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JBF Bargain Madness – Shop, Save & Sell

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This post is sponsored by Just Between Friends of Mercer County & Western Gloucester County. And while we were provided compensation for the article, the opinions contained herein are honest and strictly our own. We have been long-standing fans of the JBF franchise and below is an account of our personal experience.

 

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Easter is quickly approaching and I don’t know about you but this soon after Christmas, I’m kinda looking for simple, inexpensive (preferably non-edible) basket fillers. We do practical stuff like socks, bath bombs and lip balm… but isn’t it fun to jazz it up a little too? The Western Gloucester County Just Between Friends consignment sale, early March is our perfect solution to finding and filling an affordable, fun Easter basket. This is what I will be seeking specifically:

  • Calico Critters
  • America Girl or Journey accessories
  • Bath salts, bath bombs or bubble bath
  • Socks – they always need socks
  • My Little Pony mini dolls/ponies
  • A journal
  • Shopkins
  • Chapter books

Navigating the JBF Sale

Here are my BEST suggestions for a successful shopping experience:

  •  Get the pre-pass!! Yup, it’s worth it to pay the admission ticket price or better yet, become a consignor with volunteer hours and get in early. Just be there EARLY.
  • Dress comfy. I wear a jacket that easily holds my phone and keys and debit card. No purse.
  •  Know what you are looking for. There is SOOOO much and it is easy to get distracted by an awesome deal that wasn’t on your watchlist, so know what you came for… and get it first.
  •  Budget your time. Expect to spend more time than you would a department store. With shoes, clothing, games, toys, sporting gear, outdoor play, infant supplies, furniture… this is kinda a “pop-up” department store. I would not expect to be able to adequately take advantage of the sale on a lunch break.
  •  Don’t forget the big ticket items.  It is easy to see all the toys and clothing and not think ahead about the potential big ticket or bulky items until you walk in. Have a back-up plan in case you come across a must-have heavy piece.
  • See something unique, priced too good to be true, or just calling your name… grab it… chances are it won’t be there by the time you walk back through. That being said, there are many items that are in multiples with lots of selection… for these I would consider the 1/2 off sale on Sunday. For instance, I look for shoes immediately but return on 1/2 off Sunday for costumes and books.
  • Make sure your trunk is empty – sounds silly but I’ve easily bought 3 trash bags full of stuff and thankfully had the room in my trunk but not because I thought ahead. I just got lucky.

Mark You Calendar

Not one… but two local sales. This means double the savings, double the shopping!

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Comparing Sales… there is NO Comparison to JBF

More options, better finds… less stress – JBF wins in my book. That’s not to say I’ll won’t shop Facebook yardsales, flee markets or consignment shops… of course I’ll be curious from time to time to stop by. I love the thrill of finding an incredible bargain, but I also know not to hold my breathe. With JBF, I can almost certainly count on being able to find new with tag items, which could be gift ideas, and terrific clothing selections, working toys and so much more… all under one roof that accepts credit cards and offers a holding station.

From Shopper to Consignor

Interested in making money instead of just spending money? Here are my top tips for consigning with JBF:

  • Designate a space to hold items you organically come across that no longer fit or are no longer needed/wanted
  • Review the JBF price guide
  • Invest in stain remover for all your children’s laundry – I seriously saved many, many clothing items from horrible stains, which then meant I could resell them.
  • Price and print 9-18 tickets at a time to avoid getting overwhelmed with tickets. Start tagging weeks in advance.
  • Invest in a couple of oversized totes to store items from season to season/sale to sale.
  • Invest in batteries – toys and baby gear must be in working order which includes working batteries. Shoppers look for toys that they can turn on – it totally makes sense.
  • Consider donating all or any of your unsold items to the charity Mercer County & Western Gloucester County JBF partnered with, The Unforgotten Haven. This is designated on your tags through the tagging system.
  • Consider using the Valet Tagging Team if you don’t have time to tag. This is a great convenience for those consignors on a time budget. Valet consignors make 45% of their sales (after a $20 consignor fee). The items are dropped off to a VIP tagger who does all the tagging work and brings them to the sale.
  • Volunteer and make a higher percentage of your sales… plus work along side the pros of the business.

