Kids Activities in South End

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

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

$22 for Two 20-Lap Go-Kart Races at Grand Prix Raceway in Lakewood (Up to $44 Value)

Grand Prix Raceway

Pacific

$44 $22

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An indoor quarter-mile racetrack pits speedsters against one another aboard 200cc go-karts that can hit 35 miles per hour

Three Open Play Times, One-Month Family Pass, or Party for Up to 12 at Bounce E House (Up to 48% Off)

Bounce E House

Tacoma

$23 $12

Kids romp around on inflatable castles and giant slides; parties include a private room for 1.5 hours

$78 for $150 Worth of Music Lessons — Sound Lessons

Sound Lessons

Fircrest

$150 $78

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Visits to the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

LeMay Family Collection at Marymount

Parkland

$30 $14.99

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Vintage cars from a collection of more than 1,900 vehicles in a campus built in the 1920s

Play-Park and Laser-Tag Packages at Odyssey 1 (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Odyssey 1

Tacoma

$42 $22

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Adventurous laser-tag games for all ages and climbing, jumping, and crawling in play center for kids 10 and younger

Two or Four Piano, Sax, Guitar, Drum, or Voice Lessons at Live Music Academy (Up to 59% Off)

Live Music Academy

Federal Way

$60 $25

Private piano, sax, guitar, drum, or voice lessons help students hone their technique and musicality

Visit for 2 or 4 or One-Year Family Membership to Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (59% Off)

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Federal Way

$16 $6.50

Sprawling outdoor garden and arboretum features more than 700 species of rhododendrons, as well as azaleas, orchids, magnolias, and trees

$60 for One-Month Membership for Recreational Band Sessions at NW Rockstar League ($125 Value)

NW Rockstar League

Sumner

$125 $60

Essentially a rec league for musicians, NW Rockstar League provides access to fellow musicians, coaching, and a space to jam out.

$25 for a Family Fun Package at Old McDebbie's Pumpkin Farm and Jim's U Fish ($35 Value)

Old McDebbie's Pumpkin Farm and Jim's U Fish

Spanaway

$35 $25

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A family of four can enjoy the day at the farm, which includes treat bags for feeding animals, admission, and pumpkins they can take home

5 or 10 Open-Play Bounce Sessions at Jumpin Jack & Jill in Sumner (50% Off)

Jumpin Jack & Jill

Sumner

$30 $17

Bounce houses populate 2,500-sq- ft. play space along with arcade games and toys for toddlers; three bounce houses available for home rental

Ice-Skating & Mini Golf for Two or Four or Beginner Ice-Skating Lessons at Kent Valley Ice Centre (Up to 45% Off)

Kent Valley Ice Centre

Kent

$37.62 $25

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Public-skating and miniature golf outings; students learn new techniques and build strength and balance during 30-minute lessons

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Music Lessons at Pro Music Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Pro Music Academy

Redeem from Home or In-Studio

$160 $49

Professional musicians from famed rock, country, Christian, and pop groups teach how to sing, write a song, or master instruments

$29 for Two Games of Bowling and Pizza for Four at Hiline Lanes (Up to $57.91 Value)

Hiline Lanes

Burien

$57.91 $29

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Bowling center helmed by hall-of-famer Pat Johns serves pizza to up to four pin knockers over the course of two games

$15 for Game of Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental at Roxbury Lanes & Casino (Up to $32 Value)

Roxbury Lanes & Casino

Roxhill

$32 $15

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Compete for a high score, a personal best, or the most hilarious pratfall on more than a dozen well-oiled lanes

$18 for Rides and Attractions at Family Fun Centers & Bullwinkle's Restaurant ($37.50 Value)

Family Fun Centers & Bullwinkle's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$37.50 $18

Value cards give families free rein to ride on roller-coaster simulators, play 18 holes of mini golf, or zap one another in laser tag

