Kids Activities in Midtown

Bowling, Billiards, Food, and Drinks at Saratoga Lanes and Moolah Lanes (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Saratoga Lanes (Moolah Lanes)

Multiple Locations

Bowling balls spin down eight lanes at old-school alleys, where billiards balls collide and glasses clink in the lounges

$30 $15

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Campbell House Museum (63% Off)

Campbell House Museum

Downtown St. Louis

Furniture, paintings, clothing, and other period artifacts offer a rare glimpse into 19th-century American life

$16 $6

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Day Camp or Tour at World Aquarium (Up to 71% Off)

World Aquarium

Midtown

Aquarium docents introduce campers and visitors to fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arachnids, with opportunities to feed and touch wildlife

$75 $35

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Admission for Four or Membership for Up to Four at The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum

Downtown St. Louis

This lovingly restored building, once home to Roswell and Eugene Field, houses period furnishings, antique toys, and historical exhibits

$20 $11

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Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children at Laclede's Landing Wax Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Laclede's Landing Wax Museum

Downtown St. Louis

10,000 sq. ft. museum houses more than 200 wax likenesses of celebrities, fictional characters, and historical figures

$20 $10

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One or Two Weeks of Kids' Dance Camp at Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (65% Off)

Consuming Kinetics Dance Company

DeBaliviere Place

Each week of camp teaches kids a style of dance such as jazz or hip-hop

$275 $95

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Visit for Two, Four, Six, or Eight Adults to the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis (Up to 50% Off)

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

Groups can visit the museum to view a collection of miniatures which includes houses and replicas of the Basilica of St. Louis and Bevo Mill

$10 $5

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Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$169 $119

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Video- and Arcade-Game Play for Two or Four People at Game Haven STL (50% Off)

Game Haven STL

Overland

Gamers battle on systems that range from Sega to Wii, and also play computer and arcade games, such as air hockey and pinball

$30 $15

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Two or Three Races at Pole Position Raceway (Up to 56% Off)

Pole Position Raceway

Crestwood

Indoor go-kart track fills with the sound of electric karts zooming up to 45 mph

$43.98 $22

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Olivette Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Olivette Lanes

Olivette

Retro bowling alley includes 24 lanes with automatic scoring system

$24 $12

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Self-Guided Audio Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Book and Tote from Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (50% Off) 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

Visitors take self-guided audio-visual tours of a metropolis built by Native Americans from AD 700 to 1400

$20 $10

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One-Hour of Bowling with Pizza for Up to Four or Eight at Show Me Lanes (Up to 60% Value)

Show Me Lanes

Mehlville

Large pizzas complement games of bowling at family friendly center

$30 $12

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Fun-Center Package for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Eight at Tee Time Family Fun Center (Up to 54% Off)

Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

Four-hour passes grant unlimited rides on go-karts, bumper boats, and other rides; birthday party includes pizza and arcade tokens

$64.49 $32

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$15 for an Attraction Sampler at Epic 6 ($26 Value)

Epic 6

Fenton

Test your skill on dodgeball and basketball courts, navigate a 7,000-square-foot laser-tag arena, and climb a 22-foot rock wall

$26 $15

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Museum Outing with Miniature-Train Ride for Two or Four at the Museum of Transportation (Up to 60% Off)

Museum of Transportation

Saint Louis

Vintage automobiles, planes, and a massive collection of locomotives fill the museum grounds, circled by miniature-train tracks

$24 $10

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Fun-Park Attractions for 10 or 20 at Swing-a-Round Fun Town (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Fenton

During this three-hour package, groups of 10 or 20 receive two hours of unlimited access to mini golf, bumper boats, and go-karts

$294 $199

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four People at St. Clair Bowl and Bel-Air Bowl (54% Off)

St. Clair and Bel-Air Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

Two bowling alleys welcome guests to a combined 82 lanes, colorful arcades, and cafés stocked with American fare.

