We've got two long weeks of winter break ahead of us, and I'm already planning on ways to fill my kids' time. I'm excited to be taking them to visit the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) for the very first time! California's 529 savings program, ScholarShare (which by the way is the 529 savings program we use!), will be sponsoring a section in the museum (in addition to sponsoring free admission to the museum every first Wednesday of the month), and to celebrate, they sent me a family pack of tickets so we could check the place out!
I've always wanted to go to BADM but just haven't had the opportunity to go. I know it's a Bay Area favorite, and I've certainly mentioned the place often enough in my writings for The Savvy Source. I love the fact that they have so many cultural celebrations throughout the year, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Chinese New Year, Cinco de Mayo and the upcoming Kwanzaa celebrations (one of the few places I know of that do celebrate it).
Speaking of Kwanzaa, that's not the only special event that BADM is hosting over the holidays. They've got tons of great stuff to do:
Daily, Dec. 17-23: 14th Annual Gingerbread Architecture Fundraiser
Saturday, December 17: Dream Circle Holiday Concert
Monday, December 26: Kwanzaa Celebration
Saturday, December 31: Noon Year’s Eve Party.
Even if you don't visit the museum on those days, there's plenty to do. We're excited for our upcoming visit!
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children's museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, serving over 300,000 visitors per year on its 7.5 acre Sausalito campus. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park, and its exhibits are admired and emulated by other children’s museums nationwide. The Museum is recognized as the leading children’s museum dedicated to nurturing childhood creativity, fostering future generations of creative thinkers and innovators. With this emphasis on creativity through play, the Museum encourages children ages 6 months to 8 years to develop into curious, creative, adventurous lifelong learners and explorers. For more information on the museum, visit their website at http://www.baykidsmuseum.org.
ScholarShare is California’s 529 College Savings Program. The recently revamped program features a minimum initial contribution of only $25 per portfolio to open an account and fees that have been reduced by approximately 30 percent, making ScholarShare one of the lowest priced 529 plans in the country. To sign up for an account or for more information about the plan, visit www.ScholarShare.com.
Win a Family Pass to the Bay Area Discovery Museum
Two lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a family pass to the Bay Area Discovery Museum! Each family pass is good for admission for a family of 5 (any combination of kids and adults). The passes expire in June 2012 so there is plenty of time to use it.
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).
1) Blog about this giveaway, making sure you include a link to the giveaway in your blog post (1 entry).
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3) Write this on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook page (1 entry):
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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on December 21, 2011; I will draw 1 winner at random on December 22 and post the winner's name after he/she confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclosure:I received a family pass to the Bay Area Discovery Museum so my family can check out the museum and its offerings . BADM and Scholarshare information is provided by BADM and Scholarshare, respectively, and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.