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San Diego Museums Extravaganza

Macy's is giving a 50% Discount Pass to Museums this month!

Macy's is giving a 50% Discount Pass to Museums this month!

Google your way to about 40 San Diego museums this month because Macy’s wants to give you a 50% off Museum Pass that you can use all month long.    At each museum, your kids will experience something new about San Diego county and, hopefully, take away something that piques their curiosity to learn even more.

To help make museum field trips more interactive, plan ahead to put your kids in the driver’s seat.  Start with an interactive Google road map so that they can visualize landmarks.  At the museum, help them synthesize key facts by helping them process information along the way:  what are we seeing, why is it important, who made this, and when did it happen.

Plan a museum surprise bag with their own art supplies,  camera,  or Flip video for one half-hour of  CAPTURE THE MUSEUM in art or film, respecting the rules of the museum but giving kids artistic license to put their experience into a visual memory.  On the way home,  play STUMP THE DRIVER  with a mind-tingling game of Q &A, simply on facts you remember, or MUSEUM I SPY with sights, sounds, and exhibits for recall practice.  If you can make it all the way home without popping a DVD in the player or digging out the electronic games, you’ve won a place in Museum History.

While the day is still fresh, journal the fun by writing down the events of the day and tucking in all the memories into a Museum Scrapbook—-this will be the last, most important, part of the day.  You’ll be tired!  You may not want to do it, but writing things down will preserve the fun for that day and give kids a great sense of their own family history.  If you have used up every ounce of energy, it’s a sure bet you can start your journal this way:  “Dear Kids,  A funny thing happened on the way to the museum today…”  The way life speeds by, the next time you get to that museum, your kids really will be in the driver’s seat.

Participating Museums:

Adobe Chapel Museum
Barona Cultural Center & Museum
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Bonita Museum & Cultural Center
California Center for the Arts, Museum
Coronado Museum of History & Art
Escondido Children’s Museum
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Heritage of the Americas Museum
La Jolla Historical Society
LUX Art Institute
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Marston House
MCRD Command Museum
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
Old Town San Diego Historic Park
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Archaeological Center
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Botanic Gardens
San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum
San Diego History Center Museu, Library & Junipero Serra Museum
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Natural History Museum
The New Children’s Museum
The San Diego Museum of Art
Tijuana Estuary Visitors Center
Timken Museum of Art
USS Midway Museum
Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
Water Conservation Garden
Whaley House
Women’s History Museum

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