Kids Activities in Palm Valley

Repticon – 50% Off Visit for Four

Repticon

UNF University Center

$30 $15

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

50% Off at Tree Hill Nature Center

Tree Hill Nature Center

Arlington

$16 $8

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Memberships include free admission to 50-acre nature center, free entry to butterfly festival, and discounts on programs and purchases

50% Off Kids' Music Classes

Family Music and Movement

Jacksonville

$42 $21

Instructor with BFA in Musical Theatre blends singing, movement, and instruments to inspire creativity and confidence in groups of kids

Up to 50% Off Bowling for Two or Four

Batt Family Fun Center

Hillcrest

$23 $13

Customers enjoy family-friendly fun with two games of bowling for two or four players

Up to 58% Off Music Lessons

A&T Enterprise

Hyde Park

$100 $45

Instructors acquaint students with musical technique on piano, guitar, and drums; vocal lessons available

Up to 51% Off Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center Membership

Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

Downtown Jacksonville

$25 $12.49

Members explore maritime heritage center's myriad ship model & ocean-liner dioramas & attend quarterly member meetings & programs

Up to 54% Off Dolphin-Safari Cruise for 2, 4, or 6

Jax Tours, LLC

St. Augustine

$68 $34

Nab sights of dolphins, manatees, and birds native to the wetlands and coastal marshes aboard a spacious pontoon boat

Lightner Museum – Up to 55% Off Visit

Lightner Museum

Lightner Museum

$20 $10

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Three-story Victorian-era hotel now houses Victorian-era art and artifacts, such as Tiffany lamp and gilded rocking chair

52% Off Bowling for Up to Six in St. Augustine

Anastasia Lanes and Putnam Lanes

Multiple Locations

$29 $14

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Newly remodeled lanes host games of 10-pin during open bowl or cosmic bowling, while a new scoring system tallies strikes

Up to 47% Off Flying-Trapeze Class

Trapeze High Florida

Middleburg

$60 $32

Lessons of various levels teach introductory moves for novices & advanced tricks for veteran fliers

Up to 75% Off Bowling Packages

Nassau Bowling Center

Yulee

$30.60 $12

Packages for two, four, or six include two games, shoe rental, and one pitcher of beer; options to add one large pizza

Up to 61% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Surfari Surf

Bostroms

$50 $20

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Learn the proper techniques for standing, dismounting, and remounting a standup paddleboard on calm, flat waters

50% Off at Ormond Lanes Bowling

Ormond Lanes Bowling

Ormond Beach

$46 $23

Bowl spares and strikes on one of the alley's 40 lanes, then refuel with a large pizza

Up to 40% Off Water-Park Visit on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island Authority

Summer Waves Water Park

$19.95 $12

Six high-speed water slides, a wave pool, a kiddie area, and a lazy river beat summer heat

Up to 71% Off Bowling at Alley Gatorz

Alley Gatorz

Gainesville

$53.98 $16

Gleaming wood lanes surrender bowling pins to speeding orbs until 1 a.m. on weekends

Up to 54% Off Private Flute, Saxophone, or Recorder Lessons

Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons

Gainesville

$80 $40

Students learn the flute, saxophone, or recorder in one-on-one lessons conducted in person or over Skype

53% Off Musical Instrument Course

The By Ear Musician Studio

Gainesville

$15 $7

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50% Off from Fun Time Bounce House Rental

Fun Time Bounce House Rental

$250 $125

Bounce houses add fun and excitement to birthday parties and other special events; rentals include delivery, setup, and removal

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

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

Up to 51% Off Instrument or Voice Lessons

Studio Percussion Music and Dance Center

Gainesville

$120 $60

Because of the organization's work in the community, its founder's family was featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2009

Up to 47% Off Bowling at Bellair Lanes

Bellair Lanes

Daytona Beach

$31.90 $18

Two hours or two games of bowling in a family-owned facility with automatic scoring, billiards tables, darts, and an onsite grill

Up to 50% Off at Jump!Zone

Jump!Zone

Orange Park

$27.96 $14

Children bounce on inflatables or play Bazooka Ball, a mix of laser tag and paintball; the party includes inflatable play and a private room

50% Off at Appleton Museum of Art

Appleton Museum of Art

Ocala

$12 $6

The 80,000 square-foot museum on a 44-acre site houses European paintings, masterpiece sculptures, and rotating specialty exhibits

Up to 50% Off Standup-Paddleboard Tours

New Smyrna Stand Up

Driggers

$110 $59

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Guides teach basics before setting off on 90-minute guided tours of Indian River in daytime or at sunset

Up to 54% Off Paddleboarding Lesson or Tour

Central Florida Paddleboarding

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Trained and certified instructors lead groups on eco tours or teach them to paddleboard

Up to 56% Off Outdoor Laser Tag for Kids

Omega Ranch

Omega Ranch

$79 $39

Extensive outdoor course on a 1,200-acre facility; staff supervises scenario games on four-hour adventures

Half Off Sleepaway Camp

Camp Geneva / ACA Academy

Piney Woods

$199 $100

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For more than 50 years, bowlers have hurled balls down Beach Bowl's gleaming lanes, vying to topple over groups of unwitting pins. By day, the alleys host friendly matches and kids’ birthday parties, and by night, they light up for cosmic bowling with day-glo stripes. To bowl higher scores, competitors can lubricate their minds with cocktails from the Strike Zone Lounge, and fuel up between frames with hot and cold sandwiches and snacks at the snack bar. Afterward, players can overturn losing games with a rematch at the foosball or pool tables in the arcade.