$21.80 $10

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Admission for Two, Three, or Four to Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center (40% Off)

Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

St. Charles

The facility honors Lewis and Clark with full-scale models of the explorers' boats, a museum, and trails through the surrounding woodlands

$10 $6

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Two-Hour Bowling Package for 5 or 10 with Shoe Rental and Pizza at Imperial Bowl (Up to74% Off)

Imperial Bowl

Imperial

Thirty lanes host group bowling outings that include free shoe rental and pizza

$59 $20

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental and Pizza for Four or Eight at St. Charles Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

St. Charles Lanes

Saint Charles

Families and friends strive for strikes at locally owned bowling alley, celebrating games with a large one-topping pizza

$48 $24

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Maze Admission for Four, Six, or Eight at The Great Godfrey Maze (50% Off)

The Great Godfrey Maze

Godfrey

Harry Potter–themed maze includes a zip line, cow train, and hay wagon

$44 $22

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Unlimited Arcade Play for Two or Four with Unlimited Sodas at The Neutral Zone (Up to 59% Off)

The Neutral Zone

Chesterfield

The arcade houses more than 80 full-size video games, including “Ms. Pac-Man,” “Street Fighter II,” “Galaga,” and “Frogger”

$47.98 $22

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Ice-Skating Package for 2, 4, or 6 at Hardee's Iceplex (Up to 57% Off)

Hardee's Iceplex

Chesterfield

Public-skate session with skate rental and hot cocoa or soda

$14 $6

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$20 for Indoor Mini Golf for Four & $16 Video Arcade Credit at Chesterfield Sports Fusion ($40 Value)

Chesterfield Sports Fusion

Chesterfield

Indoor entertainment facility welcomes adults and kids with indoor mini golf and video arcade

$40 $20

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Guitar Lessons with Optional String Change or Guitar Rental at Dave's Guitar Instruction (Up to 61% Off)

Dave's Guitar Instruction

Saint Charles

Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

$157.50 $65

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$11 for One-Day Admission for Up to Five People at Renaud Spirit Center ($22 Value)

Renaud Spirit Center

O'Fallon

66,000-square-foot facility houses massive natatorium, two full-size basketball courts, and a fitness center with equipment and classes

$22 $11

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One or Two Months of Guitar Lessons at Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC (55% Off)

Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC

O'Fallon

Brick-and-mortar guitar shop that specializes in accessories also offers weekly lessons for students in all styles and genres

$165 $75

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Baseball, Golf, and Mini Golf at Highway A Sports Complex (Up to 63% Off). Two Options Available.

Highway A Sports Complex

Wentzville

Two fully enclosed batting cages, driving range with 33 tees, meticulously groomed baseball diamond, and an 18-hole mini golf course

$41 $19

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Cosmic Bowling for Two, or Two Hours of Bowling for 6 or 12 with Pizza and Soda at Oasis Lanes (Up to 51% Off)

Oasis Lanes

Union

Neon-lit lanes host party-style Cosmic Bowling on weekends, or normal open play entertains groups with pizza and soda

$30 $15

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Guided Educational Wildlife Tour for Two, Three, or Four at Riverside Wildlife Center (Up to 50% Off)

Riverside Wildlife Center

Meramec Caverns

Tour of US Department of Agriculture–licensed park showcases more than 400 animals; guests can hold baby alligators, snakes, and frogs

$20 $10

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Camping with Raft Rental and Optional Amenities at Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park (Up to 55% Off)

Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park

Cuba

Campsites with or without water and electricity; relaxing float trips down the Meramec River aboard rafts

$56 $25

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Fall Full of Fun Plus Walk-Thru Zoo for Four or Six at Lazy L Safari Park (50% Off)

Lazy L Safari Park

Cape Girardeau

Feed kangaroos, camels, and parakeets and see alligators and zebras at this walk-thru zoo during Fall Full of Fun

$28 $14

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Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Hannibal

Guests explore Mark Twain's childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories

$22 $11

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to National Churchill Museum (53% Off)

National Churchill Museum

Fulton

History museum, located beneath a church imported from London and rebuilt here, tells the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew

$15 $7

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Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Up to 6 or 12 at Fulton Bowling Center (Up to 56% Off)

Fulton Bowling Center

Fulton

Bowling alley with 16 lanes and a café hosts groups of up to a dozen players for play with shoe rentals

