Kids Activities in Wauwatosa

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

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Admission or Membership to Charles Allis Art Museum or Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

harles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Explore 2000 years of history at Charles Allis Art Museum or decorative arts and Renaissance Garden at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Admission for Two or Four or a Family Membership to Jewish Museum Milwaukee (50% Off)

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Milwaukee

$12 $6

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Museum celebrates the history of Jewish people in Wisconsin through rotating engaging exhibits

Four or Eight Laser-Tag Sessions at Kids in Motion (Up to 53% Off)

Kids in Motion

New Berlin

$20 $10

Kids aged 5 and older race around a 1,500 sq. ft. laser-tag arena that's specially designed to appeal to children

Laser-Tag Package for Two or Four at Lasertag Adventure (40% Off)

Lasertag Adventure

Waukesha

$53.50 $32

Three hours of laser tag in a multi-level, jungle-themed laser-tag arena, trampoline dodgeball; and one one-topping pizza

Mini-Golf, Pizza, and Soda for Two or Four at Logger's Park Sports Complex (Up to 46% Off)

Logger's Park Sports Complex

Richfield

$27.45 $15

Pairs or groups of four putt their way through a meticulously-landscaped 18-hole mini-golf course, then enjoy pizza and soda

$24.99 for Cosmic Bowling for Four with Beer/Soda and Fries at Belgium Community Center ($72.49 Value) 

Belgium Community Center

Belgium

$72.49 $24.99

Colorful lights, energetic music, and glow-in-the-dark lanes enliven games as players sip soda and munch on fries

$15 for Two Games of Bowling for Up to Five from King Pin Bowl (Up to $55 Value)

King Pin Bowl

West Bend

$55 $15

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Bowling balls crash through pins on modern bowling lanes while cooks grill entrees at the in-house restaurant with a full bar

Mini Golf for Two or Four at America's Action Territory (Up to 50% Off)

America's Action Territory

Bristol and Kenosha

$16 $10

Players choose from three 18-hole courses: one with a Mining theme, named Lost Fall

$39 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Kenosha Conservatory of Music ($88 Value)

Kenosha Conservatory of Music

Kenosha

$88 $39

Students learn sight-reading, rhythm, and other skills during one-on-one music lessons; guitar, drums, piano, and other instruments

$9 for a Tour for One at The Gold Pyramid ($15 Value)

The Gold Pyramid

The Gold Pyramid

$15 $9

Built as a private home in 1977, the 17,000 sq. ft. pyramid features statues, a moat, a three-pyramid garage, and Egyptian-style furnishings

One or Two Tactical Laser-Tag Sessions for Two or Four at Tactical Combat (Up to 51% Off)

Tactical Combat

Gurnee

$80 $39

During one-hour sessions, players engage in 6–7 games that simulate combat adventures with replica M16/M4 laser guns

Two-Hour Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Jump America (Up to 59% Off)

Jump America

Gurnee

$40 $17

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Kids bounce and play within 16,000-square-foot facility filled with trampolines and foam pits

Open-Gym Passes or Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 20 Kids at Quick Stick Lacrosse and More (Up to 61% Off)

Quick Stick Lacrosse and More

Volo

$50 $25

The open gym and parties include access to dodgeballs, baseball equipment, and lacrosse equipment

Hayride and Corn Maze Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Waldvogel's Pumpkin Farm (Up to 48% Off)

Waldvogel's Pumpkin Farm

Burnett

$16 $9

Picture-perfect hayrides trundle among the pumpkin patch, while one of America's largest corn mazes seeks to stump all who enter

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Four or Eight at Maple Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Maple Lanes

South Business Drive

$28 $14

Two hours of bowling on one or two lanes at an alley that also features sand volleyball courts and a golf simulator

Kids and Adult Day Passes to Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Lambs Farm

Libertyville

$12 $7

Farmyard run by non-profit organization houses a petting zoo, an old-fashioned train ride, and a 600-pound pig

One Hours of Bowling for Up to 6 or 12 with Shoes and Drinks at Fatman Sports Lounge & Lanes (Up to 72% Off)

Fatman Sports Lounge & Lanes

Green Oaks (Lake Bluff)

$86 $25

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Neighborhood bowling alley entertains guests with bowling on 12 automatically scored lanes

Lego Robotics Model Build & Play Pass or Day Camp at C&A Robot Factory (Up to 54% Off). Nine Options Available.

