Kids Activities in Downtown Erie

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

BYOB Clay-Making Experience for Two or Four at Allen Stoneware Gallery (Up to 61% Off)

Allen Stoneware Gallery

Colony Plaza

$95 $40

Small groups of up to eight learn the basics of wheel throwing as they design unique clay figures and vases during two-hour experience

Three Games of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at East Land Bowling (Up to 52% Off)

Eastland Bowl

Erie

$22 $11

Bowling alley with 20 lanes features glow-in-the-dark bowling Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights

Visit for Two or Four or a Family Membership at Venango Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Venango Museum

Oil City

$18 $9

Museum showcases the art, science, and industry of Oil City with exhibits focused on the discovery of oil and the oil industry

Visit for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership at Fenton History Center (Up to 50% Off)

Fenton History Center

Jamestown

$16 $8

Jamestown's historical society educates locals about their area and ancestors through its exhibits, library, and genealogy researchers

Unlimited Mini-Golf for 2, 4, or 6, or Two-Hour Party for 30 at Parto's Golf Learning Center (Up to 54% Off)

Parto's Golf Learning Center

Coitsville

$14 $7

Unlimited rounds of mini-golf on a nine-hole course plus a snack or drink

Two Hours of Five-Pin Bowling and Shoe Rental for 6 or 12 at Sherwood Centre in Hamilton (Up to 78% Off)

Sherwood Centre

Sunninghill

C$67 C$19

Traditional bowling alley hosts 48 lanes for groups to enjoy up to two hours of five-pin bowling

C$44 for Four Music Lessons at Ontario Conservatory of Music in Hamilton (C$88 Value)

Ontario Conservatory of Music in Hamilton

Hamilton

C$88 C$44

Students can choose from piano, vocal, guitar, music theory, or drum lessons

Admission for Two or Four to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (50% Off)

Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Downtown Hamilton

C$20 C$10

Immerse yourself in the game while browsing more than 30,000 football artifacts and learning the history of the sport

Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Up to 20 to the National Packard Museum in Warren (Up to 54% Off)

National Packard Museum

Warren

$32 $15

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The Packard Company's classic vehicles, catalogues, and photographs let visitors relive the company's heydey

Admission for Two, Four, or Six or Family Membership at Arms Family Museum of Local History (Up to 50% Off)

Arms Family Museum of Local History

the Arms Family Museum of Local History

$12 $6

This historical home-turned-museum documents the history of the Mahoning Valley through various galleries and exhibits

C$30 for Two Games of Bowling with Shoes, Drinks, and Snacks for Up to Four at Heritage Lanes (Up to C$61 Value)

Heritage Lanes

St. Thomas

C$61 C$30

Hanging screens broadcast music videos as players aim their bowling balls down lanes, which often light up during cosmic play

Mini Golf, Bowling, or Both for Up to Six at ibowl Family Fun Center (Up to 63% Off)

ibowl Family Fun Center

Cambridge

C$27.06 C$10

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Lanes with automatic scoring and optional bumpers host 10-frame games; putters tap orbs over nine-hole course with around-the-world theme

Soccer-Skills Session with Mark Mallon at The Soccer Institute (Up to 57% Off)

The Soccer Institute

Chardon Township Park

$100 $55

Work with coach Mark Mallon–a former Yale and U. of California-Berkeley soccer coach–during a private skills session

Kids and Adults Six-Week Swim Programs at YMCA (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

YMCA

Davis Family YMCA

$54 $25

Kids and adults learn basic water safety while getting exercise and building their endurance

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Up to 6 or 12 at Parkway Lanes (Up to 73% Off)

Parkway Lanes Bowling & Entertainment Center

Lakeport

C$89.40 C$25

40 lanes with automatic scoring & bumpers plus an in-house game room with pool tables

Two Games of Bowling with Shoes and Pizza for Two, Four, or Six at Sim's Bowling Lanes (Up to 63% Off)

