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Disney Aladdin Movie Review #Aladdin @disneyaladdin

23 May

My kids and I could not wait for a Disney Aladdin screening and we had the privilege to see it the other night. I also invited my friend and her son who were just as excited as we were.

Let me just start by saying we all want to see it again. That’s how much we absolutely loved it. From the beautiful bright color costumes to the Bollywood dancing with hip hop thrown in and the original songs that I was definitely singing out loud and learning the new songs as well. I loved Jasmine’s voice when she sung.

Everything was on point. The story line was the same with lots of funny scenes from The Genie. Will Smith made a great Genie. Mena Massoud you were amazing as Aladdin. Naomi Scott your singing was flawless and you made a beautiful Jasmine. The entire cast was incredible and did a wonderful job. Lots of memories from the original but we are feeling the remake.

My daughter and I want to take Bollywood dancing lessons. She also wants to adopt Abu. She also likes the part when Jafar got sent far, far away. My son liked when Will Smith appeared as the Genie and explained how the 3 wishes worked by rapping and dancing. I loved that part too and the party at the Palace. My kids, my friend and I couldn’t stop talking about how good Aladdin was. We were even singing in the streets on the way home.

Nasim Pedrad who played Handmaiden Dalia and The Genie’s love interest had us cracking up in lots of scenes. We can’t leave out the Magic Carpet, Raja and Abu. Give it up!!! I could talk about Jafar but he’s the enemy. Billy Magnussen who played Prince Anders was a cornball in a funny way. Not my kind of Prince but he played the part right.

So with all our thumbs we give it 10 thumbs up and that’s coming from ages 4 and up.

So if you don’t know Aladdin hits theaters tomorrow, Friday May 24 2019. Don’t wait. Get your tickets now!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This was a hosted event. I was invited to attend this screening with my family. Opinions are mine and my kids 100 percent as always.

Technology, Travel And More #Hilton100 Anniversary @HiltonNewsroom

29 Apr

When I travel with family or alone I like hotels that make my stay worth returning. Comfort, easy check in and check out, perks, room service, all inclusive, affordable and great customer service. My family and I recently stayed at a hotel and was very pleased we didn’t have to wait till 3pm to check in. We were able to get in our room at 11am. How great was that?

Hilton never disappoints me. I’ve been staying at their hotels for decades. Love the suites and rooms are beautiful. From digital keys, high speed internet access, HD channels to non-smoking rooms are just some of the things included in your stay.

I was recently invited to attend Hilton’s 100 Anniversary event and listen to a select panel discuss technology and travel.

Actually Hilton is turning 100 in May and invented a ton of “firsts” in the travel industry from room service to Pina Coladas.

In 1954, Hilton went international as Caribe Hilton opened in Puerto Rico, where legendary bartender Ramon “Monchito” Marrero would later invent the Piña Colada.

Hilton was the first hotel company to install TVs in guests rooms, beginning with the Roosevelt Hotel in New York in 1947.

In 1959, Hilton opened its first hotel located at an airport, the San Francisco Airport Hilton.

Here’s a recap from the panel:

  • Sustainability: Through Hilton’s soap recycling partnership with Clean the World, the brand has contributed to the distribution of more than 9.6M+ bars of recycled soap in 127 countries, resulting in more than 2.4M+ pounds of soap and amenity bottles being diverted from landfills.
  • Development: There are 2,400+ hotels in Hilton’s development pipeline, with more than half located outside the U.S. Hilton’s newest brand, Motto, currently has various properties in development in London, Lima, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Savannah, San Diego, Boston, and Mexico City that we hope to grow throughout 2019. 
  • Technology: Connected Room allows Hilton’s guests to personalize and control their stay experience from the palm of their hand. Using the Hilton Honors app, they can stream their own content, control the HVAC and lighting, and message with Team Members on property. By the end of 2019, Connected Room will be in 200 Hilton properties, with more on the way.
  • Caribe Hilton Re-Opening: The Caribe Hilton will re-open soon on May 15. More than $100 million dollars went into renovating the property just in time to celebrate the iconic resort’s 70th birthday.

