Kids Activities in Overlea

Two Hours of Duckpin or Rock N' Bowl Bowling with Soda or Beer for Four at Parkville Lanes (Up to 44% Off)

Parkville Lanes

Parkville

Bowling alley features classic duckpin-style bowling on 26 lanes, fueling patrons with an included pitcher of their favorite soda or brew

$70 $39

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Go-Karts with Optional Rounds of Mini Golf at The Go-Kart Track (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available. 

The Go-Kart Track

White Marsh

Family-friendly go-kart hot spot rolls out three distinct outdoor tracks for all ages and affinities for speed

$39 $18

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Kids' Introductory Music Lessons or Keyboard Class at Maryland Performing Arts Institute (Up to 51% Off)

Maryland Performing Arts Institute

Towson

Kids can learn to play music instruments such as the keyboard

$150 $75

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Open-Bounce Sessions or a Weekend Party Package for Up to 10 or 20 at Jumping Jamboree (63% Off)

Jumping Jamboree

Middle River

8,000 sq. ft. facility populated by giant bounce stations, an arcade, and a separate play area for toddlers; WiFi and TVs for parents

$35 $15

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off Four 30 Minute Lessons At Studio ($120 Full Price) at Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off four 30 minute lessons at studio ($120 full price)

$5

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Outing for Two or a One-Year Family Membership to Geppi's Entertainment Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Geppi's Entertainment Museum LLC

Southern Baltimore

Nearly 6,000 artifacts chart 250 years of US pop culture at this Camden Station museum

$75 $35

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Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership at Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (Up to 50% Off)

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Jonestown

19th century objects populate the home where Mary Pickersgill stitched the flag that inspired the national anthem

$16 $10

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Admission for Two Adults or Family of Four to Baltimore Museum of Industry (Up to 50% Off)

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Inner Harbor South

Museumgoers explore industrial artifacts, including 1865 cannery and last operating steam tugboat in America

$38 $19

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Outing for Two or Four with Gift-Store Credit at Reginald F. Lewis Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Jonestown

View a fragment of original Star-Spangled Banner flag for its bicentennial; enjoy live music from gospel to jazz and soul food in the café

$26 $14

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Admission for Two or Four to Jewish Museum of Maryland (Up to 47% Off)

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Jonestown

Two historic synagogues feature a ritual bath from 1845 and a hand-carved ark; exhibits interpret Jewish-American life and identity

$16 $9

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Two Laser-Tag Games, Two Laser-Maze Trips, and Five Arcade Tokens at Red Zone Adventures (64% Off)

Red Zone Adventures

Lutherville - Timonium

A laser-tag arena and maze with nearly 30 crisscrossed beams entertain kids before they play skee-ball and video games in the arcade

$19.25 $7

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Four 30-Minute Music Lessons at Limelight Music School (Up to 55% Off)

Limelight Music School

Sykesville

Instructors teach students of all ages to play drums, guitar, piano, stringed instruments, brass instruments, or woodwinds, or to sing

$109 $49

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$33 for an Annual Family Membership at Irvine Nature Center ($75 Value)

Irvine Nature Center

Owings Mills

Family memberships offer hands-on nature exhibits & education programs, with discounts on gift store purchases and nature camps

$75 $33

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5 Open Jumps or Classic Weekday Birthday Party Package for 25 at Pump It Up (Up to 50% Off)

Pump It Up

Owings Mills

Kids’ imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides and inflatables.

$30 $15

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5 or 10 Pop-In Playtime Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 56% Off)

Pump It Up

Elkridge

Lauded by Parents magazine, indoor playground sprawls over 11,000 sq. ft. of party rooms and air-filled playthings for shoeless escapades

$40 $20

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Four or Eight Games of Duckpin Bowling for Four with Shoe Rentals and Pizza at Glen Burnie Bowling (70% Off)

Glen Burnie Bowling Center

Glen Burnie

Large cheese pizzas fuel games of classic duckpin-style bowling, which unfold across 30 lanes

$46 $14

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Five or Ten Open Play Sessions at Marley Bounce Party (43% Off)

Marley Bounce Party

Glen Burnie

Kids explore an indoor playground featuring bounce houses with dinosaurs, palm trees, slides, tunnels, and turrets

$35 $20

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Four Rounds of Miniature Golf or Weekday Birthday Party for Up to 13 Kids at Monster Mini Golf (Up to 65% Off)

Monster Mini Golf

Columbia

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

$36 $18

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One or Two Months of Youth Sports Performance Training at Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County (Up to 71% Off)

Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County

Forest Hill

Trainers help student athletes to perform better in all sports with intense sport-specific drills

$120 $39

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5 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for a Two-Hour Bounce-House Visit to That Bounce Place (Up to 50% Off)

That Bounce Place

4

Hop about on nine inflatable bouncers and jumpers inside amore than 13,000-square-foot arena with a toddler area and WiFi for adults

$8.95 $5

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$66 for $144 Worth of Music Lessons — The Maryland Music Academy

Maryland Music Academy

Columbia

Four 30-minute private lessons on any instrument. Our expert teachers work one-on-one with students. Anyone over the age of four is welcome.