Whether you are gearing up for spring sports, looking for Easter basket fillers, or just looking for a feel-good bargain… Just Between Friends of Mercer County & Western Gloucester County IS totally the place to be. Mark your calendars, set your reminders and invite your whole Facebook fan club. There truly is something for all kids. Grab a neighbor, friend or coworker and find me at the sale.

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Back To School Without the Big Budget

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This post is sponsored by Just Between Friends of Mercer County & Western Gloucester County. And while we were provided compensation for the article, the opinions contained herein are honest and strictly our own. We have been long-standing fans of the JBF franchise and below is an account of our personal experience.

 

 

While every school situation is different, classroom lists vary and the newest back-to-school trends parade in… one thing is certain: our children continue to outgrow the old and require the new. Shoes, tops, belts, pants and even sportswear all find themselves picked over as they grow tighter, inch shorter or fall out of style. They come and go, sometimes before ever being worn, because our ever-growing bundles of joy…  just… keep… growing.

Back-to-school shopping can be a labor of love while sifting through circulars for the best deals, listening to the whining of your (or other’s) children, and of course, falling in love with that item that’s not in their size. Of course it’s not all bad and I do enjoy taking my daughter out for that splurge item (or four) but that’s because we take full advantage of the Just Between Friends consignment sale in Gloucester County and Mercer County… and yeah, it is totally worth the drive!!

Couple years ago I was introduced to JBF and I’ve been super impressed ever since. The selection of items, the ease of consigning… and the checks!!!  Seriously, it is hard not to constantly log-in to watch your real-time sold items during the sale hours. Ok, ok… I’m getting ahead of myself. I’ve had a few seasons of consigning and here are my tips for shopping the sale and my tips for consigning.

 

Okay shoppers, get your sneaks laced up… seriously, that’s tip #1: wear comfy shoes. You don’t want to miss a bargain because of blisters. This is what else I highly suggest:

  •  Get the pre-pass!! Yup, it’s worth it to pay the admission ticket price or better yet, become a consignor with volunteer hours and get in early. Just be there EARLY.
  •  Know what you are looking for. There is SOOOO much and it is easy to get distracted by an awesome deal that wasn’t on your watchlist, so know what you came for… and get it first.
  •  Budget your time. Expect to spend more time than you would a department store. With shoes, clothing, games, toys, sporting gear, outdoor play, infant supplies, furniture… this is kinda a “pop-up” department store. I would not expect to be able to adequately take advantage of the sale on a lunch break.
  •  Don’t forget the big ticket items.  It is easy to see all the toys and clothing and not think ahead about the potential big ticket or bulky items until you walk in. Have a back-up plan in case you come across a must-have heavy piece.
  • See something unique, priced too good to be true, or just calling your name… grab it… chances are it won’t be there by the time you walk back through. That being said, there are many items that are in multiples with lots of selection… for these I would consider the 1/2 off sale on Sunday. For instance, I look for shoes immediately but return on 1/2 off Sunday for costumes and books.
  • Make sure your trunk is empty – sounds silly but I’ve easily bought 3 trash bags full of stuff and thankfully had the room in my trunk but not because I thought ahead. I just got lucky.
  • Mark your calendar… yup, right now.
    • Mercer County Just Between Friends… Sept 15-17 at Robinsville Field House
    • Western Gloucester County JBF… Sept 29- Oct 1 at Total Turf Experience

Consigning vs Yard Sale 101

Not only do I personally shop the JBF sale but I’m a consignor. You should see my living room 2 weeks before the sale- yikes! But the good news is, that everything that hadn’t sold last sale is already tagged and ready to go this sale. I only really have to focus on the newest “good-bye” pile of clothing and toys. Keep in mind that the fall sale is for fall and winter clothing and the spring sale is for spring/summer clothing and items (with a few exceptions like baby clothing and maternity is fine all year round).

 

JBF makes sense if you have a lot of baby gear, children’s clothing, maternity, toys and games vs other household items. Consigning is my fate, for others it might be Ebay or flee markets or yard sales. For those that know me, know that I completely suck at Ebay. Logging on, taking pictures, creating captions… all while trying to avoid the temptation of buying somebody else’s stuff. The closest I’ve ever gotten to posting an item for sale on Ebay was the night my beloved husband proposed to me… in a former wedding gown intended to be sold online but alas never was posted. He was my destiny, Ebay never was. Flee markets are too random for my taste. There is just something about the flee market vibe that doesn’t make me feel like I would get the best value of my time or my belongings. I shop them, surely, but not interested in reselling my items for the haggled prices that are most definitely part of the experience.

