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$25 for Six Open-Play Sessions ($59.94 Value)
The center features four inflatables, jumps, and slides, as well as a three-story maze with slides on either side. There's also a ball-shooting arena and interactive arcade. Open-play sessions take place Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
At each Jump!Zone locale nationwide, children aged 2–12 race through themed play areas, bounce on inflatables, and fly down giant slides. Boys and girls can become airborne in SpongeBob SquarePants and Atlantis-themed bouncers or slide near the vigilant figure of Batman, which, as in real life, is 16 feet tall and filled with air. Kids 18 months and older can tackle a multi-level play-zone maze, and the whole family can blast away in the ball-o-city ball-shooting arena. Meanwhile, Jump!Zone's interactive arcade caters to older children and teens who'd rather game than bounce.
Tots with aspirations to be firefighters slide into a bouncy fire truck, and hopeful time travelers acquaint themselves with their future by examining prehistory in the Jurassic Adventure. Pintsize play timers can dispatch their financial stresses in the Toddler Zone. While the kids play, their adult counterparts can enjoy complimentary coffee, relax in the café, use Jump!Zone's free WiFi and computer, and finally have time to recite the periodic table of elements in peace. Check the schedule for open-play hours.