Kids Activities in Minneapolis

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

American Guitar Academy

Minneapolis

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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6, 12, or 24 Months of Online Piano Lessons from OnlinePianist.com (Up to 65% Off)

OnlinePianist.com

Online Deal

Learn to play popular songs on piano with online tutorials; players can slow down the pace and break down hard sections for easier learning

$39.95 $14

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$165 for $300 Worth of Magician Rental — The magic of William Bradshaw

The Magic Of William Bradshaw

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

$300 $165

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45-Minute Laser-Tag Session for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 16 at iCombat Minnesota (Up to 56% Off)

iCombat Minnesota

Minneapolis

Realistic equipment simulates true-to-life shootout scenarios with online scoring

$40 $19

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$29 for Bowling, Pizza, and Soda for Six at Blainbrook Entertainment Center (Up to $87.75 Value)

Blainbrook Entertainment Center

Blaine

Twenty-four neon-lit lanes equipped with automatic scoring

$87.75 $29

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Bowling-and-Pizza Packages for Up to 6 or 12 at The Park Tavern (Up to 58% Off)

The Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

Combination restaurant, bar, and bowling alley; groups of bowlers play for one or two hours and share large pizzas of their choice

$83.95 $35

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The China Circus feat. The Anhui Acrobats Of China at State Theatre on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 60% Off)

The China Circus feat. The Anhui Acrobats Of China

State Theatre

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Eclectic show features some of the most beloved circus performers from China, including acrobats, jugglers, and 10 women on one bicycle

$37.64 $15

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Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!" at State Theatre on Friday, January 16, at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

"Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance!"

State Theatre

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

$30.87 $15

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Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! at State Theatre on October 14 at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

State Theatre

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Colorful and hip kids’ show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

$28.31 $16.60

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Target Center on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Target Center

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

$72.05 $43

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Fresh Beat Band at Orpheum Theatre on November 18 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

Fresh Beat Band

Orpheum Theatre

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for a summer concert

$32.50 $20

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Water-Park Season Pass or Surf Simulator at Edina Aquatic Center (Up to 55% Off). Five Options Available.

Edina Aquatic Center

Edina

Outdoor aquatic center with two slides, a zipline, an Olympic-sized pool, and diving well with 1- and 3-meter diving boards

$62 $29

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Bowling, Craft Beer, and Food Package for Up to Six at Town Hall Lanes (Up to 44% Off)

Town Hall Lanes

Minneapolis

Groups send bowling bowls careening down one of 10 lanes before refueling with craft beer and gourmet pub fare

$87.50 $49

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General Museum Admission for Two or Four to the American Swedish Institute (50% Off)

American Swedish Institute

Phillips

Explore the castle-like Turnblad Mansion and its lavish artwork and furniture; see the August Strindberg photo exhibit; and try Nordic food

$18 $9

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Housed inside a Spanish Colonial–style former church, The Museum of Russian Art exudes an aura of hushed reverence—sunlight streams through Romanesque windows, and arches frame the museum’s collection of paintings and sculptures. The lofty setting is ideal for an art collection that spans eons, from unearthed Byzantine-era golden urns to paintings depicting a turbulent post-Stalin Soviet Union.

The Museum of Russian Art bills itself as the only museum on the continent dedicated to preserving Russian art. It continues to do so by collaborating with museums in Russia and the United States, recruiting artifacts, accumulating artwork, and reassembling hopelessly jumbled Matryoshka dolls for its ever-rotating collection. In tandem with the museum’s collection, curators strive to illuminate Russian culture by hosting lectures from scholars of Russian culture and leading free one-hour tours each weekend.

5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Pump It Up's Inflatable Party Zone balloons kids’ excitement with an enormous playspace that welcomes open-play sessions and private parties. Tots 34" and taller run and leap in huge bounce houses, soar down an inflatable slide, and practice for future zero-gravity triathlon events in a bouncy jousting arena and basketball court. Various open-play sessions give kids of all ages free rein to the fun zone while accompanying parents stand by to officiate bounce-house property-line disputes. Pump It Up also boasts myriad celebratory and special-event shindigs, with friendly staffers supervising jumpers, and serving pizza and favors in a vibrant party room.

3500 Holly Ln N
Plymouth,
MN
US

Helmed by 25-year art industry veteran Greg Hennes, Hennes Art Company enriches artwork with expertise and fine framing materials. Protect photo-captured memories of special occasions with a selection from the 8”x10” mouldings ($89) and ready-made frames ($29+), or enshrine a 16”x20” poster or print with custom matting and framing services using Hennes’ in-stock mouldings ($139). Hennes Art Company also features an expansive gallery with hundreds of framed and unframed original works of art, with several idea options for decorating the dining room or bringing a little color to the car hood.

1607 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that compose America can unite in the common cause of toppling a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $4 value).

7545 Brooklyn Blvd
Minneapolis,
MN
US

As enthusiastic ball throwers add to a soundtrack of toppling pins, Doyle's Bowling & Lounge quiets less-impressive stomach grumbles with its in-house café. Before settling in to a cozy blue chair for two games with three family members or friends, pick up a pair of shoes from the desk and celebrate your group's matching footwear with a quick song-and-soft-shoe routine. When efforts to zero in on strikes work up an appetite, the friendly staff at the Down in the Alley Cafe will happily supply some sustenance, adorning a 12-inch pie with a topping of your choice and pouring a pitcher of soda to whet parched whistles. Add luminescent or aural intrigue to games by coordinating your trip with Doyle's live music or your own live rendition of The Wizard of Oz.

5000 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Stomping Ground's two coaches cultivate an environment encouraging creative exploration and experimentation in physical performance arts. Despite the studio's name, however, very little of this exploration happens on the hardwood floor. Instead, aerial fitness gear such as lyras, hoops, and slings hang from four rig points affixed to 13-foot ceilings. The equipment is used for beginner-through-advanced sessions in aerial dance fitness that introduce participants to the spectrum of foot knots and poses necessary to create aesthetically pleasing performances while keeping away from the floor in case someone claims it's just turned into lava. The studio is also outfitted with two poles for pole-fitness classes and has ample space for dynamic ashatanga yoga classes. A wall of mirrors allows students to watch their own progress during class, while a stereo system keeps them moving with upbeat music.

110 N 3rd St #3
Minneapolis,
MN
US