Kids Activities in Mounds View

44% Off Art Camp

Tech Academy By Computer Explorers

Little Canada

$45 $25

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50% Off Museum Admission to the American Swedish Institute

American Swedish Institute

Phillips

$18 $9

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

48% Off Go-Karting and Bumper Boats

Lilli Putt

Coon Rapids

$25 $13

Go-karters careen around the course; bumper boaters take aim at rivals with mounted squirt guns

51% Off Private Drum Lessons

Klash Drums

Minneapolis

$80 $39

During 30-minute lessons, instructors introduce students to the fundamentals of percussion and help them develop more advanced skills

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Minneapolis

$129.95 $49

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

Up to 44% Off Bowling, Beer, and Food

Town Hall Lanes

Minneapolis

$87.50 $49

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

Up to 53% Off at Munsell School of Music

Munsell School of Music

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

Experienced instructors teach students of all ages and experience levels to play the piano or guitar in 30-minute lessons

Up to 65% Off Lessons from OnlinePianist.com

OnlinePianist.com

Online Deal

$39.95 $14

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

45% Off Magician Rental

The Magic Of William Bradshaw

Redeem from Home

$300 $165

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50% Off Guitar Lessons

Jf Music

Redeem from Home

$90 $45

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Up to 56% Off Baseball-Training Session

Extra Innings

Minneapolis

$25 $13

Multi-faceted baseball-training tunnel allows players to practice batting, pitching, and fielding

Up to 57% Off Urban Scavenger Race

Race & Seek

Hubert's Sports Bar & Grill

$80 $39

Teams navigate the city in search of 14 clues, which they must document via smart phone; first prize is $500 and entry for the championship

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Republic at Seven Corners

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

Cowboy Jack's

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 50% Off Open-Jump Sessions at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

$31.80 $16

Inflatable playgrounds host jump sessions for all ages and encourage tykes and families to jump, leap, and climb bounce houses and slides

46% Off Kids’ Open-Play Time at Club Just Jump

Club Just Jump

Woodbury

$28 $15

Activities, games, and inflatables; two-hour open-play sessions

Up to 36% Off Apple Place Bowl

Apple Place Bowl

Apple Valley

$19 $12

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Up to 52% Off from Paul "Wallace" Esch Guitar Instruction

Paul "Wallace" Esch Guitar Instruction

St. Paul

$80 $40

Ethnomusicologist who's taught for more than 14 years shows students how to master acoustic or electric guitar via their own musical taste

97% Off Summer of Bowling at The Park Tavern

The Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

$960 $30

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From May through October, bowlers can topple pins on one lane for one hour per day wearing complimentary rental shoes

55% Off at Patriot Lanes & Lounge

Patriot Lanes & Lounge

St. Francis

$64 $29

Parties of up to five enjoy two-hours of bowling and re-fuel between frames with pizza and soda or beer

Up to 46% Off Fun-Park Activities

Raceway To Fun

Newport

$26 $14

Go-kart track, two mini-golf courses, a pool with bumper boats, and an open driving range thrill visitors of all ages

Up to 53% Off Indoor-Playground Visits or Birthday Party

Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground

Lookout Ridge

$27.50 $13

Indoor playscape entertains kids 12 and younger with artificial forests, caves, and mountains

Up to 60% Off Guitar Lessons

Mike Westbrock at Music Go Round

Woodbury

$90 $35.99

Guitarist with 15 years of teaching experience tutors students in such topics as reading sheet music, soloing, music theory, and songwriting

Up to 48% Off Bowling Package

Sky Deck Sports Grille & Lanes

South Loop

$29 $15

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Inside Mall of America, 30,000 square feet of bowling lanes, arcade games, pool tables & tables of grilled fare enthrall visitors

Half Off Amazing Mirror Maze for Two, Four, or Six

Amazing Mirror Maze

Mall of America

$15.90 $8

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Visitors meander and strategize their way through a disorienting and fun 2,500-square-foot mirror maze

Half Off Zombie Problem-Solving Game

Room Escape Adventures

Big Thrill Factory

$28 $14

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

Up to 64% Off a 90-Minute Bowling Package

Drkula's 32 Bowl

Inver Grove Heights

$42 $15

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Launch bowling balls down a lane for 90 minutes with friends and families while wearing rental shoes and sipping soda

Up to 53% Off Piano Lessons at Levin Piano Lab

Levin Piano Lab

Eagan

$140 $69

Students absorb technique and musical creativity under the instruction of Concordia University's Professor of Piano

50% Off Jump Time and Arcade Games

AirMaxx - Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie

$46 $23

Couples or families get together for wholesome fun, bounding across huge trampolines and playing novel and classic arcade favorites

Up to 55% Off Kids' Theater Camps

In the Company of Kids Creative Arts Center

Burnsville

$300 $149

Theater camps immerse kids in acting, singing, and dancing or teach monologue and audition techniques; skits incorporate costumes and props

51% Off Music Lessons at Cyprus School of Music and the Arts

Cyprus School of Music and the Arts

Burnsville

$120 $59

Skilled and seasoned instructors school students in instruments ranging from piano, guitar, and drums to cello and flute

50% Off Indoor Go Kart Racing

ProKART Indoor Racing

ProKart Indoor Burnsville

$60 $30

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Two racers zip around a complex indoor road course style track in advanced racing karts capable of speeds approaching 40mph

44% Off Sports-Equipment Repair

Boomerang

Hudson

$45 $25

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – Up to Half Off

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Chanhassen

$24 $12

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Sweeping arboretum captivates guests with more than 1,200 acres of gardens, prairies, and woodland trails containing 5,000+ plant species

