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Free Summer Activities for Kids in Albuquerque

Here at ABQ Insurance, we want to save you more than just on insurance. With that being said, Albuquerque sure is enchanting, but it doesn’t need to be expensive! In this blog post we will highlight some free or inexpensive things to do around Albuquerque with your kids for some summer fun!

Albuquerque library offers multiple free events, year round! They have a really neat event where children are invited to read to therapy dogs. This gives young readers the opportunity to practice reading out loud. They also have what is called Lego club, where children may come and build at the library (legos are provided). And that’s just a couple of the free events that go on at the library. Keep in mind that there are some events that require you to register, so look out for that when browsing events. https://libevents.abqlibrary.org/calendars?cid=-1&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=-1&inc=0

While we were mentioning the library, they also offer what is called a Museum Discovery Pass Program, which gets you FREE access to 21 museums/historic sites in Albuquerque and across our state. There are a few guidelines to follow: these passes are on a first come, first serve basis. And they may not be renewed. For six of the museums, this pass will cover free admission for two adults, and two children. For all others, you may have up to six guests in your group. Here’s more information: https://www.abqlibrary.org/museumpass

Century Rio 24 is offering summer fun for kids on the cheap every Wednesday, now through August 10th. Showtimes are every Wednesday at 9:30am and tickets are ONLY $1.50 each! Per their website, they will also be offering $1 off kid’s snacks packs and popcorn/drink combos! Check out the link for more information. https://www.cinemark.com/series-events-info-pages/summer-movie-clubhouse

100.3 The Peak is offering Free Summer Sun, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico. Every Friday now through July 7th, they’ll be at a different museum from 6am to 10am. While all events are free, they do require you to arrive prior to 10am to get in for free. https://1003thepeak.iheart.com/featured/jackie-tony-ryan/content/2023-05-24-free-summer-fun-presented-by-blue-cross-and-blue-shield-of-new-mexico/

There are also other free events that you could take advantage of! Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Michael’s, each offer a version of a free crafting event. Michael’s has a free craft workshop every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. While Home Depot and Lowe’s offer a free workshop once per month, from 9am to 12pm, and registration is required.

And while this last one is not exactly an event, not enough people know about it! Early Childhood Services Center Toy Lending & Resource Libraries, are libraries across our beautiful state where you can borrow toys and educational materials!!!! The Albuquerque location is on Isleta in the South Valley. They are open on Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. More info here: https://www.newmexicokids.org/toy/

So if you take this list, plus the multiple parks, trails, and other free areas to explore in our beautiful state, the entire family can have fun without breaking the budget this summer! We also have to mention that, in addition to enjoying affordable and free activities in Albuquerque, it’s crucial to protect your home and belongings with reliable Home Owners Insurance. Plus, the money you could save by switching could go towards more fun for the family!

ABQ Insurance, located in Albuquerque, NM, offers comprehensive insurance coverage that can safeguard your property from unforeseen events. With our expertise in the insurance industry, we strive to provide cost-effective solutions tailored to your needs. By securing Home Owners Insurance with ABQ Insurance, you can enjoy peace of mind while exploring the enchanting attractions and engaging in budget-friendly summer adventures with your kids. Protect what matters most and make the most of your Albuquerque experience by choosing ABQ Insurance for your insurance needs.

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