Physicists have determined that the best way to subdue wall-bouncing photons is to let them loose until they need a nap. Apply the latest scientific findings to your kid’s playtime with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get one inflatable-play-center experience at Monkey Joe’s (up to a $13.19 total value, including tax). The experience includes:
- One admission (up to an $9.44 value)
- Slice of pizza (a $2.19 value)
- Small soft drink (a $1.56 value)
Monkey Joe’s caters to energetic kids and their break-desperate parents with a labyrinth of indoor inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses. Swing by with a sock-sporting youngster in tow for a bout of supervised bouncing, leaping, and sliding around a colorful playground. Kids 3 years and younger can scoot confidently about the super-soft surfaces of the separate Mini Monkey Zone. To ensure rumbling tummies don’t interrupt playtime, children can scarf down a slice of Monkey Joe’s pizza and a refreshing drink on the fly. Adults always get in for free and are welcome to assist their offspring, but aren’t allowed to jump on the play equipment unless they just won a game of bingo. Instead, grown-ups can relax in Monkey Joe’s amenity-laden parent nook, which features comfortable seating, free wireless Internet, flat-screen TVs, and computer stations that never need to have their noses wiped.
Monkey Joe’s play equipment is always overseen by well-trained staff members who use a video monitoring system and identity bracelets to track and study each little primate in its natural habitat. Every surface is also sanitized with Swisher products regularly to eliminate common germs and cooties.
Monkey Joe's Richmond
If they're in the right place at the right time, visitors to Monkey Joe's indoor playground might actually meet Monkey Joe—a monkey mascot in a yellow T-shirt whose fuzzy face flashes a constant smile. He and a team of expert staffers keep watch over children aged 12 and younger as they glide down wall-to-wall inflated slides, jump in bright-red and yellow bounce castles, and navigate inflated obstacle courses. Small explorers race through padded walls and swinging inflatable pillars, while toddlers 3 years old and younger frolic safely in a separate play area where they gather to devise new ways of pretending to eat all their vegetables, and adults recline in a separate lounge in front of flat-screen TVs and computer stations. At the end of each day, Monkey Joe's staffers sanitize all playground surfaces using Swisher hygiene products.