Monday Giveaway – Thanksgiving Point Annual Membership

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

The Thanksgiving Point Membership winner is Missy! She said, “We LOVE the museum. My sons find something new and fascinating every time we go (and there is usually a massive meltdown when I’m ready to leave.) My husband and I go to the movie theater often as well. We love the stadium seating AND that we get to choose our seats.

And the runner up is Patricia, who said, “I want to win! We can go together!

Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize BEFORE TUESDAY! Thanks!

THE PRIZE

thanksgiving point annual membership

One reader will win an annual membership to Thanksgiving Point!

MY REVIEW

Some of the most fun we’ve had as a family since Elliott was born has been visiting different venues Thanksgiving Point, so I contacted the folks over there and the hooked us up with an membership to review and another to give away to one of you!

thanksgiving point

Since it’s too cold to play outside (for me, at least) our favorite thing so far has been visiting the Museum of Ancient Life. This place is fabulous – it has a discovery room with lots of hands on displays that are great  for curious hands.

dinosaur museum thanksgiving point

Our other  favorite part is the erosion table. This is a child’s dream! It’s a huge curvy table with sand, moving water, complete with trees and dinosaurs to liven things up. Kids can build with the sand and watch as the water gradually erodes the sand away. They have bibs for kids to wear and a washing station to clean up. We spend most of our time here when we go. They have benches for parents to sit and watch, so bring a book and enjoy a relaxing afternoon!

Other activities at Thanksgiving Point include

  • 15 themed gardens
  • Farm Country
  • Golf
  • Movies

There will be a new museum opening next year, the Museum of Natural Curiosity (can’t wait for this!) and lots of public events like the tulip festival, train shows, and lots more.

If you haven’t been to Thanksgiving Point with your kids, check it out. (Start with the Dinosaur Museum, it’s our favorite!) There is plenty to keep you and your family busy all year long!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit ThanksgivingPoint.com
  • Come back here and tell me your favorite venue before midnight Thursday, February 4.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn up to 25 entries by blogging about this contest and including certain links – click here to read more about earning these entries.

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather D. February 1, 2010 at 11:07 am

My boys love the musuem of ancient life…dinosaurs, water play, digging in dirt…what more could you ask for.

2 Heather D. February 1, 2010 at 11:07 am

I subscribe to your feed

3 Emily Shaw February 1, 2010 at 11:43 am

I have only ever been to the animal petting zoo but my friends all tell me they love the ancient life museum…they say they (and their kids) never get bored!

4 Emily Shaw February 1, 2010 at 11:45 am

I signed up for Thanksgiving Point’s e-newsletter

5 Emily Shaw February 1, 2010 at 11:47 am

I am following Thanksgiving Point on Twitter

6 Emily Shaw February 1, 2010 at 11:47 am

I am a Thanksgiving Point facebook fan

7 Emily Shaw February 1, 2010 at 11:47 am

I’m already a Vanilla Joy twitter follower – does that count?

8 CarrieO February 1, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Love the gardens – especially for the Tulip Festival!

9 Dev February 1, 2010 at 1:12 pm

We love Farm Country! My daughter never wants to leave the petting zoo and could ride the ponies over and over again!

10 Katie February 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I have your button!

11 Katie February 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm

The scarecrow festival is a tradition for us! I have never made it to the tulip festival, but am determined to go this year!

12 Katie February 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I am a fan of Thanksgiving Point on FB!

13 Katie February 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I get your newsletter!

14 Monica Peterson February 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm

We love everything about Thanksgiving point! My daughter loves Farm Country and we want to visit the Museum of ancient life!

15 Abird February 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I havent been to visit thier different venues but we do go down there every year for the christmas lights and to feed the reindeer and sometimes for the scarecrow festival! I’d deffinatly like to explore more!

16 Abird February 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I already subscribe to your feed!

17 Abird February 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Im a fan of thanksgiving point on facebook!

18 Abird February 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm

signed up for thanksgiving point newsletter

19 FoxyJ February 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm

We love the Museum of Ancient Life and would love to be able to go often!

20 FoxyJ February 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I subscribe to your feed :)

21 Amanda N February 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm

OH MY! What a Giveaway! I want I want!! :)
My favorite thing at THanksgiving Point is Farm Country! We love the animals and my girls love love to ride the horses. We actually got to see a cow in the birthing process last year. Amazing. Thanks for doing this giveaway! Fingers Crossed!

22 Amanda N February 1, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Follow TPoint on Facebook. Manda Nicholas

23 Amanda N February 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm

signed up for the tpoint newsletter

24 Amanda N February 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm

i subscribe to your feed!

25 Amanda N February 1, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter too :)

26 Amanda N February 1, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I facebooked about ya too! :)

27 Amy February 2, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I’d love to take my little girl to Farm Country–she loves animals!

28 Amy February 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I receive your newsletter.

29 Amy February 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

30 jakell m February 3, 2010 at 12:21 am

our family favorite venue is also the Dino museum…we also LOVe the farm, its alot of fun in the summer!

thanks for such a fun giveaway!

31 jakell m February 3, 2010 at 12:21 am

I have your
button

32 jakell m February 3, 2010 at 12:22 am

Follow Thanksgiving Point on Facebook

33 jakell m February 3, 2010 at 12:22 am

Follow Thanksgiving Point on Twitter
(cthmommy)

34 jakell m February 3, 2010 at 12:23 am

Follow YOU on Twitter (cthmommy)

35 jakell m February 3, 2010 at 12:24 am

Tweeted about this contest

http://twitter.com/cthmommy/status/8578829836

http://www.vanillajoy.com One reader will win an annual membership to Thanksgiving Point!

36 jakell m February 3, 2010 at 12:24 am

I subscribe!

37 Natalie February 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm

My family loves the Museum of Ancient Life. What a great giveaway!

38 Natalie February 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

39 Patricia February 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm

I want to win! We can go together :)

40 Missy February 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

We LOVE the museum. My sons find something new and fascinating every time we go (and there is usually a massive meltdown when I’m ready to leave.)
My husband and I go to the movie theater often as well. We love the stadium seating AND that we get to choose our seats.

41 Missy February 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I subscribe to your feed :)

42 Missy February 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I have your button on my blog.

43 Camille February 4, 2010 at 3:18 pm

My girls love the Museum of Ancient History! I love the Gardens! Thanks for a great giveaway!

44 Camille February 4, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I follow Thanksgiving Point on Twitter

45 Camille February 4, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I tweeted!

46 Camille February 4, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I follow you on Twitter

47 Camille February 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I subscribed to their e-newsletter

48 Tammy and Parker February 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm

FARM COUNTRY. Parker, our medically fragile kid with special needs LOVES this place. I’d take him much more often if we could afford it…….or had a membership! woot!

49 Tammy and Parker February 4, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Follow you on Twitter as @ParkerMama

50 Tammy and Parker February 4, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Following TP on Facebook!

51 Camille February 4, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Updated my Facebook status for the giveaway with a link here :)

52 Tammy and Parker February 4, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Folllowing Thanksgiving Point on Twitter as @ParkerMama

53 Tammy and Parker February 4, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Tweeted as @ParkerMama

54 Julie February 4, 2010 at 3:46 pm

We love the dinosaur museum and just signed up for one of the free Family Engineering Days!

55 Julie February 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

I became a fan of Thanksgiving Point in Facebook!

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