Smithsonian Institute is sponsoring Museum Day, Saturday September 28, 2013. Museum Day is a national day of free museum admission. Several museums are participating in the program; for a list of participating venues you can visit the Smithsonian site; once you choose the museum that you wish to visit click on admission and print a pass for you and a guest. The website will allow you to print tickets for more than one person; each pass admits two.
• Museum Day is not the only free museum admission in the valley, Bank of America is sponsoring “Museums On Us” a program where Bank of America customers can get in to the Phoenix Art Museum and the Phoenix Zoo by simply flashing their Bank of America banking card; click here for list of participating museums across the United States.
• Target is sponsoring free admission to the Phoenix Children’s Museum on the first Friday of every month; free admission is from 6 pm to 10 pm. The Heard Museum is participating in a similar program on the second Sunday of the month; some exclusion does apply so call ahead.
• If you have not taken advantage of the Culture Pass program at your local library, now is a great time. A Culture Pass can be checked out for a seven day period from both the Phoenix and Glendale libraries and it will gain you free admission to the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Children’s Museum, the Heard and many more.
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How I became Considering frugal
Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I did not consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I am normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. I did succeed in changing our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming where we are about to take an even bigger step and move out on a dirt road in the country where we can expand our hobby bees and more! You can read my full bio on my About Me page.
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