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On their official website, Smithsonian is offering a very special freebie for “Museum Day Live!” on Saturday, September 23rd. They are giving away two free museum tickets to any participating museums in your area.
To receive your tickets, first locate a museum in your area you would like to go to. You can use this link, which is also available on the Smithsonian website. Then on midnight Friday, August 25, you will be able to download the tickets through a link on the top. After clicking on the link, all that is left is to enter your information and the museum you desire to go to and the ticket “will appear on the next screen and be emailed to you”, according to the website. It also mentions that it is crucial to remember to save your ticket.
The deal itself only consists of a singular ticket, but that ticket grants admission for the holder and one other person, so it essentially counts as two. If you wish to bring in extra guests who do not have a ticket of their own, they will have to pay for admission. Also, the ticket will not work for parking, “special exhibits”, or the IMAX theater.
Keep in mind that only one ticket per email address is permitted. Once you choose the museum you want to attend, you cannot alter it. So choose wisely.
Will you be participating in “Museum Day Live!” on Saturday, September 23rd? Which museum will you go to? Let us know in the comments below!
Home Depot offers free workshops for people of all ages who want to learn new things to build. All you have to do is go to the official site and register for an upcoming class that piques your interest. A workshop will only be available on a certain day and time. New classes will be scheduled every few days.
As mentioned before, there are workshops for people of all ages. The different categories are: Do-It-Yourself Workshops, Do-It-Herself, and Kids Workshops. You will be able to learn things as simple as painting walls to something as big as installing your own toilet.
Be sure to sign up for a class you want quick while you can!
If you own an iPad, you already know all the cool things you can do with it. It seems that no matter what you want to do, there really is an app for that. Then there is iTunes U. This is a free app for your iPad or iPhone that allows you to take online courses offered by major colleges and universities, as well as K-12 and continuing education at no charge!
To enroll in iTunes U, simply download the app to your iPad or iPhone or install iTunes on your computer (for either PC or Mac). Then go to iTunes U and browse the courses. The content is Courses are presented as lectures, books and videos. Choose the course you want, download the content, and class is in session! Although there is no actual school or college credit, there is no cost, either. Plus, you can learn at your own pace.
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational courses and classes to assist students of any year. It was started in 2006 by Salman Khan and continues to be a very useful source of education.
The classes themselves are in the form of Youtube videos explaining the topic and giving examples. The different subjects provided include Math, Science, Economics and finance, Arts and humanities, Computing, and Test prep. Each subject has multiple videos explaining many of the details in each.
Khan Academy also has a points system that rises with each video that you complete. Practice quizzes are also an option.
If you are in need of some extra learning, you can sign up for Khan Academy free at any time.