Check out @hiltonhotels and @hiltonnewsroom on social media.

Disclosure: Thank you Hilton for the invite. This is not a sponsored post. It was a hosted event. Opinions are mine 100% as always.

New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway #NYBSBlogger @NewYorkBabyShow

19 Mar

The 2019 New York Baby Show, on May 18 & 19 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. Now in its 9th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. We are giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. See below for details… etc. Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual. I have 25 tickets to give away. Check it out!!

To receive the free ticket for you and your family click this link:

https://tickets.lupevents.com/The-New-York-Baby-Show?&coupon=NICHOLPFREE

Once the free tickets run out I will be giving my readers 50% off any tickets (family or single). Click this link:

https://tickets.lupevents.com/The-New-York-Baby-Show?&coupon=NICHOLP50

King Kong On Broadway #KingKongBway

22 Feb

I appreciate any matinee or night out on Broadway with family, friends or my girls. I’ve seen quite a few Broadway shows in my time and I’ve loved them all. Just recently hubby and I and a bunch of blogger buddies were hosted to see King Kong on Broadway followed by a Q&A /talkback with some of the cast.

I’m all about King Kong and patiently waited for his arrival on stage. King Kong is enormous and very loud. His facial expressions/features were phenomenal. Danny Miller @dannysworkshop on Instagram is the puppeteer who handles King Kong’s facial expressions.

I loved how it looks like King Kong was really running through Skull Island and the city streets in NY. That was fun to watch. I also loved how he climbed trees and buildings. Bonus: If you’re sitting on top/balcony/second level you will get eye contact with King Kong when he stands up and stares you dead in the face. He also gives audience sitting on ground level that Kong stare as well but on top it looks like he’s really coming for you.

King King weighs 2 tons and there are 10 puppeteers that handle him. This is a physically demanding show and they rehearse for about 7 hours a day and there’s 8 shows every 6 days. There’s also 3 voodoo operators on animation. Hope I quoted that right.

Christiani Pitts Star of the show did wonderful. Amazing voice and talented young lady. She was a pleasure to meet.

You see the puppeteers on stage but that’s what makes this play interesting. It shows the physical side of how much sweat and tears goes into handling King Kong. All the puppeteers, operators and behind the scenes crew get all the love for all the amazing, hard work they do.

Don’t get me wrong the cast gets lots of love too but King Kong is the star. We enjoyed the show and you will too. Recommended for kids ages 8 and up. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.

Here’s a discount code valid:

2/8/19 – 9/1/19

KKPVM129

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For more about King Kong check out the website: KingKongBroadway.com

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingkongbway

Disclosure: This post is made possible by support from King Kong Broadway. All opinions are my own.

Feel Fresh With @Dove Advanced Care

12 Dec

Now that the cooler weather is rolling in, we’re updating our wardrobe with the biggest wool sweaters, the cutest denim jackets and the latest faux fur vests. Although our outfits will be stealing the show, the way our skin feels may not be as great. Dove is offering the best ways to ensure that you feel as fresh as your favorite fall outfit.

  • Stay Cool: The best way to make sure you feel comfortable during the colder weather is by wearing the least amount of layers as possible. So if you can rock your favorite autumn dress with a light denim jacket or wear that cute blazer over your satin tank, always remember that less is more! 
  • Moisturization is Key: Make sure that your underarms are as moisturized as the rest of your skin. 
  • Dove Advanced Care is perfect to make sure your underarms are protected under those heavy sweaters. Including the brand’s ¼ moisturizers, you’ll be totally prepared for the day as the antiperspirant offers 48-hour wetness and odor protection.
  • Mix & Match: If you’re still grieving over the fact that summer is over, you can continue to incorporate some of your favorite summer pieces into your OOTD. Wear your comfiest orange sweater with that corduroy skirt or stomp on those booties with your favorite flowy dress to show off some skin, but also be equipped for the colder air.


