POSTED: WEDNESDAY, JUL 1ST 2015

15 Ways to Celebrate July 4th

USA, USA, USA! July 4th is only a few days away, and that means you better have plans to celebrate the great red, white, and blue. Whether you want to have a relaxing but equally exciting barbecue at home or explore the many ways our favorite cities are observing this year’s Independence Day, here are RedRover’s top 15 ways to celebrate July 4th.

Atlanta

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Watch Atlanta’s Sky Light Up. Atlanta, July 4. Fireworks are a classic way to celebrate the Fourth of July. Mosey on over to see the sky fill up with a variety of colors at the Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July CelebrationThere will be musical entertainment so be sure to bring a blanket, a picnic, and some games to pass the time. 

Hit a Homerun with the Braves. Atlanta, July 4. Take me out to the ballgame! America’s favorite pastime is calling you and your family to head over to Turner Field to see the Atlanta Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Even if some members of your family are not true baseball fans, the fireworks display, courtesy of the All-American Fireworks Spectacular, should give you an incentive to stay. This year the show will feature a variety of fireworks set to patriotic music. It’s sure to be a great treat!

Get Wowed by a Laser Light Show. Stone Mountain, July 4. Who needs a regular fireworks display when you can see the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision? That’s right – the Fantastic Fourth Celebration is back! Be prepared to see what could be the largest flashlight ever as the 825-foot mountainside in Stone Mountain Park is lit up with special effects that will definitely wow the entire family.

Make a Flag and March in a Mini-parade. What’s the fun in celebrating if you don’t have a memento to remind you of the great time you had? The Children’s Museum of Atlanta understands this dilemma. Your littlest patriots are invited to come to the museum and make their very own flag and to join the museum’s Fourth of July parade. There will be some singing, and we know that your kids can hit those high notes. And, of course, there will be “fireworks,” but this display will involve lots of little feet and bubble wrap.

Go Beachy. Pine Mountain, July 4. In the summer, the days are long, and the nights are even longer. Be sure to take advantage of the extra sunlight by heading over to Robin Lake Beach for Callaway Gardens’ annual July 4th Star-Spangled Beach Party. There will be music featuring the Swingin’ Medallions, live entertainment courtesy of the FSU Flying High Circus, and, of course, the Fireworks Extravaganza. Be sure to dress up in all the red, white, and blue that you can find, and don’t forget a beach towel, a bathing suit, and sunblock.

Get a Room with a (Red, White, and) View. Atlanta, July 4. Finding the perfect spot to watch the Fourth of July fireworks is no easy task. There are always those people who say, “Hey, we were here first.” No worries, thanks to the Georgia Aquarium who are hosting Red, White, and View, which offers an ideal way to watch the Olympic Park fireworks display. Extra bonus: Maybe Marlin, Nemo, and Dory will show up!

Boston

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Watch Fireworks from the Battleship. Fall River, July 4. As we celebrate America’s independence, it is important to remember those that have fought and continue to fight for our country. That is why Battleship Cove cordially invites you to hop aboard the USS Massachusetts to watch the fireworks on the water. Bon voyage and USA, USA!

Make It Pop with the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. Boston, July 4. In 1974, the iconic Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler realized that the Fourth of July was a time for celebration and a simple classical repertoire was not enough. He wanted this special holiday to go down in history, and it certainly did. The declining DCR Esplanade concert was thus recreated with howitzer cannons, fireworks displays, and church bells. Your ears will probably ring for days on end, but at least your Fourth of July will be one for the books.

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Marvel in Montauk. Montauk, July 4. For those who just want to watch the night sky “shine bright like a diamond” (thank you, Rihanna for that line), head over to Umbrella Beach and check out Stars Over Montauk July 4th Fireworks. Don’t forget your beach towel, bathing suit, picnic, and a snack.

New York City

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Design Firework Landscapes. Lower Manhattan, July 3. Fireworks aren’t just for the experts. Join the Children’s Museum of the Arts the day before July 4th to create your own works of art to rival the fireworks you’ll see along the NYC skyline.

