Kids Activities in Downtown

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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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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Santa Barbara Zoo Pass for a 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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$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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$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Mountain Dog Musicworks Recording Studio

Mountain Dog Musicworks

Oak View

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$30 $15

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Entry for Two, Four, or Six at the Wildling Museum (50% Off)

Wildling Museum

Downtown Solvang

Museum has hosted more than 40 exhibitions such as Santa Ynez River Watershed and Patrick O’Hara’s Art of California Native Plants

$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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Standup-Paddleboarding Lesson with Rental for One or Two at Channel Islands Kayak Center (Up to 64% Off)

Channel Islands Kayak Center

Hollywood

Expert guides lead basic lesson before solo or paired paddleboarders explore the harbor

$89.95 $35

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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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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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One or Three Junior or Adult Go-Kart Races, or VIP Track Pass with Race Discounts at MB2 Raceway (Up to 54% Off)

MB2 Raceway

Multiple Locations

High-performance electric European go-karts speed around quarter-mile indoor track at speeds of up to 45 mph

$23 $12

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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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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 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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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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$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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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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Four Weeks of Private Music Lessons or Four-Month Clarinet Rental at Musician's Depot (Up to 63% Off)

Musician's Depot

Multiple Locations

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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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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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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90-Minute Standup Paddleboarding Lesson for Two at Paddle Surf Malibu (Up to 56% Off)

Paddle Surf Malibu

Malibu

Learn the basics of standup paddleboarding during 90-minute lesson

$150 $75

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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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$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 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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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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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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Mini Golf and Go-Karts for Two or Four at Camelot Park (Up to 50% Off)

Camelot Park

Bakersfield

Enjoy a go-kart track with stretches and wide curves and a mini-golf course with 18 holes, waterfalls, a pink castle, and a windmill

$30 $15

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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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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

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

$134.55 $18

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Public Skating Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at SJCH Ice Center of Bakersfield (Up to 50% Off)

San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center

Downtown Bakersfield

Two or four guests strap on rental skates and glide around an indoor climate-controlled rink set to under 60 degrees

$22 $11

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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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Kern County Museum Visit for Two or Five (Up to 50% Off)

Kern County Museum

Bakersfield

See 150-year-old buildings in the Pioneer Village and explore the history of California oil in the Black Gold exhibit

$50 $25

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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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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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One-Hour Indoor Trampoline Session for Three or Four at Sky Zone (Up to 54% 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 $22

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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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Four or Eight Piano or Keyboard Lessons at The Piano Studio (Up to 59% 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 $79

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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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$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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Paint Your Own Pottery for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Multiple Locations

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$30 $15

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

Active Kidz Camp

Los Angeles

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$140 $77

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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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Standup-Paddleboarding Lessons or Four-Hour Rental for One or Two at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 83% Off)

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

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

$160 $49

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

Cardiobody Fitness

Valley Village

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$55 $30

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

Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

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$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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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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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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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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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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Haunted-Maze and Petting-Zoo Visit for Four, Six, or Eight at Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch (Up to 66% Off)

Toluca Lake Pumpkin Festival

Valley Village

Maze populated with inanimate monsters; sheep, goats, and rabbits in petting zoo

$44 $20

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Zimmer Children's Museum Visit for Two Adults and Two or Three Children (Up to 49% Off)

Zimmer Children's Museum

Mid-Wilshire

Two floors house 10+ interactive art and science exhibits and programs such as sing-alongs and art time, all geared toward kids ages 0–8

$28 $15

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

Daniel Amalm

Los Angeles

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$50 $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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$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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Family or Individual Travel Town Museum Foundation Membership (Up to 50% Off)

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

Support educational outreach and restoration programs with a year of gift shop discounts, admission to members-only events, and souvenirs

$60 $30

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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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One, Three, or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Piano Studies LA (Up to 55% Off)

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

Each lesson covers both technical and musical aspects of piano-playing, focusing on the student's choice of classical or popular songs

$40 $20

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120-Minute Painting Class from Art of Bella (44% Off)

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

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$45 $25

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$25 for Two Groupons, Each Good for 120 Tokens During One Arcade Visit at Family Arcade (43% Off)

