Kids Activities in Orangeburg

$45 for a One-Month Unlimited Membership and Waived Initiation Fee at Gymboree Play & Music ($140 Value)

Gymboree Play & Music

Southeastern Columbia

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity

$140 $45

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24-Hour Bounce-House Rental, or Weekday Water Bounce-House Rental from Supreme Bouncers (Up to 66% Off)

Supreme Bouncers

Columbia

Inflatables sporting details such as castle turrets are reinforced for safety before supporting children indoors or outdoors

$175 $60

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Cooking Class for One or Two with Wine Tasting at The Presidential Culinary Museum (Up to 51% Off)

The Presidential Culinary Museum

Grover

Learn how to cook the same meals former presidents enjoyed from former White House chefs

$80 $40

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Two Games of Bowling and Shoe Rentals for Two or Four at JC's Lexington Bowl (Up to 50% Off)

JC's Lexington Bowl

Lexington

The bowling alley, a 20-year institution complete with a restaurant, hosts games on its many shining lanes

$20 $10

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Parents' Night Out Childcare for One, Two, or Three Kids at Palmetto Athletic Center (Up to 53% Off)

Palmetto Athletic Center

Lexington

Kids entertain themselves with inflatable obstacle courses and games under adult supervision as parents enjoy evenings out

$17 $8

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$12 for an Annual Family Membership at Lexington County Museum ($25 Value)

Lexington County Museum

Lexington

36 buildings, such as an original post office, populate the seven-acre museum, which recreates 19th century life in Lexington County

$25 $12

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$36 for Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rentals, Popcorn, and Soda for 4 at Anchor Lanes (Up to $73 Value)

Anchor Lanes

Northwest Columbia

This family-friendly bowling alley boasts traditional and bumper lanes and keeps bowlers fueled with popcorn and soda

$73 $36

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Bowling with Shoe Rental and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at StrikeHouse Bowl (Up to 54% Off)

StrikeHouse Bowl

Aiken

Roll strikes and spares on refurbished lanes at the former Aiken bowl; snack bar provides cold, refreshing drinks

$36 $18

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Three Games of Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Pizza, and Soda for Two or Four at Royal Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Royal Lanes

Goose Creek

36-lane bowling alley with automatic scoring, more than 20 TVs, a sports bar, an arcade, and billiards

$58 $29

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Laser Tag for Two or Complete Fun Package for Two or Four at GloZone (Up to 51% Off)

GloZone

North Charleston

Laser beams zap the fiber-optic vests of opponents during games of laser tag; fun package includes mini golf and arcade tokens

$24 $12

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Go-Kart Rides and VIP Racing Membership for One, Two, or Four at Charleston Rush Speedway (Up to 52% Off)

Charleston Rush Speedway

North Charleston

Race 12 laps in a junior cart, or 16 laps (2.5 miles) in an adult cart, and gain membership privileges for one year

$52 $25

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Daytime Pumpkin Patch or Nighttime Haunted Hayride at Graystone Ranch (Up to 56% Off)

Graystone Ranch

South Augusta

Enjoy the fall scenery during family-friendly daytime hayrides through the woods, or meet zombies during the spooky nighttime hayride

$120 $55

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$134.55 $18

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$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$108 $19

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Two-Hour Guided Paddleboard Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Charleston Paddler (Up to 56% Off)

Charleston Paddler

Mount Pleasant

Groups stand atop paddleboards for a scenic two-hour tour that departs from Shem Creek boat landing

$150 $75

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$60 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons at Guitar Lesson with Jamie Slater

Guitar Lessons with Jamie Slater

Mount Pleasant

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

$120 $60

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$10 for $20 Toward Music Equipment — Shem Creek Music Center

Shem Creek Music Center

Mount Pleasant

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

$20 $10

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$59 for Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Encore Music ($120 Value)

Encore Music

Mount Pleasant

Guitar lessons taught by John Madden, an instructor who has worked with hundreds of students in rock, blues, jazz, and classical styles

$120 $59

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$54 for a Dolphin-Watching Tour or Historical Cruise for Two from Captains Source ($150 Value)

Captains Source

Mount Pleasant

Captains certified in marine life and harbor history set sail in search of dolphins or to disperse historical knowledge

$150 $54

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Standup-Paddleboarding Rental with Instruction for Two or Four from Palmetto Paddle Sports (Up to 63% Off)

Palmetto Paddle Sports

Bluffton

Knowledgeable instructors teach the basics of paddleboarding before setting students free to explore the Hilton Head Island waterways

$130 $49

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All-Day Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Adventure Cove (Up to 53% Off)

Adventure Cove

Hilton Head Island

Two 18-hole courses challenge mini golfers with waterfalls, contoured greens, and quirky challenges on each green

$29.90 $15

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One Day of Unlimited Mini Golf for Two Children or Adults at Legendary Golf (50% Off)

Legendary Golf

Multiple Locations

Players can traverse three courses and challenge their skills as they encounter curved tracks, water hazards, trees, and other obstacles

$90 $45

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$18 for Visit for Four to Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Madrac Farms ($28 Value)

Madrac Farms

Rincon

Families explore the five-acre corn maze, hop on a hayride, and pose for photos near a more than 100-pound pumpkin

$28 $18

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Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Pooler

Museum chronicles Mighty Eighth Air Force's legacy with stunning exhibits and a combat gallery with a B-17 bomber, currently being restored

