Kids Activities in Lakewood

Four Dance and Gym Classes or Four Art Classes at Oodles Learning Center & Kids Gym (Up to 55% Off)

Oodles Learning Center and Kids Gym

Cerritos

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

$45 $21

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One 60-Minute Batting Cage Session or Three or Five 30-Minute Sessions at On Deck Batting Cages (Up to 59% Off)

On Deck Batting Cages

Signal Hill

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

$30 $15

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$69 for Four 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages ($150 Value)

Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages

Los Alamitos

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

$150 $69

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$54 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons — Ronnie Ciago Drum Lessons

Ronnie Ciago Drum Lessons

Long Beach

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

$120 $54

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Historic or Haunted First-Class Passport Tour for One or Two from Queen Mary Events (Up to 53% Off)

Queen Mary Events

Long Beach

Learn about the ship's storied—and eerie—past during audio tour and exploration of exhibits

$33 $16

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One-Year Membership or Cemetery Walking Tour for One from Historical Society of Long Beach (Up to 41% Off)

Historical Society of Long Beach

Historical Society of Long Beach

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

$100 $59

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"Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" or "Bodies: The Exhibition" through November 16 (Up to 40% Off)

Bodies: The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Premier Exhibition Center

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Marvel at 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the doomed ocean liner, or explore the human body by viewing carefully preserved specimens

$25 $15

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Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental for Two, Four, or Six from Huntington Harbor Boat Rentals (Up to 75% Off)

Huntington Harbor Boat Rentals

Sunset Beach

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

$160 $49

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60- or 30-Minute Batting Cage Sessions at Sluggers Batting Cages (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Sluggers Batting Cages

South Gate

Batters work on their swing and at-plate swagger in individual batting cages surrounded with protective fencing top to bottom

$25 $12

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Two-Hour Wristband for One or Two at Go Kart World (28% Off)

Go Kart World

Carson

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

$40 $29

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$20 for $35 Worth of Music Lessons — Bellamusic

Bellamusic

Bell

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$35 $20

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$165 for $300 Worth of Moonwalk Rental — G & G Movie Screens

G & G Movie Screens

Bell

Backyard movie night! Outdoor screen package includes: 12-foot screen, HD projector, 2500-watt powered speaker.

$300 $165

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Bowling for Two, Four, or Six at Westminster Lanes (Up to Half Off)

Westminster Lanes

Westminster

Groups of two, four, and six send pins crashing for two hours

$42 $21

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Nine Ride Tickets, Two Zoo Passes, and Zoo Food, or Birthday Party for 10 at The Pumpkin Factory (Up to 47% Off)

The Pumpkin Factory

Westminster Mall

Hay-covered pumpkin patch inside a park filled with rides, a petting zoo, and family-friendly attractions

$45 $25

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One or Three Months of Open Play and Classes at Magical Playground (51% Off)

Magical Playground

Whittier

Bounce-house, play center, see-saw, and ride-ons amuse kids during open play; arts and crafts and other classes expand kids’ minds

$75 $37

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Two 1-Hour Jump Passes including SkySocks or Jump Around Party Package For Up to 10 at Sky Zone (Up to 44% Off)

Sky Zone

Torrance

Bounce on a massive sea of connected trampolines and angled wall trampolines with Sky Slam, Foam Zone and Ultimate Dodgeball

$32 $18

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Admission with Pony, Train, and Merry-Go-Round Rides for Two or Four at Montebello Barnyard Zoo (Up to 50%)

Montebello Barnyard Zoo

Montebello

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

$28 $15

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One-Month Indoor Playground Pass for One or Two Children at Twinkle Twinkle Kids' Café (Up to 51% Off)

Twinkle Twinkle Kids' Café

Lomita

Kids up to 7 years old or 4 feet tall play on the safe, clean indoor playground featuring tunnels, slides, and age-appropriate toys

$50 $25

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Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at La Habra 300 Bowl (Up to 79% Off)

La Habra 300 Bowl

La Habra City

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

$56 $18

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Eight 60-Minute Weekly Kidz Fitness Classes or Snake Birthday Party Package for 10 at Kidz Spot (Up to 50% Off)

