Kids Activities in Channel Islands

Visit for Two or Four to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum (Half Off)

Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Ventura County Maritime Museum

Discover the history of the Channel Islands Harbor through artifacts, ship models, and art related to local maritime industry and culture

$10 $5

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Three Pop-In Playtime or Family Fun Night Bounce-House Admissions at Pump It Up (52% Off)

Pump It Up

Ventura

Lauded by Parents magazine, center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during pop-in and evening admissions

$27 $13

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Two Hours of Jump Time Fri–Sun or Mon–Thurs at Sky High Sports (Up to 37% Off)

Sky High Sports

Camarillo

360 degrees of trampolines with specially spring-loaded frame; trampoline dodgeball and special kids-only zone for younger guests

$15 $9.50

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$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Mountain Dog Musicworks Recording Studio

Mountain Dog Musicworks

Oak View

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

$30 $15

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Admission for Two or Four to the California Oil Museum (50% Off)

California Oil Museum

Santa Paula

Interactive exhibits walk guests through history of petroleum in California, from geologic formation to old-fashioned oil siphoning

$8 $4

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Ceramics Painting on Saturday Nights for Two or Four Adults at Make Meaning (Up to 45% Off)

Make Meaning

Thousand Oaks

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays

$50 $29

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Two or Four Private 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Atlantis Guitar (Up to 59% Off)

Atlantis Guitar

Thousand Oaks

Learn theory and technique in one-on-one lessons for all ages and skill levels

$60 $25

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Kids' Party Packages at It's A Small World Inc. (50% Off). Six Options Available.

It's A Small World Inc.

Thousand Oaks

Facility run by a mother of two, who aims to provide a positive, clean, and safe environment for children’s activities

$400 $200

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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

Multiple Locations

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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$25 for Four Children's Classes at The Little Gym ($89 Value)

The Little Gym

The Little Gym Thousands Oaks

Trained instructors nurture happy kids through gymnastics and sports-skills classes; focus on building confidence

$89 $25

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One or Two Months of Group Piano Classes at Piano4Everyone (Up to 71% Off)

Piano4Everyone

Multiple Locations

Small groups of students meet for interactive piano lessons taught by seasoned instructors

$129 $39

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Three or Five Private Ice-Skating Classes with Tisha Walker (Up to 62% Off)

Tisha Walker

Simi Valley

Decorated figure skater with Olympic experience leads private lessons in ice-skating

$157.50 $65

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Four Weeks of Private Music Lessons or Four-Month Clarinet Rental at Musician's Depot (Up to 63% Off)

Musician's Depot

Thousand Oaks

Practiced instructors teach adults and kids how to play a wide range of instruments; clarinet rentals last four months

$104 $39

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Open Play, or One-Month Membership at We Rock The Spectrum Agoura Hills (Up to 50% Off)

We Rock The Spectrum Agoura Hills

Reyes Adobe & Canwood

Inclusive, nurturing play environment encourages all children to explore, socialize, and have fun

$60 $36

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20 or 40 Batting-Cage Tokens, Each Good for 20 Pitches at Simi Valley Batting Cages & Pro Shop (Up to 43% Off)

Simi Valley Batting Cages & Pro Shop

Simi Valley

Practice your swing on pitching machines that shoot the ball out at up to 75 miles per hour

$30 $19

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$90 for Four 30-Minute Private Music or Voice Lessons from Dream Music Studios (Up to $180 Value)

Dream Music Studios

Simi Valley

In-studio or in-home lessons provide fun musical education for students after school

$180 $90

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Guided Standup-Paddleboard Tour or Lesson and Rental for One or Two at Hana Paddle Boards (Up to 54% Off)

Hana Paddle Boards

Malibu Beach

Take a guided tour along the famed shores of Malibu, or master the workout that is standup paddleboarding at a lesson

$89.99 $45

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Santa Barbara Zoo Admission for Couple or Family with Train Rides, Climbing, and Giraffe Feedings (Up to 40% Off)

Santa Barbara Zoo

East Beach

Explore the zoo in 2.5 hours or 1/2 day, taking in a view of the Pacific Ocean and more than 140 different animal species

$58 $35

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Visit for Adults and Kids to Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (Up to Half Off). Three Options Available. 

