Kids Activities in California

Up to 70% Off Paddleboard or Surf-Board Rentals

SUP Diego Excellent Adventures

Pacific Beach

$60 $19

Explore Mission Bay atop standup paddleboards or catch a wave on surfboards

The Tech Museum of Innovation – Up to 53% Off

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Downtown San Jose

$40 $19

(469)

Ride in a jet-pack chair, design and dress robots, and marvel at other inventions in a museum devoted to problem-solving

Aquarium of the Bay – Up to 47% Off Membership

Aquarium of the Bay

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

$110 $59

(600)

Membership to 20,000-animal aquarium includes one year of free admission and discounted gift-shop purchases

USS "Iowa" – Up to 51% Off Tour

Battleship USS IOWA

LA Waterfront, San Pedro

$51 $26.95

(218)

Storied battleship educates visitors after a 70-year naval career, letting them learn its history and venture through its honeycombed halls

7D Experience - Up to 56% Off Laser-Shooting Experience

7D Experience

Fisherman's Wharf

$30 $15

(104)

Experience the illusion of a roller coaster ride while zapping on-screen opponents on the DarkRide; Dodge laser beams during LaZer Challenge

$10 for One Adult General Admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum

Presidio

$20 $10

(633)

Explore Walt Disney's life through film, sound, and models; special exhibit by Tyrus Wong whose artwork inspired Bambi

Up to 49% Off at the California State Fair

California State Fair

North Sacramento

$37 $19.50

Now in its 161st year, the California State Fair packs its grounds with carnival rides, live music, food vendors, and interactive displays

54% Off Standup Paddleboard Tour for Two with Wine

Napa Valley Paddle

River East

$238 $109

After an on-shore lesson, paddleboarders explore the Northern Napa River with their guides on tours that include a bottle of wine

Up to 50% Off Bounce Packages at Bounce-a-Rama

Bounce-a-Rama

Milpitas Great Mall

$28.50 $15

(151)

Inflatables decorated with Batman and Dora the Explorer characters at an indoor playground with an expansive arcade

Up to 80% Off at Frogg's Bounce House

Frogg's Bounce House

Fountain Valley

$50 $10

(138)

Mom-founded bounce house thrills kids with a 9,000 sq. ft. paradise of inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and toddler zone

Up to 60% Off Rentals at Everyday California

Everyday California

La Jolla Shores

$30 $15

(471)

Guests work their core while paddling a standup board, or ride the waves on a soft-top surfboard

Up to 68% Off Sports Play at MED-X Sports & Fitness Center

MED-X Sports & Fitness Center

Campbell

$30 $12

Children aged 5 to 12 increase activity levels as they choose from sports and wellness fun aimed at building balance and agility

Up to 48% Off Visit to Old Faithful Geyser of California

Old Faithful Geyser of California

Calistoga

$28 $15

Watch geyser shoot in the sky up to 100 feet high at 30-minute intervals; while you wait, head to the petting zoo or picturesque picnic area

40% Off All-Day Ride Access at Inflatable World

Inflatable World

Mission Valley East

$20 $12

Kids 2-12 can slide down inflatable water slides and play in inflatable castles and amusements with all-day access to the wet and dry parks

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

Madame Tussauds – Up to 40% Off

Madame Tussauds

Fisherman's Wharf

$52 $31

Interact with lifelike wax figures including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Zuckerberg & President Obama at a brand new waterfront wax attraction

Up to 52% Off Stand-Up Paddleboarding

The SUP Connection

Liberty Station

$60 $29

Guests can embark on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure on their own, or learn the basics from an experienced paddleboarding instructor

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

Up to Half Off a Historic Angel Island Tram Tour

Angel Island Company

Angel Island Café

$90 $45

(200)

One-hour tours travel across a picturesque state park with views of the Bay Area and stop at the historic US Immigration Station

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Since its inception in 1979, The Museum of Contemporary Art has devoted itself to post-1940 artwork, a focus that sets it apart from all other Los Angeles museums. Its permanent collection harbors more than 5,000 art objects, encompassing media from video installations and documentary photography to pop art. Works from renowned artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Diane Arbus share gallery space with pieces from up-and-coming artists across the museum’s three facilities.

