Kids Activities in Ruskin

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

50% Off Music Classes

St. Petersburg

$150 $75

Music instructors teach students of all ages to sing or play violin, guitar, or keyboard

48% Off a Standup-Paddleboard Rental

Multiple Locations

$58 $29.99

Standup paddleboards designed for safety and stability engage first-timers in water sports

Sunken Gardens – Up to 50% Off

Crescent Lake

$16 $9

100-year-old botanical museum houses more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers, as well as flamingos and turtles

The Florida Aquarium – Up to 39% Off a Visit for Two or Four

Downtown Tampa

$47.90 $29

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Marine exhibits reveal the mysteries and magic of the undersea world; visit the new Journey to Madagascar exhibit to see ring-tailed lemurs

Up to 60% Off Kids' Bounce Sessions

Carrollwood

$24 $10

Indoor fun center with playground, ball pit, and inflatable slides and jump houses

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Up to 44% Off at AirHeads Trampoline Arena

Multiple Locations

$33.90 $20

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Spend a hot or rainy day bouncing across colorful, wall-to-wall trampolines with dodgeball and basketball areas

40% Off Batting Practice

Tampa

$20 $12

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

56% Off Indoor Playground Visits

Tampa

$38.50 $17

Kids clamber and bound over seven giant inflatables such as pirate ships, dinosaurs, Disney princess castles, and Batman obstacle courses

59% Off at Family-Fun Center

University

$77.50 $31.99

Go-karts whisk riders around a speedway at a center that boasts trampoline bungee jumps and two mini golf courses

Up to 51% Off a Bounce-House Party

Westchase Tampa

$235 $115

Kids frolic inside a 7,228-square-foot facility filled with inflatable structures and padded floors, munching on hot dogs and sipping drinks

50% Off

Lake Magdalene

$60 $30

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

36% Off Kids Soccer Birthday Package

Tampa

$195 $125

Soccer counselors get kids running around the field during 1.5 hour birthday celebrations

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum – Up to 47% Off

Channel District

$20 $12

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Shipboard museum showcases historic artifacts on a 455 ft. cargo vessel that survived WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War

Up to 60% Off Arcade Package with Pizza

Tampa

$44 $20

Arcade credits good for 38 games, both classic and new, pair with pizza meal, chips, and soda

Up to 60% Off Photography Museum Membership

Downtown

$55 $22

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Expansive museum hosts large permanent collection, rotating exhibits, and international photography as well as classes and events

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Tampa

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 78% Off Introductory Paddleboard Outing

Surerbus Flamingo Cay-Beachhead

$29 $14

After an introductory lesson, paddleboarders glide through areas such as the Robinson Preserve, passing by tree-lined banks and wading birds

Up to 48% Off Circus

Westfield Brandon Mall- Near SEARS Store

$51 $27

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

Up to 82% Off Bowling Package with Laser Tag and Drinks

Temple Terrace

$92 $16.50

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32 pristine lanes host pyramids of Brunswick Max pins at bowling center with laser tag, recently updated arcade, and hearty food selection

49% Off at Planet Jump

Largo

$45 $23

Kids can burn off energy inside colorful playland while adults relax in parent's lounge

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At HorseFleet Academy, experienced equestrian Kat Wiggins hones the horseback acumen of riders both new and seasoned during focused, private lessons. Specializing in English–style riding, Wiggins helps beginners of all ages learn the basics of balance and control before they attempt to jump gorges, ford rivers, or lasso another rider’s lasso. More advanced students can display the fruits of their training at local horse shows or attend clinics to learn among expert riders and show judges.

21204 Keene Road
Wimauma,
FL
US

The Experience

Inside a building in St. Petersburg, works of art from around the world gather like good friends. Georgia O'Keeffe's Poppy hangs not far from Paul Cézanne's A Corner of the Woods, Pointoise. Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament gives a glimpse of faraway lands, while Thomas Moran's Florida Landscape stays closer to home.

With a range of permanent and rotating exhibitions, the Museum of Fine Arts seeks to engage visitors with art while preserving the pieces in its care. Much of the collection resides in an original 1960s building, but an adjacent modern gallery draws in visitors with special exhibitions, an art library, and interactive educational facilities—ensuring they have plenty of ways to experience art or at least overcome a fear of informational plaques.

The Highlights

  • Permanent collection houses pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as classical and modern American art
  • Daily events include docent-led tours, hands-on workshops, classical concerts, and lectures
  • MFA Café overlooks the waterfront

Who They Are

Even before the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965, founder Margaret Acheson Stuart saw its galleries as a space where diverse audiences could explore art "from antiquity to the present." Architect John Volk had designed the original museum wing to instill visitors with a feeling of solidness and permanence. Decades later, the museum sought to expand, and conducted a nationwide search for a worthy architect. They were rewarded with designer Yann Weymouth, who completed a second building in 2008—a two-story, modern glass conservatory.

255 Beach Dr NE
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

A pirate ship hangs suspended in midair. Tennis balls rocket toward the ceiling. Plastic robots jolt to life. Recipient of a 2008 MetLife Foundation award for promising practices, Great Explorations Children's Museum incites creativity and inventiveness from visitors of all ages with a constantly rotating lineup of interactive exhibits that fill 18,000 square feet with touch, light, and sound. Pulley towers allow children to hoist themselves into the air, and a mock fire station thrills wee visitors with a fire engine, child-sized firefighters' gear, and microscopic dalmatians. Museum guides lead lesson programs in a multidisciplinary style, though visitors can also find the friendly professionals and their orange polo shirts bouncing between exhibits while performing science experiments, dancing, and playing music.

Themed events let visitors discover the museum's potential through focuses such as "Superhero Saturday," "Slightly Spooky Boo!seum," and "Winter Wonderland," and seasonal camps explore annual topics such as the life cycle of a bunsen burner.

1925 4th St N
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Since 1922, St. Petersburg Museum of History has preserved the heritage of St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula with expansive collections and four galleries that host annually rotating exhibits. Its permanent exhibits, meanwhile, trace the area’s history from Native Americans to the present day through artifacts such as a cannonball fired by Union sailors and replica of a parlor car from the Orange Belt Railway. Elsewhere, the World's First Commercial Airline Gallery charts commercial aviation history with a full-size working replica of the Benoist Airboat and the first-ever pterodactyl to earn a commercial-flying license. Visitors looking to delve deeper into the past can explore more than 32,000 artifacts in the museum archives or partake in one of its educational programs such as tours, community classes, and camps.

335 2nd Ave NE
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

A boutique, 1,500 sq. ft. aquarium and community marine education center with 17 tanks of live fish and exhibits on the first and second floors of The Pier, downtown St. Petersburg, FL waterfront

800 2nd Avenue Northeast
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

Set amid the largest collection of Dalí's work outside Spain, the Groupon-exclusive “Shades of Night: After Hours” bash combines world lounge music with docent-guided tours of the Dalí Museum. Visitors can feast their eyes on essential works and lesser-known pieces in journeys that parallel Dalí's career. Each night, a different DJ spins international jams for dancing and movement-based interpretations of melting clocks. Though not included with the Groupon, Café Gala throws open its doors to reveal a bounty of Spanish-themed tapas, desserts, and glasses of Shades of Night sangria ($3). Silent films presented in the museum theater tickle the eyes as tarot readings extract secrets from the future with fate-drenched cards and cryptic notes disguised as utility bills.

1 Dali Blvd
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US