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Waterfront

Exhibits, historic sailing vessels, and films bring the California Coast and other areas of maritime history to life

$30 $15

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60-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson for One or Two from Soma Get Fit (Up to 82% Off)

Scott Crawford of Soma Get Fit

Santa Barbara Downtown

Students learn the ins and outs of standup paddleboarding, including how to balance on the board and how to maneuver through the tide

$125 $22

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Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at The Arlington Theatre on Saturday, November 8, at 2 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

The Arlington Theatre

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Family-friendly show seen on network TV features acrobatic cats & dogs, as well as new cast members, including a miniature horse & goat duo

$48.30 $25

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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for Two or Four (50% Off)

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara

A 72-ft. blue-whale skeleton stares down at you, and Chumash Indian relics wait for their secrets to be uncovered or hike a nature trail.

$24 $12

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$25 for Four Children's Movement and Activity Classes at The Little Gym (Up to $89 Value)

The Little Gym

The Little Gym of Calabasas

Instructors lead children aged 4 months to 12 years in gymnastics, dance, sports development, karate, and immersive play

$89 $25

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$25 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons at Playful Piano Lessons

Playful Piano Lessons

Woodland Hills

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$50 $25

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5 or 10 Kids’ Open-Play Sessions at The Jump Around (Up to 57% Off)

The Jump Around

Canoga Park

5,000-square-foot playscape features four bounce houses, a padded castle, arcade games, and a separate room for toddlers

$35 $17

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Two Hours of Jump Time at Sky High Sports (Up to 38% Off)

Sky High Sports

Woodland Hills

Kids bounce across the 45,000 sq. ft. space’s trampoline floors during open play

$16 $10

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5 or 10 Indoor-Playground Play Sessions at Kids Ahoy! (Up to 57% Off)

Kids Ahoy!

Woodland Hills

Kids aged 9 months to 12 years old can run and play in an indoor playground equipped with bounce house, swing set, and playhouse

$45 $20

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$20 for $40 Worth of Games, Lane Rental, and Shoe Rental at Zodo's - Bowling & Beyond

Zodo's - Bowling & Beyond

Goleta

24 lanes host glow bowling and live DJs; on-site restaurant with 40 on-tap beers

$40 $20

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Two-Hour Recording Engineer or DJ Clinic at The Sound Bakery (Up to 61% Off )

The Sound Bakery

Winnetka

The recording studio customizes clinics for wannabe recording engineers and DJs

$100 $49

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Two Hours of Bowling Plus Shoe Rental at Winnetka Bowl (Up to 74% Off)

Winnetka Bowl

Winnetka

Bowling center is also outfitted with a lounge, billiards room, and arcade

$78 $20

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Two or Four 45-Minute Music Lessons at Anthem Music Lessons (Up to 58% Off)

Anthem Music Lessons

Northridge

Make a joyful noise with music lessons on instruments such as the guitar, piano, and violin under the tutelage of professional musicians

$90 $39

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Open Play, Membership, or Party Package at We Rock The Spectrum Kid's Gym-Northridge (Up to 50% Off)

We Rock The Spectrum Kid's Gym

Northridge

Open-play sessions or birthday party at a kids’ gym stocked with engaging toys, games, and craft projects

$60 $36

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Two Hours of Jump Time at Sky High Sports (Up to 38% Off)

Sky High Sports

Valencia

360 degrees of trampolines with specially spring-loaded frame; trampoline dodgeball and special kids’ court for younger guests

$16 $10

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Open Play, One-Month Membership, or Birthday Party at We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym (Up to 50% Off)

We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym

Tarzana

At an indoor playground/sensory gym with trampolines, climbing structures & zipline, kids across the autism spectrum socialize and have fun

$50 $30

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Month-Long Membership, Good for One Kids' Class Per Week, at Gymboree Play & Music (60% Off)

Gymboree

Valencia

Memberships cover play sessions and classes on music, sports, and art, which develop creativity and physical skill in kids 5 and younger

$124 $49

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Four or Eight Piano or Keyboard Lessons at The Piano Studio (Up to 64% Off)

The Piano Studio

Pacific Palisades

The Simply Music program of piano instruction helps new pianists build repertoire and skill sets in classical, blues, and contemporary

$179 $64

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$22 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Studio of Maegan Wais

Music Studio Of Maegan Wais

Newhall

One hour of learning to play piano and read music in a positive and encouraging environment

$50 $22

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Five Open-Play Sessions or One-Month Membership for Up to Three Siblings at We Rock the Spectrum (Up to 50% Off)