Sim's Bowling Lanes

Beaver Falls

$23.50 $9.50

This all-ages bowling alley boasts 40 lanes, a full bar, and frequent visits from live bands and local Djs

$32 for One Month of Parent-Child Classes at Gymboree Play & Music ($95 Value)

Gymboree Play & Music

Multiple Locations

$95 $32

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity

Admission for One, Two, or Four to Mini Golf, Laser Tag, or Mystic Maze at Niagara Falls Fun Zone (Up to 71% Off)

Niagara Falls Fun Zone

Niagara Falls

C$35 C$10

Groups test their skill on mini golf course, laser tag arena, or maze of mirrors with $20 voucher

"Edward Stone Presents: MindTrix the Show" at Fallsview Magic Theatre through November 30 (Up to 52% Off)

Fallsview Magic Theatre

Fallsview Magic Theatre

C$86.90 C$45

Magician injects a goofy sense of humor into his brain-boggling routine, which includes plenty of audience interaction

C$39 for Two Hours of Bowling for Six with Shoe Rental and C$10 Meal Voucher at Champs FEC (C$100.84 Value)

Champs FEC

CHAMPS

C$100.84 C$39

Twenty Brunswick bowling lanes within a sports bar featuring juicy burgers, club sandwiches, and jumbo wings

"The Battle of the Titans" Dinosaur Exhibit Visit for One, Two, or Four at Skylon Tower (Up to 46% Off)

"The Battle of the Titans" Dinosaur Exhibit

Skylon Tower

$13.15 $7.79

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See lifelike robotic dinosaurs stomp, roar, and fight, surrounded by educational kids' activities including a fossil dig and art stations

"Imagine Magic" at Greg Frewin Theatre through December 30 (Up to 51% Off)

"Imagine Magic"

Greg Frewin Theatre

C$87.87 C$43

World Magic Awards-winner Greg Frewin presents optical illusions and rare tigers during Vegas-style magic show

Odditorium, 4D Theatre, or Waxworks Visit for Two or Three at Ripley's Believe it or Not! (Up to 49% Off)

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Niagara Falls

C$31.61 C$16

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Explore a wax museum, an immersive moving theatre, or one of Ripley's world-famous collections of global artifacts and oddities

Gaming Package for One, Two, or Four at Captain Jack's Pirate Cove (Up to 77% Off)

Captain Jack's Pirate Cove

Niagara Falls

C$85 C$29

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Players battle at laser tag, navigate a laser maze, or tee off on the mini-putt course, and dine at IHOP

C$34.95 for Water Park Admission for One and One Round of Mini-Putt at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark (C$60.87 Value)

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Niagara Falls

C$60.87 C$34.95

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16 waterslides up to six storeys tall, adults-only jacuzzis, wave pools & jungle-themed playgrounds entertain visitors of all ages

Ice Skating with Rentals and Hot Chocolate for Two or Four at The Pond Family Friendly Ice Rink (Half Off)

The Pond Family Friendly Ice Rink

Auburn

$24 $12

Steaming cups of hot chocolate provide warm refreshment after guests glide across smooth ice during public-skating sessions

Admission or Membership to Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park (Up to 50% Off).

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park and Museum

$20 $11

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Military cruisers, helicopters and army tanks enthrall guests; members receive discounted shop purchases and access to exhibit openings.

C$59 for Ten Friday Night Funshop Sessions at Mad Science of London (C$100 Value)

Mad Science of London

Longwoods

C$100 C$59

Parents can run errands while children take part in educational and entertaining hour-long workshops

Bowling Outing for Two or Six at Wickliffe Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Wickliffe Lanes

Wickliffe

$24 $12

Award-winning alley entertains sphere-hurlers with 40 lanes, billiards, two bars & HDTV

Intramural Basketball and Dodgeball Leagues at Healthy Buffalo (36% Off). Four Options Available.

