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Visit Your Favorite Museum for Free on Museum Day | Museum Day Live! | Smithsonian September 4, 2014

Filed under: San Diego,SF Bay Area,Things to Do with Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 1:41 am

Visit Your Favorite Museum for Free on Museum Day | Museum Day Live! | Smithsonian

Visit Your Favorite Museum for Free on Museum Day | Museum Day Live! | Smithsonian.

Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring its free Museum Live Day on 9/27! Hundreds of participating museums across the country. Click through to see what is available in your area. You must have a “Museum Live!” ticket for free admission, so be sure to complete the process.


Here is a list of SoCal venues available:

Los Angeles Area

California Science Center

Chinese American Museum

Craft and Folk Art Museum

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Pasadena Museum of California Art

The GRAMMY Museum

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Zimmer Children’s Museum

Orange County

Heritage Museum of Orange County

OCMA / Orange County Museum of Art

Santa Ana Fire Museum

The Inland Empire

Orange Empire Railway Museum

Pennypickle’s Workshop Temecula Children’s Museum

Riverside Art Museum

Temecula Valley Museum

San Diego County

Creation & Earth History Museum

Mingei International Museum

Museum of Making Music

San Diego Archaeological Center

San Diego Automotive Museum

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

San Diego History Museum

The Adobe Chapel Museum

The Martson House Museum & Gardens

Santa Barbara Area

Casa Dolores, Center for the Study of the Popular Arts of Mexico

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Parks-Janeway Carriage House




San Diego Safari Park – $21 – 2 days only! April 30, 2012

Filed under: Deals,San Diego,Things to Do with Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 11:08 am
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If you missed out earlier this month on the living social deal, here is a new one!

AmazonLocal San Diego – North County: Adult Admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

This is a really great price for the San Diego Safari Park in Escondido, CA. This park is located in northern San Diego county. Admission is for this park only and not the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park. This is a world class zoo and a must see if you visit San Diego with your family. Enjoy this amazing zoo and the tram tour of the park.

Even though it is for adult admission, I would suggest buying this deal over purchasing a child’s admission. Regular single day admission is $42 for adults and $32 for children. Amazon Local is limiting your purchase to 6 admissions.

Promotional deal can be redeemed through 12/20/12. There are certain blackout dates listed in the fine print. This deal expires in 2 days.



Legoland Deals! February 21, 2012

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One of the best amusement parks for the 3 to 10 set (anything older than that might be too tame depending on your kid). Keep in mind that if you take kids younger than 3, that you will be limited as Legoland is very strict about their height requirement. They will measure your kid before allowing they on, so double-check using the poles at the entrance to every ride queue.

This place is so much fun for families. I love that it isn’t as commercial as Disney and nowhere near as expensive or crowded. However, it does get more crowded on the weekends and during school holidays. Besides, who doesn’t just love Legos! Given how much a single day ticket is, it may be worth your money to go for the resort membership if you think you will visit more than a couple of days.

Legoland is located in Carlsbad which is north of San Diego proper on the I-5.

As of 2/21/12 at 11:30 pm PST:

I am posting that there are a couple deals going on right now with Legoland for anyone that might be interested.

There is a coupon code I saw on retailmenot for a McDonalds, but 1 adult, get 1 child free. Code: mcdonalds1109063. Just checked on retailmenot, and this is a good code. Not sure how long this deal will last.

Legoland is offering a buy 3 memberships and get 1 child membership for free on their website. Again, I have no idea how long this deal will be offered.



Museum Month in San Diego — Half-off admission! February 11, 2012

Filed under: Deals,San Diego,Things to Do with Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 11:29 am
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L@WS and family has been furiously unpacking, cleaning, and organizing for the past week since moving into our new home in North County in San Diego. Finally, we have our stuff back, and I can cook again. I just had to take a break from all the work and post about this great deal in San Diego going on right now.

Museum Month in San Diego — Half-off admission in February 2012.

It is the 23rd annual Museum Month here in San Diego. Culture passes can be picked up at any of the 14 Macy’s locations in the San Diego, Temecula and Imperial Valley. This pass allows you to have half off admission for 40 San Diego member museums. This is such a great deal if you live here or visiting!

Here is a list of the participating museums:

Adobe Chapel Museum
Barona Cultural Center & Museum
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Bonita Museum & Cultural Center
Coronado Museum of History & Art
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Gaslamp Museum at Wm. H. Davis House
Heritage of the Americas Museum
La Jolla Historical Society
Lux Art Institute
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Marston House & Gardens
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla
Museum of Making Music
Museum of Photographic Arts
Oceanside Museum of Art
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Archaeological Center
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Botanic Garden
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
San Diego History Center Museum & Library
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Natural History Museum
Serra Museum
The New Children’s Museum
The San Diego Museum of Art
The Warner-Carrillo Ranch House
Tijuana Estuary Visitors Center
Timken Museum of Art
USS Midway Museum
Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
Visions Art Museum
Water Conservation Garden
Whaley House Museum
Women’s Museum of California

This deal is only good while supplies last.



$14 for 2 Tix at Birch Aquarium in San Diego December 21, 2011

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Great deal from Living Social for 2 adult tickets for $14 or a family pack for 4 for $23 to the Birch Aquarium in San Diego’s beautiful La Jolla. Admission is normally $14 adult and $9.50 for children. In my opinion, Monterey Bay Aquarium puts most of aquariums to shame, this is still a very nice aquarium and great fun for little ones in the San Diego area. The weather and scenery are beautiful, what more could you ask for? The Cove is conveniently nearby as well as the Mission Bay beach parks (no waves) for some water and sand fun.




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