C&A Robot Factory

Libertyville

$30 $15

Thousands of Lego bricks let kids create cars, towers, or anything else they imagine

Two, Four, or Six Indoor Amusement Center Passes to Party Fantasy Up to 55% Off)

Party Fantasy

Mundelein

$10 $5

Kids leap atop inflatables, ascend rock-climbing wall, race in go karts, and play games in video arcade

$64 for 30 Minutes of WhirlyBall or Laser Tag for Up to 10 Players at WhirlyBall ($150 Value)

WhirlyBall

Multiple Locations

$150 $64

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Zip around courts in a bumper car, tossing wiffle balls with plastic scoops through goals, or slink through neon laser-tag arenas

Two or Four Private Instrument or Voice Lessons at Piano Trends Music Company (Up to 61% Off)

Piano Trends Music Company

Crystal Lake

$63 $29

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30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

$27 for a Punch Card for Five Indoor-Play Visits at Chicago TreeHouse ($52.50 Value)

Chicago TreeHouse

Lake Zurich

$52.50 $27

Kids roam free in 7,700 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swings, and soft basketball court

Sports Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 20 Kids at Kits Sports Center (Up to 58% Off)

Kits Sports Center

Lake Zurich

$145 $64

Up to 20 kids can play at basketball, baseball, soccer, or flag football during a birthday party at this sports center.

$19 for Two Games of Bowling with Shoes for Five at Badgerland Bowling Centers (Up to $52.50 Value)

Badgerland Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$52.50 $19

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Groups of up to five strap into shoes and bowl at any of six locations, each with an onsite restaurant

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

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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

Two Hours of Trampoline Sports and Play for Two or Four at Xtreme Trampolines (Up to 55% Off)

Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

$40 for Four Lessons on Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Other Instruments at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons ($88 Value)

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

All-Day Access Package for Up to 8 or Party Package for Up to 15 at Coral Cove Family Fun Center (Up to 63% Off)

Coral Cove Family Fun Center

South Beloit

$36 $14

Modern and classic arcade games stand alongside five inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses for ample family fun

$18 for Nickel City Family Entertainment Center Visit for Four with Pizza, Pop, and Gameplay ($31.99 Value)

Nickel City

Northbrook

$31.99 $18

Share a large pizza and pitcher of soda between turns on 100+ nickel-operated video and redemption games

Weekday or Weekend Admission for One, Two, or Four at Illinois Railway Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Illinois Railway Museum

Coral

$10 $5

Watch restored antique train cars in operation, then check out memorabilia from the Chicagoland and national rail industries

Amusement-Park Visit for Two or Four, Valid Saturday or Sunday at Santa's Village Azoosment Park (49% Off)

Santa's Village Azoosment Park

East Dundee

$39.50 $20

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Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with fall-themed decorations, caramel apples, and costume contests

Two Hours of Bowling for Four or Eight with Drinks and Shoes at Liberty Lanes Bowling Center (Up to 59% Off)

Liberty Lanes Bowling Center

Carpentersville

$141.50 $59

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

Adult Painting Class for One, Two, or Four or Kids' Birthday Party at The CAKE Village (Up to 62% Off)

The CAKE Village

East Dundee

$50 $25

Artist leads adults in painting their own masterpieces; kids celebrate birthdays playing in the mini villiage and nibbling on cake

Visit for Two or Four to Kohl Children's Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Kohl Children's Museum

Glenview

$22 $14

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Two-acre outdoor sculpture park and 16 other interactive exhibits teach children how to build a house, harness natural power, and make art

$29 for Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds ($80 Value)

Terra Sounds

Glenview

$80 $29

Students can practice instruments including guitar, piano, drums, violin, or voice or study techniques such as songwriting or improvisation

Three or Six Open-Play Outings at Kids Club Party and Fun (Up to 50% Off)

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

$30 $16

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Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

Six Open-Play Sessions at Jump!Zone (Up to 42% Off). Six Locations Available.