Healthy Buffalo

North Buffalo Community Center

$55 $35

The intramural leagues include nine weeks of play, referees, dodgeball jerseys or reversible basketball jerseys, and end-of-season awards

$53 for $88 Worth of Music Lessons — Great Lakes School of Music

Great Lakes School Of Music

Mayfield Heights

$88 $53

Instructors with university degrees teach beginner or advanced students the art of singing and playing an instrument.

One-Hour Kayak Lesson for One or Two in Fanshawe Lake from Unakayak (Up to 35% Off)

Unakayak

Unakayak

C$30 C$20

Kayakers can learn paddling basics atop picturesque Fanshawe Lake, including paddles and personal flotation device

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Aerospace Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Aerospace Museum

Niagara Aerospace Museum

$16 $9

Set in the former terminal of the Niagara Falls Internantional Airport, the museum showcases a variety of classic planes and helicopters

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at D & S Pianos (Up to 57% Off)

D & S Pianos

Hyde Park

C$50 C$25

Certified music instructors lead students of all ages and abilities during private lessons in piano, base, guitar, drum and voice

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Four or Eight Weeks of Music Lessons or One or Two Months of Rock Band 101 at Boulevard Music Lessons (Up to 56% Off)

Boulevard Music Lessons

Located next to The Guitar Center on Niagara Falls Blvd

$124 $62

Guitar, piano or voice lessons or weekly group classes that blend guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and vocals into performances and recordings

Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four, or Eight Weeks of Lessons at C.E. Orr Ice Arena (Up to 53% Off)

C.E. Orr Ice Arena

Euclid

$15 $7.50

High school regulation-sized rink hosts open skating sessions throughout the week as well as lessons for inexperienced skaters

Four Rounds of Miniature Golf or Party for Up to 13 at Monster Mini Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Monster Mini Golf

Buffalo

$36 $18

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Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

Five Visits for One or Two Kids Under or Over 36" at The Jump Palace (Up to 56% Off)

The Jump Palace

Streetsboro

$30 $15

Inflatable bounce houses, chalkboard rooms, and arcade games comprise The Jump Palace's indoor playground for kids

Mini Golf with Pizza and Optional Go-Kart Ride, or 3-Attraction Package for 2 to Pirates Plank (Up to 49% Off)

Pirates Plank

Elma

$26.95 $15

Fun center with an 18-hole miniature-golf course, a go-kart track, a video arcade, and a pirate-themed bounce house

One Hour of Bowling on One Lane or Three or Six Private Lanes at Whirlyball (Up to 52% Off)

Whirlyball

Bedford Heights

$50 $25

Groups compete on lanes outfitted with optional bumpers, cosmic bowling, and automatic scoring; 3- and 6-lane options are private

Four or Eight Weeks of Music Lessons or One or Two Months of Rock Band 101 at Performing Arts (Up to 64% Off)

Performing Arts

Transit near Broadway

$124 $48

Guitar, piano or voice lessons or weekly group classes that blend guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and vocals into performances and recordings

Open-Play Sessions, One-Month Family Pass, or Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Sweet Charlottes (Up to 53% Off)

Sweet Charlottes

Clarence

$40 $19

Play place entertains with a career center, educationally focused games, and a craft café; birthday party with a frozen princess theme

$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Falls Rock Shop

Falls Rock Shop

Cuyahoga Falls

$80 $45

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

One- or Three-Month Auto-Storage Membership with Washing and Detailing at Imperial Auto Castle (58% Off)

Imperial Auto Castle

Cuyahoga Falls

$359 $150

The climate-controlled garage houses vehicles; techs detail cars, wash them monthly, and ply them with discounted maintenance and repairs

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion at Frank Sarris Public Library or On-Location Birthday Magic Show (Up to 50% Off)

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion

Frank Sarris Public Library

$46 $23

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Parents and children alike will be amazed by sleight-of-hand and illusions at the library or their own home

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The Erie County Historical Society doesn't preside over just one museum—it maintains five of them. Of course, four of the museums are relatively small-scale, seeing that they're housed in former homes. Two homes from the Civil War era, known as the Battles Museums of Rural Life, feature historical gems as well as gardens and outdoor trails. Alternatively, the Cashier's House showcases relics related to the CFO of Erie's federal bank branch, who built the townhouse in 1839. At Watson-Curtze Mansion, the resplendence of the industrial era in Erie shines. And the Museum of Erie County History, exhibits pay homage to local history from pre-settlement to present day.