Dove Travel Essentials this Holiday Season

  • Comfort Chic is Key: The popular debate of dressing up on Christmas to sit in the living room is real, but who says you can’t look your best, and also feel comfortable. Opt for a trendy oversized sweater, leggings with some stylish booties. It’ll be easier to pack in a carry-on and will offer enough space to eat your favorite mac & cheese and another glass of eggnog! 
  • Don’t Break a Sweat!: We’re all running around for the holidays: rushing to catch your plane, heating things up in the kitchen while making your famous potato, hosting all your family members, make sure you’re covered all day with 
  • Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. Not only is it TSA/travel-friendly to throw in your suitcase or backpack, it’ll also offer 48-hour odor and wetness protection to get you through the holidays!
  • Shop but don’t Drop: After the Christmas festivities, don’t miss the great Boxing Day deals on the 25th by preparing ahead and having a packed bag with some mini essentials to keep you going. Keep some eyedrops, lip gloss and a face/hydrating mist handy to refresh and maintain a radiant glow while on the go. As for fuel, pack your water bottle and snacks to keep you energized throughout the shopping spree.
  • Enjoy the much needed R&R: Whether you’re flying or driving home for the holidays, we all know the trip can be long, so it’s always important to try and enjoy every second. Take the time to unplug and unwind by packing your eye mask and earplugs. Or if you’re taking a road-trip, make sure you’re appreciating the drive with a playlist you can belt out to!

Dove provided these amazing tips and is also providing one lucky reader/ follower with lots of Dove goodies. Head to my Instagram page (@nilimo) (http://www.instagram.com/Nilimo) and enter now!! The latest post will have instructions how to enter. Good luck and stay fresh all day long with Dove Advanced Care.

My family and I have been Dove fans for many, many years and I love the amazing new scents. My sons use Dove’s Men N Care and we also love Dove’s bar and liquid soap products. Make sure to follow Dove on social media: @dove

Disclosure: This is a hosted post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Giveaway is responsibility of Dove. Dove will send winner their prize. Five Little Words is not responsible.

Tips For Traveling On Carnival Cruise #PTHCarnival #CarnivalPartner

17 Oct

Ever swim in the ocean with stingrays? I did. Ever been bitten by a stingray? I have and just knew I was in need of immediate medical attention but after calming down I liked having a part of my flesh taken away. Sounds crazy weird but it was cool. To say I was in the water with all those stingrays is something I will always talk about. Scratched that off my bucket list. I also allowed a stingray to be placed on my back. It felt like a humongous wet, slimy mushroom. It was fun. Would I do it again? Hell yes!!!

Another fun part of my excursion was holding a baby sea turtle. He was wiggly. Cute though.

This was my 4th cruise and I’ve never done excursions. What the heck is wrong with me? Well one thing was excursions are pricey especially when you’re traveling with your entire family. It’s always good to do your homework ahead of time if you want to explore and find better bargains when you’re traveling with a lot of people. You don’t always have to purchase cruise ship excursions but I’m not knocking them.

This trip was taken due to the lovely ladies of Permission To Hustle Audrey McLelland and Vera Sweeney. It was our first PTH retreat. I was not passing this getaway up. It was a Carnival Paradise cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel Mexico with about 40 women and lots of learning .

I love Carnival ships so I already knew what restaurants were on board, what slots to hit and what activities and parties to attend. I was also my neighbors alarm clock. My two buddies from New York were my next door neighbors and I made sure they were up on time and ready for breakfast so we would be on time for our classes. Yes, work first then fun later.

Here’s a TIP: There’s 24 hour room service. I started my day with a fresh hot pot of coffee and a muffin, yogurt and fruit before I headed to breakfast with the girls. That helped while I patiently waited to head upstairs and have a hot meal like an omelet with the works, home fries, sausage and grits. I also asked for a pitcher of ice water so I could take my medicine. That saved me a lot of time and energy. My medicine had to be taken early so room service helped. Also, keep the pitcher or ice bucket and your housekeeper will refill it with ice for you.

I learned so much about social media, finding my niche, sponsored posts, apps and other goodies. The speakers were amazing. Made lots of new friends and memories. The part I loved the most was seeing Audrey and Vera taking notes, raising their hands and asking questions too. You learn something new everyday as I always say.

