Kids Activities in Minneapolis, MN


Two Rounds of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Goony Golf (Up to 48% Off)

Goony Golf

Goony Golf

Groups of two or four putt among 18-hole courses inhabited by colorful oversize animals

$48 $25

$15 for Five Go-Kart or Bumper-Boat Rides at Lilli Putt ($25 Value)

Lilli Putt

Coon Rapids

Go-karters careen around the new 2016 track; golfers putt around aquatic obstacles on the mini-golf course

$25 $15

Mini Golf with Malt Shop Credit for Four or Six at Malt-Tees Mini Golf (Up to 46% Off)

Malt-T-Melt and Mini-Golf

Richfield

Waterfalls, streams, and gardens freshen mini-golf course; onsite malt shop serves ice cream, hot sandwiches, and drinks

$37 $20

$20 for All-Day Game Pass for One & $10 Game Card at Sky Deck Sports Grille & Lanes ($55 Value)

Sky Deck Sports Grille & Lanes

Bloomington

Full day of unlimited access to hundreds of interactive games with a $10 game card

$55 $20

$39 for Bowling on One Lane, Pizza, and Soda for Six at Blainbrook Entertainment Center (Up to $87.75 Value)

Blainbrook Entertainment Center

Blaine

Twenty-four neon-lit lanes equipped with automatic scoring

$87.75 $39

Four Open-Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 47% Off)

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

Inflatable playgrounds host jump sessions for all ages and encourage tykes and families to jump, leap, and climb bounce houses and slides

$31.80 $17

Bowling-and-Pizza Package for Up to 6 The Park Tavern (Up to 60% Off)

The Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

Combination restaurant, bar, and bowling alley; groups of bowlers play for an hour and share large pizzas of their choice

$86.95 $35

$35 for Unlimited Summer Bowling at The Park Tavern ($1,369 Value)

The Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

From May through October, bowlers can topple pins on one lane for one hour per day wearing complimentary rental shoes

$1,369 $35

Admission for Two or Four at The Museum of Russian Art (Up to 53% Off)

The Museum of Russian Art

Windom

Nonprofit, member-supported museum displays paintings, sculptures, photography, and folk art that highlight Russian culture

$18 $9

Ice Skating for 2, 4, or 6 with Skate Rental or 10 Open Skate Sessions at Richfield Ice Arena (Up to 47% Off)

Richfield Ice Arena

Richfield Ice Arena

Lace up your skates and glide around one of two regulation-size rinks during open-skate sessions

$32 $17

$45 for an Unlimited Summer Bowling Pass at Town Hall Lanes ($1,125 Value) 

Town Hall Lanes

Minnehaha

Bowlers enjoy one-hour of bowling on a single lane every day beginning May 1

$1,125 $45

Open Skate or Open Hockey Admissions at Schwan Super Rink at National Sports Center (Up to 50% Off)

National Sports Center

National Sports Center

Open skate or hockey sessions on Olympic- or NHL-sized rinks

$7 $3.50

Urban Scavenger Race for Two, Four, or Six from 3Quest Challenge (Half Off)

3Quest Challenge

3Quest Challenge - Minneapolis

Racing against the clock, players progress through three quests where they find checkpoints, seize clues, and solve the final puzzle

$39.95 $20

Wacky Walk Adventure for Two, Four, or Six from Wacky Walks - Minneapolis (50% Off)

Wacky Walks - Minneapolis

Wacky Walks - Minneapolis

Part solo strategizing game and part team quest, this walk around the city leads to clues that need solving—and upheaval in your ranks

$39.95 $20

One or Three 90-Minute Standup Paddleboard classes at KB Sculpt (Up to 42% Off)

KB Sculpt

Plymouth

Aboard stable paddleboards, explore the beautiful Twin Cities Area Lakes during SUP classes

$40 $24

Two or Four Tickets to Night Out at The Museum at Hennepin History Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Hennepin History Museum

Whittier

After-hours event with snacks, drinks, and special activities at Hennepin County museum housed in historic mansion

$20 $12

Five-Day Art & S.T.E.A.M./S.T.E.M. Day-Camp Session from Robots-4-U (67% Off)

Robots 4- U

Multiple Locations

Kids ages 7–14 learn science, technology, engineering, and math concepts while creating their own robots

$299.95 $99

Walking Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Government Center Plaza

Bring your smartphone and explore the city in a scavenger hunt to get points, which involves documenting specific activities with a camera

$39.90 $20

Children's Summer Drama Camps at In the Company of Kids Performing/ Creative Arts Center (51% Off)

In the Company of Kids Performing/ Creative Arts Center

Multiple Locations

Theater camps immerse kids in acting, singing, and dancing and instill self-confidence and teamwork skills

$325 $159

One-Day Musical Instrument Course at West Bank School Of Music (42% Off)

West Bank School Of Music

Cedar-Riverside

From the merchant: 2-hour workshop to learn how to play Irish and American jigs and reels on the guitar in a group setting!

