It’s that time again… Museums on us Free Weekend admission and Target Free at La Habra Children’s and Bowers Kidseum

I will post this little blurb at the beginning of every month to remind everyone about Museums on us.
Museums on us is a fantastic program that rewards Bank of America cardholders. Any card from Bank of America gives you free admission to over 70 museums nationwide. Museums on us offers free admission to select museums on the first weekend of every month – and that means this post comes just in time for this weekend. Here is a list of the participating museums in the area.Enjoy!
Los Angeles County
Autry National Center of the American West
Museum of Latin American Art- Long Beach
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

Orange County
Discovery Science Center- Santa Ana- Only on Saturday
Laguna Art Museums- Laguna Beach

San Diego
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
California Center for the Arts- Escondido

Riverside Art Museum

Also a reminder that the La Habra Children’s museum is free the first Saturday of the month and the Bowers will be free on Sunday thanks to a generous sponorship from Target. Have fun and explore!!

I can’t wait to share with you the day I have planned on Saturday. It’s my daughter’s 4th Birthday and we are celebrating with a visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and brunch at the Aloha Lilo and Stitch at the Paradise Pier Hotel. Have a great weekend!!

Free Family Arts Festival @ La Habra Children’s Museum and winner of DVD giveaway.

Happy Monday!! I know it’s only Monday and the weekend is still a couple of days away. However, I wanted to make sure you mark this date on your calendars. On Sunday May17th the La Habra Children’s Museum will host it’s annual Family Arts Festival. This year the museum is focusing on it’s Ring of Fire exhibit which is fantastic!! This was definitely the highlight of our last trip to La Habra. There will be crafts and cultural performances about the Ring of Fire region.

The festival will also feature carnival games, storytelling and face painting. It will be a fun day for all and of course if I’m writing about it you probably already figured out that it’s Free!! Admission to the museum will be absolutely Free!!

I hope you can all make it!!

Almost forgot – the winner of the DVD giveaway is- Kati who said…
I love your site. Thanks for telling about all the fun stuff we can do and win. Thank you so very much~
Hope you all had a fantastic Mother’s Day weekend!!

Bowers Kidseum

I had the opportunity to take my kiddos to the Bowers Kidseum a couple of weeks ago and we had a fantastic time!!My kiddos loved it from the very start. The entrance greets you with a cute little drawbridge and I literally had to tear them away to leave and discover the rest of the museum.

It’s a smaller museum and perfect for the little ones. The museum is designed for kids 1-10 to learn and enjoy the world around them. The first stop on our visit was the tribal instrument area. My kids loved playing with different types of instruments from around the world. They loved playing with all of the different types of drums and other musical instruments.

Once they had their fill of music- We headed over to the ethnic masks section. The kids loved trying on all of the different masks and took turns trying to scare me. They also loved the small puppet theater where they tried putting on a show with their masks.

One of the biggest hits of our little excursion was the international dress up station. The kiddos loved trying on clothes from different parts of the world and sitting down for a tea party. There is a small section with a table, chair and play foods adjacent to the dress up area. Your kids will love it.

We finished our visit by making a kite in the craft area. It was a perfect room set up with all the materials needed to make a craft and a small area to entertain toddlers/infants. It was perfect because after they finished their kites- there was a clean up area- where we were able to wash up and get ready to head home.

We had a fantastic time and I know your family will too!!
The museum offers a free admission day on the First Sunday of the month- thanks to a generous sponsorship from Target. For additional information click here.
Bowers Kidseum
1802 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Ages 3 and Up


Under 3/Members


Ages 6 and up free with current Bowers Museum ticket stub