Learn Some Fun History. Upper West Side, July 4. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum would like to invite you to learn some interesting historical facts – about ice cream. Come to the museum’s Fourth of July Celebration and not only will you make the frozen treat from scratch using old appliances, but you can also hear tunes ‘n tales about Paul Revere and the song Yankee Doodle.

See How It’s Done at Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. Brooklyn, July 4. Whether you’re in Queens, Brooklyn, or Manhattan, you will be able to see a spectacular fireworks display courtesy of Macy’s. Just like the rousing annual Thanksgiving’s Day Parade, this show is certainly one that you will want to make an annual tradition.

Pig Out at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Brooklyn, July 4. Show off your (hidden) talents and join the best of the best eaters from all over!

San Francisco

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Spend the Day (and Night) at Pier 39. San Francisco, July 4. Come see the fireworks over the San Francisco Bay at Pier 39. Leading up to the big event, families can meet Auggie Maturo from Disney’s “Girl Meets World,” check out the Shark Week Photo Booth, and take in some live music.

Celebrate Without the Fireworks. Oakland, July 4. If fireworks aren’t really your style, check out July 4th Festival of Family Fun. Head on over to Jack London Square to enjoy Independence Day on the waterfront filled with activities and entertainment for everyone. And yes, this is a free event.




POSTED: WEDNESDAY, JUN 17TH 2015

24 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

Stop what you are doing and go celebrate the men in your life. Father’s Day is upon us once again, which means it’s time to find something special for Dad. Don’t worry if you aren’t entirely sure what to do with Pops because RedRover is here to help. Check out our 24 ways to celebrate Father’s Day, from exploring nature together and discovering museum marvels to root-root-rooting for the home team.

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Nature Trails at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, June 21. Father’s Day is a time to relax and celebrate the man or men in your life. Callaway Gardens can help you get away from the stress of everyday life. You can enjoy nature by going on a hike on one of the many gorgeous trails and check out incredible views. If walking doesn’t suit your fancy, grab a bike and pedal on through the 10-mile long Discovery Bicycle Trail. If the weather is too hot to handle, you can also enjoy water activities, such as water skiing, wakeboarding, and Tubing on Robin Lake. Whatever activity you choose, make sure to bring a snack and some water so that you can continue to have fun with Dad.

Father’s Day at Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, June 21. Marlin from Finding Nemo taught us that all families are the same whether they are on land or in the water. This Father’s Day head on over to the Georgia Aquarium to see what our aquatic families have planned for this special day.

Celebrate Father’s Day at Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta, June 21. “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;” – sorry, wrong holiday! Come celebrate Father’s Day at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta by hearing a very clever twist on the old tale about St. Nick. Author Natasha Wing will read from her book The Night Before Father’s Day, and then after the story you can make a special bow tie for Dad.

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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets, Atlanta, June 21. Baseball is considered America’s pastime so why not mosey on over to Turner Field and watch the Atlanta Braves take on the New York Mets? Be sure to check out the “Father’s Day Play Catch Packages” when buying your tickets.

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POSTED: THURSDAY, JUN 11TH 2015

Top 19 Summer Festivals

Face-painting, junk food galore, and outdoor games. They can mean only one thing: it’s summer festival time. While you may prefer to lie on a beach and drink Mojitos, your kids love the fests and can’t enough of ’em. So grab the sunblock and the camera and check out RedRover’s top 19 summer festivals.

New York City

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Photo by Norman Blake

The Mermaid Parade, Coney Island, June 20. Get ready to channel your inner Ariel from The Little Mermaid because Coney Island’s annual Mermaid Parade is back. This event is definitely fun for everyone. The parade is filled with creative floats, costumes, and performances. Don’t forget your mermaid or ocean-themed costume, sunscreen, and smiles. After the parade, head over to the boardwalk and get Coney Island weird for a day.