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

Kids bounce across massive inflatable arenas, slides, and obstacle courses

5 or 10 Bounce-House Play Passes at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off

Pump It Up

Schaumburg

$40 $20

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Kids scramble and jump through bounce houses and coast down inflatable slides during five or 10 play sessions

Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

5 or 10 Drop-In Play Sessions, or a 90-Minute Firefighter Birthday Party for Up to 14 at FireZone (Up to 61% Off)

FireZone

Schaumburg

$45 $19

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Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

Bowling Package for Two, Four, or Six with Pizza at Badger Bowl (Up to 59% Off)

Badger Bowl

Madison

$36.99 $16

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A Madison institution since 1977, Badger Bowl regales patrons with bowling, live music, poker tournaments, sand volleyball, and concessions

Admission for Four to Madison Children's Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Madison Children's Museum

Capitol

$31.80 $18

Three-floor museum full of hands-on activities for kids 12 and under, including painting stations, giant Gerbil Wheel, and a rooftop garden

$23 for a Visit to Richardson Adventure Farm for Two Adults and Two Kids ($46 Value)

Richardson Adventure Farm

Spring Grove

$46 $23

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Explore a 28-acre corn maze, an observation tower, and 850-foot zipline at an operational family farm

Admission for Four Adults, or Membership for One Adult or Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Elgin History Museum

Eastside Elgin

$12 $8

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin's rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

Arcade Outing with 100 Tokens and a 14-Inch Single-Topping Pizza at Kiddie Kingdom (Up to 55% Off)

Kiddie Kingdom

Niles

$33.70 $15

Entertainment facility houses platefuls of hand-tossed pizza, more than 62 arcade games, and a miniature carousal

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Going to the movie theater should be more enjoyable than watching a movie at home??a concept that Rosebud Theater has down pat. Cinephiles regain the sparkle in their eyes as they enter the historic venue, which originally opened as The Tosa Theatre in 1931 and was recently modernized to have great views and stellar sound. Unlike cramped multiplex theaters, Rosebud houses one solitary, comfortably spaced theater, where visitors won?t have to worry about hearing explosions from the monster-truck movie next door or accidently walking into the wrong monster-truck movie.

In addition to typical movie snacks such as popcorn, candy, and soda, the Rosebud sports a full menu of appetizers, sandwiches, quesadillas, and pizza, as well as a full bar stocked with wine, cocktails, and microbrews??all of which are delivered to patrons during featured presentations. Rather than standard chairs, the theater is furnished with cushy loveseats with room for 180 movie lovers to savor first-run Hollywood hits without wrestling strangers over armrests.

6823 W North Ave.
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Completed in 1892 as the private home of the Pabst family, Pabst Mansion stands as the last bastion of more than 80 mansions built for Milwaukee’s elite during a booming, bygone era. Since its construction, the estate has housed archbishops, priests, and sisters and was saved from near-demolition during the 1970s. The Flemish-Renaissance-Revival home has since been awarded a place on the National Register of Historic Places for its bounty of architectural intricacies.

Today, on-staff docents conduct a range of tours for public groups, private parties, school groups, and well-behaved rugby teams through the fortress of halls, opulent rooms, and verdant grounds, each restored to their original condition.

The Pabst Mansion’s impressive art collection includes works from the 1640s through the 1900s by artists such as William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Gaetano Trentanove, and Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven. The emporium of excess also features Pabst Beer Pavilion, the pavilion built for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and the glass-covered conservatory where tropical plants and beer trees continue to flourish.

