I wanted to share with you guys a couple of good family fun opportunities coming up this weekend and next weekend.
I got a note that Bank of America and Merrill Lynch are offering free museum passes to their debit/and or credit cardholders (representing one out of every two households nationwide). The free museum weekends start this Saturday and Sunday and will run all year long the first full weekend of each month.
To qualify for Museums on Us, customers present their Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution.
In Georgia, the participating museums include:
Also wanted to let you guys know that Feb. 12, AMC Theatres and the Autism Society are hosting another Sensory Friendly Film. This time it will be “Gnomeo & Juliet.”
From the Autism Society press release:
Gnomeo & Juliet
Saturday, February 12
AMC Discover Mills 18, 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Ste. 415, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30043
AMC Phipps Plaza 14, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30326
AMC Southlake 24, 7065 Mount Zion Cir., Morrow, Ga. 30260
A list and map of participating theatres is available at www.autism-society.org/sensoryfilms. This nationwide event has 131 theatres in 62 markets across the United States and has recently expanded to Canada.
An estimated 30 million people in the world have an autism spectrum disorder, 1.5 million in America alone. In America, 1 in every 110 children has an autism spectrum disorder.
These families face challenges of care, support, education, financial hardship and medical and health care issues that make autism a national public health issue, costing the U.S. economy $60 billion a year. Though there is no cure, autism is treatable and individuals with autism have tremendous potential.”