And then there are yard sales…

Sure a yard sale is just out your front door BUT you don’t know what foot traffic your sale is going to get vs knowing that JBF Mercer/Gloucester County is definitely going to attract shoppers for children’s and maternity items. JBF also makes great sense if your items and clothing are in great condition and should sell for more than street change. Yes, the JBF sale is a bargain spot but you can price your gently used belongings at a reasonable price vs pennies on the dollar for a yard sale.  Consignment shoppers expect to pay a bit more than a flee market or yard sale price for the assurance that sale items are in great working order and clear of any recall issues.  And then there’s the weather. And oh… did I forget to mention that you have to man your yard sale but with JBF simply drop-off and pick-up your items… unless you choose to volunteer for an additional % of your sales.

More options, better payout… less work – JBF wins in my book. That’s not to say I’ll never have another yard sale… not true, but I won’t be selling kids’ books for 10 cents or Barbies for a quarter. #JustSaying

 

Taking consigning seriously… here are my top suggestions:

  • Designate a space to hold items you organically come across that no longer fit or are no longer needed/wanted
  • Review the JBF price guide
  • Invest in stain remover for all your children’s laundry – I seriously saved many, many clothing items from horrible stains, which then meant I could resell them.
  • Invest in batteries – toys and baby gear must be in working order which includes working batteries. Shoppers look for toys that they can turn on – it totally makes sense.
  • Consider donating all or any of your unsold items to the charity Mercer County & Western Gloucester County JBF partnered with, The Unforgotten Haven. This is designated on your tags through the tagging system.
  • Consider using the Valet Tagging Team if you don’t have time to tag. This is a great convenience for those consignors on a time budget. Valet consignors make 45% of their sales (after a $20 consignor fee). The items are dropped off to a VIP tagger who does all the tagging work and brings them to the sale.

Whether you are picking up back-to-school items, in need of sports equipment, getting a jump start to your holiday shopping or just looking for a feel-good bargain… Just Between Friends of Mercer County & Western Gloucester County IS totally the place to be. Mark your calendars, set your reminders and invite a friend or two. There truly is something for everyone and personally, I love sharing a great bargain source and encourage you to do the same by inviting your friends and family.

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Schafer Sports Center Beats the Competition with Non Competitive Philosophy

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Thank you Schafer Sports Center for facilitating a tour and activity day for bloggers. We were compensated for this review post, although the opinions expressed herein are strictly my own.

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In a world where children’s sports are so competitive, Schafer Sports Center’s new approach is oh-so refreshing.  Jonathon Schafer, CEO describes Schafer Sports as “all about education”.  He says, “Our goal is to build kids’ self esteem and instill the life lesson that learning is fun. We believe that it’s an honor to be able to work with kids and help guide them in being healthy and happy. That’s why we put children first and sports second.” From the moment Victoria and I entered the property it was evident that this was Schafer’s mission. We were invited to a blogger preview where we had the opportunity to experience many of the sports activities first-hand.

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Schafer Sports Center IS the place to write home about. As a mom who had a terrible, terrifying experience at one of those “gyms”, I can tell you my first instinct is to assess the competency of staff members. Safety is important but that means much more than updated equipment… it means having staff that are trained, attentive and passionate about what they do. Schafer Sports Center hires specialized trainers in each area of recreation. In other words, the yoga instructor doesn’t just fill in for the soccer coaches. This goes a long way to ensuring my confidence when putting my child in their hands and 30 seconds in each sports, I could tell I was working with true professionals. Nothing feels better than that.

Secondly, I took notice of the facility. It was very well designed, organized, clean and well equipped. The pool area had plenty of pool activities, two small slides and the largest rafts I’ve ever seen. Speaking of the pool area, the changing room had oversized cubbies for towels, bags, shoes and a second set of cubbies in the pool area.  (And I must mention that the showers – those encouraged before swim but usually avoided due to cold water – gave a refreshing warm rinse before and after swim time.) Everything from impressive lighting to ample room in their party space, an open floor plan and private rooms for relaxed yoga instruction… Schafer Sports Center has it all covered.

