Kids Activities in Tempe

Six Half-Hour Private Guitar, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin, or Songwriting Lessons at Hermes Studio ($100 Value)

Hermes Studio

McClintock

$100 $34

Tutor Bob Hermes helps players enhance their musical skills with the same knowledge he shared with a former student and current pop-star

$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

$80 for Two-Hour Kids' Birthday Party Package for Up to 30 at Lee's ATA Martial Arts ($200 Value)

Lee's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$200 $80

Up to 30 kids celebrate with games and a martial arts cartoon mascot, and receive a karate belt to bring home

$29 for Entry to the Mesa Adventure Challenge on October 11 ($64.29 Value)

Mesa Adventure Challenge

Downtown Mesa

$64.29 $29

Teams compete in an urban scavenger hunt, solving puzzles and completing challenges throughout a 5- to 7-mile course

Two, Four, or Six Mirror-Maze and Laser-Maze Visits or a Birthday Package at OdySea Mirror Maze (Up to 48% Off)

OdySea Mirror Maze

Scottsdale

$27.80 $15

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Rain forest-themed mirror maze leads visitors through false passages; laser maze challenges participants to crawl through web of laser beams

Two or Four Kart Races with Day License for One or Two at Octane Raceway (Up to 53% Off)

Octane Raceway

Scottsdale

$41.85 $20

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Zip around a 1/3-mile indoor/outdoor course at speeds of up to 45 mph in an imported electric Sodi RTX kart

18 Holes of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glow Putt Mini Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Glow Putt Productions, LLC

Scottsdale

$20 $10

Glow-in-the-dark mini golf course incorporates elements of deep space and the deep jungle into creative course design

Two-Hour Play Session at Indoor Trampoline Park with Foam Pit for One, Two, or Four (Up to 60% Off)

AZ Air Time

Scottsdale

$13 $6

Kids leap from the floor and walls of a 5,000-square-foot trampoline and play in a cushiony foam pit

$25 for One Seat on a Pedaling Tour of Old Scottsdale from Tour De Tavern ($50 Value)

Tour De Tavern

Downtown Scottsdale

$50 $25

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Tourists take to the streets on a 15-passenger pedaling contraption inspired by innovative bicycles that originated in the Netherlands

Four-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental for One, Two, or Four at Arizona Hike Bike and Board (Up to 53% Off)

Arizona Hike Bike and Board

Scottsdale

$50 $25

Get a core workout while enjoying leisurely views of the Sonoran Desert from a standup paddleboard in a lake or river

Two Private Music Lessons from Music Lessons Arizona (50% Off)

Music Lessons Arizona

Scottsdale

$100 $50

Learn to jam, be creative, and express yourself during two one-hour music lessons for guitar, bass guitar, or drums

$50 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Jam With Jimmi T

Jam With Jimmi T

Stonebridge Lakes Estates

$100 $50

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Pony Ride at the Ranch for 2, 4, or 6 Kids, or Two-Hour Pony Party from Ponies By Angela (Up to 50% Off)

Ponies By Angela

Chandler

$30 $15

Expert pony handlers acquaint children with these smaller horses during rides around the ranch or on-location parties

Three or Five Drop-In Kids' Fitness Classes at Great Play (Up to 53% Off). Six Options Available.

Great Play

Chandler

$75 $39

Massive children's gym with a 3,000-square-foot virtual arena and classes that develop motor and sports skills

Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Arcadia Ice Arena (Up to 58% Off)

Arcadia Ice Arena

Camelback East

$16 $8

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Guests lace up figure or hockey skates during public skate sessions offered seven days a week

Unlimited Rides, Mini Golf, and Laser Tag for Two or Four at Jambo! Park (Up to 48% Off)

Jambo! Park

Paradise Valley

$31.98 $18

Indoor playground entertains kids with rides, towering play structures, mini golf, and laser tag

Two Hours of Indoor Trampoline Jump Time for Two, Four, or Six at Jump City (Up to 55% Off)

Jump City

Phoenix

$36 $18

Wall-to-wall trampolines lets guests leap around huge facility complete with arcade and dodgeball areas

Two or Four In-Home Private Guitar Lessons with a RockStarter Materials Kit from University of Rock (Up to 55% Off)

University of Rock

Redeem from Home

$110 $49

Trained instructors tailor in-home guitar lessons so students build knowledge and improve their skills; RockStarter kit with music book

$18 for Admission for Four and Four Drinks at Pioneer Living History Museum (Up to $42 Value)

