Smithsonian Magazine: Free Museum Admission Day- Sept 25th

I love almost anything that is free. As I was researching a future post, I stumbled upon Museum Day 2010, which will take place on Saturday, September 25th. Museum Day 2010 is sponsored by The Smithsonian Magazine

Museum Day 2010 will offer you and a guest(all you have to do is head to this link and print out a free card) FREE general admission to hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide. California has over 90 participating museums! This is the perfect opportunity to make that visit to a particpating museum that you have been wanting to visit. No excuses!

All you have to do is head here and print out your Free card. It allows you and a guest admission to participating museums. Simple as that!

Here is a list of participating museums in Southern California.

•Autry National Center- Los Angeles

•American Museum of Ceramic Art Pomona

•Bowers Museum and Kidseum- Santa Ana

•California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum Escondido

•Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert Rancho Mirage

•Chinese American Museum

•Craft and Folk Art Museum Los Angeles

•El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park Santa Barbara

•Elverhoj Museum of History & Art Solvang

•Escondido History Center

•Fowler Museum at UCLA Los Angeles

•Fullerton Museum Center Fullerton

•Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capistrano

•Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum Huntington Beach

•Los Angeles Art Association

•Laguna Art Museum- Laguna Beach

•Mingei International Museum Escondido Escondido

•Mingei International Museum San Diego San Diego

•Museum of Making Music- Carlsbad

•Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Long Beach

•Museum of Neon Art (MONA) Los Angeles

•Museum of San Diego History San Diego

•Museum of Ventura County Ventura

•Oceanside Museum of Art Oceanside

•Palos Verdes Art Center Rancho Palos Verdes

•Pasadena Museum of California Art

•Point Fermin Lighthouse San Pedro

•Quail Botanical Gardens Encinitas

•Reuben H. Fleet Science Center San Diego

•Riverside Metopolitan Museum Riverside

•San Diego Archeological Center- Escondido

•San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego

•San Diego Archaeological Center Escondido

•San Diego Chinese Historical Museum San Diego

•San Diego Natural History Museum San Diego

•Santa Monica Museum of Art Santa Monica

•Skirball Cultural Center Los Angeles

•Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

•The Whaley House Museum San Diego

•Western Center for Archaeology & Paleontology Hemet

Pretend City- Good To Go From Head to Toe and How you can get in for free!

My family loves Pretend City. We have a membership and try to head there at least once a week. One of the things that I love about Pretend City is their focus on children and their Good To Good from Head to Toe Initiative.

 Good To Go From Head To Toe is an initiative designed to educate the community and parents about the importance of having children (birth through 5-years-old) receive regular developmental check-ups as part of their routine, well-child visits.

As part of their Good To Go from Head to Toe Initiative, Pretend City holds monthly Way to Play days on the second Friday of each month to  learn more about child growth and development while interacting with your child in a variety of fun activities.

Each Way to Play day will highlight a particular developmental skill, like communication, and offer community specialists on-site for support. Way to Play day activities and special giveaways are included the the price of museum admission.  If you print the coupon/flier below you will be able to do receive Two for one admission on Way to Play days.

On March 13th Pretend City will be hosting a FREE  Good To Go From Head to Toe Wellness Fair from 10 am to 4pm. You will learn all about your child’s development and there will be free language, health, dental, hearing and speech screenings for the kiddos. The best part is if your kiddos participate in the activities and screenings they will receive FREE admission to the museum that day. It’s a fantastic event and how can you beat Free?
I hope you can all make it. I plan on taking the kiddos over to the fair to participate in all of the activities. I hope to see you there!
To learn more about the Good to Go From Head to Toe initiative head here and to learn more about Pretend City head here.

Free Admission at LACMA on Martin Luther King Day

I’m all about doing free things. I’m sure you all are too!! If you are looking for something to do on Monday to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday ,why not try a visit to the LACMA(Los Angeles County Museum of Art).

 Thanks to a generous contribution from Target, visitors of all ages are invited to a free day at the museum featuring live performances, tours, and self-guided activities. The museum will be having special performances and family friendly activities. Make sure to check out the children’s special audio tour designed specifically with your little ones in mind. I hope you can enjoy a day at the museum and remember that free admission at the LACMA will be held every holiday Monday. There will be activities from 12:30 to 3:30.