$40 $23

$179 for a One-Week Knight for a Day Camp at The Oakeshott Institute ($320 Value)

The Oakeshott Institute

The Oakeshott Institute

This year’s camp focuses on Scandinavian warrior traditions through stories traditional weapons and armor, as well as arts projects

$320 $179

One Hour of Jump Time or Three-Hour All-You-Can-Play Weekend Package at AirMaxx Trampoline Park (Up to 48% Off)

AirMaxx Trampoline Park

Eden Prairie

Pairs enjoy wholesome fun, bounding across huge trampolines; all-you-can-play weekend nights include laser tag, mini golf, and pizza

$31 $16

90 Minutes of Bowling for 6 or 12 with Shoe Rentals and Pitchers of Soda at Drkula’s 32 Bowl (Up to 51% Off)

Drkula's 32 Bowl

Inver Grove Heights

Launch bowling balls down a lane for 90 minutes with friends and families while wearing rental shoes and sipping soda

$49.50 $25

Two-Hour Trampoline Session for Two at Zero Gravity Trampoline Park (34% Off). Two Options Available.

Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

Mounds View

Trampoline park with dodgeball, basketball, and foam pit; other attractions include laser tag, a climbing wall, and an aerial net

$44 $29

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (50% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum - Live

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$16 $8

Mini Golf on One or Two Courses for Two or Four People at Casey's Amusement Park (Up to 44% Off)

Casey's Amusement Park

Alexandria

Play a round of mini golf on one or two courses built around waterfalls, rivers, and large boulders

$16 $11

Fun-Park Package with Laser-Maze Admission for One, Two, or Four at Action City Family Fun Center (Up to 49% Off)

Action City at Metropolis Resort

Eau Claire

Guests spend 5 consecutive hours on unlimited attractions and video arcade games plus one admission through laser maze.

$34 $18

$25 for One-Hour Batting-Cage Rental at Triple Crown Indoor Batting Cages ($50 Value)

Triple Crown Indoor Batting Cages

Saint Paul

Players of all skill levels can work on their swing with help from a pitching machine

$50 $25

Rides, Ticket Package, Mini Golf, Water-Slide Season Pass or Party at Summerland Family Fun Park (Up to 51% Off)

Summerland Family Fun Park

Lincoln School

Go-karts wind through a Grand Prix track and waves splash as bumper boats collide; water slide and mini golf are also available

$29.70 $15

"Seussical Jr."

