Kids Activities in Bell Gardens

Up to 50% Petting Zoo Admission

Montebello Barnyard Zoo

Montebello

$28 $15

A rustic farm setting features pony rides, a merry-go-round, and up-close interactions with zebras, llamas, cows, and various farm animals

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 48% Off a Kids' Musical Theater Summer Camp

Performing Arts Workshops

Multiple Locations

$575 $299

Kids learn how to combine acting, dancing, singing, and speech talents, culminating in the musical play for friends and family

50% Off Dance Camp at MNR Dance Factory

MNR Dance Factory

West Los Angeles

$450 $225

Summer camps let dancers aged 6–12 experience a range of styles, including ballet, hip-hop, musical theater, tumbling, and aerial arts

Friends Of The Observatory at Griffith Observatory–51% Off

Friends Of The Observatory at Griffith Observatory

$100 $49

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Get early access to planetarium tickets, a 10% discount at the café and the Stellar Emporium, and invitations to members-only events

46% Off at Peekaboo Playland

Peekaboo Playland

Multiple Locations

$90 $49

Media-adored play space boasts a new Bel Air location, with an infant play area and free WiFi available at both facilities

Up to 83% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

$160 $49

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

Up to 56% Off at The Awesome Playground

The Awesome Playground

Highland Park

$40 $20

Sock-adorned kids traipse through indoor play equipment for endless fun

44% Off

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

$45 $25

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Up to 55% Off Piano Lessons

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

$40 $20

Each lesson covers both technical and musical aspects of piano-playing, focusing on the student's choice of classical or popular songs

Up to 50% Off Railroad Museum Foundation Membership

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

$60 $30

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Support educational outreach and restoration programs with a year of gift shop discounts, admission to members-only events, and souvenirs

Up to 56% Off Membership to Chinese American Museum

Chinese American Museum

Chinatown

$50 $22

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In its 10th year, CAM's current exhibits include L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, documenting Chinese immigration to the States

55% Off Guitar Lesson

Zotzinmusic

Atwater Village

$85 $38

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56% Off at The Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art ( moca )

Downtown Los Angeles

$34 $15

Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other visual masters star in permanent collection at museum filled with post-1940 art

Up to 63% Off In-Home Music Lessons

Heritage Home Conservatory

On Location

$140 $59

Flute, piano, banjo, guitar, and voice are just a few of the options students can choose to practice during in-home music lessons

Up to 66% Off a Membership to Kids' Play Center

Pamper and Play

West Los Angeles

$69 $30

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Indoor play center offers parents playtime for kids; activities include a bubble machine and mini trampoline plus toys and games

Up to 65% Off Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Paddle Surf LA

Paddle Surf LA

$60 $26

Learn how to navigate the waters of Marina Del Rey while paddling sturdy longboards

49% Toward Voice, Music, or Acting Lessons

Renacer Entertainment Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$75 $38

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50% Off Musical Instrument Course

La Voice & Music

Crenshaw

$298 $149

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Up to 55% Off at Under the Sea Indoor Playground

Under the Sea Indoor Playground

Multiple Locations

$55 $27

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Imagination and energy run wild as kids traipse through climbing structures and turbo slides surrounded by colorful ocean-themed murals

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

Museum of Tolerance – Up to 56% Off

Museum of Tolerance

Beverlywood

$31 $17

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Interactive exhibits on the Holocaust and contemporary human-rights violations illustrate the consequences of intolerance

Up to 56% Off from Craig's Guitar Lessons

Craig's Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $29

Guitarist of 25+ years tailors lessons to each student's interests, such as learning lead-guitar techniques or their favorite songs

Up to 78% Off at Sly Mark Music

Sly Mark Music

On Location

$150 $45

Guitarist teaches students of all ages and abilities tricks that professional guitarists use, customizing lessons to each student

Up to 63% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Los Angeles Guitar Instruction

On Location

$120 $45

Guitarist with 17 years of experience and two albums teaches students of all ages and skill levels

45% Off Music Lessons

Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Redeem from Home

$38 $21

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60% Off Music Lessons

Daniel Amalm

Los Angeles

$50 $20

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Up to 70% Off at My Gym

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

West Los Angeles - Santa Monica

$163 $49

Kids develop basic motor skills and play sports in age-appropriate classes

50% Off One Hour Guitar Lessons

Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $30

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Up to 58% Off At-Home Kids' Music Lessons

Seth Jeremy Productions

Redeem from Home

$210 $89

In the comfort of home, kids study a choice of piano, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, music production, composition, theory, or voice

