Leila Arboretum {Michigan}

In the outskirts of a little town in Battle Creek Michigan sits a beautiful natural area- Leila Arboretum.  There’s plenty of open space to walk.  A fountain to sit by.  What drew the attention of the kids however, was a little “fantasy forest”. The Fantasy Forest is a little area of dead ash trees that were transformed into beautiful carved […]

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Free Movies all summer long {Goodrich Quality Theaters}

If you’re up and at ’em early in the day- you can catch a movie free at any Goodrich Quality Theater shown below.  Click the link for full details on how to get FREE or reduced ($1) ticket pricing.  All shows are 10am. Morning Movies (SUMMER 2017) Every Weekday (Mon-Fri) at 10:00AM, we will be giving you a fresh line-up of family-friendly features at select GQT locations! See the movie line-up below: 6/12 – 6/16: Wild Life 6/19 – 6/23: Secret Life of Pets 6/26 – 6/30: Lego Batman Movie 7/3 – 7/7: Rock Dog 7/10 – 7/14: Storks 7/17 – 7/21: Peanuts Movie 7/24 – 7/28: Monster Trucks 7/31 – 8/4: Trolls 8/7 – 8/11: Sing THEATERS FEATURING MORNING MOVIES: Florida Riverview 14 GDX (Gibsonton) Illinois Kendall 11 GDX (Oswego) Randall 15 IMAX (Batavia) Savoy 16 IMAX (Savoy) Willow Knolls 14 (Peoria) Indiana Brownsburg 8 GDX (Brownsburg) Eastside 9 (Lafayette) Hamilton 16 IMAX + GDX (Noblesville) Portage 16 IMAX (Portage) Michigan Bay City 10 GDX (Bay City) Canton 7 GDX (Canton) Grand Haven 9 (Grand Haven) Jackson 10 (Jackson) Kalamazoo 10 (Kalamazoo) Quality 10 GDX (Saginaw) Quality 16 (Ann Arbor) Missouri Capital 8 (Jefferson City) Forum 8 (Columbia)    

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Free /cheap in March. Various states

My family LOVES to travel.  My blog isn’t about “things to do” where we live- it’s about things to do anywhere!  We love to experience new things all of the time and so I try to find interesting things to do anywhere.  Any time I post these monthly ideas of free/cheap things to do- I try to find things in a variety of places… Some of them we’ve been to, and some of them we would LOVE to go to if the chance ever comes up- here’s some fun things for March California: Asian Art Museum– San Francisco – Free the first Sunday of each month as part of the Target First Free Sunday program. Georgia: Children’s Museum of Atlanta– Atlanta- Free the second Tuesday (March 14) as part of the Target Free admission program. Florida: Fort George Island Cultural State Park– Jacksonville- FREE ADMISSION. open 8am-Sundown. Texas: Houston Zoo-Houston-  Free First Tuesday afternoon (March 7) noon-5pm (zoo closes at 6pm)  You can get advance tickets up to a week in advance, or at the door the day of.  Runs September- May. Ohio: Columbus Zoo– Columbus:  Half price admission through March 17.  We traveled to this zoo last summer and it was FANTASTIC- I’ll finally be posting about it this month but trust me when I say- It’s worth every penny- your kids will love it! Michigan: Belle Isle Nature Center–  Detroit- Free admission with admission to Belle Isle State […]

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Maple Sugar Fun

In Michigan- March means Maple Sugar!  We had a few really nice days last week and the trees near me have already been tapped. We took a maple sugar tour years ago that showed the process of cooking down the sap to create the most delicious syrup ever!  We haven’t gone with the kids yet and I looked to see […]

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Free movies in Michigan

Celebration Cinema is getting ready to start their Spring Flick Family Film FEstival.  Free movies for kids and usually a low ($5 ?) ticket price for adults. Here is the schedule: Opens Friday 2/26:  Hotel Transylvania 2 Opening in March 2016: 3/4 Pan 3/11 Goosebumps 3/18 The Peanuts Movie 3/25 Alvin and the Chipmunks   List of theaters (all in […]

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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) ILLINOIS 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 WASHINGTON DC National Zoo:  FREE every day TEXAS Dallas Zoo–  $5 admission December 1- FEbruary 29.  After that it goes up to regular pricing of $12-15 CALIFORNIA 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” WASHINGTON Seattle Art Museum– Feb 4-  Free to all on the first Thursday of every month INDIANA 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) MICHIGAN FREE FISHING WEEKEND– Feb 14-15.  Great opportunity if it isn’t a blizzard outdoors 😉  You can fish on the Great Lakes […]

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