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Spring Break Savings Challenge Day 5: Soak Up Free Local Culture

Posted by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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Welcome to Day 5 of the Spring Break Savings Challenge!

What fun, free cultural programs does your community offer? By making the most of free programs in your area, you can have a lot of fun with your family without spending a dime. More than 39 cities in the U.S. offer art gallery tours, special deals at cafes and restaurants, block parties, and free performances. Check your local newspaper listings for free events at museums, parks, theaters, and more. Call your favorite local museums to ask about special offers like opening their doors for free or "pay-what-you-wish" during certain days and times.

Do you have a park or museum near you where you and your family can have free fun?
Have you ever treated your family or yourself to a low-cost matinee?
What are your favorite free or low-cost ways to spend time with your family?

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by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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KateyBrands
by Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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I live in a pretty small town so there isn't much to do here. But there is a small park for the kiddos which comes in handy. The newest thing is our coffee shop that is very kid friendly! Us adults get to relax and have a coffee while the kids play in the play area! 

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occumommy
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:21 AM
We have lots of free things to do around us. We have the erie canal museum, which is donation accepted. The everson meuseum of art, which is free and has a kids section. And the library also occasionally has movie nights, and lots of free activities, like toddler tango, and yoga kids. We also have a movie theatre close by that shows movies that are out of the regular theatre, for $2 or $3.50 for 3d. There free ice skating at our winter rink on wed. We like to hit the free festivals in the summer, and the library in the winter.
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:22 AM


Do you have a park or museum near you where you and your family can have free fun?  Yes
Have you ever treated your family or yourself to a low-cost matinee?  Yes!  Plenty of fun!
What are your favorite free or low-cost ways to spend time with your family?  Swimming, picnics, etc.

lillucky8
by Jen on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:22 AM

 there aren't many free programs in my area for my little ones. the kids art museum does a free day monthly but it's for a little bit older of kiddos so we will try it next year. the library does story time weekly.

SlightlyPerfect
by Bronze Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:23 AM

The local museum is doing something pretty cool this weekend. We also go to farm shows, farmers markets, the library, and a cool place called The Works for their Ballocity (which is a massive ball pit and play area).

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Bmat
by Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Low cost matinees- yes.  And there are free parks and exhibits that we also go to. And free performances in the summer.

erienne06
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:26 AM
We try to go the park for a family walk on the trail whenever it's warm enough. No museums but we do go to the concerts, festivals, and homecoming parades they have in town.
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jujubear1
by Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Only thing free around here are the parks. We were going to go to the zoo, but the weather is bad this week so I asked dd if she wanted to go to the air and space museum instead? No, she wanted to go skating. Apparently so did every other kid in the area. It was crazy, but fun.
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diesels_mom
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM
The library does lots of programs for kids which are my favorite.
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e.sugarbaby
by Bronze Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:34 AM

In the summer we have an outdoor market with games and vendors, music every wednesday evening. We love going to the park for picnics and nature walks. We don't do the movies much but probably will when the kids get older.

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