Up to 65% Off Music or Voice Lessons

Right Start Music

On Location

$80 $29

Instructors who specialize in teaching beginners travel to teach onsite lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, or flute

45% Off Sports Camp

Active Kidz Camp

Los Angeles

$140 $77

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Ripley's Believe It or Not!—Up to 53% Off Odditorium Visit

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Hollywood

$33.98 $17

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The Odditorium includes exhibits across two floors, astounding visitors with everything from unnatural animals to jaw-dropping artifacts

Up to 54% Off Magic Show

Close Up Magic & Comedy-Live

The Santa Monica Little Theatre

$32.37 $15

Frequent Magic Castle performer shares close-up sleight of hand and dry wit

73% Off Kids' Indoor Play Package

Kidville

Los Angeles

$178 $48

3 classes in topics like art & music plus 2 passes to a playspace with climbing wall and tumble trak; $50 birthday day party credit included

Half Off Urban Scavenger Hunt

CityRace Urban Adventure Hunts

Online Deal

$80 $40

In an event inspired by The Amazing Race, teams roam local neighborhoods to solve scavenger-hunt clues

Up to 55% Off Three Weeks of Glee Camp

Glee Summer Camp

On Location

$795 $359

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday–Friday, kids interested in the performing arts study acting, dance, and pop-rock vocal technique

Up to 55% Off Kids' Dance, Gym, or Art Classes

Oodles Learning Center and Kids Gym

Cerritos

$45 $21

The staff leads 60-minute classes that help kids learn a new dance move, improve their balance, or boost their creativity through drawing

Up to 68% Off Guitar Lessons at Vez Guitar Academy

Vez Guitar Academy

Alhambra

$100 $35

Instructor with more than three decades of experience tailors half-hour guitar lessons to students' preferences

Up to 65% Off Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons with Angelo

Alhambra

$100 $45

Learn how to play the guitar with an instructor whose been teaching blues, rock, pop, finger-style, and swing jazz for nine years

Up to 65% Off Bowling Packages at Action Lanes

Action Lanes

El Monte City

$57 $20

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32-lane bowling center with a pro shop, sports bar, snack shop, arcade room, and animated scoreboards

Up to 58% Off All-Star Baseball School

All-Star Baseball School

South Pasadena

$60 $25

Equipped with rental bats and helmets, guests hit line drives in cages and depart with chewing gum, baseball cards, and instructional DVDs

Up to 59% Off Batting Cage Sessions

On Deck Batting Cages

Signal Hill

$30 $15

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Players refine their swing in one of 14 batting cages equipped with baseball and softball pitching machines by Jugs and Home Plate

28% Off at Go Kart World

Go Kart World

Carson

$40 $29

Six go-kart tracks entice families and celebrities alike with sprint-car and euro-car racing

50% Off Open Play or Party at Kidz Spot

Kidz Spot

La Habra City

$20 $10

Indoor playground encourages kids ages 6 months to 10 years to develop social and motor skills, expand their imaginations, and stay safe

Up to 76% Off Bowling at La Habra 300 Bowl

La Habra 300 Bowl

La Habra City

$56 $19

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Open until at least 11 p.m. nightly, bowling alley hosts groups in traditional atmosphere or in festive light of cosmic bowling on weekends

50% $137 Toward One Month of Music Lessons and Registration Fee

The Bach 2 Rock Academy Of Music

La Habra City

$137 $69

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54% Off Piano Lessons

Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages

Los Alamitos

$150 $69

Learn piano-playing techniques and comprehension during lessons taught by instructors approved by the Music Teachers National Association

75% Off Music Lessons

Modern Music School

Pasadena

$99 $25

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International music school's technically trained teachers guide pupils through rock, funk, jazz, and pop music suited for all skill levels

Up to 71% Off at My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Pasadena

$154 $45

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Kids aged 0–13 romp and socialize throughout four weeks of classes and free-play sessions

Up to 56% Off Music Lessons

Allen School of Music

West Central

$100 $49

30-minute private music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, brass, and songwriting

Pasadena Museum of California Art – Up to Half Off

Pasadena Museum of California Art

West Central

$50 $25

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Art museum features modern design, textiles, woodblock prints, and sculptures created by California artists

51% Off Open Play & Classes at Magical Playground

Magical Playground

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

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Jungle gym, castle bouncer, and air-hockey games amuse kids during open play; arts and crafts and basic Spanish classes expand kids' minds

45% Off Music Lessons

The Eversole Studio

Verdugo Woodlands

$100 $55

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55% Off Music Lessons

Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$80 $36

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Up to 64% Off NASCAR Race, Meals, and Go-Karts for Two or Four