Dinner time was fun because we sat at a different table every night and interacted with everyone who attended in our group. We were also welcomed with live entertainment and serenaded by an amazing server. The food was delicious and the drinks were on point. The Carnival Hub App which I always download always come in handy because it shows you the daily activities. After dinner we would go to either karaoke or a 80’s,/90’s party or game night. Some of us headed to the casino. There’s also the Spa, pool, jacuzzi and water slides.

Yes every cruise has all you can eat food. Some restaurants charge but the majority of the ship dining is free. There are drink packages if you have to have soda or liquor. If not juices, coffee, lemonade, ice tea and water are free. You can also come on board with a 12-pack cans of soda, sparkling water or a bottle of wine.

TIP: Bring a fanny pack. This was very convenient and easy to use while traveling and on and off the boat. It held my I.D.’s, and or passport,credit cards and or cash and you won’t lose it because it’s around your waist the hold time. Also hard for thieves to go in or grab from you.

Here’s another TIP: A sarong/swim cover up is your friend. All the ladies were blessed with beautiful sarongs from Santo Wrap. I loved this wrap. You can dress it up or down. It dries quickly and is oh so stylish. Wear as a skirt, dress or just cover up what’s underneath. I’ll forever be a fan.

My next TIP: Always carry a small umbrella whether you think you need it or not. People forget it’s not just for the rain but a great way to protect yourself from that blazing sun. Still make sure you have on sunscreen and sunglasses (foster grant sunglasses were great). It really helps. I had a few friends who I gladly shared my umbrella with. It was a life saver.

TIP: I used to always overpack. That’s when I do 11-day cruises and didn’t care about paying a fee for my checked bag. Now that those prices went up I only take carryon luggage. I take a small luggage and duffel bag or backpack. I also carry less shoes and pack wisely. I don’t need my blow dryer because there’s one in the room. I iron all my clothes before I pack and I use TSA approved bottles for my toiletries. Also, ziploc bags are great for shoes/flip flops, medicine and used lingerie/underwear/bathing suits when returning. TSA won’t empty your bags trying to figure out what’s inside if they can see it through the ziploc. I also labeled my medicine so they would know it’s not a weapon and it was allowed in the carryon.

So these are just a few of my tips. Need more tips? Ask away. I’m ready for the next cruise and yes my kids did ask when they were going on another one. They are definitely keeping a count of how many I’ve been on and so far I’m in the lead. Family vacation planning in the works. I’m glad they love cruises too. Makes it easy and affordable. Now just to get them on a plane. They asked to go on a plane. Not a problem.

I really had an amazing time and i owe it all to when I first joined Twitter and met Audrey and Vera. They were my mentors and I wanted to be just like them. I joined all their Twitter parties and won quite a few. When we finally met in person at events they called me their BAD ASS MOMMA! I knew these women were my new BFF’s. You rock!!

Disclosure: I’d like to give BIG shoutouts to Audrey and Vera, Carnival and all the sponsors who were part of the swag bags, Jet Blue for getting me to Tampa and back to New York safe. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are mine 100% as always.

NEW Launch: McCafe’s First-Ever Bottled Coffee #FrappeAllDay #summAhhfriday

25 Sep

I attended a Media Party with McCafe on The Spotify Rooftop for the launch of their ready to drink Frappes.

On August 3, 2017 long time Coca-Cola business partner McDonald’s announced that it planned to expand its popular McCafe coffee drinks to the beverage aisle in 2017 with three new ready to drink McCafe Frappes- Caramel, Mocha and Vanilla.

McCafe Frappes are made with 100% Arabica coffee beans and blended with real milk, sugar, natural flavors and other ingredients.

If you know me I always have some type of Caramel coffee in my hand whether it’s iced, hot, frappe, latte or what have you. All the flavors were good but my first choice will always be caramel. These are great on the go bottles but sometimes they don’t make it out of the house because I find myself grabbing one when I come home or first thing in the morning. I can drink cold drinks all year.

The rooftop party was fun. There were loads of Frappes, summer swag – beach balls, sunglasses, hats, beverage holders, food and DJ Vashtie.

McCafe Frappes are available in 13.7 fl. oz resealable bottles at grocery, convenience and mass merchandisers nationwide.