We Rock the Spectrum, Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita

Designed for kids on the autism spectrum and their siblings, the play center is all-inclusive and includes swings and sensory-based toys

$50 $30

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One-Hour Indoor Trampoline Session for Three or Four at Sky Zone (Up to 50% Off)

Sky Zone Van Nuys

Multiple Locations

Relieve your family’s back-to-school stress by sending your kids to jump on wall-to-wall trampolines

$48 $24

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$12 for Unlimited Rides for One at Pacific Park (Up to $24.95 Value)

Pacific Park

Downtown Santa Monica

Admission to oceanfront amusement park’s rides such as solar-powered ferris wheel, scrambler, and pirate ship

$24.95 $12

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$42 for a Two-Hour Trapeze Lesson at Trapeze School New York ($87 Value)

Trapeze School New York

TSNY Los Angeles LLC

Learn how to hang, flip, and dismount from the latest circus apparatus on Santa Monica Pier

$87 $42

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Admission for Two or Four to Santa Monica History Museum (50% Off)

Santa Monica History Museum

Downtown Santa Monica

Visitors can wander through a replica of a Douglas aircraft or digitally insert their photos onto historical front-page newspaper stories

$10 $5

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Standup-Paddleboard Rental or Lesson for One or Two at Malibu Paddle Surf in Santa Monica (Up to 60% Off)

Malibu Paddle Surf

Ocean Park

Instructor with more than 30 years of experience; equipment provided

$120 $49

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Zoo Outing for Two or Four to Wildlife Learning Center (Up to $10 Off)

Wildlife Learning Center

Sylmar

Visitors learn about conservation and animal rehabilitation by strolling past landscaped habitats that contain more than 50 animal species

$14 $9

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Five Open-Play Sessions or a One-Month Kids' Play Membership at We Rock The Spectrum (Up to 51% Off)

We Rock The Spectrum

Santa Monica

Kids can run around, play on the swings, and make arts and crafts in a supportive environment that’s welcoming to kids with autism

$75 $45

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Standup-Paddleboarding Lessons or Four-Hour Rental for One or Two at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 85% Off)

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

$160 $40

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Two-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental, or One or Three Lessons from Paddle Surf LA (Up to 65% Off)

Paddle Surf LA

Paddle Surf LA

Learn how to navigate the waters of Marina Del Rey while paddling sturdy longboards

$60 $26

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One-Year Individual, Partner, or Family Membership at Santa Monica Museum of Art (Up to 58% Off)

Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica

One year of museum admission and events such as members' previews, book-club meetings, and workshops

$55 $25

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Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four, or 10-Week Skating School at Los Angeles Kings Valley Ice Center (Up to Half Off)

Los Angeles Kings Valley Ice Center

Panorama City

Family ice-skating center with two rinks is run by a former Olympic medalist skater

$22 $11

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Three or Six Music and Spanish Classes for Ages 8 Months to 3 Years and Parents at Baila Baila (Up to 52% Off)

Baila Baila

Santa Monica

Fun songs, dancing, and graphics introduce toddlers and parents to the Spanish language

$66 $33

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Two Sunset Crusies or Two Group or Private Standup-Paddleboard Lessons from Pro SUP Shop (50% Off)

Pro SUP Shop

Marina Del Ray

Pros teach the basics of standup paddleboarding; sunset cruises allow paddlers to view wildlife in calm ocean waters

$70 $35

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Four or Eight Private Guitar Lessons at Westwood Carnaval Music School (Up to 52% Off)

Westwood Carnaval Music School

UCLA

Instructors teach students basic or more advanced guitar skills during private lessons

$160 $79

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Museum Visit for Two Adults or Seniors, or Two Adults and Two Children at Museum of Flying (Up to Half Off)

Museum of Flying

Santa Monica

Nearly two dozen planes chronicle aviation from the Wright brothers through the jet age, with emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company

$20 $10

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Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental at Phins Water Sports Club (50% Off)

Phins Water Sports Club

Marina Del Ray

Paddlers launch from Marina del Rey for a fun workout while taking in ocean sights

$60 $30

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Four Private Music Lessons from Hicks Vocal Studio (55% Off)

Hicks Vocal Studio

Santa Clarita

From the merchant: This offer is for four voice lesson where you will receive premium instruction on how to be the best singer you can be.

