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

$70 $39

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

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

$39 $18

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

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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

90 Minutes of Bowling with Pizza and Shoe Rentals for Two or Four at Stoneleigh Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

Stoneleigh Lanes

Anneslie

$53.14 $28

Stoneleigh Lanes’ retro duckpin lanes offer greater challenge than traditional tenpin bowling

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

Maryland Performing Arts Institute

Towson

$150 $75

Kids can learn to play music instruments such as the keyboard

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

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Jonestown

$16 $10

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

Comedy Magic Show for Two or Four at Illusions Bar and Theater (47% Off)

Illusions Bar and Theater

Illusions Bar and Theater

$30 $16

Patrons can sip on fine spirits while taking in a show by escape artists and magicians

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum (Up to 54% Off) 

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

Babel Ruth Birthplace and Museum

$24 $12

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Two museums celebrate Baltimore’s sports history: one located at Babe Ruth’s childhood home, the other at a historic former train station

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

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Inner Harbor South

$38 $19

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

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

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Jonestown

$26 $14

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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

Admission for Two or Four to Jewish Museum of Maryland (Up to 53% Off)

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Jonestown

$16 $8

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

Visit for Two or Four to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards (Up to 54% Off)

Babe Ruth Birthplace/Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

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Exhibits about Babe Ruth’s life and career fill his birthplace; exhibits about Maryland baseball educate visitors at Camden Station

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

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Southern Baltimore

$20 $10

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

Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Maryland State Fairgrounds on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Maryland State Fairgrounds

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Two Laser-Tag Games, Two Laser-Maze Trips, and Five Arcade Tokens at Red Zone Adventures (43% Off)

Red Zone Adventures

Lutherville - Timonium

$19.25 $11

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

Carload Entry Package to Maryland Agricultural Resource Council's Family Farm Day on September 21 (Up to43% Off)

Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

The Baltimore County Agricultural Center and Farm Park

$20 $12

Event features bee-keeping demonstrations, a bustling farmer's market stocked with fresh produce, cooking demos, and live honky-tonk music

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

Limelight Music School

Sykesville

$109 $49

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

One Private Lesson, or Semi-Private Lesson for Two or Three People, at All In Stride Equestrian Center (Up to 56% Off)

All In Stride Equestrian Center

All In Stride Equestrian Center

$225 $99

Horseback-riding lessons led by a dedicated staff at a facility surrounded by 100 acres near Hereford Area of Gunpowder State Park

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

Irvine Nature Center

Owings Mills

$75 $33

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

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

Pump It Up

Owings Mills

$30 $15

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

Four or Eight Games of Duckpin Bowling for Four with Shoe Rentals and Pizza at Glen Burnie Bowling (52% Off)

Glen Burnie Bowling Center

Glen Burnie

$46 $22

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

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

Marley Bounce Party

Glen Burnie

$35 $20

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

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

$120 $39

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

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

$8.95 $5

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

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

Maryland Music Academy

Columbia

$144 $66

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.

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

$180 $89

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

2 or 4 Rounds of Mini Golf or Four Rounds of Mini Golf and Batting Cages at Columbia SportsPark (Up to 55% Off)

Columbia SportsPark

Harpers Choice

$14 $8

Family-friendly park features 18-hole mini-golf course as well as fast- and slow-pitch softball and baseball batting cages

One Hour of Bouncing for Two at Z Bounce (35% Off). Three Locations Available.

Z Bounce

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $13

Children's play place encourages climbing and exploring across inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses

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

Paddle Annapolis @ Butler's Marina

Annapolis

$59 $32

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

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

$249 $129

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

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

The Castle Laser Tag

Bowie

$29.90 $17

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

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

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

Greenbelt

$60 $30

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

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

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

6 or 12 Go-Kart Races at Go-Kart Track (Up to 46% Off)

Go-Kart Track

Bladensburg

$36 $20

In each race, drivers hug corners and speed on straightaways throughout six laps on the smooth track

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

$480 $199

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

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

$10 $5

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

Round of Mini Golf and Ice Cream for Two, Four, or Six at Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf (Up to 51% Off)

Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf

Gettysburg

$21.80 $12

Two 18-hole mini golf courses incorporate waterfalls, tricky hole designs, and rocky outcroppings; ice cream cones to celebrate rounds

Amusement-Center Package for Two, Four, or Six at Allstar Family Amusement Complex (Up to 47% Off)

Allstar Family Amusement Complex

Gettysburg

$53 $29

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

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

$18 $9

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

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

Explore & More Hands-On Children's Museum

Gettysburg

$12 $7

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

5 or 10 Open-Bounce Passes at Pump It Up (50% Off)

Pump It Up

Gaithersburg

$40 $20

Lauded by Parents magazine, the center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during open jump time

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

Bach To Rock

Multiple Locations

$88 $44

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The American Visionary Art Museum devotes its space to original work by self-taught artists who honed their craft?often unintentionally?while operating on the outskirts of the formal art world. As temporary exhibitions explore a particular artist or theme in depth, the permanent collection displays thousands of powerful and often whimsical items, such as Andrew Logan's mirror-winged Black Icarus, or the haunting Applewood Figure, an emaciated sculpture said to wince whenever someone eats a piece of fruit. The museum spreads its arresting pieces throughout three historical buildings, including the expansive main building, which boasts a reflective mirrored-mosaic exterior and neighbors the Tall Sculpture Barn, an ex-whiskey warehouse fully equipped with 45-foot ceilings for large-scale projects. A wildflower garden?complete with meditation chapel?and a sculpture plaza featuring a 55-foot whirligig beckon visitors to the museum's outdoor space, where envious clouds shape themselves into crude versions of Piet?. Completing any trip, the museum's Sideshow gift shop stuffs shopping bags with an ever-rotating collection of eclectic artwork, jewelry, toys, and more.

800 Key Hwy
Baltimore,
MD
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