$49.90 $24

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Celebrating its 25th-anniversary jubilee year, Circus Flora dazzles audiences with exhilarating theatrical routines in a modern, European-style circus. During the circus’ brand-new show, Vagabond Adventures, a talented troupe of human and animal performers grace the ring, including tightrope walkers, acrobats, and trick riders, as they tell an enchanting story rife with espionage and feats of heroism set aboard a floating, Civil War–era circus. Marvel at the gravity-defying acrobatics of The Flying Pages, a family of aerialists known for feats of mid-air tumbling, ribbon hanging, and history of rescuing kittens from the tops of skyscrapers. Reach your giggle quota with the hilarious antics of Giovanni Zoppe, the youngest-ever performer to be inducted into the Clown Hall of Fame, or marvel at the roping virtuoso of Vince Bruce, the most famous British cowboy after Duke Morrison.

3547 Olive St
Saint Louis,
MO
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The Fountain On Locust has earned accolades such as St. Louis Magazine's award for Best Restaurant On a Budget in 2012 and an honorable mention as one of Sauce Magazine's favorite restaurants to impress out-of-towners. Described as "luscious" by Sauce Magazine reviewers, the café's ice-cream creations skew toward adults. They may be topped with hand-crafted sauces or blended into champagne floats and eclectic ice-cream martinis. On the menu, these sweets converge with a panoply of vintage cocktails and playful café dishes that include hot roast-beef melts and a turkey BLT "so good you might cry."

The retro cuisine meshes perfectly with the vintage-inspired decor, highlighted by walls of hand-painted midnight-blue murals. Black and white tile floors spread out from a wooden bar lit with art deco-style hanging lamps, much like the kind F. Scott Fitzgerald described in his unpublished novella about Gatsby's electrician. And yet the restaurant's eclectic design isn't limited to the dining space—The Fountain won Cintas' America's Best Restroom Award in 2010.

3037 Locust St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Today's Groupon gives adventurous art-lovers a yearlong individual membership with all the perks, at the award-winning Contemporary Art Museum for $20. Get a membership to take advantage of the museum's most ambitious group show since its grand opening: For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there.

3750 Washington Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Before hosting moviegoers, the 111,000-square-foot Moolah Temple was home to a colony of pigeons. According to Amy Gill, co-head of the 1913-built temple's restoration team in 2003, the birds were "living in every crack and crevice" among debris, peeling paint, and cracked floors. Thanks to the team's refurbishing, leather couches and love seats, as well as balcony and stadium seating, now adorn the bird-free theater. Moolah Theatre only boasts a single screen, but what it lacks in quantity is made up for in size: its 20-by-45-foot screen showcases everything from the latest Hollywood releases to midnight movie staples such as The Big Lebowski.

Like "The Dude," Moolah Theatre celebrates bowling with eight lanes at its in-house retro alley. Post-flick fun can also include playing billiards, blasting tunes on the StarLink Internet Jukebox, or burping arcade games that ate too many quarters. Some lucky residents even call these amenities home—besides the theater and bowling alley, Moolah Temple makes room upstairs for 40 luxury lofts.

3821 Lindell Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Serving what the Riverfront Times calls "jazzed-up American-grill standards," Fox Park Grille infuses its starters, sandwiches, and wings with signature touches. The grill's casual atmosphere ushers sports fans and foodies alike to its tables, where burgers stuffed with american, blue, and swiss cheese challenge hands to heft their kaiser rolls. From the meatballs to the sauces, including roasted red pepper, honey mustard, and marinara, the kitchen crafts many eats in-house and remains open until at least 10 p.m. six days a week.

Aside from innovative bar fare, Fox Park Grille also specializes in evening entertainment. Guests vie for the top spot during Wednesday trivia nights, and karaoke singers take the stage on Thursday and Friday. On Saturdays, DJ Rayn spins songs from the ’80s and ’90s for a nostalgic dance party that segues into a fight club for former prom kings.

2855 Shenandoah Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

At Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, instructors guide students through a wide array of suspended workouts, from strengthening trapeze-and-silks classes to ones where pupils use hoops, ropes, or even chains to lift them off the ground. After -spending hours exercising in midair, students can train to be on the next mission to outer space, or stay in this atmosphere and gain the upper-body strength required to be a successful aerial artist.

2200 Gravois Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US