Kids Activities in Iowa

IMAX Documentary for Two, Four, or Six at Science Center of Iowa (Up to 54% Off)

Science Center of Iowa
Downtown Des Moines

45-minute IMAX documentaries explore national parks, great white sharks, outer space, Mt. Everest, and more in a 6-story dome theater

$18 $10

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Admission for Up to Six to Living History Farms (Up to 49% Off)

Living History Farms

500-acre outdoor museum spans the history of Iowa farming with three working farms and a re-creation of a 19th-century village

$30 $18

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10- or 20- Minute Rides or Birthday Package for Up to 24 Kids at Plush Animal Amusement Rides (Up to 52% Off)

Plush Animal Amusement Rides
Merle Hay Mall

Cruise the mall in style aboard large plush motorized stuffed animals

$40 $19

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$19 for a Beginner Children's Piano Online Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

Des Moines

Online course uses video lectures to teach beginners how to locate notes, play with proper positioning, and effective practice techniques

$199 $19

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Two Admission Tickets to Crayola Experience (Offer valid through December 31, 2016)

Crayola Experience
Mall of America

Families explore over 25 hands-on attractions and enjoy over 60,000 sq. ft. of crayon-themed fun in this unique experience from Crayola

$39.98 $19.98

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Three Rounds of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 50% Off)

Des Moines

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

$18 $10

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1.5 Hours of Laser Tag Game Play for Two, Four, Six, or Eight People at Escape Chambers (Up to 51% Off)

Escape Chambers - Des Moines
Escape Chambers

Puts your wits to the test in thrilling, realistic tactical laser-tag matches against your friends

$60 $39

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Visit to 20-Acre Corn Maze for One, Four, or Six at Pumpkinville Corn Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Pumpkinville Corn Maze
Brook Run

Stretching up to 20 acres, the fourth-generation corn and soybean farm’s maze often keeps adventurers exploring for an hour or longer

$14 $8

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Zipline Rides for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 at Mt. Crescent (56% Off)

Mt Crescent
Honey Creek

Zip through the air on a 1,600 ft. long zipline—the longest in the Midwest—and reach speeds of more than 40 mph

$75 $35

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Summer Bowling Pass for One or Four People at Bowlerama Lanes (99% Off)

Bowlerama Lanes
South Park

Gather with friends at this lively bowling alley, which offers open bowling time seven days per week

$2,457 $35

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Guitar-Lesson Package or One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Center Stage Guitar Academy
Des Moines

High-quality video guitar lessons shot from many angles teach everything from guitar basics to specific songs

$40 $9

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$19 for an Online Beginners' Guitar Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

Des Moines

Online course teaches guitar-playing basics; students will leave knowing how to play a song

$199 $19

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Visit to the Johnny Carson Birthplace for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off)

Johnny Carson Birthplace Society

Tour the recently restored childhood home of Johnny Carson, and watch video clips of his classic Tonight Show jokes

$42 $21

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$8 for a Downloadable Online Guitar-Lesson Course from Outstanding Guitar Video Course ($100 Value)

Outstanding Guitar Video Course
Des Moines

Step-by-step coaching program teaches beginner/intermediate students how to master the acoustic or electric guitar and build basic skills

$100 $8

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6 Months or 1 Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Guitar Now Online (Up to 75% Off)

Guitar Now Online
Des Moines

Step-by-step video curriculum teaches students using a personalized learning plan based on their goals and prior experience

$49 $15

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Online Guitar Lessons with Option for Private Instruction from American Guitar Academy (Up to 76% Off)

American Guitar Academy
Des Moines

Learn to play the guitar and build speed and confidence in your abilities with online video tutorials and optional private instruction

