Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Indoor Fun in Shelby County!

Cold? Rainy?  Here's our list of 5 indoor places in Shelby County that provide lots of family fun!

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1. The Library! We are blessed with an amazing library in Shelby County! Check out all the fun things happening at the library here! Watch for their special events, you never know what they have planned. There's something for everyone in the family!

2. Kaleidoscopes! It's so affordable for kiddos, and admission for parents is free now! The kids can play all day for that price. They have great little areas set up for parents to relax or hook up to the wi-fi and get some work done. They also have a cute little restaurant!

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3. Family Activity Center! My two daughters (ages 5 and 2) and I can get a day pass to the FAC for only $10! We usually spend the whole time we are there in the pool! We love the kiddie pool and the frog slide. It may be freezing outside, but that pool is so warm!

 4. Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park. It is open on Saturdays from Noon-4pm and it's FREE (we love free)! My family recently visited one Saturday, and we were amazed at how many hands-on, interactive exhibits they had. My daughters are still pretty young, but this place kept their attention for a long time. We were welcomed by two volunteers who were extremely nice and helpful. They told us about the different rooms and were always easy to find if we had questions. If you have never been, I would highly recommend spending some time there.

Some of the exhibits we really liked (subject to change) were:
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  • Take A Chance- You put your hand through a hole in a wooden box and try to guess what you are feeling. Then lift the top to see if you were right.
  • Making Tracks- There was a long table with sand and the children can use different animal track stamps to make tracks in the sand.
  • Something's Fishy- An exhibit of fish that live in Kentucky waters.
  • Bees- There's a tree trunk with a bee hive in the middle (the bees weren't back on display yet, but they said they would be soon)
  • Aquarium of fish, turtles, and frogs
  • Duck, Duck, Goose- Try to guess the name of the water fowls
  • Pictures/history of the park
  • Bird Nest Display- Many different examples of nests and eggs found in Kentucky
  • The Center also has educational programs throughout the year. You'll have to follow them on Facebook or visit/call to keep up to date on these programs.
5. Go watch a movie at Regal Shelbyville Stadium 8. Did you know if you sign up to be a Regal Crown Club member (which is FREE to do) you can get 25% off candy on every Monday and 50% off any size popcorn every Tuesday!  (Discounts subject to change)

Stay warm, dry and have fun!

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