Pioneer Living History Museum

Phoenix

$42 $18

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Original and reproduced buildings, such as a sheriff’s office and dress shop, make up a more than 90-acre recreation of an old western town

$202 for $368 Worth of Moonwalk Rental — Paradise Party Rentals LLC

Paradise Party Rentals Llc

Redeem from Home

$368 $202

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Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight at Arizona Pop Culture Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Arizona Pop Culture Experience

Phoenix

$20 $10

Museum with more than 13,000 action figures, comic books, and pieces of memorabilia covers the last 50 to 60 years of pop culture

Visit for Two or Four Adults to Rosson House Museum (Up to 40% Off)

Rosson House Museum

Rosson House Museum

$15 $9

Spacious Victorian home built in 1895 has been restored so guests can take a peek into Arizona's late territorial period

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

Two or Four One-Hour Guitar Lessons from Byron Nemeth (Half Off)

Byron Nemeth

On Location

$100 $50

Musician who once played CBGB now teaches kids and adults how to master the guitar with at-home lessons

$15 for Admission for Up to Four People to the The Hall of Flame Fire Museum (Up to $28 Value)

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Phoenix

$28 $15

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Nearly an acre of exhibits trace international firefighting history, from old-fashioned fire engines to helmets from around the world

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoes, Popcorn, and Soda for Two or Six at Let It Roll Bowl (Up to 52% Off)

Let It Roll Bowl

North Mountain

$32 $18

Groups spend two hours jettisoning balls down one of 32 lanes, taking breaks to munch on popcorn and soda in vibrant, art-filled facility

Two Hours of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six with Shoe Rental at Glenfair Lanes (Up to 74% Off)

Glenfair Lanes

Glendale

$54.40 $15

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Groups speed balls down alleys as the aroma of pizza wafts by

Half-Hour or One-Hour Batting Cage Rental at AZ Grip-N-Rip Batting Cages (Up to 50% Off)

AZ Grip-N-Rip Batting Cages

Power Ranch

$20 $12

Batters perfect their swing in fully-enclosed batting cages that allow them to practice on consistent-speed pitches

Adult Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or a One-Year Membership to Superstition Mountain Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Superstition Mountain Museum

North Pinal

$13.50 $8

Explore the history of the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction, and the Lost Dutchman Mine; recreations of 19th century buildings

$10 for $20 Worth of Sports Camp at Central Basketball League

Central Basketball League

Bedford Village

$20 $10

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$44 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Drum Lessons with Keith

Drum Lessons With Keith

Peoria

$100 $44

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Museum Visit, Family STAR Night, or Space Tots Class at Challenger Space Center and Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Challenger Space Center and Museum

Fletcher Heights

$16 $10

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Museum with three meteorite exhibits, interactive planet-catching exhibit, real space-shuttle landing-gear tire, and model satellite

$45 for $100 Worth of Sports Camp — Peoria Diamond Club

The Peoria Diamond Club (peoria Sports Complex)

Vistancia

$100 $45

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A 5- or 10-Admission Punch Card at Jubeelieve Indoor Playland (50% Off)

Jubeelieve Indoor Playland

Avondale

$40 $20

2,000-square-foot indoor play center with caterpiller climbers, tunnels, low sitting slides, jungle gyms, and ridable toys

Visit for a Child or Adult to Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium (Up to 28% Off)

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Phoenix

$15.25 $12

Zoo houses more than 600 species, including lions and penguins, and invites guests to feed some of them, such as the giraffes and stingrays

Adult Admission for Two or Four to Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Wickenburg

$18 $9

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Explore artifacts of the Old West and Arizona culture including a collection of paintings and sculptures made by Western women

Single-Day Visit with Soda and a Souvenir Cup for One, Two, or Four at Breakers Water Park (Up to 58% Off)

Breakers Water Park

Marana

$31.95 $14

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Water-park pass unlocks myriad aquatic amusements, such as near-vertical 35 ft. slides, inner-tube rides, and million-gallon wave pool

Family-Friendly Ranch Fun for Two or Four at Arizona Equestrian Connection at Jackpot Ranch (Up to 59% Off)

Arizona Equestrian Connection at Jackpot Ranch

Camp Verde

$60 $25

The nearly endless outdoor activites and curiosities include carts drawn by mini horses, paddle boats, a three-story tree house, and sports

Planes of Fame Air Museum for Two or Four (50% Off)