Kidz Spot

La Habra City

Fitness classes combine fun with exercise; birthday party includes drinks and pizza for 10

$50 $25

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20 or 40 Batting-Cage Tokens or 60-Minute Training-Tunnel Rental at Power Alley OC (Up to 48% Off)

Power Alley OC

Fullerton

Batting cages let burgeoning hitters practice their swings, while training tunnels provide enough room to pitch, hit, and catch

$20 $12

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$75 for $150 Worth of 4 Guitar Lessons — Fullerton Guitar Academy

Fullerton Guitar Academy

Fullerton

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$150 $75

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Honda Center on February 14 or 16 (Up to 39% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Honda Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$93.80 $57

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Trampoline Jump Sessions or Birthday Party for 10 at Sky Zone (Up to 50% Off)

Sky Zone

Anaheim Hills

Bounce off the walls at this trampoline-lined fun and fitness center with a huge foam jumping pit

$30 $15

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Two, Five, or Ten Visits for All Ages at Seascape Kids Fun (Up to 44% Off)

Seascape Kids Fun

Anaheim Hills

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

$16 $10

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One Trapeze Session for Two People, or Three Trapeze Sessions for One Person at SwingIt Trapeze (Up to 55% Off)

SwingIt Trapeze

West Center Promenade

Beginners learn to hang from their knees before swinging and performing aerial tricks

$130 $69

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Open Skate with Rentals for Two or Four or Beginner or Junior Star Hockey Camp at KHS Ice Arena (Up to 44% Off)

KHS ICE ARENA

Southeast Anaheim

Family and friends can glide across the ice atop provided rental skates; kids learn hockey basics or hone their skills during camps

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Batting Practice — The Armory Softball Training Facility

The Armory Softball Training Facility

Northwest San Pedro

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$20 $12

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Standup-Paddleboarding Lesson for One or Two with Equipment from Captain Kirk's (Up to Half Off)

Captain Kirk's

Captain Kirk's Kiteboarding

Seasoned instructors teach small groups how to balance atop boards and catch waves during 90-minute classes with all gear provided

$69 $35

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$129.95 $49

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$33 for General Admission for Four and Photos With a Snake at The Reptile Zoo ($68 Value)

The Reptile Zoo

Fountain Valley

Discover the many animals the zoo has on display, participate in hands-on activities, and get a picture with one of the resident snakes

$68 $33

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$91 for a Tadpole Party Package for Up to 15 Kids at Frogg's Bounce House (Up to $249 Value)

Frogg's Bounce House

Fountain Valley

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

$249 $91

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Six-Day Musical Instrument Course at Fantasia Family Music (55% Off)

Fantasia Family Music

Redondo Beach

Learn the ukulele; 60-minute weekly group lessons Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 3:30; session from November 4 to December 16

$125 $56

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90-Minute SUP Lesson Package for 1 or 2 or Birthday-Party Package for Up to 10 at Paddle House (Up to 67% Off)

Paddle House

Redondo Beach

Guests learn the basics of easy-to-master standup paddleboards, enjoying a yoga lesson or party that lets them revel on a yacht post paddle

$90 $45

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One Month of Classes and Play Sessions for One or Two at My Gym Children's Fitness Center (Up to 70% Off)

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Redondo Beach

Kids from 7 months to 13 years old learn to play and socialize in age-appropriate classes that challenge them mentally and physically

$163 $49

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General Admission for Two or Four Adults, or Dual or Family Membership at USS "IOWA" (Up to 39% Off)

USS IOWA

Los Angeles

“Battleship of Presidents” provides a memorable experience for families and visitors as they venture through over years of history

$36 $25

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Standup-Paddleboarding Lessons or Four-Hour Rental for One or Two at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 85% Off)

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

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

$160 $40

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5 or 10 Open-Play Sessions at The Awesome Playground (Up to 56% Off)

The Awesome Playground

Highland Park

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

$40 $20

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120-Minute Painting Class from Art of Bella (44% Off)