Irwindale Event Center

El Monte City

$68 $25

Witness a NASCAR race while dining on meals, then hit the go-kart track for a friendly competition

Up to 52% Off at the Museum of Latin American Art

Museum of Latin American Art

Downtown Long Beach

$60 $29

Works from Latin America and the Caribbean fill the only museum in the country dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art

Up to 41% Off Cemetery Tour or History Museum Membership

Historical Society of Long Beach

Historical Society of Long Beach

$100 $59

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Tour covers some of Long Beach's most notable residents; history museum exhibits photographs, newspapers, documents, and other artifacts

Queen Mary Events – Up to 50% Off "Diana: Legacy of a Princess"

Queen Mary Events

Long Beach

$27.95 $14

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Explore a collection of Princess Diana's gowns, letters, and other artifacts along with royal-family history aboard The Queen Mary

55% Off Music Lessons

Ronnie Ciago Drum Lessons

Long Beach

$120 $54

From the merchant: Beginners to advanced drummers will learn technique, grooves, and reading; they will play all styles by Ronnie Ciago.

Up to 55% Off a Whale-Watching Cruise

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Downtown Long Beach

$100 $49

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Aboard double-decker vessels, narrated cruises sail throughout the Pacific Ocean and search for blue whales, dolphins, and sea lions

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Auld Dubliner

$90 $45

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

Up to 50% Off Summer Dance Camp

En Pointe Dance & Fitness

Eastside

$245 $122

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Kids learn a variety of dance styles at camp, including hip-hop, contemporary, and ballet, and participate in crafts and fun activities

51% Off a Five-Day Baseball or Softball Camp

South Bay Refinery

Torrance

$200 $99

A five-day baseball or softball camp for ages 5–13 focuses on refining a number of skills, including fielding, batting, and pitching

53% Off Bowling Package in Torrance

Palos Verdes Bowl

Torrance

$56 $32

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Groups don rented shoes to toss bowling balls down their choice of 40 lanes; lounge with green-screen karaoke

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Up to 52% Off at SpeedZone

Palace Entertainment

SpeedZone LA

$24.99 $12

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

Up to 75% Off a Standup-Paddleboard Lesson

Marina Paddle

Marina Del Ray

$80 $20

(45)

Group lessons introduce participants to safe maneuvering techniques for surfing-and-paddling hybrid

40% Off Open Play at Pumper Jumpers

Pumper Jumpers

Fullerton

$10 $6

17,000-square-foot space with bounce houses, a large playground, and XBox or Wii games on 48-inch screens for teenagers

50% Off 4 Guitar Lessons

Fullerton Guitar Academy

Fullerton

$150 $75

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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

54% Off Surf Camp

FLS International

CSUF

$300 $139

Students spend three full days a week at the beach to study surfing techniques under experienced instructors

Up to 64% Off Standup-Paddleboard Rental

Primo Surfing & Paddleboard Lessons

Monrovia

$95 $35

Beginners and lifelong surfers savor the experience of stand-up paddleboarding; lessons and onshore orientation are also available

Up to 60% Off Children's Learning Classes

Wondertree Kids

El Segundo

$104 $49

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Developmental classes combine fun activities with stimulating exercises to stimulate cognitive skills

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

Up to 51% Off Youth Cheer and Sports Camps

Beach Cities Enrichment

Multiple Locations

$325 $159

Professional USTA, PGA, and cheer instructors teach sports and cheer skills during day camps with lunch, snacks, and drinks provided

Up to 75% Off Standup-Paddleboard Rental

Huntington Harbor Boat Rentals

Sunset Beach

$160 $49

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Standup paddleboards cut across the waves as riders balance and maneuver on the waters of Sunset Beach

Ivan Amodei – Up to 59% Off Magic Show

Ivan Amodei's Intimate Illusions: A Magical & Musical Experience

Beverly Wilshire

$73 $30

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Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Up to 44% Off Visits at Seascape Kids Fun

Seascape Kids Fun

Anaheim Hills

$16 $10

Ocean-themed indoor playground with a play structure that circles a range for launching foam balls

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Montebello Barnyard Zoo's animals are like rock stars, touring local homes and meeting places for one-on-one encounters and shows. Pony rides headline this traveling attraction, which also incorporates a petting zoo with various farm animals: goats, sheep, chickens, and even a llama.

The animals still spend the most time at their home venue, however. Here, fenced off areas contain larger animals such as cows and zebras, who always show up to work wearing the same black-and-white outfits. Bales of hay, wooden barrels, and a large, red barn create a rustic setting for picnics and birthday parties. Nearby, a merry-go-round spins endlessly and a truck—decorated to resemble a locomotive—pulls train cars on a tour of the grounds.