The mansion gift shop holds classic Pabst drinkware and memorabilia as well as antique photos, books, and former employees' original finger paintings.

2000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

German expressionism. American decorative arts. Among the nation's best American art post 1960. The Milwaukee Art Museum is a leading American institution for the work of self-taught artists and holds one of the largest collections of works by Georgia O’Keeffe and other artistic luminaries in four floors of the 341,000-square-foot museum. Encompassing more than 25,000 pieces, the museum's collection ranges from 90 works of Haitian art and 450-plus German expressionist prints to an expansive contemporary art selection that includes pieces by Andy Warhol. Among the more singular holdings in the more than 40 galleries are the earliest surviving American-made chair.

Temporary and traveling exhibitions pass through each year, spotlighting everything from Rembrandt to color photography. Upcoming highlights include tattoo art, nineteenth-century portraiture, and, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the abstract paintings of Wassily Kandinsky. Delve deeper into works on display during lectures and talks, part of a packed events calendar that includes concerts and film screenings. Visitors can also flex their own artistic muscles during programs such as kids' and adult art classes.

700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee,
WI
US

One of 12 indoor 400-meter ovals in the world and the only sea-level oval in the United States accessible to athletes, the nonprofit Pettit National Ice Center has become an essential destination for speed skaters training for the 2014 Olympic Games. Practicing skaters join the ranks of Apolo Anton Ohno, Chad Hedrick, and Shani Davis, all of whom have competed or trained at Pettit, participated in the last five Winter Olympics, and beaten an avalanche into submission. With its 155,000-square-foot arena and 97,000 square feet of ice, the Olympic training site has hosted the 2005 U.S. National Short Track Championship and eight international speed-skating competitions.

In addition to Olympic-caliber sportspersons, Pettit accommodates nearly 400,000 annual visitors for public-skating sessions and lessons in skating, figure skating, and speed skating. Skating clubs, hockey leagues, curling, and wheelchair- and special-needs-skating classes commence on two 100'x200' rinks. Meanwhile, spectators and Olympic torches on their day off can sidestep the ice by contemplating infinity while resting in a lounge overlooking the arena, or jogging around the 443-meter track circling the ice oval.

500 S 84th St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Going to the movie theater should be more enjoyable than watching a movie at home??a concept that Rosebud Theater has down pat. Cinephiles regain the sparkle in their eyes as they enter the historic venue, which originally opened as The Tosa Theatre in 1931 and was recently modernized to have great views and stellar sound. Unlike cramped multiplex theaters, Rosebud houses one solitary, comfortably spaced theater, where visitors won?t have to worry about hearing explosions from the monster-truck movie next door or accidently walking into the wrong monster-truck movie.

In addition to typical movie snacks such as popcorn, candy, and soda, the Rosebud sports a full menu of appetizers, sandwiches, quesadillas, and pizza, as well as a full bar stocked with wine, cocktails, and microbrews??all of which are delivered to patrons during featured presentations. Rather than standard chairs, the theater is furnished with cushy loveseats with room for 180 movie lovers to savor first-run Hollywood hits without wrestling strangers over armrests.

5906 W Vliet St.
Milwaukee,
WI
US

It's rare for museums to have cozy dining rooms, but the Charles Allis Art Museum wasn't always a museum. Earlier in the 20th century, it was businessman and arts patron Charles Allis's Tudor-style mansion. Allis bequeathed it to the public along with his massive art collection, though, and nowadays, visitors can stop by to see pieces that span 2,000 years. Some highlights? Works by Winslow Homer, Classic antiquities, a large collection of Asian ceramics, plus rotating exhibits by local Wisconsin artists.

The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum nestles in a historic mansion, too, albeit a different one. This one was built in the likeness of an Italian Renaissance villa in 1923, by architect David Adler. Its art spans a smaller period, from the 15th century through to the 18th. Visitors can browse wrought-iron work by Cyril Colnik, and explore a formal, outdoor Renaissance garden.

1801 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US