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

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$45 $25

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One, Three, or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Piano Studies LA (Up to 55% Off)

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

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

$40 $20

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Seven-Day Musical Instrument Course at STAR Enrichment Center (50% Off)

Star Education

Los Angeles

From the merchant: The Listen: A Brief Exploration into Modern Art Music & Close Listening, Tues 6-7:30pm, Oct 28th-Dec 23rd, Adults 16+

$240 $120

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Family or Individual Travel Town Museum Foundation Membership (Up to 50% Off)

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

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

$60 $30

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One-Year Individual or Family/Dual Membership to the Chinese American Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Chinese American Museum

Chinatown

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

$50 $22

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$38 for $85 Toward one hour guitar lesson (with extra 15 minute "how to practice" coaching session)

Zotzinmusic

Atwater Village

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$85 $38

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Admission for Two or Four with $10 or $20 Off at Gift Shop at The Museum of Contemporary Art (56% Off)

The Museum of Contemporary Art ( moca )

Downtown Los Angeles

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

$34 $15

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Two or Four Tickets to GRAMMY Museum (Up to 50% Off)

GRAMMY Museum

Downtown Los Angeles

Donna Summer and the greats of 1960s Los Angeles are the centerpiece of this summer's exhibitions at the GRAMMY Museum

$25.90 $13

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One- or Two-Month Free Bird Membership or Three-Month Open-Play Membership at Pamper and Play (Up to 66% Off)

Pamper and Play

West Los Angeles

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

$69 $30

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Two-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental, or One or Three Lessons from Paddle Surf LA (Up to 65% Off)

Paddle Surf LA

Paddle Surf LA

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

$60 $26

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One-Day Afterschool Robotics Workshop for One or Two Children at Rolling Robots (42% Off)

Rolling Robots

Multiple Locations

After school, children learn to design, program, and create robots during a 1 hour lesson, followed by 90 minutes of open build time

$50 $29

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Four or Eight Private Guitar Lessons at Westwood Carnaval Music School (Up to 52% Off)

Westwood Carnaval Music School

UCLA

Instructors teach students basic or more advanced guitar skills during private lessons

$160 $79

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$38 for $75 Toward piano, violin, voice, music production, or acting lessons

Renacer Entertainment Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

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$75 $38

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$149 for $298 Groupon — LA Voice & Music

La Voice & Music

Crenshaw

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$298 $149

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5 or 10 Open-Play Visits at Under the Sea Indoor Playground (Up to 55% Off)

Under the Sea Indoor Playground

Multiple Locations

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

$55 $27

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$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

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

$168.85 $29

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Single-Day Admission or Membership to Museum of Tolerance (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available.

Museum of Tolerance

Beverlywood

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

$31 $17

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One or Three One-Hour In-Home Guitar Lessons from Craig's Guitar Lessons (Up to 56% Off)

Craig's Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

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

$60 $29

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$25 for Two Groupons, Each Good for 120 Tokens During One Arcade Visit at Family Arcade (43% Off)

Family Arcade

East Hollywood / Los Feliz

More than 200 arcade classics like basketball shooters, air hockey, fighting games and first person shooter games fill this amusement center

$22 $12.50

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Two or Five 30-Minute Private Guitar Lessons from Los Angeles Guitar Instruction (Up to 63% Off)

Los Angeles Guitar Instruction

On Location

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

$120 $45

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$21 for $38 Worth of Music Lessons — Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Redeem from Home

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$38 $21

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$20 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Daniel Amalm Guitar Tuition

Daniel Amalm

Los Angeles

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$50 $20

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$30 for $60 Toward One Hour Guitar Lesson — Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

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$60 $30

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Three or Five One-Hour At-Home Kids' Music Lessons from Seth Jeremy Productions (Up to 58% Off)

Seth Jeremy Productions

Redeem from Home

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

$210 $89

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$217 for $395 Worth of Paddleboarding — High Tide Surf Co.