Planes of Fame Air Museum

Valle

$13.90 $7

When the museum opened in 1957, it housed 10 planes; today it hosts more than 40

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In 1966, Big Surf Waterpark founder Phil Dexter built his first model of a wave machine in his backyard, a place he affectionally named Tahiti Phil's. With some help, and several models later?including one assembled inside an abandoned billiards hall?he perfected the contraption, making it the centerpiece of his newly opened waterpark in 1969. Dexter's invention instantly snagged press from Time, Sports Illustrated, and Life, and today, it remains Big Surf Waterpark's 2.5-million-gallon keynote attraction. Over the years, despite Arizona's lack of rain or gigantic sprinkler, the park has managed to grow around the wave pool, and its current 20-acre campus features dozens of slides, rides, and areas for all ages. Big Surf's real estate has also played host to entertainment events, including concerts from Pink Floyd, Elton John, and the Beach Boys. New for this year, and in honor of Phil?s wave making machinery and his original backyard site where it all began, Big Surf has unveiled its own Tahiti Phil?s, a full service bar for adults over 21 that looks over the historic wave pool.

1500 N McClintock Dr
Tempe,
AZ
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There’s little left in Tucson to suggest that back in the mid-19th-century the city served as the Southwest’s hub for highway robbers. But it's a fact that the area hosted a string of stagecoach holdups and served as the starting point for Wyatt Earp’s infamous vendetta ride. At the Arizona History Museum, relics stand testament to this harrowed past, including an original Concord stagecoach, not unlike those whose occupants were forced to surrender their valuables to roadside brigands. The museum doesn’t only explore infamy, though; it illuminates all the forces that took part in Tucson’s transition from Paleo-Indian hunting ground to Spanish colonial outpost to the commercial center it is today. Exhibits cover this vast span of time creatively, including a full-size replica of an underground mine that provides a glimpse into early-20th-century working conditions, hands-on exhibits that recall the day-to-day lives of Native Americans, and archaeology displays that detail the surrounding environment's history over the past 4,000 years.

1300 N College Ave
Tempe,
AZ
US

Climbers cling to large, composite structures, strategizing their way up the side of a rocky cliff. They have come to conquer Climbmax Climbing Gym's myriad rock-face combinations and master the art of blindfolded belaying on thick, padded floors. Before challenging themselves on the climb-through cave or scaling an overhang, climbers slip into a harness and climbing shoes for safety.

In addition to climbing areas geared toward beginners and advanced climbers, a children's area features its own pint-sized climb-through cave where youngsters learn to appreciate all aspects of the stimulating sport. Thick padding covers the floors of each climbing area, ensuring safe landings and comfortable, celebratory belly flops from the wall's summit.

1330 W Auto Dr
Tempe,
AZ
US

At Sea Life Arizona Aquarium, you can watch Ziva, a rescued green sea turtle, graciously share the limelight with the 5,000 other oceanic creatures that populate the aquarium's tanks, including white-tip reef sharks and cownose stingrays. Rays swarm in live feeding shows, sea stars wait in tanks to be touched, and crabs don't mind if you hold them in your hand or whisper sweet nothings in their ears.

5000 Arizona Mills Cir, Ste 145
Tempe,
AZ
US

Pollack Tempe Cinemas

It’s hard to believe that Pollack Tempe Cinemas was once just another small, drab movie theater in danger of replaced by the newest megaplex. What a difference a few years make. Once Pollack management took over, they completely redesigned the theater to better reflect the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. Autographed headshots, life-size cutouts of celebrities, and vintage movie posters all contribute to the classical vibe that permeates the theater today. Though most theaters with this sort of eclectic flair survive on a steady diet of indie and foreign flicks, Pollack’s movies are generally blockbusters and other films with mainstream appeal. On any given weekend, the theater attracts thousands of guests eager to enjoy second-run films at steep discounts and pose for pictures next to life-sized models of their favorite movie stars or second favorite key grips.

1825 E Elliot Rd
Tempe,
AZ
US

An electric, zero-emission Zamboni roves over Oceanside Ice Arena’s 200′ x 89′ rink, readying the ice for the facility’s hockey leagues, broomball competitions, and open-skate sessions attended by throngs of casual skaters. Open since 1974, the arena has built a solid reputation over the years, one that’s largely a result of hosting the practices and games of Arizona State University’s hockey teams. When the rink’s not being occupied by hockey and broomball players or Zambonis carving messages of hope into the ice, the skating public is encouraged take to the ice during designated open skate sessions.

1520 N McClintock Dr
Tempe,
AZ
US