Family Performance Festival: Recycle Remix (Bash the Trash), Central Park, June 21. “Reduce, reuse, and recycle” is the phrase that really rolls off your tongue and will roll you right into the start of summer. Come sing along with Bash the Trash, a band that makes its own musical instruments by following those three R’s. The kids will even have a chance to make their own noise by crafting instruments and playing along. Admission is free, but please RSVP to make sure that you have a spot.

Bastille Day on 60th. Upper East Side, July 12. Just because you don’t live in France doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy French culture. The French Institute Alliance Française hosts its annual street fair on E. 60 St. so that you can experience all kinds of French flavors from éclairs to wine while listening to live music. There are also special treats, cool crafts, and a Kids’ Corner.

City of Water Day, Governors Island. July 18. This free celebration of water has two locations: Governors Island and Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken. Enjoy boat tours, activities on the waterfront, entertainment, and even a cardboard kayak race.

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Flushing, August 8-9. Head over to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to enjoy the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. There will be races, performances, and food. The festival is free so bring one, bring all, and prepare to be amazed by the dragon boats.

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. Flushing, August 29. If your kids like tennis, concerts, or celebrities, they’ll love Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Your future Serena Williams or Roger Federer will get a chance to take a few swats, play games, and check out live musical performances.

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POSTED: TUESDAY, JUN 9TH 2015

What RedRover Can Do for You This Summer

The end of the school year means wide open days, but that also means you need to fill up those days with fun stuff to do. This can be daunting, especially finding an activity that all the kids will like. Sure, you can always do a web search, RR events iOSbut sometimes listings can be overwhelming. That’s where we come in. Here’s what can RedRover do for you this summer.

RedRover, along with all our wonderful partners, is here to help you find events and activities that everyone will enjoy – including the little ones who cannot help but say “no” to everything you suggest. With RedRover, you’ll discover a curated list of top-notch events that will keep everyone in the family happy.

Let’s first review a few of the basics. This is a great way for everyone (old and new RedRover users alike) to learn about our mission and everything we have to offer.

RedRover 101

Our mission is to make sure that finding kid-friendly activities is simple and easy with no extra cost. RedRover has handpicked a variety of activities that is sure to be exciting for everyone. RedRover’s many partners, including museums, libraries, parks, and other cultural institutions, also help simplify your quest for the perfect day. Simply click on an event or partner and unleash the fun.

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Did we mention that RedRover is completely free? Yup! You can visit our website or download the FREE app on any smartphone device or on Google Play. Regardless of which method you choose to use, be sure to select your location from one of our five markets: Boston, New York City, the Hamptons/North Folk, Atlanta, and San Francisco. Don’t worry if your current location is not on the list – more cities will be added soon.

Tips for Using the App and Website

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Click on the menu on the left of your screen to find what interests you and your family. Make sure to check out “RedRover Picks,” our curated list of extra fun things to do. Our partners each have their own page in case you want to focus on just one particular location or type of activity.

RR iOS on horizonAdditionally, you have the option of creating an account either through your email or Facebook account. Having a RedRover account is completely FREE and will allow you to save events that you think are worth sharing with your friends and family.

Don’t forget to click on the “Find More Fun” button for even more great ideas throughout the week. You can pick activities based on date, distance from you, age group, category, or zip code. You can even see what other RedRover users are up to by clicking on the “Who’s Doing What” tab in the phone app.

RedRover is on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, so be sure to take a look at those sites and scroll through to check out some of our ideas about cool things to do. Don’t forget to share RedRover with your friends and family so everyone can have a great time!




POSTED: TUESDAY, JUN 9TH 2015

What RedRover Can Do for You This Summer

The end of the school year means wide open days, but that also means you need to fill up those days with fun stuff to do. This can be daunting, especially finding an activity that all the kids will like. Sure, you can always do a web search, but sometimes listings can be overwhelming. RedRover events croppedThat’s where we come in. Here’s what can RedRover do for you this summer.

RedRover, along with all our wonderful partners, is here to help you find events and activities that everyone will enjoy – including the little ones who cannot help but say “no” to everything you suggest. With RedRover, you’ll discover a curated list of top-notch events that will keep everyone in the family happy.