High Tide Surf Co

Northwest San Pedro

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$395 $217

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Two 30- or 60-Minute Onsite Music or Voice Lessons at Right Start Music (Up to 65% Off)

Right Start Music

On Location

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

$80 $29

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Open Play, One-Month Membership, or Birthday Party at We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym (Up to 50% Off)

We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym

Tarzana

At an indoor playground/sensory gym with trampolines, climbing structures & zipline, kids across the autism spectrum socialize and have fun

$60 $30

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$77 for $140 Worth of Sports Camp — Active Kidz Camp

Active Kidz Camp

Los Angeles

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$140 $77

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Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Palos Verdes Ice Chalet (Up to 50% Off)

Palos Verdes Ice Chalet

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Ice rink opens doors during daily public-skating sessions, when energizing music blasts from the speakers to score treks around the arena

$20 $10

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One or Two 3-Hour Painting Classes at Painting & Vino - Orange County (Up to 46% Off)

Painting & Vino

Multiple Locations

Professional artists give step-by-step instructions that teach guests how to recreate works of art while enjoying wine or cocktails

$45 $25

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Vez Guitar Academy (Up to 68% Off)

Vez Guitar Academy

Alhambra

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

$100 $35

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Four or Eight Guitar Lessons (Up to 65% Off)

Guitar Lessons with Angelo

Alhambra

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

$100 $45

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Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre for Two or Four at Rib Trader (Up to Half Off)

Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre

Rib Trader

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Medievally clad magician weaves mystical tricks before entranced audiences over a dinner of sumptuous barbecue ribs and chicken

$119.80 $60

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Three or Five Private In-Home Piano, Vocal, or Guitar Lessons from The Music Abode (Up to 56% Off)

The Music Abode

Redeem from Home

Experienced instructors cater private music lessons to each student's needs, such as sight-reading or rehearsing complex pieces

$75 $35

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Two or Four 30-Minute In-Home Private Guitar Lessons with a RockStarter Materials Kit from University of Rock (51% Off)

University of Rock

Redeem from Home

Trained instructors tailor in-home guitar lessons so students build knowledge and improve their skills; RockStarter kit with music book

$120 $59

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Two or Four Tickets or One-Year Membership for Individual or Family at Lyon Air Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Lyon Air Museum

Orange County Airport

Authentic planes and rare automobiles that trace back to World War II are on display at this museum, located within John Wayne Airport

$24 $9.50

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$33 for $65 Worth of Music Lessons — Absolutely The Best Entertainment

Absolutely The Best Entertainment

Redeem from Home

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$65 $33

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Nine Ride Tickets, Two Zoo Passes, and Zoo Food, or Birthday Party for 10 at The Pumpkin Factory (Up to 47% Off)

The Pumpkin Factory

Westfield Main Place Mall

Hay-covered pumpkin patch inside a park filled with rides, a petting zoo, and family-friendly attractions

$45 $25

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Four Children's Development or Music Classes, or Mobile Music Party from Wondertree Kids (Up to 60% Off)

Wondertree Kids

El Segundo

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

$104 $49

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Up to 58% Off Batting Cage — All-Star Baseball School

All-Star Baseball School

South Pasadena

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

$60 $25

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$147 for Lightsaber Camp at United Studios of Self Defense ($275 Value)

United Studios of Self Defense

Yorba Linda

Students wield the included weapons of seasoned space warriors during martial-arts camp that blends sci-fi gadgets with real-world skills

$275 $147

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On weekend nights, Cal Bowl turns down the regular lights and turns up the black lights, making lanes glow neon for cosmic bowling. Meanwhile, players themselves supply the soundtrack as they take the mic on the karaoke stage. During the day, open bowling commences as usual, with players sending balls spinning down glossy lanes while fighting the urge to slide down after them. Between frames, guests escape to the 7,000-square-foot fun center, stocked with arcade and redemption games and four billiards tables.

