Kids Activities in Santa Monica

Up to Half Off Visit to Museum of Flying

Santa Monica

$20 $10

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

Up to 60% Off Paddleboarding in Santa Monica

Ocean Park

$120 $49

Instructor with more than 30 years of experience; equipment provided

Up to 58% Off at Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica

$55 $25

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

Up to 83% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Venice Beach Surf School

$160 $49

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

50% Off Admission to Santa Monica History Museum

Downtown Santa Monica

$10 $5

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

Up to 52% Off Whale-Watching and Nature Cruise

Marina Del Rey

$30 $15

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

50% Off Lessons and Cruises from Pro SUP Shop

Marina Del Ray

$70 $35

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

Up to 75% Off a Standup-Paddleboard Lesson

Marina Del Ray

$80 $20

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

Up to 59% Off Magic Show

Multiple Locations

$73 $30

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

Up to 60% Off Children's Learning Classes

El Segundo

$104 $49

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

Up to Half Off Freerunning Classes

Hawthorne

$30 $15

Learn to navigate real-world environments with free-flowing movement at a facility designed by X-Games course designer Nate Wessel

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

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

61% Off a Two-Hour Recording-Studio Session

North Hollywood

$150 $59

A seasoned musical engineer conducts recording sessions in a comfortable studio outfitted with digital equipment

55% Off Music Lessons

North Hollywood

$80 $36

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Up to 71% Off Group Piano Classes at Piano4Everyone

Multiple Locations

$129 $39

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

Up to 63% Off Music Lessons or Clarinet Rental

Multiple Locations

$104 $39

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

Up to 75% Off California Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$5 $2

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Up to 70% Off Kids' Fitness Classes

My Gym Redondo Beach

$163 $49

Kids from 7 months to 13 years old learn to play and socialize in age-appropriate classes that challenge them mentally and physically

Up to 50% Off Railroad Museum Foundation Membership

Los Angeles

$60 $30

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

Up to 55% Off Piano Lessons

Hollywood

$40 $20

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

55% Off Guitar Lesson

Atwater Village

$85 $38

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Up to Half Off S.S. Lane Victory Admission

LA Harbor, San Pedro

$10 $5

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Historic landmark and floating museum helped evacuate Korean refugees, served in post-WWII aid missions, and has appeared in numerous films

Up to 52% Off Toddler Music and Spanish Class

Wallaby Class

$66 $33

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

Up to 65% Off Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Paddle Surf LA

$60 $26

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

49% Toward Voice, Music, or Acting Lessons

North Hollywood

$75 $38

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50% Off

Crenshaw

$298 $149

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Up to 55% Off at Under the Sea Indoor Playground

Multiple Locations

$55 $27

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

Museum of Tolerance – Up to 56% Off

Beverlywood

$31 $17

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

60% Off Music Lessons

Los Angeles

$50 $20

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Up to 70% Off at My Gym

West Los Angeles - Santa Monica

$163 $49

Kids develop basic motor skills and play sports in age-appropriate classes

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

Border Grill

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

43% Off at Family Arcade

East Hollywood / Los Feliz

$22 $12.50

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

Up to 58% Off Freerunning Classes

Chatsworth

$25 $12

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Classes designed for everyone from novices to more experienced students teach participants acrobatics of freerunning

Half Off Music Lessons

Woodland Hills

$50 $25

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75% Off Music Lessons at Dave Curtis Music Academy

North Hills

$140 $35

Private one-on-one lessons in guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, or vocals

Up to 57% Off Indoor-Play Visits in Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills

$90 $39

During open play, kids barrel down slides, jump in bounce houses, and climb on plastic playhouses, with safe areas for babies and toddlers

Up to 52% Off Trapeze Class in Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills

$85 $42

Experienced instructor leads students through on-ground instruction before swinging them into knee-hang catches and other trapeze maneuvers

61% Off Recording Engineer or DJ Clinic

Winnetka

$100 $49

The recording studio customizes clinics for wannabe recording engineers and DJs

Martial Arts History Museum – Up to 62% Off Visit

Burbank

$20 $9

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

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons for Adults or Toddlers

Burbank

$60 $29

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

Up to Half Off at Racer's Edge Indoor Karting

Burbank

$92 $46

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

45% Off

Verdugo Woodlands

$100 $55

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At twin cinemas in Hollywood and Santa Monica, American Cinematheque preserves the thrill of classic films and introduces the newest works by modern auteurs. A relic of the glamorous past, the Egyptian Theatre was built in 1922 and inspired by the search for the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. From its first showing of Robin Hood until today, it has operated as a movie house, and now sends 60-foot-wide images and crystalline sound flashing through the ornate mirage of its interior.

Today, the screens' ever-unpredictable and constantly changing lineup can include anything from the lightweight whimsy of Citizen Kane to the modern masterpiece Spaceballs, and frequent festivals focus on themes from world cinema to film noir.

At both cinemas, modern works are often further illuminated by their creators, with events and post-show discussions featuring the directors and actors.

1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica,
CA
US

As Karie Bible strides across Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the hem of her mourning gown absorbs dew from the gravesites of Douglas Fairbanks and Jayne Mansfield. She tours the cemetery for a living, leading groups to crypts and monuments that mark the remains of deceased celebrities. Whether recounting the legacy of actress Marion Davies or kneeling at the spike of grass that marks Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer's final resting place, she immerses tour-goers in Hollywood history. Each tour lasts about two hours and sheds light on cherished stars, as well as lesser-known entertainers and community members.

6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

When animals are rescued from dangerous living situations or seized from the hands of smugglers, STAR Eco Station provides second chances at peaceful lives. The facility offers a haven for more than 200 rescued animals and educates the public as an environmental science museum. During public tours, guides lead guests through exhibits of rescued exotic animals, such as parrots, pythons, and wildcats, while explaining the habits, history, and New Year's resolutions of each creature.

The recipient of multiple awards from media and government agencies, STAR Eco Station also provides educational outreach programs to more than 40 California school districts and works in concert with conservation organizations such as the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Paw Project, and Heal the Bay.

10101 Jefferson Blvd
Culver City,
CA
US

The squash-savvy staff at Shawn's Pumpkin Patch flaunts a cornucopia of variously sized pumpkins to adorn fall festivities. Against a rustic backdrop of straw bales and cornstalks, pyramids of gigantic, medium, small, and mini pumpkins ($1–$80) sit ready to be taken home and carved to mimic the visage of a zombie or a beloved imaginary friend. Although not included in today's Groupon, Shawn's Pumpkin Patch also hosts pony rides, mini-train trips, and a petting zoo ($3–$6/person).

5748 Mesmer Ave
Culver City,
CA
US

Toyota Sports Center entices skaters of all ages with a trio of glassy rinks smooth enough to be commandeered for official practices by the L.A. Kings. When the pros aren't reigning over the ice, guests can practice axel jumps during skating lessons or show up for public skating sessions to lap the flattened glacier in search of preserved saber-toothed zambonis. Toyota Sports Center also educates aspiring Great Ones with beginners hockey classes, hosts youth and adult leagues, and encourages visitors to bulk up off the ice at the fitness center, which is outfitted with free weights and treadmills for those slowly reconnecting with exercise on solid ground.

555 N Nash St
El Segundo,
CA
US

8325 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood,
CA
US