and Boat Rental

Panther Lake Camping Resort

Andover

$150 $75

Camping resort has a pool, tennis and basketball courts, and electric and cable-TV hookups; explore the lake with a canoe, kayak, or rowboat

The Electric City Trolley Station & Museum – 50% Off

The Electric City Trolley Station & Museum

Downtown Scranton

$12 $6

Museum displays a variety of vintage trolleys, interactive exhibits where visitors can generate electricity, and the story of the third rail

Up to 50% Off Open-Bounce Sessions or Party

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, boxing ring, and basketball amuse kids during open bounce; party includes pizza and cake

Up to 63% Off Bowling in Cherry Hill

Playdrome Family Entertainment - Cherry Hill

Ellisburg

$26.46 $12

Modern bowling alley stimulates every sense, from its music to its 36 lanes equipped with laser lights & glowing pins

Up to 49% Off Inflatable-Play Outings at Jump Zone

Jump!Zone

Hillsborough

$72 $37

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Indoor park for kids age 12 and younger; eight themed inflatables, toddler play area, arcade, and café

Up to 66% Off Kids' Open Play or Music Classes

Tiger Hall: Play Zone and Activity Center

Clifftown Shopping Center

$8 $3

Open-play sessions with a mini stage, ball pit, trampoline, and motorized scooters; professional instructors lead interactive music classes

Up to 53% Off at My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Princeton

$80 $39

Kids build physical, cognitive, and social skills through noncompetitive gymnastics and different activities, such as arts and crafts

Up to 60% Off at Roebling Museum

Roebling Museum

Roebling

$30 $12

Marvel at preserved industrial artifacts such as photographs, wire ropes, and machine parts, as well as everyday life in the company town

Up to 64% Off Parent-Child Play Classes

Wee Play

Somerville

$48 $19

Play sessions with musical instruments, an obstacle course, and free play stimulate cognitive development in children up to 48 months

Up to 64% Off Bowling at Pin Street at Hamilton 

Pin Street at Hamilton

Hamilton

$14 $5

Synthetic bowling lanes with automatic scoring, a full bar, large-screen TVs, and an arcade room

50% Off Ice Skating for Two or Four

The Igloo Ice Rink at Mount Laurel

Mount Laurel

$20 $10

Skaters glide around an indoor ice rink complete with a snack bar and pro shop

Up to 63% Off at Monkeydoodles Playroom

Monkeydoodles Playroom

Lake Hopatcong

$20 $10

Parents bond with their child during Mommy & Me classes or supervise open-play sessions in the playroom

Up to 54% Off Kids' Enrichment Programs

Kids Blvd

Warren

$75 $39

Children exercise their minds and bodies with toys, interactive games, a creative arts station, and a sensory gym

Up to 62% Off Kids' Summer Course or Camp

Eldridge Overton Educational Programs

Multiple Locations

$300 $129

Instructors target individual attention to each student in small classes with hands-on projects and coursework

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On Friday and Saturday evenings, as party songs thump in the background, lasers beam over a row of 24 lanes—each home to a rack of glowing pins—and reflect off their thin layer of oil into the fog. Of course, Playdrome Devon Lanes hosts regular open-bowling hours throughout the rest of the week, when it echoes with the sound of crashing pins and celebratory sirens from the on-site arcade. Though unseen, heard, or smelled, the signal from complimentary WiFi streams through the air as well, allowing players to post their high scores online or to look up the cheat codes that enable the bowling balls' rocket boosters. Playdrome Devon Lanes also allows customers to bring their own food and beverages.

801 N 15th St
Allentown,
PA
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Hard-rock juggernauts Five Finger Death Punch give audiences four for flinching on their Share The Welt tour, a high-octane evening of nail-driving metal and chugging aural concrete. Since bursting onto the scene in 2007 with its gold-selling debut, The Way of the Fist, Five Finger Death Punch has scaled the charts and the musical food chain, gulping its competition like a possessed Takeru Kobayashi. For the tour in support of its latest effort, American Capitalist, the gang enlists an entire posse of heavy hitters. Massachusetts metal mavens All That Remains, fresh from melting soles on the Vans Warped Tour, bludgeon audiences with an arsenal of hits, and hardcore shredders Hatebreed share unkind words as they haze the speed of sound. Adding power-chord crunch to the show, Fort Wayne’s Rains sprinkles audiences with raw and emotional sonic sleet.

520 Hamilton Street
Allentown,
PA
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Allentown Art Museum invites visitors to explore its collection of more than 17,000 works of art from around the world, just as it's done for more than 75 years. Though the museum is primarily focused on American painting and sculpture, its collection also includes more than 100 European works as well as nonWestern art, such as sculptures from India and Tibet.

1533 Hamilton Street
Allentown,
PA
US

In a go kart, you're much closer to the source of horsepower than when you're riding in a car. All that invisible force leaps to life when you hit the accelerator, gently pushing you back into the seat. Drivers at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix feel that pull as they whip around a quarter-mile racetrack in gas-powered Sodi GT5 Proline karts. They slip past one another while making 11 brake-stomping turns, all with a vantage point not afforded by watching races on TV.

The karts feature air-intake units that trap their exhaust and keep the atmosphere fresh, and the track—constructed from 1,300 used Goodyear tires and the shredded remains of Mario Andretti's learner's permit—is outfitted with three observation platforms for track marshals to regulate each lap and guarantee riders' safety. Three-point safety belts, roll bars, helmets, and neck braces also protect racers during their white-knuckle trips around the track. A full-time mechanic keeps finish lines crowded by calibrating karts to run within three-tenths of a second of one another and hanging hundreds of piñatas from the checkered flag. At the facility's bar, Octane, racers can refuel with drinks and food while watching stock-car races on the five 42-inch TVs.

649 S 10th St.
Allentown,
PA
US

The 43,000 square-foot facility of America On Wheels is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the expansive history of American transportation. Within that, 23,000 square feet are devoted entirely to exhibit space, where guests will find a variety of classic cars, racing vehicles, trucks, and motorcycles. Rotating exhibits have included topics such as classic cars of the 1930's (including a 1933 Buick), muscle cars, and trains. In addition to offering family memberships and group tours, the facility hosts rentals of its space and a museum store, as well as a classic café complete with ice cream, shakes, floats, and hot dogs.

5 N Front St
Allentown,
PA
US

Racing past the multilevel arena's black-lit arches, barriers, and pathways, phaser-wielding players navigate their way through a foggy arena in pursuit of opponents. Such battles are the main draw of Lehigh Valley Laser Tag, where participants aged 7 and older compete for victory in three games during each 40-minute laser-tag session. After arrival, a short safety video screened in the staging room explains the game's equipment and confirms there's no need to wait 20 minutes between eating and playing before guests strap on their vests and ready their phasers. The arena hosts regular team-versus-team game play as well as special format rounds, all of which end with reports that compare each player's score to the results of friends and teammates. Afterward, groups reenergize by noshing on fare from the snack bar or playing abundant video games in the arcade.

874 Marcon Blvd
Allentown,
PA
US