600 Rea Drive
Montebello,
CA
US

The sight of a medieval castle surrounded by tall cacti may seem anachronistic at first, but it's hard to question the image when one is trying to putt a mini golf ball into a grassy hole off the circulating paddles of a windmill. It's whimsical moments like this that make Golf N’ Stuff's name feel understated. Beyond the two lush 18-hole mini golf courses that draw year-round visitors, the entertainment center boasts go-karts, bumper boats, and more than 100 arcade games. Batting cages let both kids and adults perfect their swings. Visitors can refuel on hot dogs, Dippin' Dots ice cream, and soda at the snack bar.

10555 Firestone Blvd
Norwalk,
CA
US

Spend time having AFFORDABLE FUN! All games work on nickels, REAL NICKELS. Over 100 games, most ticket winning games are 1-2 nickels, most video games are 4-6 nickels, and 25 games are set on FREE PLAY! Each person over 3 years old purchases admission for $2.00 plus what ever nickels they want.

10033 Whittwood Dr
Whittier,
CA
US

Andrea Brown began equestrian vaulting at the age of 9 in her native Stuttgart, Germany, and instantly became hooked on its blend of gymnastics and horseback riding. Her love of horses continues, and today, she’s a certified Ride Right coach. Under her tutelage at Equestrian Visions Xtreme, new generations of riders gain balance and confidence through both traditional horseback-riding lessons and equestrian-vaulting lessons, which combine horseback riding and gymnastics in a more aesthetically pleasing way than horse leotards. Having formerly worked in therapeutic riding, Andrea emphasizes interspecies communication in her lessons, and she is also well-versed in sports psychology for equestrians.

12191 Rooks Rd, 12191 Rooks Rd
Whittier,
CA
US

The Rinks offers both inline and ice skating for all ages and all skill levels. The Westminster and Yorba Linda centers boast NHL-size rinks, and Anaheim boasts an Olympic-size rink. In addition, Anaheim's league-certified surface is used as the official training facility of the Anaheim Ducks. Skaters can take to the ice for classes on such blade-top pursuits as hockey, figure skating, public skating, curling, broomball, and more. For the ice-averse, The Rinks has three inline-skating centers in Corona, Huntington Beach, and Irvine which play host to youth and adult roller hockey leagues, skating clinics, public skates, and more. Open-skate sessions give aficionados the chance to take a few laps with friends and family, riding atop their own blades or donning a rental pair from the front desk. On Friday and Saturday nights, rinks morph into icy dance clubs, blasting hit music booming through the speakers and projecting music videos onto a jumbo screen. Birthday packages are also available at both locations.

3975 Pixie Ave
Lakewood,
CA
US

Amid the bustle of Hollywood Boulevard stand two monuments to the silver screen. One, the TCL Chinese Theatre, oozes with history— imported Chinese stone lions, a 90-foot-tall copper roof, and concrete blocks that bear the handprints of Hollywood luminaries from years gone by each memorialize the celebrated role the building has played in Hollywood for more than eight decades.

Next door, Chinese 6 Theatres is a tribute to the cutting-edge. Six theaters, some with 3D capability, immerse viewers in ultra-realistic picture and sound better than sitting inside Steven Spielberg's android brain. Beyond the plush theater seating, a bar slings cocktails for in-movie sipping and a restaurant serves a full menu for cravings after the show. The service schedule varies for the bar and the restaurant but both will be open during Summer 2013. Whether they opt for the historic cinema or the ultramodern theater, visitors can catch a full slate of acclaimed new releases on their chosen big screen.

The storied history of TCL Chinese Theatre rivals those of the more than 200 celebrities whose handprints, footprints, and autographs are cemented into the theater's forecourt. Erected in 1927 and declared a historical and cultural landmark in 1968, the iconic theater stages movie screenings, premieres, events, and red-carpet ceremonies. Today, moviegoers walking through the theater's main courtyard can revel in the same opulence of those 1920s screen idols, craning their necks upward to take in the looming pagoda that frames the entrance. Inside, the theater's original 1927 screen towers high above the plush red-velvet seats, surrounded by wooden panels that rise to a ceiling with flowing Chinese-style drawings. This classic Hollywood setting is one of the reasons why the theater, in an echo of its origins, hosts celebrity-studded premieres, such as the 2012 opening for Life of Pi and the 2013 opening for Beautiful Creatures.

6925 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US