Kids Activities in New Brighton

One-Hour Trampoline Session, Laser Tag, and Arcade Games for Two at Zero Gravity Trampoline Park (Up to 42% Off)

Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

Mounds View

Jumpers traverse 11,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, dunking basketballs, playing dodge ball, turning airborne somersaults, and playing laser tag

$50 $29

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$25 for $45 Worth of Art Camp — Tech Academy by Computer Explorers

Tech Academy By Computer Explorers

Little Canada

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$45 $25

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Brazilian Festival for One, Two, or Four on February 21 from Carnaval Brasileiro of the Twin Cities (50% Off)

Carnaval Brasileiro of the Twin Cities

Minneapolis

The 13th-annual event features traditional Brazilian performances and more than 80 touring performers and artists from Brazil

$30 $15

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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

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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$27 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 $27

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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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Four or Eight Missions in a Virtual Pod Game at Fallout Shelter Arcade (55% Off)

Fallout Shelter Arcade

Mid-City Industrial

The Podbay features 12 sleek, retro-yet-futuristic Virtual World Tesla II cockpit simulators where gamers are immersed in a virtual world

$30 $14

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One-Day Musical Instrument Course at West Bank School Of Music (43% Off)

West Bank School Of Music

Minneapolis

From the merchant: 2-hour workshop to learn how to play Irish and American jigs and reels on the guitar in a group setting!

$40 $23

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Open Skate or Open Hockey Admissions at Schwan Super Rink at National Sports Center (Up to 50% Off)

National Sports Center

Blaine

Open skate or hockey sessions on Olympic- or NHL-sized rinks

$7 $3.50

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Night Trains Model-Train Exhibit Admission for Two or Four at Twin City Model Railroad Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Twin City Model Railroad Museum

Energy Park

Holiday exhibit transforms model train sets with twinkling lights and snowy accents

$20 $10

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One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for 1 Visit for a Family of up to Five to Great River Water Park (40% Off)

Great River Water Park

Saint Paul

The family-friendly water park welcomes guests to play on a pirate ship model, relax on floats, and zoom down slides

$20 $12

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Up to 37% Off Bowling — Apple Place Bowl Valid Monday - Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Apple Place Bowl

Apple Valley

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

$19 $12

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Four Electric or Acoustic Guitar Lessons from Paul "Wallace" Esch Guitar Instruction (Up to 57% Off)

Paul "Wallace" Esch Guitar Instruction

St. Paul

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

$80 $35

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Music Go Round Roseville (Up to 55% Off)

Music Go Round Roseville

Saint Paul

Half-hour guitar lessons help students improve their technique and musicality

$50 $25

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Two, Three, or Four Private Music Lessons at Minnesota Music Factory (Up to 56% Off)

Minnesota Music Factory

Multiple Locations

Seasoned musicians teach children and adults the basics of their chosen instrument during one-on-one lessons

$40 $20

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$39 for Two Hours of Bowling & Shoe Rental for Six with Snacks at Sundance Golf Banquet Bowl ($94 Value)

Sundance Golf Banquet Bowl

Dayton

Spend two hours bowling while enjoying burgers, pizza, and drinks from the attached bar and grill; valid for open or cosmic bowling

$94 $39

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

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

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

$31.80 $16

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$15 for One Hour of Trampoline Time and SkySocks for Two at Sky Zone ($28 Value), Valid for Walk-Ins Only

Sky Zone

Multiple Locations

Gigantic trampolines line the floors and walls for gravity-defying jumping, bounding, and exercise

$28 $15

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$30 for a Bowling Outing with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Drinks for Five at Ham Lake Lanes (Up to $72.22 Value)

Ham Lake Lanes

Ham Lake

Groups bowl at this 24-lane alley replete with automatic scoring and refuel between frames with pizza and soda

$72.22 $30

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$35.99 for One Month of Guitar Lessons from Mike Westbrock at Music Go Round (Up to $90 Value)

Mike Westbrock at Music Go Round

Woodbury

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

$90 $35.99

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Mirror-Maze Adventure for Two, Four, or Six at Amazing Mirror Maze (Up to 43% Off)

Amazing Mirror Maze

Mall of America

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

$15.90 $9

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90 Minutes of Bowling for 6 or 12 with Shoe Rentals and Pitchers of Soda at Drkula’s 32 Bowl (Up to 62% Off)

Drkula's 32 Bowl

Inver Grove Heights

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

$46 $19

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Four or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Levin Piano Lab (Up to 53% Off)

Levin Piano Lab

Eagan

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

$140 $69

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One or Two Months of Small-Group Guitar Lessons at Six String Studios (Up to 52% Off)

Six String Studios

Minnetrista

Professional instructor lead small-group guitar lessons for beginners

$100 $50

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Two Hours of Jump Time for 2 or Laser Tag for 4 at AirMaxx Trampoline Park (46% Off)

AirMaxx Trampoline Park

Eden Prairie

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

$42 $23

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$53 for One Month of Instrument Lessons at Cyprus School of Music and the Arts ($120 Value)

Cyprus School of Music and the Arts

Burnsville

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

$120 $53

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$50 for Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Oslo Studios ($100 Value)

Oslo Studios

Highland Forest

Instructor with plectrum-physics background anchors 30-minute guitar lessons in holistic music methodologies

$100 $50

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$25 for $45 Worth of Sports-Equipment Repair — Boomerang Sports

Boomerang

Hudson

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

$45 $25

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Zipline Tour for Two from Sand Creek Adventures (38% Off)

Sand Creek Adventures

Sand Creek

Zoom through the forest canopy and over water during an approximately one-hour zipline tour

$138 $85

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Mini Golf and Drinks for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at GolfZone (Up to 54% Off)

GolfZone

Chanhassen

Putting posses traverse 18-hole mini-golf courses lined with babbling streams and rocky outcrops

$24.50 $12

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$23 for $40 Worth of Music Lessons — Noteworthy Music Studio

Noteworthy Music Studio

Prescott

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

$40 $23

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Trampoline Jump Sessions for Two, Four, or Six at AirMaxx - St. Cloud (Up to 52% Off). Seven Options Available.

AirMaxx - St. Cloud

St. Cloud

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

$47 $23

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Since the Flahertys opened Arden Bowl in 1938, it's grown to become a beloved component of the Twin Cities culture. So much so, that it's gaining national renown. Thrillist featured Flaherty's on their 2014 list of America's Best Banquet Bars, a status they defined as "a neighborhood institution that serves as a living, breathing part of its community ... something much more valuable than just a place to pull up a stool."

That might be one of the reasons families love going to Flaherty's for bonding time, whether during regular open play or family bowling clubs. But beyond family fun, Flaherty's also offers plenty of time for league bowling, lessons, and doubles events. And if the lanes are full, there's plenty happening in the onsite pub and grill, too. Trivia and bingo are two of the bar's big mainstays, and hungry diners can fill their bellies with burgers or Irish stew. You can even stop in for breakfast, since apparently people get hungry in the morning too these days.

1273 County Rd. E
Arden Hills,
MN
US

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 Dr.
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.

Private parties available on Monday, Wednesday and Sundays, call for reservation details.

3075 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids,
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