Let’s first review a few of the basics. This is a great way for everyone (old and new RedRover users alike) to learn about our mission and everything we have to offer.

RedRover 101

Our mission is to make sure that finding kid-friendly activities is simple and easy with no extra cost. RedRover has handpicked a variety of activities that is sure to be exciting for everyone. RedRover’s many partners, including museums, libraries, parks, and other cultural institutions, also help simplify your quest for the perfect day. Simply click on an event or partner and unleash the fun.

RedRover partners webpage

Did we mention that RedRover is completely free? Yup! You can visit our website or download the FREE app on any smartphone device or on Google Play. Regardless of which method you choose to use, be sure to select your location from one of our five markets: Boston, New York City, the Hamptons/North Folk, Atlanta, and San Francisco. Don’t worry if your current location is not on the list – more cities will be added soon.

Tips for Using the App and Website

Click on the menu on the left of your screen to find what interests you and your family. Make sure to check out “RedRover Picks,” our curated list of extra fun things to do. Our partners each have their own page in case you want to focus on just one particular location or type of activity.

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Additionally, you have the option of creating an account either through your email or Facebook account. Having a RedRover account is completely FREE and will allow you to save events that you think are worth sharing with your friends and family.

Don’t forget to click on the “Find More Fun” button for even more great ideas throughout the week. You can pick activities based on date, distance from you, age group, category, or zip code. You can even see what other RedRover users are up to by clicking on the “Who’s Doing What” tab in the phone app.

RedRover is on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, so be sure to take a look at those sites and scroll through to check out some of our ideas about cool things to do. Don’t forget to share RedRover with your friends and family so everyone can have a great time!




POSTED: MONDAY, MAY 11TH 2015

RedRover Named a Top App for Moms

RedRover is honored to be named a top app for moms by Yahoo! Tech. In a post on Mother’s Day gifts, tech columnist Dan Tynan writes, “So what does Mom really want for her day, besides chocolate, champagne, and a foot massage from Matthew McConaughey? Apps. Specifically, apps that help make her life easier.”

Yahoo tech 04Deeming RedRover the number two must-have app for moms, Tynan writes: “When you’re stuck for something to do with the wee ones, let RedRover take over. This app and Web site serves up scores of activities curated specifically for younger kids, from amusement parks and museums to playgrounds and zoos. You can get hours of operation and directions, purchase tickets, and invite other kid-crazed parents to come join you with a few taps on your iOS or Android phone.”

Yes, we’re blushing just a bit, but we must admit that we couldn’t agree more with Tynan’s assessment. And the best part? RedRover is absolutely free. So how do you get your hands on this free gateway to never-ending fun? Simply download it for your iPhone/iPad or Android and get ready for your best day ever with your kids.

As Tynan explains, “There are only so many times Mom can play ‘Marco Polo’ or sing ‘The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round’ before she starts hitting that bottle of Old Grand-Dad she’s got hidden in the laundry hamper.” And that’s where RedRover comes in to save the day!




POSTED: THURSDAY, APR 30TH 2015

New Whitney Museum: Must-see for Families

Going to a museum with your kids just got a lot more fun. Thanks to the opening of the new Whitney Museum, a must-see visit for families.

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Located at the start of the High Line at 14 St. and next to the Hudson River (“between the city and the world” as the museum’s architect Renzo Piano describes it), the Whitney Museum has taken advantage of its location and literally has opened up the museum-going experience. Huge windows offer jaw-dropping views of the Hudson River on the west and New York’s iconic skyline on the east. And the best part – especially for kids — is that four of the eight floors have massive terraces for visitors to roam and drink in the views.

Natural light pours into the open gallery areas on each floor, while site-specific artwork spills onto the outdoor balconies. The seamless blending of the indoor-outdoor art experience is what makes the Whitney so exciting – and such a pleasure for families to visit. You’ll never feel cramped, and your kids won’t feel like they’re locked in and looking at a bunch of old, boring paintings.