Five or Nine Weeks of Simply Music Piano Lessons at Rian's Piano Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Rian's Piano Studio

Seattle

$115 $49

Instead of requiring students to read music before they learn to play, Simply Music lessons let them play a variety of music right away

Visit to The Museum of Flight for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

The Museum of Flight

Boeing Field

$38 $19

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A former Air Force One jet, a supersonic Concorde, and an Apollo 17 lunar module join more than 150 historic aircraft and spacecraft

$5 Buys You a Coupon for $25 Off a Week-Long Summer Camp

Unified Outreach

Junction

$5 $5

For $5 receive a coupon for $25 off a week-long summer camp

$59.99 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Seattle Drum School ($140 Value)

Seattle Drum School

Multiple Locations

$140 $59.99

30-minute private music lessons once a week in drums, guitar, saxophone, and more; a staff of 40-plus instructors available

$42 for a Two-Hour Flying-Trapeze Class with Registration Fee ($79 Value)

Emerald City Trapeze Arts

Seattle

$79 $42

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After experienced instructors lead brief ground demonstrations, students practice swinging on a flying trapeze

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF Imperial Lanes

$32 $17

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

$13 for $25 Towards a 30 Minute Music Lesson with Taninecz Music Studio

Taninecz Music Studio

On Location

$25 $13

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$13 for $25 Worth of Music Lessons — McCullough Private Studios

Mccullough Private Studios

On Location

$25 $13

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$59 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — In Tune Music Lessons

In Tune Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$100 $59

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$62 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons — Music lessons

Beth Pardes

Redeem from Home

$120 $62

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A Private Music Lesson from The Mike Keeney Guitar School (41% Off)

The Mike Keeney Guitar School

Seattle

$128 $76

Your weekly, private half-hour lessons will mix your own musical tastes with a personalized game plan for songs and fun

One Month of Beginners' Hand-Drum Classes with Optional Instructional DVD at Fremont Drum Shop (Up to 61% Off)

Fremont Drum Shop

Ballard

$75 $29

Students learn basic hand-drumming techniques and tap out a variety of West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms

$117 for $198 Worth of Piano Lessons — Pettijohn Piano Studio

Pettijohn Piano Studio

Seattle

$198 $117

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$69 for a Zoo Outing for Two, Including a Lemur Encounter at Cougar Mountain Zoo ($205 Value)

Cougar Mountain Zoo

Montreux

$205 $69

After exploring cougar, macaw, and reindeer habitats, get up close and personal with ruffed lemurs of Madagascar for 15 minutes

$10 Buys You a Coupon for Waive The Registration Fee & 1 Month Free Membership With Membership at ROMP

ROMP

Bel-Red

$148 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for play

$20 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off 5-Day Summer Camps at School of Rock

School of Rock

Bellevue

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for 20% off 5-day summer camps.

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Redmond

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental for One, Two, or Four from Northwest Paddle Surfers (Up to 53% Off)

Northwest Paddle Surfers

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Two hours of paddling across Lake Washington’s crystalline waters on a standup board

Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar, Violin, or Ukulele Lessons at The Melodic Motive: Music Studio (Up to 52% Off)

The Melodic Motive: Music Studio

Highlands

$160 $79

Experienced instructor teaches students to play the guitar, violin, or ukulele

Trampoline Sessions or Weekend Events at SkyMania! Trampolines in Kirkland (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

SkyMania! Trampolines

Totem Lake

$20 $9

9,000 square feet of trampolines & foam pits let visitors jump, flip & burn calories; evening events serve pizza & water

5 or 10 Music Classes for 1, 2, or 3 Children from Elizabeth Samse at Music For Little Ones (Up to 60% Off)

Elizabeth Samse at Music For Little Ones

Kirkland

$90 $45

Interactive classes for kids 0–8 years old & their parents or caregivers encourage families to explore the world through international music

Bowling or Cosmic Bowling with Pizza for Two or Four at Spin Alley Bowling Center (Up to 55% Off)