A LITTLE HISTORY

Schafer Sports Center started as Schafer’s Gymnastics back in 1988. In 2001, the Special Needs program was launched and then in 2003 owners Jonathon and Shannon Schafer decide to build Schafer Sports Center. In 2014 funding was finalized and July 2015 they break ground in Ewing, NJ. One year later, July 2016, Schafer’s is open for business.

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SPORTS & RECREATION

With a full line up for sports and activities here are the highlights:

Soccer – Private training, summer camp training, team development and specific skill level groups

Gymnastics – Toddler/Preschool Classes, Girls/Boys Training & Teams, Tumbling

Swim & Stroke Clinics – Stroke training (7:1 ratio), Swim Classes (4:1 ratio) for infants +

Dance as partnered with The Dance Network for Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater and Hip Hop

Family Yoga

SPECIAL NEEDS

Project Unified – children with and without disabilities train and play together

Special Olympics

Aquatics

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LASTING IMPRESSIONS

Well, who doesn’t love a warm pool and toasty changing room? Wow – bonus. And if that’s not enough… no chlorine pool aroma. NONE!! State-of-the-art pool filtration system ensures the cleanest water without the excess chemicals.

Schafer Sports Center offers birthday party options… again tumbles, drills and swim with professional staff. I was so impressed with the organization of our two hour blogger event. In just these 2 hours, our children participated in yoga, had a gymnastic session to include repeat obstacles, trampoline games, and several trapeze swing turns (which, by the way, was the BEST part of the entire experience per Victoria). Then the children had soccer drills, more obstacles and soccer games, followed by yoga and swimming. Plus the children did a craft with staff while parents took a facility tour. AND… this two hour period afforded time for breakfast in the beginning and concluded with lunch. WOW – in just 2 hours and needless to say, Victoria was pooped and slept well that night. Each hand-off was seamless from one activity to the next.  Highly, highly recommend this venue for parties. wow wow wow.

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Winning the War Against Mosquitoes

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This is a #sponsored post by Para Kito, whereby we were extended products to sample and review. The opinions expressed herein are strictly my own and honest in expressing our endorsement. This article may contain affiliate links.

Para Kito Mosquito Repellent_Feature PicThose of you who know me, know I’m not much of an outdoors person. Really. I mean, I don’t know how on Earth I got all these freckles being I’ve always kinda disliked being outside. It’s not the weather so much, although I truly hate snow, ice and the cold… but what keeps me in is the fact that for some reason the mosquitoes really enjoy me. I can be sitting with 10 other people, and I’m the one attacked… repeatedly.  And to make matters worse… I’m allergic to traditional bug sprays (I guess its the DEET) and even nontraditional remedies like Skin So Soft with Avon. What’s a girl to do but avoid the outdoors. As a mom, I dart between car and front door when unloading groceries, I decline barbecues, and delegate all weed pulling to less likely victims. Well at least the weed part works in my favor. 😉

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Now in all honesty, I’m not much of an athlete, okay, okay… not at all. And should all mosquitoes suddenly become extinct… wishful thinking (and as a side note: per Deborah McMaster who asked the experts at the Bug Fest 2016 at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the mosquito’s purpose in life is to be food for other bugs and animals… go figure.), anyway it is not likely that I would suddenly take up tennis or any sport for that matter. But it would be nice to be able to walk around the park with ease, enjoy corn on the cob on the back deck and yes, dare I say… go hiking again. Um, yes… once in a far off blue moon, long long ago… I enjoyed hiking and still very much enjoy nature trails and the thrill of unexplored discovery.

Para Kito Mosquito Repellent_Scooter PicPara Kito Mosquito Repellent_Barbie JeepAnd then… along came Para Kito… a French made, all natural mosquito repellent. Glory Days!!  Wait… not so fast… so you see I’ve actually had this product for months now, telling myself I needed to give it a try, which of course meant i needed to brave the bugs long enough to give the product a true test. (PS – so sorry to the brand that it has truly taking me this long!!) With that said, today was the day, despite 95 degree weather. A promise to my little girl for some scooter fun meant it was time.