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The art? Oh, that’s right. Almost forgot. It’s true that the building’s spectacular views somewhat overshadow what’s inside the 50,000 square feet of exhibition space. The museum’s inaugural exhibit America Is Hard to See showcases American art from 1900 to today and is drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection, much of which visitors haven’t seen in years. The show is a great introduction for kids to learn about some of America’s most innovative and exciting artists. While you may linger gazing at works by Edward Hopper or Willem de Kooning, your kids will dig the Claes Oldenburg sculpture or Alexander Calder’s Calder’s Circus.

To experience all that the new Whitney offers, here’s what you do:  After you buy your tickets (kids under 18 are free), take the elevator to the eighth floor. Check out the paintings by Georgia O’Keefe, Joseph Stella, and Stuart Davis. Stop for a bite to eat at the Studio Café on the same floor. And then go out on the terrace and get wowed. To reach the lower floors, use the outdoor stairs. The top three floors boast this super fun way to go from floor to floor. Your kids will love it.

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On the fifth floor, be sure to check out Mary Heilmann’s Sunset located on the outdoor gallery. This site-specific installation includes 40 multicolored chairs and huge geometric forms climbing up the side of the building. Feel free to lounge in the chartreuse, fireball red, and lemon yellow chairs as you basked in the sun. If it’s chilly outside, head to the west side of the fifth floor and take a seat on one of the comfy couches that overlook the Hudson River. The floor-to-ceiling windows give you an A+ vista of the boats on the water all the way down to the Statue of Liberty.

In addition to all the extra exhibit space, the new Whitney also includes a dedicated space for education – and that encompasses family programming – on the third floor. The family programs (the next one meets May 16) offer interactive tours, art-making workshops, and artist-led sessions. As well, families are invited on select Saturdays and Sundays to Open Studio where kids (and mom & dad too) can get creative and design their own artwork inspired by the current exhibitions.

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As a special treat this opening weekend, the Whitney hosts the Whitney Block Party on Saturday. The museum will offer free admission all day long, and there will be tons of family activities, including karaoke, map-making, and performance workshops.

If you can’t attend this weekend’s festivities, definitely make the Whitney Museum one of your must-see, must-do events of the season.




POSTED: WEDNESDAY, APR 22ND 2015

Top Sheep Shearing Festivals Ewe’ll Love

Springtime means tossing off your heavy winter coat for the warmer temps. And the same goes for sheep. At this time each year, local zoos and farms hold their annual sheep-shearing festivals. Your kids will love it.  Besides witnessing a massive wooly sheep being transformed into a skinny little thing, your family can make a day of it at these fests, which usually include fun arts and crafts and live demos and performances. Here are RedRover’s top sheep shearing festivals that ewe’ll (groan) love!

Boston

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In Boston, head out to Gore Place in Waltham for its Sheepshearing Festival on April 26. In addition to seeing sheep get their haircuts, families can watch farming demonstrations, such as herding dogs and loom-weaving, take a bumpy wagon ride, and see a live musical performance. Although the American Textile History Museum isn’t shaving any sheep, it is celebrating the Year of the Sheep and examining the animal’s fur at Wonder of Wool: Ancient Fiber to Modern Marvel (May 20-Dec. 15). Learn everything about the tools of the trades and this amazing textile. Later in the month, Wool Days at Old Sturbridge Village will transport you back to the 1800s (May 23-25). You’ll see farmers shear the sheep, and costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process. You and the kids can even try hand-carding the wool, which involves combing the wool back and forth on large brushes.

New York City

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While you may not associate farm animals with Manhattan, city dwellers can still venture out to the outer boroughs to see the sheep-shearing ritual. At the Queens Zoo’s Sheepshearing Weekend, families can watch the shaggy go to well-shorn as well as feed the farm animals and make fun arts and crafts (May 2-3). On the same weekend, stop by Queens County Farm Museum for its Spring Sheep Shearing Fest (May 3). Kids can watch sheep-shearing and spinning demos, learn about composting, and take a farm tour. At Brooklyn Prospect Zoo, get wooly with it at Fleece Festival (May 16-17). A master sheep shearer will help the sheep lose their winter coats in preparation for summer, and then families can check out wool working demonstrations, crafts, music, and…sheep!