$240 $108

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One- or Two-Month Free Bird Membership or Three-Month Open-Play Membership at Pamper and Play (Up to 66% Off)

Pamper and Play

West Los Angeles

Indoor play center offers parents playtime for kids; activities include a bubble machine and mini trampoline plus toys and games

$69 $30

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One-Day Afterschool Robotics Workshop for One or Two Children at Rolling Robots (42% Off)

Rolling Robots

Multiple Locations

After school, children learn to design, program, and create robots during a 1 hour lesson, followed by 90 minutes of open build time

$50 $29

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Admission for Two or Four or Private Tour for Up to 10 to Gibbon Conservation Center (Up to 50% Off)

Gibbon Conservation Center

Canyon Country

Educational center houses endangered primates that sing and leap as visitors learn more about them and their plight

$30 $15

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$77 for $140 Worth of Sports Camp — Active Kidz Camp

Active Kidz Camp

Los Angeles

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

$140 $77

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Whale-Watching and Nature Cruise for One or Two from Marina Del Rey Sportfishing (Up to 51% Off)

Marina Del Rey Sportfishing

Marina Del Ray

For about three hours, a sightseeing boat searches the ocean for whales, porpoises, dolphins, seabirds, seals, and sea lions

$50 $25

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Two-Hour Group Standup-Paddleboard Lesson for One, Two, or Four from Marina Paddle (Up to 75% Off)

Marina Paddle

Marina Del Ray

Group lessons introduce participants to safe maneuvering techniques for surfing-and-paddling hybrid

$80 $20

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$30 for $55 Worth of Sports Camp — CardioBody Fitness

Cardiobody Fitness

Valley Village

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

$55 $30

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5 or 10 Open-Play Visits at Under the Sea Indoor Playground (Up to 55% Off)

Under the Sea Indoor Playground

Multiple Locations

Imagination and energy run wild as kids traipse through climbing structures and turbo slides surrounded by colorful ocean-themed murals

$55 $27

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Five- or Four-Day Kids' Tennis Camp, or Destination Tennis Camp at Ojakian Tennis (Up to 41% Off)

Ojakian Tennis

Beverly Hills

Camps teach kids fundamentals; weekends at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa with tennis instruction, golf practice, and art classes

$499 $299

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Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" at Beverly Wilshire (Up to 59% Off). Ten Showtimes Available.

Intimate Illusions

Beverly Wilshire Hotel

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Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$73 $30

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Single-Day Admission or Membership to Museum of Tolerance (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available.

Museum of Tolerance

Beverlywood

Interactive exhibits on the Holocaust and contemporary human-rights violations illustrate the consequences of intolerance

$31 $17

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$36 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

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

$80 $36

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$38 for $75 Toward piano, violin, voice, music production, or acting lessons

Renacer Entertainment Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

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$75 $38

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Alex Ramon #NewMagic at El Portal Theatre on November 1 at 8 p.m. or November 2 at 3 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Alex Ramon #NewMagic

El Portal Theatre

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Award-winning magician reveals new illusions and sleight of hand tricks in his family-friendly show

$50 $25

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10-Day Circus Arts Course at STAR Enrichment Center (45% Off)

Star Education

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Junior Magician Academy: Magician’s Apprentice! For Grades 4th-9th. Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm. Oct 28th - Dec 23rd.

$265 $146

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$20 for One Ticket to "Smoke & Mirrors" Play at The Road Theatre (Up to $37.20 Value)

"Smoke & Mirrors"

The Road Theatre

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Albie Selznick performs impossible stunts on his journey to becoming a master illusionist

$37.20 $20

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Four Children's Development or Music Classes, or Mobile Music Party from Wondertree Kids (Up to 60% Off)

Wondertree Kids

El Segundo

Developmental classes combine fun activities with stimulating exercises to stimulate cognitive skills

$104 $49

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$20 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Daniel Amalm Guitar Tuition

Daniel Amalm

Los Angeles

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

$50 $20

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Martial Arts History Museum Visit for Two or Four, or One Individual Membership (Up to 62% Off)

Martial Arts History Museum

Burbank

Exhibits explore martial arts' role in the history of Asian countries and their influence on American pop culture

$20 $9

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Two or Four Music Lessons or a Toddler Rock Course for One or Two at Neighborhood Rock School (Up to 59% Off)

Neighborhood Rock School

Burbank

Specialists instruct students of all ability levels in playing the guitaor, drums, bass, piano, or violin, or using their voice