National Coffee Day (Sept. 29th) McCafé recently conducted a national survey and published interesting insights on adults’ love of coffee. For example, if only you had just a few minutes in the morning, would you brush your teeth or drink coffee?

 

Below are some fun findings from the survey:

Coffee over Hygiene – what do coffee lovers absolutely need in the morning? More than half (52%) of frequent coffee drinkers would prioritize drinking coffee over taking a shower

◦ More than a third (34%) of respondents said they would prioritize drinking coffee over brushing their teeth if they only had a few minutes to get ready in the morning

Perking up or Logging on?Half (50%) of frequent coffee drinkers would be more willing to spend a day without their smartphone than abstain from coffee for a whole 24 hours.

Better than Chocolate?More than half (55%) of Americans would give up chocolate before they’d give up coffee for 6 months

Coffee over Cuddles?While 31% of survey respondents said cuddling their pet would help turn around a bad morning, almost half (47%) turn to coffee to get a better start to their day.

How Much Would You Pay for the LAST Cup?New Yorkers would shell out the most $ for the last cold coffee on a hot day, they would pay $33! Chicagoan and Angelenos would pay up to $20 for the last cold coffee

Disclosure: This event was hosted. Opinions are mine 100% as always.

Top View Sightseeing NY Style #ad

13 Aug

Top View Sightseeing double decker tour buses have over 2 million happy customers.

I can definitely see why. I recently took a tour on one of these popular buses for a trendsbus event I covered with my blogger buddies.

Top View Sightseeing picked us up at one of their stops at South Street Seaport Pier 17. The buses are easy to recognize with their red, white and blue colors. I had a great time sitting outside on the upper deck. There’s also the option to sit inside on the lower level. Being outside up high got me awesome pics of landmarks in NYC. Yes I’ve seen these landmarks before as I was born and raised in NY but I don’t walk looking up taking pictures so Top View Sightseeing put me up close and personal where I got those amazing pics. I enjoyed hopping on and off and having the bus waiting till we got back then off to our next destination.

I love that Top View Sightseeing tours not only in Manhattan but The Bronx and Brooklyn as well. How amazing is that?

ABOUT: Launched in December of 2016, TopView now offers five different routes across NYC: Downtown Tour, Uptown Tour, Bronx Tour, Brooklyn Tour, and Night Tour.

Their destinations include the most essential sites for entertainment, shopping, culture, and history.

With four different All City Passes available there is sure to be one that will exactly fit your needs. Double Decker buses equipped with a state-of-the-art GPS triggered audio guiding system in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, Korean, and Russian.

Booking your bus tour packages is simple, and when you buy NYC tour tickets online, you’ll save up to 50% off! You can also arrange group tours and save an extra 10%. Buying on their website is the most convenient and budget-friendly choice.

TopView Sightseeing, team is made up of local experts who know all of the best spots to hit. New York sightseeing bus tours with TopView include all the popular landmarks and attractions, and you’ll have the flexibility to see everything you want to see, without the stress of having to coordinate all of your top NY sightseeing stops Just hop on, they will take care of the rest, and hop off when you’d like to explore the sights further!

Let TopView Sightseeing help make your trip to New York City an unforgettable experience. Book your tour package today!

To book tickets and view packages check out: http://www.topviewnyc.com and head to @topviewnyc on Instagram.

Here are some of the super packages they offer:

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you Top View Sightseeing for a fun tour.

Double Decker Touring in NYC With Amazing Brands #trendsbus #ad

12 Aug

Have you ever been on a double decker tour bus in your own city? I have plenty of times but this tour bus was exclusive to bloggers for a fun event where we explored sites and brands while hopping on and off the Top View Sightseeing bus in downtown Manhattan. The hashtag for the day was #trendsbus

We met at South Street Seaport Pier 17 and headed to our first destination. As we traveled we took pictures at popular landmarks along with product from amazing companies.