I can truly attest to the Para Kito’s effectiveness. With the blazing sun, it was no wonder that my fair-skinned ginger didn’t last more than a few minutes outside. Already feeling confident that this repellent was working, I took to the garage (the worst place for those pesky mosquitoes) and tackled some clutter… it is recycling week after all.  What a relief to be able to do what I needed and not worry about getting eaten alive. As you can see from the pictures below, the Para Kito repellent is a velcro band with replaceable repellent pellets. The pellets’ active ingredients consist of the following:

Citronella Oil 34.0%
Rosemary Oil 22.0%
Geranium Oil 21.0%
Mint Oil 10.0%
Clove Oil 2.5%
And  a hint of Peppermint Oil at 1.5%

Para Kito Mosquito Repellent_ScooterVictoria, having my genes, is also prone to insect bites. Don’t know if she has same allergy to DEET because I never bother to use it. Anyway, she wore a band during her play activities this afternoon. And she packed it to take to the pool for a late afternoon swim, you know those pests love dusk. And good thing to know, these Para Kito repellent pellets are waterproof. Awesome!

Obviously there’s so much to gain by going outdoors with your children. The world has so much to offer in terms of exploration, science and history and creativity. As a Girl Scout Leader, I’m thrilled to have this product to get me through things like hiking and overnight camping… I was dreading this as you can imagine. But for the rest of summer and heading into autumn, I look forward to simple activities like sidewalk chalk and long conversations with neighbors. I still hate the evil necessity of sunscreen… but hey one victory at a time. I can’t endorse this mosquito repellent enough… life changer!

So much for delegating the weeding though. 🙁 #LosingTheWarOnWeeds

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Philadelphia Science Festival

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Philadelphia Science Festival is calling all families to #GetNerdyPHL

It is that special time again, when Logan Square transforms into a major science carnival with booth after booth of fun and engaging experiments. The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, concentrated focus on all things science.

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Science Festival

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Science Festival

Join thousands of science enthusiast in #GetNerdyPHL spirit April 22 through April 30, with literally something for everyone. Science shows, special exhibits, demonstrations, contest and the amazing outdoor Science Carnival at Logan Square… no child goes bored.

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Last year we attended an extension of the Philadelphia Science Festival held at Rowan University. My daughter had a terrific time with several hands-on science activities. Last year and in 2013, we attended the science carnival with my niece and daughter, and together – they couldn’t get enough. Here are some of our favorite moments:

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For more information, please visit our write up from last year’s Philadelphia Science Festival event AND visit http://philasciencefestival.org for the specific details for this year’s festivities. If you have attended in the past, what exhibit did your family find the most intriguing?  What are you hoping to see this year?

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All About Egypt at The Penn Museum

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Explore Ancient Egypt & Mummies at The Franklin Institute

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Get lost in thought as you discover Lost Egypt at The Franklin Institute.

Artifacts & MummiesWe are die-hard fans of The Franklin Institute. As a young girl, I had visited The Franklin Institute science museum many, many times, through Girl Scouts, class trips and weekend family day trips. We could never get through the entire museum in one day… never. Now I don’t even try. Instead, we purposefully plan our visit, knowing what we want to explore (and of course running through the heart at least four times each visit).

The special exhibits will often call our attention. Exhibits like Titanic, The Art of The Brick and the newest addition: Lost Egypt, where families can explore ancient civilization and customs in a most fascinating way. Get up close to “Annie”, a real human mummy and explore the traditions of making mummies.

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The exhibit opens with an interactive game display focused on ancient travel methods using camels, a life-size camel for selfie snapshots and an over-sized floor map of Egypt.  Beyond the initial interactive displays, families can experience hands-on exhibits by building a pyramid, reconstructing pottery and learning how significant studying animal bones are to uncovering truths of a lost civilization.

Test your strength and the physics of building a pyramid, use clues to solve mysteries of artifacts and tour actual artifact exhibits dating 2000+ years ago. Puzzles, video and manipulatives afford children and families the opportunity to step back in time and truly appreciate and understand customs, language and traditions of long-ago Egypt.