43% Off Music Lessons

Noteworthy Music Studio

Prescott

$40 $23

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50% Off Family Water-Park Pass at Monticello Community Center

Monticello Community Center

Monticello

$28 $14

Indoor water park equipped with slides, basketball hoops, and a swing

59% Off Bowling and Pitcher of Soda

Farmington Lanes

Farmington

$60.97 $25

An automatic system tallies up scores while players bowl beneath HD televisions, sipping on soda from a pitcher of their choice

Up to 50% Off Trampoline Jump Sessions

AirMaxx - St. Cloud

St. Cloud

$42 $21

More than 10,000 square feet of trampolines allow wall-to-wall jumping in safe, energetic environment

Up to 50% Off Visits to Summerland Family Fun Park

Summerland Family Fun Park

Sauk Rapids

$25.50 $13

Go-karts wind through a Grand Prix track and waves splash as bumper boats collide; water slide and mini golf are also available

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Zero Gravity Trampoline Park thrills visitors with an arena whose walls and floor are composed of 11,000 square feet of trampolines for flipping and turning airborne somersaults. On the dodge-ball courts—one of which can be rented for private parties—jumpers pelt each other with balls as the trampolines add a vertical component to a classic game. Meanwhile, basketball hoops set at different heights let visitors possessing all types of hops showcase their dunks, and a tot spot separates youngsters from their more mature counterparts. Lockers safeguard valuables during jump visits, and guests can take breaks in the Gravity Lounge, which is outfitted with vending machines and WiFi connectivity.

2292 Woodale Drive
Mounds View,
MN
US

It's not everyday you see a brown raccoon on roller skates being chased by a group of children. Unless, of course, you're a regular at Cheap Skate. The shop's mascot, Ricky the Raccoon, has been known to take to the rink during some of the rink's special skating events, which include weekly all-you-can-eat pizza nights and family skate sessions. The calendar also offers plenty of open skate sessions so families can fit in a few laps around the rink at a time that works best for them. And, between spins, skaters can head to Cheap Skate's snack bar where they can fuel up with a warm snack, sip on a refreshing beverage, or rest their feet to ensure toes can still text on the way home.

3075 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids,
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).

11351 Ulysses St NE
Blaine,
MN
US

In 1879, a lumber baron named Thomas Barlow Walker built an extra room onto his house. He mounted his 20 favorite paintings on the room's walls and opened it to the public. This private collection transformed into a public gallery with the founding of Walker Art Center in 1927. Over the following decades, the center's staff amassed a collection focused on modern art, gathering works from Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Alberto Giacometti. Today, this permanent collection has expanded to encompass more than 11,000 modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and photographs, more than 800 film pieces, and more than 1,200 artists' books.

In the whimsical multistory geometric helix of the Barnes building, seven cube-shaped galleries radiate from a central core on terrazzo floors and under lofted ceilings. Docents lead group tours through the galleries to see rotating exhibitions or play hide-and-seek with Jackson Pollock. Current exhibits have explored the contemporary still photography of Cindy Sherman, American avant-garde film from 1960 to 1973, and prints, paintings, and sculptures produced after 1989. Inside the museum's social spaces, docents also host artist talks, film screenings, and open houses.

Designed as a contemporary twist on old European opera houses, the center's McGuire Theater draws visitors into its intimate space for live dance, theater, and music performances as well as performance art. Museum exhibits and events also spill outside to a central square and the four quadrants, bordered by granite and evergreen hedges, of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. As visitors walk across its lawns, they can glimpse iconic modern sculptures, cross a 375-foot steel-and-wood footbridge, or watch staff teach plants to paint in the Cowles Conservatory.

1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Originally the home of the Dakota and Ojibwe, Hennepin County began with the hopes and dreams of immigrants, New Englanders, and retired veterans. Why these entrepreneurs, farmers, laborers, craftsman, and vacationers decided to settle in what seemed to be a frigid, uninhabitable land is still a mystery, but their innovations and lineage are traced through the exhibits at Hennepin History Museum. The museum, located inside the historic George Christian mansion, hosts rotating exhibits and permanent collections that paint a picture of Midwestern life in the 19th and 20th centuries. From more recent decades, there are objects from Minneapolis Aquatennials and high-fashion clothes from downtown department stores such as Dayton's and Young-Quinlan. The Pillsbury Doughboy presides over it all, reminding guests of the importance of milling to the region's history.

Photographs, personal papers, and atlases round out the collection, whose contents are further illuminated during the museum’s frequent events. Experts and authors, for instance, deliver talks in the museum’s intimate fireside room, whose fireplace keeps guests warm and prevents them from huddling in the museum's historical bear-skin rugs. In another tucked-away area, researchers and amateur historians pore through the material in the library, which is open to visitors 5 days a week, and in the archives, which is open by appointment. They might find maps of the region from the start of the 20th Century or old pictures of homes in the neighborhood, all steeped in memories and history.

2303 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

When the Minneapolis Institute of Arts first opened its doors in 1915, it was the product of several decades of arts advocacy. A group of 25 citizens formed the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts in 1883 with the goal of giving their community access to creative arts. More than a century later, this commitment to the community has taken the permanent collections from 800 works to close to 80,000 objects and has made the museum Minnesota's largest art educator.

The collections, divided into seven curatorial areas, encompass a period of 5,000 years and hail from every corner of the world. The Asian Art collection represents 17 different Asian cultures, and Arts of Africa and the Americas holds more than 3,000 pieces of sculpture, basketry, painting, and beadwork. Temporary exhibitions bring collections of artwork from other institutions. The museum's interactive learning stations supplement understanding of topics such as modernism or 17th-century European painting with animation, video, and audio recordings.

2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US