818 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach,
FL
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The spectrum of silliness is contained within three Adventure Landing attractions: race on go-karts in front of NASCAR-scout audiences, make a mark on frenemies in laser tag, or saunter and swing on the mini-golf course. (Laser tag is not available at the St. Augustine location.) Attempt each feat before going back for one last round of your two favorites, or use them all on a five-act go-kart play. The freedom of choice applies to how you use your five attractions; however, you must expunge the fun out of this factory's frenetic free-for-all in a single visit, making it a convenient way to happily exhaust over-energized tweens and tots.

1944 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach,
FL
US

A year before her death in 1959, Ninah Cummer—an art collector, garden enthusiast, and civic leader—donated her riverfront home and art collection to the community, imploring her fellow citizens to help support the foundation of an art museum. In less than 10 years, the board of trustees transformed the abode into the verdant Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, adding to Ninah's original gift of 60 pieces until the collection included nearly 1,000 works of art.

Today, the permanent collection holds pieces that span more than four millennia, from 2,100 B.C. to the 21st century. An ancient Egyptian stone tablet intrigues viewers with cryptic hieroglyphs and stylized portraits while, nearby, Peter Paul Rubens' The Lamentation of Christ epitomizes the colorful, sweepingly histrionic style of the Baroque painters. American treasures include Gilbert Stuart's iconic portrait of George Washington—one of over 100 he painted in an attempt to perfect the likeness of the first president and design a killer mask for the White House Halloween party.

After getting their fill of indoor beauty, guests can head to the open air and vibrant scenery of the museum's gardens. Begun more than a century ago, the gardens crisscross with winding paths that take guests under the canopies of majestic oaks and alongside the Italian garden's shimmering reflecting pools.

829 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville,
FL
US

When the Jacksonville Zoo first opened in 1914, it had only one attraction––a red fawn. Today, nearly a century later, it’s home to more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plant species, and welcomes an ever-changing lineup of visiting exhibits. Guests stroll along the boardwalk in a large, open environment called the Plains of East Africa, where cheetah, antelope, and warthogs roam in environs that simulate their native habitat. The African loop also includes Elephant Plaza, where elephants stir up tidal waves playing marco polo in a 275,000-gallon pool. Visitors can also pet and feed stingrays, stand eye-to-eye with a giraffe, and head to the award-winning Range of the Jaguar exhibit to roam a replica of an abandoned Mayan temple. During summer months, kids get wet at the Play Park and Splash Ground, where they can climb into a treehouse or peer through an underwater window to see penguins swimming overhead.

After guests explore the wildlife, rest and relaxation await within botanical gardens such as the Asian Bamboo garden, where patrons cross a traditional moon gate to see a tranquil waterfall, komodo dragons, and an interactive bamboo mist forest. The zoo also features a carousel, train rides, and several restaurants where humans can tap into their own wild instincts by hunting their natural prey—the sandwich.

370 Zoo Pkwy
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Culled from samples found in her own backyard, Madge Wallace exhibited her first small naturalist collection in her New Riverside School classroom in 1910. Her museum relocated to a Victorian mansion in the decades to follow before settling on its current location on the south bank of the St. Johns River. Known as Museum of Science & History since 1988, the facility currently hosts changing and core exhibits that feature towering marine skeletons and interactive stations strewn through a mock digestive tract where visitors learn about bodily functions. At Currents of Time, history buffs can amass nuggets of local knowledge as they trace Jacksonville's history to more than 12,000 years ago. Elsewhere, The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium's 35,000-watt sound system enthralls guests at Cosmic Concert laser shows every Friday night, and monthly MOSH After Dark sessions educate adults with hands-on workshops and scientific lectures.

1025 Museum Cir
Jacksonville,
FL
US

The Sun-Ray Cinema at 5 Points, formerly known as Riverside Theater and 5 Points Theatre, is a historic single-screen movie theater in the Riverside section of Jacksonville. Originally opened in 1927, the large room was specifically designed to accommodate live theater as well, in the event that talking movies didn’t take off as expected. Over the years, the theater was opened and closed numerous times as a performance center, a night club and general cinema house, until the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission approved it as a Jacksonville landmark and remodeled the space several years ago. Colorful murals give vibrancy to the updated space, while comfortable seating and long wooden tables in front of each row act as wonderfully modern touches, allowing each guest to set down food and drinks easily. P, pulled pork sandwiches and a host of not-seen-everywhere snacks make for a unique experience inside.

1028 Park St
Jacksonville,
FL
US