Free Day @ The Cleveland Museum of Art


Second Sundays

Make memories at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Every second Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Family Day at the CMA 
Bring your family to the museum every second Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and enjoy free art making activities and programs for all ages. Explore the museum through dance, music, and hands on projects!

On Second Sundays in July, August, and September from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy swing dancing on the south terrace with Valerie Salstrom of Get Hep Swing. The event includes free lessons.

August 10: Creativity Explosion
In partnership with the Great Lakes Science Center, engineer your own playful explorations of the five senses. Collaborate on a community installation and make your own art to take home. Enjoy experiences in the museum’s collection through scavenger hunts, the Art Stories story time program, and Art Cart.

So get out and enjoy!



Just Putting it out there….now the kids are out for summer some great things to do @ home

Sometimes packing the kids up, arranging lunch and snacks for an outing is just not working for you.  So for those interested in some interesting things to do at home with the kids, here are two ideas.

Do you have a budding scientist in your household?  Well I picked up two recipes from the Great Lakes Science Center.  These recipes use items you have right at home or with household items you can purchase at a very low cost.

Every child loves bubbles, right!


Bubblemania recipe:

1 gallon water

1/2 cup Dawn dishwashing liquid (regular Dawn works best)

1/4 cup glycerin (which is found in the skincare section at most drugstores)

Slowly mix all ingredients to avoid forming lots of foam.  Store in a clean, sealed container overnight.  They offered some great ideas to turn this fun product into a science experiment by using different wands and different bubble formulas and seeing which ones last the longest or which formulas make the smallest or largest bubbles.  Just explore and have fun with it!


Playdough is kind of played out (no pun intended) but this “Gluep” stuff is all the rage.


Recipe for “Gluep”

In a pail combine 1 1/2 cups of warm water

2 cups of white glue

food coloring (optional)

In a second, smaller container, combine 1 1/3 cups of warm water

3 teaspoons of Borax

(Borax is the trade name for sodium borate and you can find it in the laundry section of most stores.  Be careful of your little ones as this is a chemical and it is not edible and some people may be allergic to it)

So the ingredients for the “Gluep” you can mix each in its seperate container thoroughly.  Then pour the contents of the smaller container into the larger.  Gently stir the mixture until a little bit (about a teaspoon) of liquid is left.  The mixture will be very sticky for a moment or two.  Let the extra liquid drip off and then the “Gluep” will be ready.  You can store the “Gluep” in an airtight container and it can be used for up to 3 weeks.

Happy Frreeee  Hunting!

FYI – My Experience Yesterday

Hello followers and fellow bloggers,

I just wanted to write this kind of as, a FYI… on additional ways to get free admission into some other Cleveland attractions.

I took my daughters along with three others down to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum yesterday.  CMSD-Cleveland Metropolitan School District has teamed up with Rock Hall, and the Great Lakes Science Center to host the “Rock Your World STEAM Festival” which was free and open to the public.  So not only where we privileged to be entertained by and support the CMSD-All City School Choir, Dance Troops and Bands (all fulled from the immense pool of talented students of CMSD schools) but we also received free admission into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum and The Great Lakes Science Center.


So, I guess I am just trying to say,  is don’t sleep on these local area festivals as they are a great way to support your local communities but also a great way to earn some FREE stuff or access to places that could have come to you at a great cost.

Think about it this way, I had 3 adults with me and 3 children. Adult admission into the Rock and Roll Hall of  Fame is $22/person=$66, 2 children between 9-12 @ $13 each = $26 and 1 child under 8 = free (with adult admission) : $92 plus tax.  Now, the Great Lakes Science Center’s general admission is $14/per adult @3 = $42, 3 children ages 2-12 $12 each = $36…total $78 plus tax…… would have cost us $182.75…..WOW!  However, we enjoyed a great day at both for…..FRREEEEE!!!

Happy frrreeeee hunting!