Kids Activities in Woodlawn

Four 30-Minute Music Lessons at Limelight Music School (Up to 55% Off)

Limelight Music School

Sykesville

$109 $49

Instructors teach students of all ages to play drums, guitar, piano, stringed instruments, brass instruments, or woodwinds, or to sing

Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership at Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (Up to 50% Off)

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Jonestown

$16 $10

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19th century objects populate the home where Mary Pickersgill stitched the flag that inspired the national anthem

Comedy Magic Show for Two or Four at Illusions Bar and Theater (47% Off)

Illusions Bar and Theater

Illusions Bar and Theater

$30 $16

Patrons can sip on fine spirits while taking in a show by escape artists and magicians

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum (Up to 54% Off) 

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

Babel Ruth Birthplace and Museum

$24 $12

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Two museums celebrate Baltimore’s sports history: one located at Babe Ruth’s childhood home, the other at a historic former train station

Admission for Two Adults or Family of Four to Baltimore Museum of Industry (Up to 50% Off)

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Inner Harbor South

$38 $19

Museumgoers explore industrial artifacts, including 1865 cannery and last operating steam tugboat in America

Outing for Two or Four with Gift-Store Credit at Reginald F. Lewis Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Jonestown

$26 $14

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View a fragment of original Star-Spangled Banner flag for its bicentennial; enjoy live music from gospel to jazz and soul food in the café

Admission for Two or Four to Jewish Museum of Maryland (Up to 53% Off)

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Jonestown

$16 $8

Two historic synagogues feature a ritual bath from 1845 and a hand-carved ark; exhibits interpret Jewish-American life and identity

Visit for Two or Four to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards (Up to 54% Off)

Babe Ruth Birthplace/Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

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Exhibits about Babe Ruth’s life and career fill his birthplace; exhibits about Maryland baseball educate visitors at Camden Station

Outing for Two or a One-Year Family Membership to Geppi's Entertainment Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Southern Baltimore

$20 $10

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Nearly 6,000 artifacts chart 250 years of US pop culture at this Camden Station museum

$33 for an Annual Family Membership at Irvine Nature Center ($75 Value)

Irvine Nature Center

Owings Mills

$75 $33

Family memberships offer hands-on nature exhibits & education programs, with discounts on gift store purchases and nature camps

5 Open Jumps or Classic Weekday Birthday Party Package for 25 at Pump It Up (Up to 50% Off)

Pump It Up

Owings Mills

$30 $15

Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides and inflatables.

$66 for $144 Worth of Music Lessons — The Maryland Music Academy

Maryland Music Academy

Columbia

$144 $66

Four 30-minute private lessons on any instrument. Our expert teachers work one-on-one with students. Anyone over the age of four is welcome.

4, 8, or 12 Private Music Lesson Packages for Kids and Teens at Let There Be Rock School (Up to 55% Off)

Let There Be Rock School

Columbia

$180 $89

Private music lessons taught by rock musicians; four tickets to a student show; student and adult lounge access; unlimited studio time

2 or 4 Rounds of Mini Golf or Four Rounds of Mini Golf and Batting Cages at Columbia SportsPark (Up to 55% Off)

Columbia SportsPark

Harpers Choice

$14 $8

Family-friendly park features 18-hole mini-golf course as well as fast- and slow-pitch softball and baseball batting cages

90 Minutes of Bowling with Pizza and Shoe Rentals for Two or Four at Stoneleigh Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

Stoneleigh Lanes

Anneslie

$53.14 $28

Stoneleigh Lanes’ retro duckpin lanes offer greater challenge than traditional tenpin bowling

Kids' Introductory Music Lessons or Keyboard Class at Maryland Performing Arts Institute (Up to 51% Off)

Maryland Performing Arts Institute

Towson

$150 $75

Kids can learn to play music instruments such as the keyboard

Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Maryland State Fairgrounds on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Maryland State Fairgrounds

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Two Laser-Tag Games, Two Laser-Maze Trips, and Five Arcade Tokens at Red Zone Adventures (43% Off)

Red Zone Adventures

Lutherville - Timonium

$19.25 $11

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A laser-tag arena and maze with nearly 30 crisscrossed beams entertain kids before they play skee-ball and video games in the arcade

Two Hours of Duckpin or Rock N' Bowl Bowling with Soda or Beer for Four at Parkville Lanes (Up to 44% Off)

Parkville Lanes

Parkville

$70 $39

Bowling alley features classic duckpin-style bowling on 26 lanes, fueling patrons with an included pitcher of their favorite soda or brew

5 or 10 Open Play Passes or a Supreme Birthday Party Package for Up to 15 at Fun Bounce Paradise(Up to 54% Off)

