Free Ways to Escape the Heat with Kids

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Posted on 07/17/2013

Is it hot enough for ya? Heat records will likely be smashed every day this week in the sizzling northeast. Red is dominating the national weather map as summer temperatures soar. Beat the heat with the kids by escaping to one of these cool, free locations.


The Movie Theater
While getting in to the latest summer blockbuster will cost you a pretty penny you can see popular films from the past for free at many theaters. Check out programs like Muvico's Free Summer Film Fest. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through August 15 enjoy free family movies in air conditioned comfort.

Skating Rink
Cool down at the skating rink and get some exercise at the same time. Check out Kidsskatefree.com to find a rink in your area participating in the free offer.

Museums
Museums all across the country offer free admission on certain days of the month. Check out these lists for free admission days in Chicago, San Francisco and New York, all offering refuge from the summer heat.

Bowling Alley
Strap on some smelly shoes and enjoy the rumble of bowling balls as they slide down the oily wooden lane of your neighborhood bowling alley. Check out Kidsbowlfree.com to find out how to register your kids for free games all summer long.

Library
Libraries in every community open their doors to kids and parents during the summer. Investigate what free resources you can take advantage of at your local library including free classes, activities and entertainment. Your kids could learn some valuable lessons including how to beat the heat without spending money.

By Alison Storm

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