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Giveaway

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The Franklin Institute has generously provided 1 Homeroom At Home reader with 2 tickets (1 child/1 adult) for their Camp-In overnight museum experience. This amazing giveaway will close as of 12AM on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 and winner will be contacted via email by 9AM Tuesday morning. The winner must accept and confirm prize by 5PM on Tuesday, February 23rd. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and a US resident. This prize is valued at $97. *Please note* that children must be between the ages of 6 and 13 to participate in Camp-In. For more information please visit The Franklin Institute’s website.

Special discount by calling 215-448-1200 (option 4) and mention promo code MOMCAMP to receive the member’s price – only $45.50 per person.

The Camp-In experience includes extras as follows:

  • NEW! Exclusive access to the BRAND NEW SportsZone exhibit!
  • NEW! SportsZone Live Science Show!
  • Explore the physics of your favorite sports in hands-on workshops.
  • Take a gravity defying ride on the Blue Angels Flight Simulator.
  • See Dark Universe in the Fels Planetarium and uncover two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy.
  • See Humpback Whales in the Tuttleman IMAX® Theater and swim alongside these amazing creatures as they leap, twirl, lunge, and splash their way across the giant screen.
  • Rooftop sky-gazing through our professional telescopes in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory (weather permitting).
  • Enjoy a light continental breakfast.
  • PLUS—Explore all of The Franklin Institute’s permanent exhibits including The Giant Heart, Your Brain, Electricity, and more! Traveling exhibits not included
  • Souvenir Patch
  • Free admission for a year—continue the exploration! Restrictions apply, must show souvenir patch, valid for children 13 and under.

Entry to our giveaway is super simple with additional options for following Homeroom At Home and The Franklin on Facebook and sharing via twitter. Be sure to subscribe to Homeroom At Home’s blog so not to miss a thing.

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Tarantulas: A Family Museum Exhibit

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Tarantula myths debunked; a new appreciation for these giant, fuzzy arachnids.

We are happy to partner with Academy of Natural Sciences to provide this exhibit review as part of a sponsored arrangement. The opinions expressed herein are strictly my own.

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My daughter has had a fascination with spiders for several years… so imagine her excitement when she learned that her favorite science museum is showcasing a special exhibit on tarantulas. Yeah, it was kinda a big deal.

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The Academy of Natural Sciences opened its “Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close” exhibit this past Saturday, January 30. It will show until May 30th, 2016 with a small admission price. Get all the details here.

Taking notesWith an invitation a couple months back, we waited for what felt like “forever” for a five-year old but finally the media preview date arrived. Victoria was afforded the day off from school to attend this event, and again this was because spiders are a big deal to her and I knew she would get a lot out of this day trip. Upon check-in, she was given a tiny notebook and pen, and from there we began our journey.

In usual Academy fashion, the exhibit has a variety of show pieces to include an interactive map, photo cut-out and plenty of easy to digest narrative and picture displays. Personally, I appreciated the “Anatomy of Tarantulas” oversized book display. The Tarantulas exhibit has a colorful backyard back drop area and tarantula costumes perfect for photo ops and imaginary play.

open presentationVictoria, being in Kindergarten, isn’t exactly the best note taker… but that didn’t stop her from paying absolute close attention and attempting to capture the important facts that Invertebrates Specialist, Karen Verderame was sharing in the Opening Presentation.

Victoria asked "What do tarantulas eat for breakfast?"

Victoria asked “What do tarantulas eat for breakfast?”

 

Victoria, never without a question, took an opportunity to ask Ms. Verderame what tarantulas like for breakfast before moving about the live spider exhibits. Thank you to Philly Voice for quoting Victoria and capturing the perfect picture of my little journalist in action, as well as this quick snippet on 6 abc news.

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That little notebook came in handy, when Victoria learned about the most impressive species of tarantulas. She was quick to copy the name of her new favorite into the notebook. And if you’re curious, her favorite tarantulas are Martinique Pinktoe sporting a unique ability to change from a bright blue color as spiderlings into pink/purple legged adult tarantulas. And then that little notebook accompanied every question she had for the Academy’s staff.

This tarantulas exhibit is ideal for spider enthusiasts, like my daughter, AND those who fear the creepy-crawlers because there is so much misunderstood about these arachnids. I loved NJ.com coverage of this event to highlight some of those myths and truths.

 

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