$60 $29

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$272 for $495 Toward a 2-Hour Jetsetter Party Package for up to 8 — Model in the Making

Model In The Making

Burbank

Fashion-themed birthday venue helps guests get glammed up and rock the pink runway

$495 $272

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$149 for $298 Groupon — LA Voice & Music

La Voice & Music

Crenshaw

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

$298 $149

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90-Minute SUP Lesson Package for 1 or 2 or Birthday-Party Package for Up to 10 at Paddle House (Up to 67% Off)

Paddle House

Redondo Beach

Guests learn the basics of easy-to-master standup paddleboards, enjoying a yoga lesson or party that lets them revel on a yacht post paddle

$90 $45

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$46 for Four 16-Lap Go-Kart Races at Racer's Edge Indoor Karting ($92 Value)

Racer's Edge Indoor Karting

Burbank

Electric Sodi go-karts zip around a 2.5-mile, 16-lap race

$92 $46

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Professional, award-winning surfers and lifeguards comprise the team of instructors that equips students with gear and sends them paddling into the ocean. To ensure safety and capitalize on ideal waves, the seasoned athletes check ocean conditions and Poseidon's mood before taking groups or individuals out to sea. As beginners become proficient at catching waves, the instructors level up their curriculum and teach intermediate or advanced feats. Islands Surf Camp stays active in its community by donating time and gear to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, SURF, and Echo Malibu.

1601 South Harbor Boulevard
Oxnard,
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The Channel Islands Maritime Museum brings the area's rich seafaring history to life with original paintings, ship models, and intricately decorated scrimshaw. After 21 years in one spot, the museum relocated in 2012, hauling along its 2,000-strong catalogue of artifacts—including historic documents, records, and art—to its current location on Channel Islands Harbor. Museum collections inside the new digs highlight periods and industries important to the development of the local maritime culture, reaching as far back as the Chinese Treasure Fleets that sailed the high seas in the 15th century. More modern attractions include the collection that explores whaling industry of the 18th an 19th centuries, the curious case of the La Jenelle, a ship that sunk right in the harbor in 1970 thanks to a nasty northwester.

2731 Victoria Ave
Oxnard,
CA
US

From dawn to dusk, Hopper Boat Rentals fleet of small, maneuverable crafts weave past the sailboats and houseboats docked in the tree-lined Channel Islands Harbor. Though the compact vessels are easy to master, Hopper Boat Rentals’ aquatic experts still happily help customers suit up in provided lifejackets and then impart a brief tutorial on operating their vessel of choice. They then rent out their watercraft by the hour, allowing customers the freedom to enjoy a quick jaunt or a daylong quest to overthrow surrounding sandcastle fiefdoms.

2741 Victoria Ave
Oxnard,
CA
US

At Blue Pacific Boating, professional skippers boldly lead novice sailors across choppy waters in pursuit of sailing expertise. The two-hour introductory lesson, which is held aboard one of Blue Pacific’s new, midsize yachts, gives mildly salted sea dogs a hands-on introduction to the basics of sailing, including essential maneuvering techniques and the secret to keeping the wind out of your sails. Mounting the waves from the school’s Oxnard port, the captain and a crew of up to five will tour Channel Islands Beach, playing bumper boat with other vessels along the way and absorbing views of cavorting dolphins and roaring sea lions. Courses will be offered weekly, alternating between Sundays and Wednesdays.

3141 Victoria Avenue
Oxnard,
CA
US

Though little known to humans outside of Ventura, Hook's Landing's sailors are notoriously feared in the sea world. That's due in large part to their successful fishing charters, on which they bag hundreds of rockfish, dozens of whitefish, and multiple lobsters with a crew of tour-goers.The charter's guests can keep any legal-size lobster, crab, and fish they find in their professional-grade hoop nets. Hook's Landing snaps memorable shots of the day's catches and encourages guests to cook their catch, instead of nailing it to a board and trying to make it sing.

3600 Harbor Blvd
Oxnard,
CA
US

Scenes of learning and enjoyment spark infectious enthusiasm among Channel Islands Kayak Center's guides, who thrive on bringing adventurers up close to the wildlife of Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Harbor. The team furnishes independent explorers with kayak rentals, which include safety briefings so kayakers can tell the difference between a sea lion and an actual lion.

3600 S. Harbor Blvd
Oxnard,
CA
US