$144 $66

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4, 8, or 12 Private Music Lesson Packages for Kids and Teens at Let There Be Rock School (Up to 55% Off)

Let There Be Rock School

Columbia

Private music lessons taught by rock musicians; four tickets to a student show; student and adult lounge access; unlimited studio time

$180 $89

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Two Hours of Jump Time for Two or Four People at Stratosphere Trampoline Park (Up to 32% Off)

Stratosphere Trampoline Park

Eldersburg

Jumpers bounce around 11,000 sq. ft. of wall-to-wall trampolines in an arena that features open play, dodgeball and a massive airbag

$44 $30

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$32 for $59 Worth of Paddleboarding Lessons — Paddle Annapolis @ Butler's Marina

Paddle Annapolis @ Butler's Marina

Annapolis

Learn proper stand-up-paddle technique and safety from an ASI accredited guide; premium paddle-board rental included

$59 $32

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On-the-Farm or On-Location Farm to School Healthy Eating Program for Kids Aged 3–12 from C & E Farm (Up to 48% Off)

C & E Farm

Glenn Dale

Kids aged 3–12 learn about healthy eating through games and hands-on activities; lesson held at C & E Farm or a school or daycare building

$249 $129

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Two Games of Laser Tag for Two, Four, or Six at The Castle Laser Tag (Up to 45% Off)

The Castle Laser Tag

Bowie

Multi-level, castle-themed arena filled with fog, lights, and sound

$29.90 $17

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Inc.

Greenbelt S.i.t.y. Stars, Inc.

Greenbelt

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

$60 $30

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Up to 71% Off Ice Skating — Lanham Skating Center; Valid Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

$28 $8

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$35 for One 10-Punch Open-Jump Pass at Pump It Up ($80 Value)

Pump It Up of Lanham-Bowie

Lanham

Inflatable slides, obstacles, and other attractions safely located in an indoor, climate-controlled environment

$80 $35

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One or Three 30-Minuter Piano, Guitar, or Voice Lessons at Just Rock Enterprises (Up to 54% Off)

Just Rock Enterprises

Hyattsville

Expert instructors customize piano, guitar, or voice lessons to match each guest’s level of skill

$40 $20

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Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight on Thursday–Sunday at Sandy Spring Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

$10 $5

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One-Month After-School Program or At-Home Birthday Party from Funfit's Organically Grown Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Funfit's Organically Grown Gym

Sandy Spring

After-school program includes fitness and nutrition activities, art, and homework time; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

$480 $199

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Amusement-Center Package for Two, Four, or Six at Allstar Family Amusement Complex (Up to 57% Off)

Allstar Family Amusement Complex

Gettysburg

Amusement center includes two 18-hole miniature golf courses and an indoor laser-tag arena

$53 $24

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Three Rounds of Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 58% Off)

Glowgolf

North Hanover Mall

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating a tricky, glow-themed course

$18 $9

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Visit to Explore & More Hands-On Children's Museum (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Explore & More Hands-On Children's Museum

Gettysburg

Seven themed rooms engage children with learning-through-play exhibits; art room, science projects, and a nature room with live creatures

$12 $7

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for Ages 7 and Up at Bach To Rock (50% Off)

Bach To Rock

Multiple Locations

Students can choose from one of 14 instruments, including voice; instructors use a social approach to get kids motivated to practice

$88 $44

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Admission for an Adult and One or Two Children to The Original Playhouse Children's Museum ( 50% Off)

The Original Playhouse Children's Museum

New Market

Kids explore science, art, and dramatic play through hands-on engaging activities

$60 $30

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The Marshy Point Nature Center is enshrouded in nearly 3,000 acres of natural terrain from the combined Marshy Point Park and neighboring federal land. In this emerald oasis, a variety of wildlife including Barred Owls, Bald Eagles, and Red Fox make their home amongst the three miles of wooded trails and ponds. Hikers and birdwatchers can gather to see these creatures in their natural habitats or take a canoe out to the middle of the Dundee Creek and practice walking back to shore. Throughout the year, the Marshy Point Nature Center also runs activities including a spring festival with a muddy obstacle course and the Popsicle Plunge, which immerses swimmers into the Chesapeake Bay for the sake of charity or really sweaty tendencies.