2500 E Carson St
Lakewood,
CA
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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

PIEAM houses a huge assortment of ethnic art from all over Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, and Hypernesia. The museum was founded by the late medical doctor and Oceania enthusiast Robert Gumbiner, who wanted to preserve the various sculptures, paintings, jewelry, carvings, and tools forged by Pacific Islanders. Tour the facility for a day with a friend, significant other, or sentient shadow or opt for an ultimate membership, which gets two adults and any kids or grandkids under 18 a full year of access to the museum's chambers, as well as eight guest passes, a complimentary copy of The Birds of Yap, and recognition as a founding member in PIEAM promo materials. Click here for current and upcoming exhibitions.

695 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach,
CA
US

Aquarium of the Pacific

Betty’s favorite foods are shrimp, clams, and squid. She’s a little over a year old. She has brown hair, and her nickname is “Banshee,” because she wails when she doesn’t get her way. Named for Aquarium of the Pacific sponsor and legendary actress Betty White, she’s a recent addition to the aquarium’s BP Sea Otter Habitat. Betty was discovered in early 2012, a mere pup, without a mother. The staff at Aquarium of the Pacific nursed her back to health until October, when she was well enough to join her friends in the otter habitat. The otter habitat is just one of 19 habitats at Aquarium of the Pacific, which also includes 32 focus exhibits celebrating the diverse wildlife of the Pacific Ocean. In the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, more than 12 tuxedo-clad Magellanic penguins waddle around a rocky beach where guests can spy them nesting, eating, and practicing dance routines with Dick van Dyke, and a crawl space below their swimming pool provides a closer look at the birds as they go for a dip. Outside in Shark Lagoon, some 150-plus sand tiger, zebra, and whitetip reef sharks bare their menacing grins. But in the shallow touch pools, gentle bamboo and epaulette sharks discredit stereotypes by allowing visitors to pet them. For those more interested in the science of the sea, the Ocean Science Center helps visitors explore oceanic trends through its Science on a Sphere exhibit. The globe, a creation of the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, measures six feet in diameter and displays films about subjects such as rising sea levels and the connection between ocean health and human health.

100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach,
CA
US

While wandering the Museum of Latin American Art's permanent collection of works?from artists native to 20 Latin American countries?it might come as a surprise that the space was once home to a roller-skating rink and a silent-movie studio. Its transformation into one of the country's only museums dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art was the work of physician, philanthropist, and patron of the arts Dr. Robert Gumbiner. He acquired the properties and founded the museum in 1996, revamping the Hippodrome into galleries alive with Latin American music, paintings, and video.

Since that time, the museum has doubled in size, adding a 15,000-square-foot sculpture garden and expanding its collection to include masters such as Rufino Tamayo, Roberto Sebasti?n Matta, Los Carpinteros, and Tunga. The site now serves as a beacon of Latin American culture, showcasing artists who made names for themselves in their own countries but may not be well known in the United States.

Beyond the eye-catching exhibitions, which have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the museum offers educational programs and events such as concerts, film showings, and children?s art camps. Each is an outgrowth of the museum?s mission to stimulate the intellect and cultivate an appreciation for Latin America?s contributions to the world of art.

628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach,
CA
US

Rancho Los Alamitos enjoys a spot on the National Register of Historic Places for a couple reasons—the site is the birthplace of the native Tongva people, and it has also played an important role in local history since 1790. That’s the year Manuel Nieto took control of a 300,000-acre parcel of land as a reward for serving the Spanish crown on an expedition to California. Over the years, the land saw subdivision—in 1833, it was divvied up among Nieto’s heirs into five ranchos, some 25,500 acres becoming Rancho Los Alamitos. Around this time, the Nietos erected a still standing adobe house, most likely for ranch staff and horses. Fast-forward nearly a hundred years and Florence Bixby is cultivating a lush garden. From native plants and cacti to geraniums and roses, her garden incorporated aspects of ranch life without fully relinquishing a European vibe. Along with that garden, vestiges of the Tongva Village and the homestead’s former inhabitants live on today next to a renovated Rancho Center and Barns Area. The ranch is still home to barnyard animals—chickens, rabbits, horses—and thanks to Bixby’s heirs, the 7.5 remaining acres of Nieto’s once-colossal estate now welcome the public with exhibits about its history and that of the Tongva tribe.

6400 E Bixby Hill Rd
Long Beach,
CA
US