Fun Bounce Paradise

Nottingham

$7 $3.40

Two-hour play sessions let kids explore colorful inflatables, while party entertains with private playground time, dancing, and games

5 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for a Two-Hour Bounce-House Visit to That Bounce Place (Up to 50% Off)

That Bounce Place

4

$8.95 $5

Hop about on nine inflatable bouncers and jumpers inside amore than 13,000-square-foot arena with a toddler area and WiFi for adults

Carload Entry Package to Maryland Agricultural Resource Council's Family Farm Day on September 21 (Up to43% Off)

Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

The Baltimore County Agricultural Center and Farm Park

$20 $12

Event features bee-keeping demonstrations, a bustling farmer's market stocked with fresh produce, cooking demos, and live honky-tonk music

Four or Eight Games of Duckpin Bowling for Four with Shoe Rentals and Pizza at Glen Burnie Bowling (52% Off)

Glen Burnie Bowling Center

Glen Burnie

$46 $22

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Large cheese pizzas fuel games of classic duckpin-style bowling, which unfold across 30 lanes

Five or Ten Open Play Sessions at Marley Bounce Party (43% Off)

Marley Bounce Party

Glen Burnie

$35 $20

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Kids explore an indoor playground featuring bounce houses with dinosaurs, palm trees, slides, tunnels, and turrets

One Private Lesson, or Semi-Private Lesson for Two or Three People, at All In Stride Equestrian Center (Up to 56% Off)

All In Stride Equestrian Center

All In Stride Equestrian Center

$225 $99

Horseback-riding lessons led by a dedicated staff at a facility surrounded by 100 acres near Hereford Area of Gunpowder State Park

Go-Karts with Optional Rounds of Mini Golf at The Go-Kart Track (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available. 

The Go-Kart Track

White Marsh

$39 $18

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Family-friendly go-kart hot spot rolls out three distinct outdoor tracks for all ages and affinities for speed

$30 for $60 Groupon — Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, Inc.

Greenbelt S.i.t.y. Stars, Inc.

Greenbelt

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

On-the-Farm or On-Location Farm to School Healthy Eating Program for Kids Aged 3–12 from C & E Farm (Up to 48% Off)

C & E Farm

Glenn Dale

$249 $129

Kids aged 3–12 learn about healthy eating through games and hands-on activities; lesson held at C & E Farm or a school or daycare building

One or Two Months of Youth Sports Performance Training at Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County (Up to 71% Off)

Get Fit Boot Camp of Harford County

Forest Hill

$120 $39

Trainers help student athletes to perform better in all sports with intense sport-specific drills

Up to 71% Off Ice Skating — Lanham Skating Center; Valid Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

$35 for One 10-Punch Open-Jump Pass at Pump It Up ($80 Value)

Pump It Up of Lanham-Bowie

Lanham

$80 $35

Inflatable slides, obstacles, and other attractions safely located in an indoor, climate-controlled environment

One Hour of Bouncing for Two at Z Bounce (35% Off). Three Locations Available.

Z Bounce

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $13

Children's play place encourages climbing and exploring across inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses

Two Games of Laser Tag for Two, Four, or Six at The Castle Laser Tag (Up to 45% Off)

The Castle Laser Tag

Bowie

$29.90 $17

Multi-level, castle-themed arena filled with fog, lights, and sound

$32 for $59 Worth of Paddleboarding Lessons — Paddle Annapolis @ Butler's Marina

Paddle Annapolis @ Butler's Marina

Annapolis

$59 $32

Learn proper stand-up-paddle technique and safety from an ASI accredited guide; premium paddle-board rental included

6 or 12 Go-Kart Races at Go-Kart Track (Up to 46% Off)

Go-Kart Track

Bladensburg

$36 $20

In each race, drivers hug corners and speed on straightaways throughout six laps on the smooth track

One-Month After-School Program or At-Home Birthday Party from Funfit's Organically Grown Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Funfit's Organically Grown Gym

Sandy Spring

$480 $199

After-school program includes fitness and nutrition activities, art, and homework time; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight on Thursday–Sunday at Sandy Spring Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

$10 $5

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

5 or 10 Open-Bounce Passes at Pump It Up (50% Off)

Pump It Up

Gaithersburg

$40 $20

Lauded by Parents magazine, the center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during open jump time

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for Ages 7 and Up at Bach To Rock (50% Off)

Bach To Rock

Multiple Locations

$88 $44

Students can choose from one of 14 instruments, including voice; instructors use a social approach to get kids motivated to practice

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Music seems to be a perpetual source of energy at Hot Skates Roller Skating Center. During public skate times, you might find participants wheeling around the wooden rink to the tunes of Radio Disney and the Top 40 charts. Up to 500 skaters can take to the rink at any given time, which often turns things into a rolling party. On special nights, themes take over, giving visitors the chance to skate to an all-night Michael Jackson tribute or gospel tunes on first Mondays.

