1) Museums make you feel good.
Times are tight in this economic climate, and it’s often easy to use a museum admission price as an excuse to stay at home. But, studies have shown that people are happier when they spend money on experiences rather than material purchases. Visiting a museum, can also become a meaningful part of one’s identity and contribute to successful social relationships in a manner that material items cannot. So consider foregoing an outing for items that you may not need; going to the museum will make you happier in the long run.
2)Museums make you smarter.There is no doubt that a primary role of museums is to engage and educate the community. Museum exhibits inspire interest in an area of study, item, time period, or an idea– but there’s more going on in museums in regard to education than one might think. Even the museums themselves often have interesting histories to inspire you. It becomes nearly impossible to exit a museum without having gained any information or insight during your visit. Remember, knowledge is power and how much fun will the conversation be after empowering your children with some amazing educating information from a day at your local museum?
3)Museums are community centers.Museums are a lot more than collections of artifacts; they allow you to meet with neighbors, discuss thoughts and opinions, and become and become an active part of the community. There are often yoga class, Rock Band Summer Camps, Farmers Markets, Book Signings, BBQ’s, Glass Blowing Classes, Seminars and festivals all their own. Just pull up all the museums on Chicagofun.com and see what they have to offer in your area.
4)Museums inspire.Museums provide inspiration through personal connections with visitors, and through physical community outreach efforts. Through donating your time and skills, you create memories that never expire. Share 1 day a year or 1 day per month and teach your children the gift of giving that will last a lifetime.
5)Museums are a great way to spend time with friends and familyMuseums provide a great excuse to spend time with friends and family in a positive way. Personal connections can be made easier at a museum by giving your family something interesting to discuss and learn about together. Make it a family date each month.
6)Museums are free… sometimes.Several museums nationwide offer free admission during specified hours or days of the week. Visit the chicagofun.com and search museums to see if they feature something like this near you. Several museums offer free events as well. OR….Check out the Chicagofun.com Facebook page this week and enter to win FREE museum tickets just by being clever and sharing it with your friends.