FREE and Cheap Summer 2012 Events
Today officially marks the beginning of Summer break for my kids and they're already asking what's next. Summer outings can really add up so here's a list of FREE and cheap activities for your family to enjoy.
Splash and Water Parks
Jambalaya Spray Park - FREE to the public. Hours: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm. Tuesdays- Sunday (Closed Mondays)
Forest Community Park (South of Interstate 12, between Sherwood Forest Boulevard and Millerville Road) Free splash pad/ park.
Liberty Lagoon (111 Lobdell Avenue in Baton Rouge next to the Independence Park softball fields (between Independence Blvd. and Florida Blvd.) - Ages 2 and younger—FREE, Ages 3 to 12—$7.00, Ages 13 and older—$9.00. Go HERE for more information.
Rave Cinemas - FREE movies twice a week for 9 weeks. Doors open at 9:30am - movies begin at 10am. (Thanks The Sherrill Family)
Regal Movie Theaters - $1 movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am. G and PG movies
Cinemark Movie Theaters - $1 movies if purchased separately or 10 for $5 if purchased in advance. Every Wednesday for 10 weeks beginning May 30th.
The Manship Theatre at The Shaw Center of the Arts - $4 movies every Wednesday at 10am. Go HERE to buy tickets.
Grand Cinema - $4 includes movie admission, popcorn and drink. Mon-Fri shows start at 10am (Thanks The Sherrill Family)
Kids Bowl Free: Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long. Go here to see if a bowling center in your area is participating and to sign up!
AMF is offering a free bowling pass for kids 15 and under so they can bowl for FREE all summer long!
Barnes & Noble: Summer Reading Program! *They are bringing back the program for 2012 however they have not released the full details yet. I will update you when they do.
East Baton Rouge Summer Reading - Begins May 23rd. This summer is sure to be packed with great books, exciting programs, and fabulous prizes. With a program for every age group, the entire family can participate!
All locations of the Library will have reading logs for each age group (Children, Teens, and Adults). These logs will be available until Tuesday, July 31. While each group has a different theme and guidelines - the goal is the same - to READ!
Ascension Parish Summer Program - Begins May 23rd. Sign up at any location.
Livingston Parish Summer Program - Begins May 22nd
Chuck E Cheese: Reading Rewards. Your child can earn 10 free tokens every time they read everyday for 2 full weeks. Print your Reading Rewards Calendar then bring it with you to Chuck E Cheese for redemption.
Scholastic Summer Challenge Kids create an online account and keep track of their reading minutes to earn prizes. As they complete weekly reading challenges on the site, they can spin the Prize Wheel to win digital prizes like book & audio chapters and virtual badges. There are also sweepstakes that kids can enter after logging minutes.
Sylvan Book Adventure: offers a free reading incentive program where kids read books, take a comprehension quiz about how much they remember and earn points based on how well they did on the quiz. They can then redeem those points for prizes.
Family Friendly Events
Mall of Louisiana in the Food Court
Free carousel rides, games, face painting, balloon twisters, prizes, special offers from Mall of Louisiana retailers, safety information from Our Lady of the Lady Children’s Hospital and more!
Baton Rouge Zoo - Visit the Zoo every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for $1.25 per person. Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.
LASM - First Sunday Free
FREE LSU Museum of Art Second Saturday
Jump -n- Jive - (indoor inflatable playground) Open Tuesday and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7 a child for all day play admission.
Apple Retail Stores Youth Workshops
National Parks Free Fee Weekends: June 9th, September 29, November 10th - 12th
Target Sponsored Activities in your State: In St. Louis the 3rd Friday each month is Family Free Night at the Magic House. Free admission begins at 5:30 pm.
Home Depot Kids Workshops: Free Kids Workshops on the First Saturday of each month between 9am - 12pm.
Lowes Build and Grow Clinics
Bass Pro Shop Family Summer Camp June 9th-July 15th
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