Spin Alley Bowling Center

Shoreline

$39.95 $20

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Big-box speakers, video screens, and lights turn bowling into a club-like activity as groups enjoy pizza between frames

Two All-Day Indoor-Playground Passes at HappyNest Play Centers (Up to Half Off)

HappyNest Play Centers

Downtown Redmond

$36 $18

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Two specialized play areas entertain children from newborns to 7-year-olds with toys, ball pits, crafts, and activities

Three 30-Minute Batting-Cage Visits with Optional ATEC Pitching Machine at Sammamish Baseball Academy (50% Off)

Sammamish Baseball Academy

Redmond

$25 $12.50

Players practice their swings in full-size, individual batting cages, some of which have ATEC pitching machines

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20 Off Registration For Swim Lessons at Seattle Synchro

Seattle Synchro

Kingsgate

$20 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20 off registration for swim lessons

Ice Skating and Skate Rental for 2 or 4 at Lynnwood Ice Center (Up to 45% Off)

Lynnwood Ice Center

Lynnwood

$20 $12

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Couples and families glide across the ice at a facility that hosts public skating sessions seven days a week

30- or 60-Minute Pitching- or Batting-Cage Rental at Northshore Sports Complex (Up to 57% Off)

Northshore Sports Complex

North Industrial

$27 $13

In netted cages, players practice pitching or take swings at dimpled baseballs or softballs lobbed by pitching machines

$21 for a 2.5-Hour Lazer Club Night for Two Teens at Elevated Sportz Indoor Trampoline Park ($32 Value)

Elevated Sportz Indoor Trampoline Park

Bothell

$32 $21

From 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., teens enjoy trampoline time, tunes from a live DJ, and laser shows while dining on pizza and soda

$10 for $20 Worth of Bowling and Family Fun at Adventure Bowling Center

Adventure Bowling Center

Snoqualmie

$20 $10

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Historic Flight at Kilo 7 (Up to 51% Off)

Historic Flight at Kilo 7

HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION

$24 $13

Non-profit museum of fully restored, airworthy aircraft from 1927-1957 fill the airplane hangar

20 or 40 Batting Cage Tokens at Rage Cage Training Complex (Up to 50% Off)

Rage Cage Training Complex

Everett

$20 $12

Eight outdoor cages allow players to hone their skills against slow, medium, or fast baseball pitches or slow-pitch softball throws

Visit for Two or Four to The Reptile Zoo (Up to 31% Off)

The Reptile Zoo

Monroe

$16 $11

Exhibits display tarantulas, lizards, gators, and turtles

Two Hours of Trampoline-Park Open-Jump Time for One or Two at Absolute Air Park (Up to 48% Off)

Absolute Air Park

Arlington

$19 $10.45

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Floor-to-wall trampolines add fun to energy-burning jumping sessions

$59 for a 3.5-Hour Whale-Watching Trip from Outer Island Expeditions ($109 Value)

Outer Island Expeditions

Multiple Locations

$109 $59

Veteran skippers welcome 12 tourists onto vessels and guarantee encounters with underwater giants during whale-watching tours

Orca Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or Four from Mystic Sea Charters (Up to 42% Off)

Mystic Sea Charters

Cap Sante Marina A Dock

$105 $65

Five- to six-hour tour guarantees passengers an up-close view of orca whales as an onboard naturalist shares interesting facts

$6 for Two Adult Admissions to The Whale Museum; Valid Sunday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Whale Museum

Friday Harbor

$12 $6

Beneath whale skeletons & family trees of local pods, patrons revel in haunting whale songs & videos of orcas bursting through surf

Whale-Watching Boat Tour for One or Two from Orcas Island Eclipse Charters (40% Off)

Orcas Island Eclipse Charters

Orcas

$99 $59

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USCG-licensed captain pilots a 56-ft. boat as a naturalist informs passengers about orca whales and local wildlife, such as bald eagles

Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Box School of Music (Up to 51% Off)

The Music Box School of Music

Victoria

C$96 C$49

Private music lessons provide one-on-one instruction for piano or voice

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Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Established: 1959

Staff Size: 25?50 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Recommended Age Group: All ages

Pro Tip: Call for lane availability

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Bowling, beverages, and food

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The bowling alley was built in 1959, and it still has that retro feel.