My first pic was with Peet’s Coffee caramel macchiato true iced espresso with NY skylines in the background. Perfect size to fit in my purse and also kept me cool on a hot day. I’m a caramel type of girl and I also had the pleasure of trying their black & white, vanilla latte and mocha flavors. I enjoyed them all and look forward to purchasing more. Check out @peetscoffee on Instagram.

Our second stop was to Glam and Go for a tour to check out their hair salon. There was champagne, fur chairs and cool graffiti walls inside the bathroom. They offer tons of services and I can’t wait to get a blow dry. Head to @glamandgo_ on Instagram.

My next pic was on the bus enjoying the New Kind Kids Bars. Three different flavors in my goodie bag were Chewy Honey Oats, Chewy Chocolate Chip and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. Not only did I enjoy these granola bars when I found out they only have 5 grams of sugar I was I had a huge smile on my face and ate all 3. My family and I will enjoy snacking on these. @kindsnacks is their Instagram handle.

The third stop at World Trade Center had walls of graffiti. This was the perfect stop to pull out my Body Armour drink and hydrate myself. The sun was definitely blazing and I needed a refreshing drink. I had the Orange Citrus Lyte Super Drimk. Other flavors include Peach Mango, Blueberry Pomegranate and Cherry Berry. Yes 4 times yes!!! Super hydration indeed. Go to @drinkbodyarmour on Instagram.

I also took my Imagine Snacks Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Crisps to the World Trade Center to snack on and get a get a cool pic with the graffiti. Made with real yogurt and 4 grams of protein and 8 grams of whole grain these are perfect for my family. Give @imaginesnacks a follow on Instagram.

Our last stop on our tour was to Dig Inn. This stop was well worth the wait because I was ready for lunch. I really enjoyed this place and their delicious food as I have been changing my eating habits drastically and I love what Dig Inn offered.

My favorites were:

Simple Bumblebee Tomatoes

NEW VEGAN

Bumblebee tomatoes, olive oil, Maldon salt, and pepper. Gluten-Free.

Classic Brown Rice

VEGAN

Long grain brown rice with thyme-infused olive oil, red onions, lime juice, and fresh parsley. Gluten-free.

Jasper Hill Mac & Cheese

Jasper Hill three-cheese blend, Ithaca milk, whole-wheat pasta, and crispy panko breadcrumbs.

CONTAINS: GLUTEN, DAIRY

Midnight Cauliflower

NEW VEGAN

Cauliflower, pickled onions, fresno chili, fresh mint leaves, and charred onion vinaigrette. Gluten-Free.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

VEGAN

Chunked and then roasted, our sweet potatoes are dressed with a house-made fresh rosemary & EVOO blend. Vegan. Gluten-free.

Sautéed Broccoli with Lemon

VEGAN

Broccoli, garlic chips, thyme-infused olive oil, and lemon. Gluten-Free.

Marinated Persian Cucumbers

VEGAN

Cucumbers with Black Urfa Chili, sumac, garlic, shallot, and apple cider vinaigrette. Vegan. Gluten-Free.

Herb Roasted Chicken Marketbowl

Antibiotic-free chicken breast, garlic, marjoram, parsley, and rosemary. Gluten-Free.

Roasted Wild Alaskan Salmon Marketbowl

Wild Alaskan Salmon with lemon thyme. Gluten-Free.

Charred Chicken Marketbowl

Antibiotic-free chicken thigh with lemon, fennel, and mustard seeds. Gluten-Free.

Quinoa with Preserved Lemon & Lime Leaf

VEGAN

Quinoa, preserved lemon, lime leaf, celery, coriander, parsely, mint. Gluten-free.

Ok so I enjoyed basically the whole menu. But come on look at what they offer. Nothing but fresh real food mostly vegetables grown by farmers and cooked by chefs.

About: Dig Inn is on a mission to build community through food. We serve mostly vegetables – grown by local farmers, cooked from scratch by chefs, and inspired by the seasons. We believe in the power of a shared table as a place where friendships are formed and ideas born.

Go to their Instagram @diginn for all the deliciousness.

I enjoyed this event aboard Top View Sightseeing. touring my city with great brands.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you Sherri Schubert and Momtrends for a wonderful event.

