Kids Activities in Sand Lake

Up to Half Off at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

Anchorage International Airport

$20 $10

Five hangars, three theaters, and more than 20 vintage aircraft give visitors a glimpse into Alaska's aeronautical past

Up to 51% Off Bowling

Center Bowl


$45 $22


Bowlers send pins clattering in a 50-year-old bowling alley with Brunswick synthetic lanes, auto-scoring, and touchscreen controls

Up to 54% Off Kids’ Bounce Visits or Party

Bouncin' Bears

Multiple Locations

$75 $35


Inflatable slides, obstacles, and castles greet kids within a supervised play center; parties include drinks and supplies

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

$90 $45

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

Up to 62% Off Glacier and Wildlife Explorer Tour

Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises

Downtown Anchorage

$418 $199

Guided van tours along the Turnagain Arm include a one-hour boat to Portage Glacier and a visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Up to 52% Off Guitar Lessons

Mammoth Music


$60 $29

Instructors help students learn to strum tunes on guitars

Up to 55% Off Kids' Group Swim Lessons

Swim Like A Fish

Multiple Locations

$25 $12.50

Group classes for ages 3 or older have a maximum of 4 students per instructor, so kids get individualized attention while learning to swim

Up to 60% Off Bounce-House Rentals

For Fun Alaska

Northeast Anchorage

$299 $149

Kids bounce around in cake- or castle-shaped inflatables, try their hand at bouncy boxing, or enjoy a complete self-service birthday package

50% Off Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand Up Alaska


$130 $65

Standing atop a paddleboard, adventurers cruise the tepid water of Wasilla Lake as they soak in the surrounding scenery and wildlife

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At Jewel Lake, home to Professional Bowlers Association Masters winner Sean Rash, armies of pins stand ready to fall as posses of patrons hurl spheres down its friction-fighting lanes. A little friendly competition breaks the ice in any potentially awkward social situation, from introducing significant others to parents to accidentally releasing a ball backward at a group of coworkers. During extreme bowling, a live DJ serenades strikes and spares on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons as kickball teams and troupes of toddlers hone their skills beneath black lights that illuminate futuristic light shows and lingering fog. Although not included in today's Groupon, groups can fuel pin knockouts at the alley's café or peruse the pro shop for bags, gloves, or prank bowling balls that double as Chinese finger traps.

8801 Jewel Lake Rd

The Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum takes visitors on a flyby of the the state's aeronautical history. The vast facility—composed of five hangars of planes and exhibits, a restoration hangar, and three theaters—covers aviation history from the early days of flight to modern military aviation. More than 20 vintage aircraft can be found throughout, including a 1931 Fairchild Pilgrim 100B, a 1943 Grumman G44 Widgeon, and a 1981 Boeing B737-290C. Meanwhile, the museum's spot on the south shore of Lake Hood—the busiest seaplane base in the world—gives visitors a glimpse of modern planes in action.

4721 Aircraft Dr

Alaska Baseball Development Program has hosted youth baseball camps in Anchorage and its surrounding communities for the past 15 years. Every summer, director Andre Toliver–a former player for the Chicago White Sox—rounds up the best available high school and college coaches to lead ABDP's camps and instructional programs. Thanks to the efforts of Andre and ABDP, many past students have advanced to compete at the high school and college levels.

11038 Northfleet Drive

While Center Bowl’s neon marquee has retained its vintage look for over 50 years, the bowling alley's modern innards include 30 updated Brunswick synthetic lanes with touchscreen scoring and automated gutter guards. The lights go dim on weekend nights for neon-bowling sessions, during which bowling balls and toothpaste stains glow in the dark. Between frames, bowlers can refuel at the concessions stand, which doles out pizza, wings, soft drinks, and beer.

3717 Minnesota Dr

Air-filled structures within Pump It Up's indoor play-haven offer hours of safe bouncing enjoyment for youngsters two and older. Kids leap around in bounce houses during drop-in pop-in playtime sessions during weekdays, where they interact with other bouncers while getting exercise. An obstacle course adds challenges to their enjoyment, and inflatable slides bring kids back down to earth to start games anew. Pump It Up's space can be rented out for private events, such as birthdays, grade-school graduations, and a kid's first steps on the moon. Not just for children, Pump it Up also hosts teambuilding corporate events for adults and hosts family play times where parents are encouraged to jump along with kids.

501 W Intl Airport Rd Ste 30

Arctic Playgroundz is 2,000 square feet of indoor play-park fun flanked by a full-service espresso and sandwich bar. As children plunge down slides, grapple with the tricks of existence on the climbing wall, or sail off in a pirate ship while sipping anti-scurvy lemon juice, parents—who get in for free—can claim a couch or chair and help deplete the air’s supply of free WiFi. Most of the center’s kiddie equipment is intended for children ages 6 and under, and a separate, softer play area awaits infants.

2807 Arctic Blvd