$79 $19

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  • Plaza Lanes Sports Complex
    Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Plaza Lanes Sports Complex in Des Moines will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds). Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Raise your glass at Plaza Lanes Sports Complex's happy hour. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Plaza Lanes Sports Complex is a great summer destination. Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Plaza Lanes Sports Complex's wifi. Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Plaza Lanes Sports Complex can seat both large and small groups. The restaurant also features a DJ, and guests are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. Plaza Lanes Sports Complex draws a good-sized crowd on weeknights as workers head over after leaving the office. Dress is typically casual at Plaza Lanes Sports Complex, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Plaza Lanes Sports Complex as well. Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant. For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. The average check at Plaza Lanes Sports Complex will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
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    2701 Douglas Ave
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Planet X - Fun Center
    For 20 years, indoor fun park Planet X has been mesmerizing families with its sheer number of activities. Guests of all ages can zap their least favorite cousins during laser tag, release pent-up road rage in bumper cars, practice their putting on the mini-golf course, challenge themselves to climb a craggy indoor rock wall, and immerse themselves in flashing lights in the expansive arcade room. And those are just a few of the activities at Planet X. Planet X fuels the merriment with its own Pangea Pizza—made-from-scratch pizzas sprinkled with fresh, hand-sliced toppings—and Full Moon ice cream. This handcrafted, organic-milk ice cream satisfies sweet teeth with more than 24 ultra creamy flavors and nearly 80 toppings. The fun park hosts sports-team celebrations and church gatherings, holiday and birthday parties, and even corporate team-building activities. Its party space gives patrons a bird’s-eye view of the action.
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    4444 1st Ave
    Cedar Rapids, IA US
  • Games Plus One
    Round up a group of friends and play some fun video games from Games Plus One in Davenport. No toy chest is complete without an action figure. Pick up one at this store to make sure you have this for your next play date! Have fun bingo night in with the help of a bingo set from Games Plus One. Your boundaries are unlimited when you are in control of an awesome radio control toy. Take it anywhere you want! A toy is simply a bundle of fun, and you'll love that it's educational, too! A good old-fashioned stuffed animal is still much loved by all. Lucky for you, this store offers many to choose from. Get your hardhat on! Pretend to be a construction worker today with your kiddos and start building with a fun set from this Games Plus One. Can't beat good old-fashioned fun with board puzzles and card games. Setting out on an adventure? Enjoy the finer things in life with a new pair of binoculars from here. The parking lot near Games Plus One will have you in and out in a jiffy. Now that you've learned everything Games Plus One has to offer, they're waiting for your visit today!
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    4621 Cheyenne Avenue
    Davenport, IA US
  • Promenade Cinema 14
    There's nothing quite like watching a movie in theaters, so make sure to check out Promenade Cinema 14 in Sioux City. Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this theater has the restaurant just for you. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this theater — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks. It's about time you finally enjoyed the comfort of your car while watching the movies at this drive-in theater. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    924 4th Street
    Sioux City, IA US
  • Game Crazy
    Whether you're a fan of the classics or stay in the loop by playing the latest video games, there's something for everyone in Waterloo at Game Crazy. Your boundaries are unlimited when you are in control of an awesome radio control toy. Take it anywhere you want! Never a dull moment with fun board puzzles and card games. Every parent knows they need to combine fun and education to keep pace with the demands of modern parenting. Toys from here fit the bill by teaching children in a playful way. No toy chest is complete without an action figure. Pick up one at this store to make sure you have this for your next play date! Get your hardhat on! Pretend to be a construction worker today with your kiddos and start building with a fun set from this Game Crazy. This store has a great selection of stuffed animals to buy for your loved ones. When you're planning for your next vacation, make sure to pack these binoculars to get a closer view at the scenic sites. Here you can find close and safe parking for you to take advantage of during your visit. Playing is practice and practice makes perfect, so scope out the video games at Waterloo's Game Crazy today.
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    1511 East San Marnan Drive
    Waterloo, IA US
  • Active Learners
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Kinder Club builds on your child's inherent curiosity about the world by using hands-on sensory and nature based activities to foster social, physical, and academic development. Each class will follow a familiar flow of active play, large group circle time, fine motor and sensory based activities. What is the experience customers can expect? Your child will expand their imagination and generate their creativity by participating in various activities from painting and crafts, sensory tables, STEM activities, outdoor lessons, music and dance, cooperative games, and fun storytelling. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Our programs and classes are designed to enrich your students lives by exposing them to the wide variety of learning opportunities available right here in our community. Active Learner's nurtures deep personal and group growth in connection to the natural world and the communities we live in. What do you love most about your job? When you are passionate and compassionate for something that you love, it will shine through. When you love what you do, not only will you make a difference in your students’ lives, but you will make a difference in your own as well.
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    2701 Bradford Drive
    Iowa City, IA US

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