In addition to playing fun music and serving up pizza at the cafe, staffers also teach skating lessons. Hot Skates Roller Skating Center also houses an arcade with more than 20 games, including redemption machines that reward gamers with tickets and the occasional "I like you just the way you are" in a robot voice.

1716 Whitehead Rd.
Gwynn Oak,
MD
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First-run pictures flicker across R/C Cinema 1-2-3's three screens as patrons settle into cozy, high-backed chairs. The wizardry of DOLBY digital projection and sound showcases the work of Hollywood's finest foley artists.

5509 Oregon Ave
Halethorpe,
MD
US

Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.

8419 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City,
MD
US

Established: 2005

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 25?50

Parking: Parking garage

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Most popular offering: African-American art, history, culture

Pro Tip: $6 validated parking is directly across the street at the PMI Parking Garage.

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum celebrates the achievements of African Americans, especially those from Maryland?which often means expanding on grade-school history lessons. For instance, Betsy Ross is typically credited with making the first American flag. However, one of the museum's rotating exhibits reveals that Grace Wisher, an African American indentured servant, also worked on the original star spangled banner. Dubbed "For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People," that exhibit was recognized as one of the country's best in the summer of 2014 by USA Today?in part because it featured a scrap of the real, first flag, covered in the bald eagle feathers that filled the air back then. That's just one of the myriad rotating exhibits that the museum has hosted, to complement permanent collections that highlight Maryland African Americans' endurance through two centuries of slavery, and their artistic and intellectual innovations.

Q&A with Helen Yuen, Director Of Marketing

What sets your business apart from your competition?

A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the east coast?s largest African-American museum. Besides rotating exhibitions, enjoy live musical performances from gospel jazz to steel drums. Films in our theater have enriched audiences on the history of soul food, civil rights, and more. For families, programs like art workshops and living history bring our mission to life. Lectures and our resource center enrich what you'll find in our permanent collection. We also nourish the body with the best soul food in Baltimore at our museum cafe. Visit our website for a full calendar of events.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

To showcase the rich contributions of Maryland African Americans, from Harriet Tubman and Thurgood Marshall to the unsung heroes who helped make Maryland what it is today.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Having people experience something new, different, and enriching to their lives.

830 E Pratt St.
Baltimore,
MD
US

A long fly ball from Oriole Park could hit the row house where, on February 6, 1895, Babe Ruth entered the world and sent chills down the spines of pitchers and outfielders across the country. After the legend earned more than 700 home runs and 2,200 RBIs, his career ended and his life faded, leaving his birthplace to fall into disrepair. In the late 1960s, a campaign restored both it and the adjoining structures to create the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. Babe’s widow, daughters, and sister collaborated with the museum founders to create exhibits commemorating the record breaker’s life and career, filling glass cases with balls and jerseys and restoring his bedroom to how it would have looked the year that the stork pitched the little Bambino through the window.

Originally, this museum also explored the history of the Baltimore Orioles—Ruth’s first professional team—and hosted the Baltimore Colts’ archives. Its quickly growing collection of artifacts, however, soon led to the need for a larger location. In 2005, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum retained those items relating to its titular legend while the rest found a new home in the Sports Legends Museum. This museum occupies the basement and first floor of the historic Camden Station, sprawling throughout 22,000 square feet with exhibits that delve into subjects such as the history of baseball in Maryland and collegiate ball.

216 Emory St.
Baltimore,
MD
US

The American Visionary Art Museum devotes its space to original work by self-taught artists who honed their craft?often unintentionally?while operating on the outskirts of the formal art world. As temporary exhibitions explore a particular artist or theme in depth, the permanent collection displays thousands of powerful and often whimsical items, such as Andrew Logan's mirror-winged Black Icarus, or the haunting Applewood Figure, an emaciated sculpture said to wince whenever someone eats a piece of fruit. The museum spreads its arresting pieces throughout three historical buildings, including the expansive main building, which boasts a reflective mirrored-mosaic exterior and neighbors the Tall Sculpture Barn, an ex-whiskey warehouse fully equipped with 45-foot ceilings for large-scale projects. A wildflower garden?complete with meditation chapel?and a sculpture plaza featuring a 55-foot whirligig beckon visitors to the museum's outdoor space, where envious clouds shape themselves into crude versions of Piet?. Completing any trip, the museum's Sideshow gift shop stuffs shopping bags with an ever-rotating collection of eclectic artwork, jewelry, toys, and more.

800 Key Hwy
Baltimore,
MD
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