To complement its permanent collection, the museum hosts rotating temporary exhibits, such as the current Mike Kelley exhibit, which explores american pop culture through irreverent, multimedia pieces. The museum staff also augments these displays with events, such as their screening series in collaboration with the Los Angeles Filmforum, which explores the intersection of experimental film and art like a projection screen sewn with pages from DaVinci’s journal.

152 N Central Ave.
Los Angeles,
California
US

Featured on Fox 5 and CBS 8, PaintNVineyard's painting classes give students of all skill levels the chance to learn how to paint under the direction of a professional artist in a state-of-the-art, fixed-location studio. Each class focuses on a specific subject that everyone in the class re-creates, such as a Tuscany hillside, a view of outer space, or an implausibility of gnus. The staff equips each workstation with acrylic paints, a tabletop easel and canvas, paintbrushes, and any other needed materials, while patrons bring their own wine, beer or non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. During birthday parties and group outings, the 40-person studio whispers with the sound of brushstrokes and hushed debates about whether Monet knew he was inventing impressionism or was just nearsighted.

10035 Carroll Canyon Rd
San Diego,
CA
US

Established: 2012
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Summer Camps
Recommended Age Group: Kids

Q&A with Shilpa Dalmia, President and Co-Founder

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
We are a one-stop shop for parents to find and book summer camps and classes for kids. Parents can search for activities by their child's age, activity type, location, dates, find discounts all in one place. Once they find what they are interested in, they can add it to their ActivityHero calendar, share with friends and complete the booking using one form.

Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
We use ActivityHero to find and book summer camps and after-school classes for our kids all the time.

913 McBride Loop
San Jose,
CA
US

Though it survived six war patrols in the Pacific and an at-sea rescue of 73 POWs, the USS Pampanito is no match for the ravages of salt and wind. That’s why every seven years the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association hauls the 300-foot submarine from its perch at Pier 45 and restores it, piece by piece, to its WWII-era glory. Such meticulous upkeep and respect for original detail have earned the vessel its status as a National Historic Landmark. While the museum's crews keep the exterior free of salt erosion and smudge marks from nuzzling seals, curators use the interior as a gallery for historic artifacts that tell about the ship's accomplishments and the men who ran it. The vessel's narrow halls host the 80-man crew’s letters, memorabilia, and oral histories, as well as interactive educational programs for adults and kids. For an extended visit with history, the ship is available for educational birthday parties that offer access to otherwise restricted areas of the vessel, as well as daylong and overnight outings.

45 Sausalito - San Francisco Pier 41
San Francisco,
CA
US

The seasoned coaching crew behind Fresno World of Baseball has helped hone hacking slashes and correct poor batting form since 1999, opening their current clean, well-lit, and air-conditioned facility in 2007. They'll supervise your swing time inside any of their nine indoor batting cages. After approaching the plate, a machine with a mechanical arm and intimidating rusty sideburns will spit rawhide bullets at anywhere from 40 to 70 miles per hour, its lifelike delivery simulating in-game at-bats far better than traditional wheel-feeder machines or dolphin blowholes. Square off against softballs or baseballs, either with your own hickory stick and helmet or with weaponry borrowed from the friendly cashier. Budding national pastimers can also refine their stroke inside a whiffle-ball-tossing cage, making today's Groupon a fine family outing for all ages and skill levels.

5091 N Fresno St
Fresno,
CA
US

The Natomas Music Square, offering aspiring musicians of all ages a unique instructional program, has opened at 2210 Del Paso Rd, Suite F Sacramento, CA 95834.

2210 Del Paso Rd
Sacramento,
CA
US