Free/cheap things to do in February

Winter is getting old for many of us- here are some ways to get the family out of the house that won’t cost an arm and a leg!  Here’s just a snapshop- check your local venues for free dates (feel free to leave a comment with a link to free/cheap things to do in your area)


Shedd Aquarium: FREE General admission and discounted upgraded admission to Illinois Residents: February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29   Anyone with a Bank of America Debit card and photo ID can receive one free General Admission Feb 6-7


National Zoo:  FREE every day


Dallas Zoo–  $5 admission December 1- FEbruary 29.  After that it goes up to regular pricing of $12-15


Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego– Feb 18- 5-7pm.  Free the third Thursday of every month from 5-7pm.  WEbsite does state “kid friendly”


Seattle Art Museum– Feb 4-  Free to all on the first Thursday of every month


Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (I have been to this museum and it is WORTH the full price admission cost- so to get in FREE or even reduced is a FANTASTIC deal!)

Feb 4- Free admission 4-8pm for Target family night.  Feb. 15, 2016—Reduced admission 10 a.m.–5 p.m. for Presidents Day ($5 adults; $1 youth)


FREE FISHING WEEKEND– Feb 14-15.  Great opportunity if it isn’t a blizzard outdoors 😉  You can fish on the Great Lakes or any inland lakes without a license.  Normal rules still apply so check out the DNR link if you’re not sure what those are.




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