Kids Activities in Fernandina Beach

All-Day Family Visit or Annual Family or Individual Membership at Tree Hill Nature Center (50% Off)

Tree Hill Nature Center

Arlington

Memberships include free admission to 50-acre nature center, free entry to butterfly festival, and discounts on programs and purchases

$16 $8

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Batt Family Fun Center (Up to 50% Off)

Batt Family Fun Center

Hillcrest

Customers enjoy family-friendly fun with two games of bowling for two or four players

$23 $13

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One Year Parent or Grandparent Family Membership to Hands On Children's Museum (49% Off)

Hands on Children's Museum

Southside Area

Twenty exhibits cover almost 8,500 sq. ft., including real-life experiences such as a bank, post office, grocery store, and TV station

$49.50 $25

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Four or Eight 60-Minute Music Lessons for One at A&T Enterprise (Up to 58% Off)

A&T Enterprise

Hyde Park

Instructors acquaint students with musical technique on piano, guitar, and drums; vocal lessons available

$100 $45

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$74 for $135 Worth of Art Camp — Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz

Jacksonville

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

$135 $74

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Individual or Family Membership to Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center (Up to 51% Off)

Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

Downtown Jacksonville

Members explore maritime heritage center's myriad ship model & ocean-liner dioramas & attend quarterly member meetings & programs

$25 $12.49

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One-Hour or Unlimited Jump-Time Package for Two or Four at Rebounderz of Jacksonville (Up to 46% Off)

Rebounderz of Jacksonville

Jacksonville

Visitors leap from wall-to-wall trampolines, dunk basketballs, play dodgeball, and flip into the foam pit; the arena also has an arcade

$28 $16

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Two-Game Bowling Package for Two or Four with Beer or Soda at Beach Bowl (Up to 49% Off)

Beach Bowl

Jacksonville Beach

Bowl two games in rented shoes while slaking thirst with a pitcher of beer or soda

$37 $19

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Georgia Sea Turtle Center Visit for Two or Four (Up to 39% Off)

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Jekyll Island

Watch sea turtles being nursed back to health and explore interactive exhibits about sea turtles and wildlife

$14 $8.50

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$32 for a 90-Minute Flying-Trapeze Class at Trapeze High (Up to $60 Value)

Trapeze High Florida

Middleburg

Lessons of various levels teach introductory moves for novices & advanced tricks for veteran fliers

$60 $32

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Visit for Two or Four to Lightner Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Lightner Museum

Lightner Museum

Three-story Victorian-era hotel now houses Victorian-era art and artifacts, such as Tiffany lamp and gilded rocking chair

$20 $10

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Anastasia Lanes in St. Augustine (52% Off)

Anastasia Lanes and Putnam Lanes

Multiple Locations

Newly remodeled lanes host games of 10-pin during open bowl or cosmic bowling, while a new scoring system tallies strikes

$29 $14

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Two-Hour Kayak, Paddleboard, or Catamaran Rental from Anastasia Watersports in St. Augustine (Up to 52% Off)

Anastasia Watersports

St. Augustine

Renters steer kayaks, paddleboards & catamarans through dune-protected tidal lagoon populated by flounder, trout & dolphins

$55 $25

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Two-Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Alley Gatorz (Up to 71% Off)

Alley Gatorz

Gainesville

Gleaming wood lanes surrender bowling pins to speeding orbs until 1 a.m. on weekends

$53.98 $16

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4, 8, or 12 Half-Hour Private Lessons from Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons (Up to 54% Off)

Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons

Gainesville

Students learn the flute, saxophone, or recorder in one-on-one lessons conducted in person or over Skype

$80 $40

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$7 for $15 Groupon — The by Ear Musician

The By Ear Musician Studio

Gainesville

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

$15 $7

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One or Three Months of Instrument or Voice Lessons at Studio Percussion Music and Dance Center (Up to 51% Off)

Studio Percussion Music and Dance Center

Gainesville

Because of the organization's work in the community, its founder's family was featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2009

$120 $60

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$134.55 $18

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24-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or 2-Hour Group Lesson for One or Two at Surfari Surf School (Up to 61% Off)

Surfari Surf

Bostroms

Learn the proper techniques for standing, dismounting, and remounting a standup paddleboard on calm, flat waters

$50 $20

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$23 for Bowling for Up to Four with Shoe Rental and Pizza at Ormond Lanes Bowling ($46 Value)

Ormond Lanes Bowling

Ormond Beach

Bowl spares and strikes on one of the alley's 40 lanes, then refuel with a large pizza

$46 $23

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The Amelia Island Museum of History is the fortuitous result of circumstance. In 1975, a committee from the Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society gathered to found a history museum for Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. Meanwhile, local collector William Decker was studiously acquiring historical documents and artifacts from the area—a lot whose pieces numbered in the thousands. When Decker died, the collection passed on to his son, a noted altruist, and just like that the Amelia Island Museum had its bones.

Today, the museum's exhibits examine local culture of the Timucua Native American tribe, Spanish and French explorers, pirates, and Victorian-era residents. Curators have assembled the Women of the Port photography display to highlight women working in the local maritime industry.