7015 S "D" St
Tacoma,
WA
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Air makes everything better—including balloons, wind instruments, and wet clothing—and inflatable playgrounds are no exception; according to Pump It Up, air is essential for a successful rowdy romp. During three fun-filled Pre-K pop-in playtime sessions ( $7 per session plus tax), children ages 2–6 can leap around gargantuan air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like legless snakes through an air-filled obstacle course, completely losing themselves in a world of multi-colored inflatamania. Pump It Up’s indoor air arena, featuring inflatable jumpers, is climate controlled and cleanly maintained according to rigorous guidelines by a team of well-trained staff. Parents bounce for free, so childless adults who want to play will need to borrow their neighbor’s kid or just win one by collecting enough cereal-box tops.

3610 S Pine St
Tacoma,
WA
US

Though it only takes six minutes, a walk through Hell's Gateway Haunted House can feel like a terrifying eternity. A new scare waits behind every door, in every pitch-black corner, and down every narrow hallway. The experience is like stepping right onto the set of a horror film, only without the prima-donna werewolf and his incessant demands for imported chocolates.

A central computer controls all the sounds, mechanical props, and special effects, but the scariest inhabitants are the human performers. These actors take on the roles of demons, crazed children, and other terrifying personas searching for new recruits; attendees can spend some time in the Zombie Jail and pose for a picture in the electric chair.

2302 Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma,
WA
US

• For $30, you get a seat in section 6A (rows 25 and up) or 18A (rows 15 and up) (a $49.50 value before fees, or up to a $58.64 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $52, you get a seat in section 6A (rows 24 and below), 7A (rows 23 and up), 8A (rows 25 and up), 16A (rows 25 and up), or 17A (rows 23 and up) (an $89.50 value before fees, or up to a $102.84 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $82, you get a seat in section 7A (rows 22 and lower), 16A (rows 24 and lower), or 17A (rows 22 and lower) (a $149.50 value before fees, or up to a $164.36 value online, including all ticketing fees).

2727 E D St
Tacoma,
WA
US

Once you answer the riddles of the history museum's half-man, half-gecko entryway guardian, you'll pass through the monumental doorway arch, revealing 106,000 square feet of high-tech displays and interactive, multi-sensory exhibits. Current featured exhibits give you a glimpse of Sasquatch in Giants in the Mountains: The Search for Sasquatch (through June 27), exquisitely carved chesspieces from all over the world's gameboard in The Many Shapes of Chess (through November 21), and in-depth explorations of the state's cultural touchstones in Icons of Washington History (through July 3), as well as gorgeous digital photographs and folk art. But be sure to make time to stroll through the museum's permanent exhibits, where you can explore a coalmine, ride in a covered wagon, learn phrases from Native American languages, eavesdrop on Lewis and Clark's breakup phone calls with their girlfriends, and visit a massive model railroad, complete with a tiny, doomed Casey Jones.

1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

The Museum of Glass is the only museum west of the Mississippi to exclusively showcase one of art's most delicate media: glass. The museum provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections, and exhibitions. Stop by the Hot Shop, housed in the museum's 90-foot-tall stainless-steel dome, to watch professional artists as they blow and shape molten glass into artistic sculptures or thought bubbles. Be sure to examine the museum's outdoor installations, including Martin Blank's Fluent Steps, the colorful Chihluly Bridge of Glass, and the Water Forest, a series of towering acrylic tubes filled with rising and falling water.

1801 Dock St
Tacoma,
WA
US