New Exhibitions For The Entire Family @ Liberty Science Center & Ticket Giveaway #LSCSummer18 #ad

29 Jul

We headed to Liberty Science Center recently to check out their new summertime exhibitions: GROSSOLOGY, ARTHUR’S WORLD, DINO DIG & THE PLANETARIUM. Every time we go we enjoy ourselves more and more. This time GROSSOLOGY was our favorite. More for my kids ages. Don’t get me wrong all the exhibits were great but for teens and tweens GROSSOLOGY and The Planetarium hit it on the nose.

Nicely put by LSC here’s what GROSSOLOGY is all about: Based on the best-selling book of the same name, Grossology explores all the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions you’ve always wondered but have been too afraid to ask. As you crawl and climb through the human body, and play games that reveal the secrets of boogers, vomit, odors, and more, you’ll find yourself saying “Ewww, gross!” in the best way possible!.

Become a dust particle and walk through a giant nose to learn about air filtering, mucus production, and more.

Climb a human skin wall with warts, hairs, and wounds

Visit the Vomit Center and learn the many reasons humans throw up, or the Toot Toot area to create different sounds that replicate the physics of gas.

Crawl and slide through a 30-foot-long 3D model of the digestive system.

We enjoyed the burps and belches station, the I.Q test game which my son beat me at, the digestive system, boogers boogers, gas attack pinball machine and the toot-toot area. They all were fun. We spent most of our time here.

Grossology is a premium exhibition for which there is an additional admission fee. June 30- Sept 23, 2018.

ARTHUR’S WORLD: In Arthur’s World, you’re invited to build a love of reading and learning through activities set within classic Arthur locations. Look up recipes and find something for D.W. to eat in the Read family kitchen. Explore life under a microscope and enter a spelling bee in Mr. Ratburn’s classroom. Pick up a book from the Elwood City Library. Make a video in the Lakewood School Auditorium and watch as you appear on a giant television screen!

My kids and I loved watching ARTHUR’S WORLD on PBS TV. This exhibit was fun. My daughter danced to the Arthur theme song on the green screen and crawled in a tent while pretending to have a sleepover. She also enjoyed being a student in class and a librarian as well. She always said she wants to be a librarian when she grows up.

Arthur’s World is included with general LSC admission. Experience it May 26 – Sept. 16, 2018.

DINO DIG: At LSC’s popular outdoor fossil site, you’re invited to uncover massive dinosaur bones by digging through 35 tons of sand. Look for more than 60 fossils, many of them replicas of those discovered in Montana by Jack Horner, the famed paleontologist who inspired Jurassic Park. You might uncover T. rex bones and teeth, an egg nest with a baby Maiasaura, a 6-foot-long Triceratops skull, and even a dragonfly fossil!

June 30 – Sept. 3, 2018.

The exhibition may be closed during inclement weather.

Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater To Worlds Beyond Journey Through The Solar System: you’ll tour the planets of our solar system – a tour that incorporates the latest information about the solar system as gathered by a fleet of robot probes. Travel from the hellacious surface of Venus, to the vast mountains and canyons of Mars, to the spewing methane geysers of Neptune’s giant moon Triton.

Before the film, a live presenter shows the audience where the planets are in the night sky that very evening.

This was amazing. Seeing the moon and Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars like that made me wonder who was teaching me this in school? If they showed it to me the way it was showed at LSU maybe I would have been more interested. Well one thing I know, we all were amazed. Definitely enjoyed this one.

Check their website for dates and showtimes. www. lsc.org

Show runs for 35 minutes.

There’s always something fun to do at LSC for all ages. And a hop, skip and jump from Manhattan. Check out all that awaits you.

GIVEAWAY: I’m giving away 2 tickets to check out LSC. Who wants to win?

Mandatory entry:

Must be following/signed up to my blog Five Little Words

Must be following my Instagram : @nilimo

Tell me which exhibit you want to check out and who would you bring.

Good luck! Giveaway ends August 12, 2018. Winner announced August 13. Tickets are good through 6/30/2019. Leave email and Instagram handle as winner will be announced on social media.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always. Thank you to Momtrends and LSU for hosting a lovely event. Till next time.