SteppingStone Theatre

Summit - University

$16 $11

Select Local Merchants

  • Elsie's
    Elsie's Bowling Center offers a wide variety of classic American dishes. Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. Be sure to check out Elsie's Bowling Center's outdoor seating when the climate is right. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick). At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out. Get in and out of the car quickly with no-hassle parking located all around the restaurant. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. The menu at Elsie's Bowling Center is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served. When you're craving a true American classic, such as a burger and fries, make your way over to Elsie's Bowling Center. Elsie's Bowling Center serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes. If you're seeking a highly-rated American restaurant in the area, look no further than Elsie's Bowling Center.
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    729 Marshall Street Northeast
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Paintball Park
    To put it plainly, Splat Tag is massive. Twenty-two paintball fields sprawl across its 600 acres. Woods, brush, and felled trees make for strategic cover, and through every patch of forest could be something unexpected. A helicopter, a bunker, or perhaps an enemy base, right there for the taking—provided players have enough paint. The high number of play areas encourages players to linger, as does Splat Tag's policies. Open admission grants unlimited access for the day, with referees setting up 15- to 20-minute games. The fields admit up to 200 players per day, ensuring everyone can find those of similar skill levels. Splat Tag also hosts private and special events, including an annual gathering with enough paintballs to blot out murals of of the sun.
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    200 South 5th Street
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Grand Slam
    Laser tag. Video arcade. Batting cages. Play zone. This sounds like the stuff children's dreams are made of, only it's a reality at Grand Slam Coon Rapids. Here, a multitude of both kid- and adult-friendly activities pulsate throughout 45,000 square feet. Everyone can polish their grand-slamming skills in myriad batting cages or don their best plaid pants for 18 holes of mini-golf. Youngsters and adults can beam lasers at each other inside a multilevel laser tag arena and race one another in krazy kars. To help everyone refuel, the snack bar churns out fresh pizza, cheese curds, nachos, and mini donuts.
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    2941 Coon Rapids Boulevard Northwest
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Walker Art Center
    In 1879, a lumber baron named Thomas Barlow Walker built an extra room onto his house. He mounted his 20 favorite paintings on the room's walls and opened it to the public. This private collection transformed into a public gallery with the founding of Walker Art Center in 1927. Over the following decades, the center's staff amassed a collection focused on modern art, gathering works from Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Alberto Giacometti. Today, this permanent collection has expanded to encompass more than 11,000 modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and photographs, more than 800 film pieces, and more than 1,200 artists' books. In the whimsical multistory geometric helix of the Barnes building, seven cube-shaped galleries radiate from a central core on terrazzo floors and under lofted ceilings. Docents lead group tours through the galleries to see rotating exhibitions or play hide-and-seek with Jackson Pollock. Current exhibits have explored the contemporary still photography of Cindy Sherman, American avant-garde film from 1960 to 1973, and prints, paintings, and sculptures produced after 1989. Inside the museum's social spaces, docents also host artist talks, film screenings, and open houses. Designed as a contemporary twist on old European opera houses, the center's McGuire Theater draws visitors into its intimate space for live dance, theater, and music performances as well as performance art. Museum exhibits and events also spill outside to a central square and the four quadrants, bordered by granite and evergreen hedges, of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. As visitors walk across its lawns, they can glimpse iconic modern sculptures, cross a 375-foot steel-and-wood footbridge, or watch staff teach plants to paint in the Cowles Conservatory.
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    1750 Hennepin Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • American Swedish Institute
    Who would build a castle in Minneapolis? In 1908, the Turnblads did just that on Park Avenue. The Swedish immigrant family constructed a mansion complete with detailed woodcarvings done by hand-selected artists and a barn/carriage house where the family housed some early automobiles and one horse that was starting to get really insecure about his job security. But the king and queen of this castle were benevolent. Just 21 years after the mansion's construction, the Turnblads gave over the house keys to the community for the organization that would become American Swedish Institute. Today, the mansion and its grounds still stand as a tribute to Swedish and Nordic culture—both past and present. Guides lead tours into the historic home as well as through the more contemporary Nelson Cultural Center. Its 34,000 square feet includes a modern art gallery featuring rotating exhibits that showcase photographs, paintings, and other works of art from Sweden and her Nordic neighbors. The American Swedish Institute also regularly hosts performing-arts presentations and educational programs, including Swedish language classes for all levels. But to truly get a taste of authentic Swedish culture, all one really needs to do is take a bite of the seasonal Nordic-inspired cuisine at Fika, the onsite cafe praised by such publications as the New York Times. Other places to explore include a Museum shop with Nordic goods as well as a reading room filled with books from Swedish and Swedish American authors.
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    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Fallout Shelter Arcade
    With no exaggeration and without a sliver of hyperbole, it's a stone-cold fact that there are no other arcades like Fallout Shelter Arcade. It's a rare place where gamers can be completely immersed in virtual realities without typical gaming distractions such as noisy roommates, infringing house cats, or dayjobs, or even light itself. That's all due to Fallout Shelter Arcade's distinct attraction: The Podbay. Like something out of a gamer or an Air Force sergeant's dreams, The Podbay features 12 sleek, retro-yet-futuristic Virtual World Tesla II cockpit simulators (the only cockpit simulators of this kind in all of Minnesota). They look like pods you'd learn how to fly a Harrier with, escape from an alien spacecraft in, or survive an alien attack in...but they're being used for a much greater purpose: making the video game experience as awesome as it can possibly be. Games hosted by the Pods include Battletech, in which players become one with a thirty-foot tall, 75-ton walking tank and blast the kablooey out of other podding gamers. The other pod-perfect game is Red Planet, where you control a Vectored Thrust Vehicle (VTV) across the terrain of a Martian mining canal, racing other VTV's through narrow corridors, and occasionally playing games of Space Chicken with oncoming aircraft. The expert staff, known as Mercs, are always on hand to help out rookie pilots and find new challenges for hardened virtual air-jockyes, and Fallout Shelter's pay-per-play gaming hours help first timers quickly earn their virtual pilot's licenses.
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    451 Taft St NE
    Minneapolis, MN US

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