Free and cheap things to do in August

CALIFORNIA: San Diego & OC Fair Bounceback  (click here for the official website) Save your San Diego County Fair or Ventura County Fair ticket stub for one free admission at the OC Fair, July 15-August 14. If you are a San Diego Fair Best Pass Ever holder, visit Guest Services during the San Diego County Fair and receive one complimentary ticket to the OC Fair. Physical ticket must be presented. E-tickets on mobile devices will not be accepted for promotion. Active Military & Veterans Active-duty military and veterans receive free OC Fair admission and are eligible to purchase ½ price general admission tickets. Promotion is valid all 23 days of the 2016 OC Fair. Military ID required. Free admission is not applicable for spouses or dependents. A maximum of six ½ price tickets may be purchased. Read & Ride Bookworms ages 5-11 can read 2 books to earn 3 free carnival rides. Click here to download the book report form. Completed book report forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Centennial Farm Information Booth during Fair hours. Tickets are valid July 15-August 14, 2016 only. Official OC Fair Read & Ride Form must be used in order to participate in program. COLORADO: Denver: *Free movie at Skyline Park- movie begins ad dusk with entertainment an hour before.  August 6- Grease (made possible by  Southwest Airlines) *Monday movie at Infinity Park – gates open at 7pm and movie starts […]

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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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Milwaukee Free Admission Days

It’s a new year and my vacation time started over exactly 4 days ago.  So… it’s time to plan how to use it! We’re planning a trip to Milwaukee late spring/ summer time since it’s only a 4.5 hour drive. I thought I’d share some cool info in case you’re planning a trip too! Milwaukee Public Museum is FREE the first Thursday of every month thanks to Kohls.  Click here for their website. January 7 February 4 March 3 April 17 May 5 June 2 July 7 August 4 September 1 October 6 November 3 December 1 free for moms on Mother’s Day free for dads on Father’s Day free for Grandparents on Grandparent’s Day free for Veterans on Memorial and Veteran’s day   2.  Milwaukee Zoo – Free days during the “off” seasion:  click here for website January 3 February 7 March 7 October 10 November 7 December 5 There seem to be lots of great places to visit and my list is long but I wanted to share those two locations so you can take advantage of free admission days if you’re in the area!  Watch for posts later this year with photos and details of all the places we visit!    

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American Museum of Magic

Where we went:  American Museum of Magic  (as of May 2015 rates were $5 adults and $3.50 kids) Where is it located:  Marshall, MI How much time do you need:  We spent about an hour in the museum.  It’s not huge, but it was worth the visit. Their claim to fame is holding the second largest collection of Magic paraphernalia […]

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