San Francisco

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Celebrate spring and sheep at Spring Fling at Slide Ranch (April 25). Kids can milk goats, feed chickens, tour the organic garden, watch sheep-shearing, learn about nature crafts, and go on a coastal hike. The next day, keep the country vibe going at Ardenwood Farm Sheep Shearing Day (April 26). Watch the farm’s sheep get sheared and then try your hand at wool carding and see the transformation from fiber to yarn at the spinning wheel. Kids can also listen to stories about sheep and make their own wooly lamb to take home.




POSTED: THURSDAY, APR 16TH 2015

Go Green: 34 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

It’s the only one we got, so we better take care of it. Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach your kids about respecting the planet and protecting the environment. Plus, it’s an excellent excuse to get outside and get dirty (especially after this brutal winter). Over the next two weekends, cities and organizations are rolling out the green carpet to honor Earth Day. Here are RedRover’s 34 ways to celebrate Earth Day.

New York City

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Add some color to your Earth Day at Holi & Earth Day Celebration at Queens Museum. Holi is an Indian Festival that celebrates the end of winter. Families and friends gather and throw multicolored powders on each other to “awaken” themselves from winter. Queens Museum is combining this holiday with Earth Day as an extra (and super fun) bonus to welcome the spring. (April 18)

Become an Earth Day Superhero at the Central Park Zoo. Kids will design a mask and cape and then save the planet with their superhero powers! (April 19)

Recycle, Re-Paint, and Re-plant at the Museum of the City of New York. Bring an empty plastic bottle to create a recycled planter. After decorating it, kids can start their very own urban garden with soil and plants provided by the museum. (April 19)

Unite with other tree huggers at Union Square’s Earth Day Celebration. This day-long, free event has a special kid-zone and live musical performances as well as lots of information booths on ways to go green. (April 19)

Make the planet just a little bit greener at Green Garden, Green Planet at Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden. Families can make a recycled bird feeder and learn how to grow herbs and create a compost. (April 19)

Stroll through a garden and make an Earth Day craft at the Queens Botanical Garden. (April 22)

Learn to fish, meet and greet birds of prey, and make instruments for a “Bash the Trash” performance at Earth Day Celebration at Prospect Park. (April 25)

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POSTED: FRIDAY, APR 10TH 2015

33 Free Museum Days

We like to consider ourselves a supporter of the arts or maybe even a patron. But there’s nothing sweeter to our ears than the word “free,” especially when it comes to museum admission. Thankfully, many of RedRover’s partners swing open their doors on a monthly or even a weekly basis and don’t charge a cent (or they require a minimal pay-what-you-can fee). Here are RedRover’s top 33 free museum days. Enjoy!

New York City

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American Museum of Natural History. The museum has a suggested donation (operative word “suggested”) of $22, so don’t feel shy about paying less, especially on those days when the kids are cranky and you know that you won’t be staying long.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m., admission is free. On every third Thursday, the freebie deal extends to 7 p.m. Be sure to check out the museum’s latest kid-favorite exhibit From Here to There.

Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Museum’s admission is always on a pay-what-you-wish basis, but if you’re feeling guilty, visit the museum on its Target First Saturdays (the first Saturday of every month) from 5 to 11 p.m. and waltz right in worry-free. The museum’s current hot ticket is the exhibit Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.

DiMenna Children’s Museum at N-Y Historical Society. Every Friday, gather up the kiddies and head to the Upper West Side from 6 to 8 p.m. for the museum’s special pay-what-you-wish admission. We recommend its Audubon’s Aviary: The Final Flight.

El Museo del Barrio. Every third Saturday of the month, the museum is free. And on top of that, this Latino cultural institution offers a daily pay-what-you-wish option. Best part: the museum’s monthly Super Sabado event falls on the third (free) Saturday of each month.

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Guggenheim Museum. Every Saturday from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m., the museum has a pay-what-you-wish policy. Your kids will love trucking up and down that super-sized ramp! (more…)