Family Arcade

East Hollywood / Los Feliz

More than 200 arcade classics like basketball shooters, air hockey, fighting games and first person shooter games fill this amusement center

$22 $12.50

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Five Open-Play Sessions or One-Month Membership for Three Kids at We Rock The Spectrum Glendale LLC (Up to 50% Off)

We Rock The Spectrum Glendale LLC

Glendale

All kids welcomed at fun center designed for kids with special needs; playground and arts 'n' crafts; cleaned daily with green products

$50 $30

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Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Palos Verdes Ice Chalet (Up to 50% Off)

Palos Verdes Ice Chalet

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Ice rink opens doors during daily public-skating sessions, when energizing music blasts from the speakers to score treks around the arena

$20 $10

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Two or Four Tickets to GRAMMY Museum (Up to 50% Off)

GRAMMY Museum

Downtown Los Angeles

Donna Summer and the greats of 1960s Los Angeles are the centerpiece of this summer's exhibitions at the GRAMMY Museum

$25.90 $13

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State Street Ballet's lithe dancers gracefully pirouette to classical masterpieces during performances modernized with special effects and digital technology. The season's first show, Starry Night, celebrates Vincent van Gogh's art in a multimedia performance that juxtaposes art, music, theater, dance, and text from the post-Impressionist's recovered Twitter feeds. Choreographed by celebrated dancesmith William Soleau, the ballet aims to mimic the flow of oil paint across a canvas through dancers’ movement as videos project a backdrop of collaged paintings and letters. The surfaces of the recently renovated Granada Theatre are also draped with art, from Moorish-inspired geometric patterns on the golden walls to decorative niches imbued with Old World grandeur.

1214 State St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Family owned and operated since 1923, Metropolitan Theatres unspools blockbuster and art-house independent films at 19 locations in the U.S. and Canada using superior film presentation and digital sound systems. Theatre concession stands dole Coca-Cola products and detonate kernels of popcorn to fill bellies and share with encroaching Godzillas. Snacks in hand, customers sink into seats inside conventional or stadium-style theatres to laugh, gasp, and grimace at star-studded titles, such as The Grey, War Horse, or Hugo. Independent films such as The Artist and The Descendants appease creative tastes.

916 State St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

At the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, visitors of all ages delight in newfound knowledge about the community around them, soaking up information from a wealth of permanent collections, artifacts, and art. Guests marvel at beautiful Chumash baskets and stonework, paintings and armor from Spanish settlements, and relics of life in Santa Barbara during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

136 E De La Guerra St.
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History seeks to educate its visitors about the world around them through in-depth exhibits on nature, wildlife, and native cultures. A 72-foot blue-whale skeleton stares down and Chumash Indian relics wait for their secrets to be uncovered. Traverse these halls to see everything from outer space, fossils to bears and a nature trail.

2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Most days, Saul Alcaraz can be found toiling over his 2,000-degree glass oven, often surrounded by an enraptured crowd. A surprisingly graceful practice, his glass-blowing is often as artful as a ballet performed in a volcano as he deftly spins, rolls, blows, and cuts his pieces. Having studied the craft since 1988, today Alcaraz splits his time between making effervescently vivid pieces?such as such as custom lamps and iridescent perfume bottles?and teaching teens and adults to do the same. In classes, he trusts his students to work toward shaping their own forms, even helping them introduce color into their creations to make them more attractive bait for trapping rainbows.

706 E Mason St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

For more than 20 years, Channel Islands Outfitters's Paddle Sports Center has helped humans commune with nature through their guided expeditions, courses, and gear rentals. Their expert guides lead kayakers and hikers to California destinations such as Anacapa Island and Santa Cruz Island, where explorers enjoy picturesque scenery and native wildlife that haven’t yet learned about sarcasm. The outdoor fitness center also offers instruction for outdoorsmen ranging from courses that cultivate Wilderness First Responders to lessons in the art of standup paddleboarding. Meanwhile, their surf shop doles out aquatic equipment such as surfboards, paddleboards, and an array of kayaks that are available in single-seat or tandem models.

117 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara,
CA
US