$20 $10

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Two or Four Tickets to Davenport House Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Davenport House Museum

Downtown Savannah

The award-winning preservation of a Federal-style home built by Isaiah Davenport lets visitors glimpse life in the 1820s

$18 $9

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Outing for Two or Four to The Harper Fowlkes House (Up to 53% Off)

The Harper Fowlkes House

Downtown Savannah

Nineteenth-century Greek Revival mansion showcases antique artwork, two-story porch & once-gas-burning chandeliers during regular tours

$20 $10

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Laser Tag, Roller Skating, and Pizza for Two or Four at Star Castle (Up to 53% Off)

Star Castle

Highland Park

This medieval-castle-style skating rink and laser-tag arena pairs stone walls, archways, and coats of arms with modern music and lights

$22 $12

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At the Hall of Horrors, thrill-seekers slink through the claustrophobic corridors of a domicile that palpates with a cast of specters that induces goose bumps for a good cause. Crazed scientists slice their way through medical experiments, while chainsaw-wielding clowns hatch maniacal plans for deforesting Christmas tree lots. As a nonprofit haunted house, Hall of Horrors proceeds support South Carolina Jaycee Camp Hope and other charities throughout the Midlands area.

1153 Walter Price St
Cayce,
SC
US

When visitors step into one of the South's largest children's museums, there's one thought that commonly crosses their minds: That's a big kid. Waiting to greet them is a 40-foot-tall statue of EDDIE, a reinforced, molded-plastic boy who weighs 17.6 tons and—like almost everything at EdVenture Children's Museum—is ready for kids to explore. After they've climbed inside his heart, up to his brain, and slid down his intestines—all while learning about their own bodies—kids race to explore the rest of the museum's more than 350 hands-on activities contained within nine exhibit galleries. As a testament to its attractions, EdVenture Children's Museum received the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, an honor given to only 10 libraries and museums in the nation.

Past Eddie, EdVenture’s permanent exhibits include the World of Work, where kids climb aboard a John Deere tractor, take the helm of a 24-foot fire truck, and learn the value of money by spending Eddie Bucks on groceries or flooding the market to undermine the local economy. At the Aha Factory, wee ones recycle everyday items into paper snowflakes, pipe-cleaner butterflies, and glitter-encrusted egg cartons. Children 3 and younger, meanwhile, can explore the My Backyard exhibit, an age-appropriate haven of soft surfaces.

211 Gervais St
Columbia,
SC
US

Certified professional photographer Gene Taylor has fine-tuned his artistic vision while working in photojournalism and portrait photography for more than 30 years. During classes at Your Photo Safari, Gene introduces students to the photographic arts and the workings of DSLR cameras. Sessions begin in classroom settings, allowing students to get acquainted with camera basics as well as advanced features such as setting white balance and reducing blur. After learning how to navigate the multiple settings and buttons on their digital cameras, students traipse to area gardens to explore the natural world through their lenses. The hands-on experience allows students to take home artfully composed shots of plants bathed in natural light or trees planking over riverbanks in a bid for Internet fame.

5605 Bush River Rd
Columbia,
SC
US

After stepping off from the Blue Marlin parking lot at Lincoln & Gervais streets, the professional carriage drivers at Columbia Carriage Works woo South Carolina residents and romantically inclined tourists on a memorable prance through the historic city streets. A gentle, yet robust steed from the Long Creek Equestrian Center leads each luxurious white carriage tour—a tour that provides ample opportunities for city gazing, photo snapping, and mutual eye-melding with all accompanying passengers. Columbia Carriage Works offers carriages lined with 12 cozy seats, the ergonomically correct arrangement for lonely stags looking to stretch out their legs or yee-hawing groups seeking an elegant, equine-powered party.

1200 Lincoln Street
Columbia,
SC
US

• For $17, you get a one-year individual student membership (a $35 value). • For $25, you get a one-year individual membership (a $50 value). • For $50, you get a one-year family membership good for up to four people (a $100 value).

722 King St
Columbia,
SC
US

Though built in 1893 to manufacture textiles, the Columbia Mills? storied stone halls now weave tapestries of knowledge with exhibits on everything from lasers and space travel to South Carolina's role in the Civil War. Boasting accolades by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Smithsonian, South Carolina State Museum devotes each of its four floors and part of its fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology represented by more than 70,000 artifacts; not including blockbuster exhibits.

Through a series of permanent exhibits, curators lead visitors on a cultural and geological voyage. Guests stroll through years of traditional and contemporary art by state artists, marvel at a 43-foot white shark display and full dinosaur skeletons, or cast imaginations back in exhibits on turn-of-the-century transportation, laser technology, and aviation. The museum also excavates the surrounding landscape to present 14,000 years of local culture in Native American tools and colonial-era lifestyle items.

Five galleries also house changing exhibits and have previously featured artifacts from such entities as the Titanic, Civil War?era Charleston, or the 300 years of American-made telescopes, with each carefully monitored to ensure they contained just the right amount of science. While museum staffers frequently rotate their exhibits, they also host traveling displays and send others on the road through the Traveling Exhibits Program. Various education displays such as interactive children's labs, living-history reenactments, and lectures from visiting scholars further enrich all-ages visitors.

301 Gervais St
Columbia,
SC
US