Kids Activities in New Bedford

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Up to 67% Off at The Butterfly Zoo 

Tiverton

$135 $45

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A perfect educational experience for kids, an enclosed greenhouse features native species and butterflies from the tropics

Up to 50% Off at Boomer’s Playland & Laser Tag

Carver

$30 $15

Players aim lasers at opponents’ sensors in the laser-tag arena; Playland boasts a climbing structure and arcade games

Up to 59% Off Riding Lessons at Newport Equestrian

Middletown

$120 $55

A mother-daughter instructional team teaches different riding styles and care methods during lessons for all levels of experience

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

National Museum of American Illustration – Half Off Admission

Newport

$36 $18

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Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

44% Off

West Bridgewater

$25 $14

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Up to 51% Off at Legion Bowl & Billiards

Cranston

$41 $20

Classic duckpin bowling facility features 18 resurfaced lanes, traditional scoring projectors, tournament-sized pool tables, and live music

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Downtown Providence

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

50% Off Flute or Piano Lessons

Mt. Hope

$44 $22

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50% Off The New England Family Fun Festival

Downtown Providence

$38 $19

The show is designed to delight families during school-vacation week; kids can explore rides, bounce houses, cultural dance, and karate

Up to 78% Off Paintball at BattlegroundZ

Attleboro

$120 $39

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Facemasks and chest protectors swaddle combatants as they clash in objective games in 10,000 sq. ft. indoor area

Up to 25% Off Shark-Cage-Diving Experience

South Kingstown

$250 $189

Divers sail out up to 50 mi. from shore before hopping into an anodized-aluminum-pipe cage for the chance to see blue and mako sharks

Up to 55% Off Bowling

North Kingstown

$55 $25

Automatic scoring systems record each roll, and complimentary bumpers and light balls cater to kids

50% Off

Pawtucket

$80 $40

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Up to 55% Off Private Piano Lessons

The Stedfast School of Music and Arts LLC

$55 $25

A pianist for groups including The Drifters and Al Jardine of The Beach Boys teaches students of all ages in styles such as jazz and blues

Up to 56% Off Bowling for Up to Six

Brockton

$60.49 $30

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Inside an alley over a century old, bowlers play tenpin, candlepin, or cosmic bowling on 62 lanes with automatic scoring

60% Off Candlepin Bowling at Timber Lanes

Abington

$60 $24

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24 candlepin lanes with computerized scoring and bumpers on every lane

Half Off at Kindermusik with Laura

Barnstable

$54 $27

Veteran music educator leads classes that lets kids and their parents play, dance, and sing while developing a love for music

50% Off Kids' Sports Program

Kingston

$124 $62

In age-appropriate classes, kids 2.5–6 years old learn the fundamentals of a variety sports through fun games and activities

Up to 54% Off Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Barnstable Town

$10 $5

Museum honors seafaring history with colonial-era artifacts, historical exhibits, and a 28-foot boat for kids to climb on

Up to 50% Off Indoor Play Center Admission

Stoughton

$8 $4

Kids play in an indoor facility with bounce houses, slides, and a miniature bowling alley

Up to 50% Off Play at Bonkerz Party Zone

West Yarmouth

$20 $10

A multitiered play structure, an ocean-themed climbing wall, and a moon bounce let kids burn off energy while parents use free WiFi

61% Off Membership to Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum

Cohasset

$75 $37

Kids ages 1 to 6 explore educationally-themed playsets and touchable exhibits

Up to 65% Off a Meteor-Shower Boat Cruise

Plymouth

$300 $109

High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy boat tour

Up to 53% Off at The Jenney Museum

Plymouth

$36 $18

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Local historian and guide leads walking tour that includes views of Plymouth Rock and the historical town square

Up to 48% Off from Capt John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours

Plymouth

$94 $49

Naturalists narrate tours that enter habitats of humpback whales, fin whales, and white-sided dolphins

60% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Middleton

$150 $60

Seasoned session musician, performer, and School founder helps students of all ages and skill master the guitar or bass with private lessons

Up to 53% Off Kids’ Indoor Recreation

Upper Washington - Spring Street

$12 $6

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While parents supervise, kids aged 6 or younger frolic on climbing structures and slides or create crafts at the art table

45% Off Ice Skating

Hopedale

$100 $55

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45% Off Ice Skating

Hopedale

$75 $41

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It would take months of sea travel, extensive scuba certifications, and fluency in several crustacean dialects to find—let alone interact with—all the creatures found in Ocean Explorium's interactive exhibits. The science center emphasizes environmental stewardship and scientific literacy through several educational habitats such as touch tanks of local aquatic wildlife—including New Bedford's world-famous scallops and schools of rays and sharks. The Living Laboratory exhibit brings visitors face to face with sea creatures such as baby sharks, shark egg cases, coral farm, and moon jellies. Beyond the up-close encounters with denizens of the deep, Ocean Explorium also enlightens patrons with a variety of non-living displays. The Explorer's Zone presents scientific experiments that reveal the workings of the natural world through hands-on exhibits themed around different weekly topics, and Discovery Bay enthralls children aged eight or younger with games, puzzles, and a sand and water table. Advanced computers construct a three-dimensional image of our home planet as it appears from outer space in the Science on a Sphere exhibit, displaying global weather patterns in real time or replaying natural phenomena from history, such as the time it rained men.

174 Union St
New Bedford,
MA
US

Flagship Cinemas showcases new-release films in 11 theaters peppered across seven states, equipping each of its 103 screens with stadium seating and digital surround sound. Beyond providing family-friendly entertainment for more than 15 years, Flagship Cinemas strives to maintain a reputation as the "neighborhood theater" by ensuring each location has a presence in its surrounding community through contributions to local organizations. Flagship Cinemas also builds camaraderie with customers by offering free birthday visits and distributing fanatic cards, which guests can use to earn rewards such as free film tickets or an autographed photo of their favorite usher.

500 Kings Hwy
New Bedford,
MA
US

• For $6, you get two general admission tickets (up to a $12 value). • For $12, you get four general admission tickets (up to a $24 value).

425 Hawthorn St
New Bedford,
MA
US

For the past 15 years, The New Bedford Art Museum has dressed up downtown New Bedford with a seasonally changing collection of visual stimuli from local, national, and international artists—all presented within a former bank that still contains two vintage vaults. Pamela Calore's Time Has Left Its Mark explores the haunting remnants of abandoned local factories and the Rhode Island System that governed the lives of its workers. New Bedford Through the Lens, meanwhile, charts the city's changes over time through photographs or a feature film, depending on how fast attendees sprint past the photographs. The New Bedford Art Museum is open Wednesday–Sunday.

608 Pleasant St
New Bedford,
MA
US

As keeper of local history and community educator, the timeless social, economic, and ecological issues of the global story of whaling is brought to life.

18 Johnny Cake Hl
New Bedford,
MA
US

Carousel Family Fun Center and the adjoining Cap'n Barnacles mini-golf course provide all-ages entertainment with an array of enjoyable activities. Fleece fellow family members of their allowance money or collectible Jane Austen action figures with a skins game on Cap'n Barnacles’ 18-hole outdoor mini-golf course ($5 value per game, $2 value per replay). The nautically themed course takes dimpled balls over obstacles and past scenic views of ponds and mini lighthouses. Bring four people to play one game each to get the full value of this Groupon, or opt either to play two games each with a friend or to ponder existential dilemmas during four solo games. This Groupon must be used in one visit.

4 David Drown Blvd
Fairhaven,
MA
US