419 State St.
Erie,
PA
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Settled between an 1839-built Greek Revival building known as the Old Customs House and a just-opened expansion building, the Erie Art Museum displays an expansive collection of American and international art and fosters artistic growth with a series of educational programs and thought-provoking shows. Along with free admission to exhibits, members enjoy invitations to exclusive special events, including a private preview of the 88th Annual Spring Show on Saturday, April 16. Discounted tickets to concerts and performances such as the Contemporary Music Series let membership-wielders explore the nether regions of audible art that allow for bobbing heads, tapping feet, and pumping fists. Members looking to live out dreams of becoming an artist can enjoy reduced tuition for the museum's art classes and workshops. Groupon buyers get a 15% discount off services from the Museum Frame Shop, and a 10% markdown on merchandise in the museum gift shop can help fill the registry for a wedding between an artist and the world's foremost collector of Pennsylvania-theme mugs.

411 State St
Erie,
PA
US

Opened on December 4, 1974, Glass Growers Gallery began as a showcase for founder Deborah Vahanian?s three-dimensional works, which she fashioned from glass and silicone. These days, the gallery houses exhibits of other artists? handmade, decorative and functional artwork, including paintings, prints, pottery, and jewelry. Besides displaying and selling work, the gallery doubles as a workspace where Deborah and her team design everything from personalized awards to wall reliefs commemorating that day your teenager woke before noon. Deborah?s services are likewise available for overseeing and advising art-show selections, installations, and maintenance.

10 E 5th St.
Erie,
PA
US

Claytopia's spacious studio gives children and adults a place to test their creative chops through the medium of clay painting. A wide variety of blank, premade clay bisques offer myriad canvasses upon which the fevered imaginations of patrons may be projected. Bisque prices range from $1 to $50 per piece, and an hourly fee applies ($6 per hour for adults, $4 per hour for children under 13) to cover unlimited use of all paints, glazes, stencils, stamps, and other instruments of artistic creation, including philosophical advice and painting tips from the talented staff. Possible paintable forms include coffee mugs, plates, picture frames, and Disney figurines. All bisques and paints are food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. After painting and glazing their piece of choice, art makers should allow a week for the bisque to be fired in the kiln and laid off from its part-time job before picking up the newly hardened artistic creation.

2503 W 15th St
Erie,
PA
US

In the studio of Allen Stoneware Gallery, nine pottery wheels stand still, each waiting for a student to throw his or her first project. When pupils pour in, these wheels spin into action. Hands get messy, brows furrow, and vases spin into their intended shapes. After a trip to the kiln and a quick rub to free any accidentally-trapped genies, the dishes are ready to be taken home.

This is just one type of class offered at the Gallery, where artist Vickie Allen-Shea draws upon 38 years of art-making and art-teaching experience to make the community a little more vibrant. In addition to throwing and sculpting lessons, as well as casual BYOB workshops, her studio serves as a boutique. Shoppers can take home one-of-a-kind dishes and figures, or commission a custom-designed piece made to match their vision.

2602 W 8th St
Erie,
PA
US

Three nights a week, black lights transform East Land Bowling into a surreal landscape, where smiles and white T-shirts glow. The festive lighting is part of glow bowling, which runs Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The rest of the week, glow-free bowlers roll strikes on the alley's 20 lanes and peruse the professional-quality bowling gear in the onsite shop.

3729 McClelland Ave
Erie,
PA
US