2200 Rocky Point Rd.
Essex,
MD
US

Drivers rev their engines across three separate raceways at The Go-Kart Track, where thrill seekers can split their time between high-speed chases and rounds of mini golf. The family-oriented entertainment center's three distinct go-kart tracks cater to drivers young and old. The junior track safeguards youngsters with an automatic braking system every time they release the gas pedal, and the family track, recently expanded and made more challenging, lets people ride shotgun in double-seater cars. Finally, the drift track?coated in a special powder?allows drivers 54 inches and taller to slip and slide around turns, drifting like their favorite racecar driver or continent. Aside from its automotive pursuits, The Go-Kart track features a mini-golf course with nine professionally designed holes peppered with obstacles such as cacti and tires.

10907 Pulaski Hwy.
White Marsh,
MD
US

Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.

4359 Ebenezer Rd
Nottingham,
MD
US

On a 187-acre parcel of Gunpowder Falls State Park sits Graham Equestrian Center, a horse haven named one of the region's best places for horseback riding by CBS Baltimore. Here, trainers specialize in all facets of equine education, teaching students how to handle and ride horses in a way that's both safe and fun. Visitors can put these lessons to use in a number of settings; the center features access to many miles of tree-lined trails, as well as a large outdoor arena and training pen.

10301 Harford Rd
Glen Arm,
MD
US

Established: 2005

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 25?50

Parking: Parking garage

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Most popular offering: African-American art, history, culture

Pro Tip: $6 validated parking is directly across the street at the PMI Parking Garage.

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum celebrates the achievements of African Americans, especially those from Maryland?which often means expanding on grade-school history lessons. For instance, Betsy Ross is typically credited with making the first American flag. However, one of the museum's rotating exhibits reveals that Grace Wisher, an African American indentured servant, also worked on the original star spangled banner. Dubbed "For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People," that exhibit was recognized as one of the country's best in the summer of 2014 by USA Today?in part because it featured a scrap of the real, first flag, covered in the bald eagle feathers that filled the air back then. That's just one of the myriad rotating exhibits that the museum has hosted, to complement permanent collections that highlight Maryland African Americans' endurance through two centuries of slavery, and their artistic and intellectual innovations.

Q&A with Helen Yuen, Director Of Marketing

What sets your business apart from your competition?

A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the east coast?s largest African-American museum. Besides rotating exhibitions, enjoy live musical performances from gospel jazz to steel drums. Films in our theater have enriched audiences on the history of soul food, civil rights, and more. For families, programs like art workshops and living history bring our mission to life. Lectures and our resource center enrich what you'll find in our permanent collection. We also nourish the body with the best soul food in Baltimore at our museum cafe. Visit our website for a full calendar of events.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

To showcase the rich contributions of Maryland African Americans, from Harriet Tubman and Thurgood Marshall to the unsung heroes who helped make Maryland what it is today.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Having people experience something new, different, and enriching to their lives.

830 E Pratt St.
Baltimore,
MD
US

A long fly ball from Oriole Park could hit the row house where, on February 6, 1895, Babe Ruth entered the world and sent chills down the spines of pitchers and outfielders across the country. After the legend earned more than 700 home runs and 2,200 RBIs, his career ended and his life faded, leaving his birthplace to fall into disrepair. In the late 1960s, a campaign restored both it and the adjoining structures to create the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. Babe’s widow, daughters, and sister collaborated with the museum founders to create exhibits commemorating the record breaker’s life and career, filling glass cases with balls and jerseys and restoring his bedroom to how it would have looked the year that the stork pitched the little Bambino through the window.

Originally, this museum also explored the history of the Baltimore Orioles—Ruth’s first professional team—and hosted the Baltimore Colts’ archives. Its quickly growing collection of artifacts, however, soon led to the need for a larger location. In 2005, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum retained those items relating to its titular legend while the rest found a new home in the Sports Legends Museum. This museum occupies the basement and first floor of the historic Camden Station, sprawling throughout 22,000 square feet with exhibits that delve into subjects such as the history of baseball in Maryland and collegiate ball.

216 Emory St.
Baltimore,
MD
US