Last summer we took a weekend trip to Columbus, Ohio. There are some really fun things to do there with kids. I’ve already posted about the waterfall we visited just minutes from town… but today I’m finally posting our trip to the zoo. First and formost we went 4th of July weekend and they offered FREE ADMISSION to current and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
This time of year, zoos in colder locations tend to shut down for the winter season. One way they continue to make money to feed the animals is by hosting a local trick or treating event. The Binder Park Zoo In Battle Creek MI is one example. If you’re worried about the kids getting lots of candy, this might not […]
We recently took a weekend road trip to Louisville, and visited their zoo. We see a lot of zoos, it’s just something we like to do together. So many of them are different and we definitely have some favorites. We really enjoyed The Zoo in Louisville for several reasons. 1) It’s pretty green… as in…green space. It’s light and airy […]
If you find yourself in or near SW Michigan, you really MUST make plans to visit the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI This zoo is outside of the ordinary with it’s natural settings. We visit many zoos as we travel to new locations, but we’re always amazed at the beautiful scenery, natural settings, cleanliness and even friendliness of […]