Museum guides are not restricted to the grounds, and often helm tours of the island's haunted locales, historic Centre Street, and Fernandina Beach's north end—with a focus on history from the mid-18th to 19th centuries.

233 S 3rd St
Fernandina Beach,
FL
US

St. Marys, the site of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base?one of the world's two Trident submarine bases?was a natural choice for a museum devoted to the Silent Service. Yet the curators and collectors went above and beyond. The finished dive into deep-sea history is the largest of its kind in the South and the fifth largest in the country, giving a comprehensive look at life under the water.

  • Size: 20,000 savaged artifacts, paintings, models, and photographs spread across 5,000 square feet
  • Eye Catcher: replicas of torpedoes and WWII deep-sea diving suits
  • Crown Jewel: the museum's modern, working periscope, which gives kids of all ages the chance to see if there's another museum sneaking up on them
  • Don't Miss: a display honoring the eight submariners who received the Medal of Honor
  • Hidden Gems: previously classified WWII Patrol Reports?the museum houses more than 99% of all such documents
102 W Saint Marys St
Saint Marys,
GA
US

A year before her death in 1959, Ninah Cummer—an art collector, garden enthusiast, and civic leader—donated her riverfront home and art collection to the community, imploring her fellow citizens to help support the foundation of an art museum. In less than 10 years, the board of trustees transformed the abode into the verdant Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, adding to Ninah's original gift of 60 pieces until the collection included nearly 1,000 works of art.

Today, the permanent collection holds pieces that span more than four millennia, from 2,100 B.C. to the 21st century. An ancient Egyptian stone tablet intrigues viewers with cryptic hieroglyphs and stylized portraits while, nearby, Peter Paul Rubens' The Lamentation of Christ epitomizes the colorful, sweepingly histrionic style of the Baroque painters. American treasures include Gilbert Stuart's iconic portrait of George Washington—one of over 100 he painted in an attempt to perfect the likeness of the first president and design a killer mask for the White House Halloween party.

After getting their fill of indoor beauty, guests can head to the open air and vibrant scenery of the museum's gardens. Begun more than a century ago, the gardens crisscross with winding paths that take guests under the canopies of majestic oaks and alongside the Italian garden's shimmering reflecting pools.

829 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville,
FL
US

When the Jacksonville Zoo first opened in 1914, it had only one attraction––a red fawn. Today, nearly a century later, it’s home to more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plant species, and welcomes an ever-changing lineup of visiting exhibits. Guests stroll along the boardwalk in a large, open environment called the Plains of East Africa, where cheetah, antelope, and warthogs roam in environs that simulate their native habitat. The African loop also includes Elephant Plaza, where elephants stir up tidal waves playing marco polo in a 275,000-gallon pool. Visitors can also pet and feed stingrays, stand eye-to-eye with a giraffe, and head to the award-winning Range of the Jaguar exhibit to roam a replica of an abandoned Mayan temple. During summer months, kids get wet at the Play Park and Splash Ground, where they can climb into a treehouse or peer through an underwater window to see penguins swimming overhead.

After guests explore the wildlife, rest and relaxation await within botanical gardens such as the Asian Bamboo garden, where patrons cross a traditional moon gate to see a tranquil waterfall, komodo dragons, and an interactive bamboo mist forest. The zoo also features a carousel, train rides, and several restaurants where humans can tap into their own wild instincts by hunting their natural prey—the sandwich.

370 Zoo Pkwy
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Culled from samples found in her own backyard, Madge Wallace exhibited her first small naturalist collection in her New Riverside School classroom in 1910. Her museum relocated to a Victorian mansion in the decades to follow before settling on its current location on the south bank of the St. Johns River. Known as Museum of Science & History since 1988, the facility currently hosts changing and core exhibits that feature towering marine skeletons and interactive stations strewn through a mock digestive tract where visitors learn about bodily functions. At Currents of Time, history buffs can amass nuggets of local knowledge as they trace Jacksonville's history to more than 12,000 years ago. Elsewhere, The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium's 35,000-watt sound system enthralls guests at Cosmic Concert laser shows every Friday night, and monthly MOSH After Dark sessions educate adults with hands-on workshops and scientific lectures.

1025 Museum Cir
Jacksonville,
FL
US

The Sun-Ray Cinema at 5 Points, formerly known as Riverside Theater and 5 Points Theatre, is a historic single-screen movie theater in the Riverside section of Jacksonville. Originally opened in 1927, the large room was specifically designed to accommodate live theater as well, in the event that talking movies didn’t take off as expected. Over the years, the theater was opened and closed numerous times as a performance center, a night club and general cinema house, until the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission approved it as a Jacksonville landmark and remodeled the space several years ago. Colorful murals give vibrancy to the updated space, while comfortable seating and long wooden tables in front of each row act as wonderfully modern touches, allowing each guest to set down food and drinks easily. P, pulled pork sandwiches and a host of not-seen-everywhere snacks make for a unique experience inside.

1028 Park St
Jacksonville,
FL
US