A playground can be the site of a first birthday party, a first transatlantic paper-airplane flight, and a first doctoral dissertation on the geothermal impact of teeter-totters. Help kids make scientific breakthroughs while breathlessly jumping with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a one-day Create and Bounce summer art-camp session for kids age 5 and older at BounceU (a $40 value). This Groupon is valid at the Chesterfield and St. Louis locations. The St. Louis sessions take place each weekday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the Chesterfield sessions take place on Tuesday–Thursday at the same time.
BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground where they can bounce from side to side in a safe, secure environment. Each one-day Create and Bounce session supplies at least nine different gravity-snubbing play structures, along with clay, chalk, and oil pastels to inspire budding brains with weekly themes such as Dino Time, which uncovers Jurassic fun and questions whether tyrannosaurus rex really had big, floppy ears. In August, World of Robots turns the gears of imagination with a nuts-and-bolts exploration of our android friends.
When they're not toning their cerebral muscles, kids can imagine they're synchronized leapers in Michael Flatley's Riverbounce as they carom around the inflatable stadium, bobbing through upbeat exercises and games. To ensure little piggies don't go bouncing away, students must wear shoes for to participate in arts and crafts and socks to jump.
Inflated structures, slides, and games fill the climate-controlled environs of the numerous BounceU locations that speckle the nation. At each site, staff members closely monitor all activities as little ones traverse obstacle courses or pull on oversized inflatable boxing gloves. The crew also invites parents to join in on the fun, letting them bounce alongside their kids or make sweeping edicts from atop a bouncy-castle throne. In addition to open sessions, the indoor-play haven sets the stage for special events, which include family-bounce night, which lets parents join in the bouncing.