For our vacation this year we went to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Safari Park. I’ll be back with some photos and a review of our time there!
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series™ brings adrenaline-charged family entertainment to fans across the country. These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most…more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action!
Each event tests the versatility of the athletes as they go head-to-head in seven different competitions driving three different vehicles — Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs. These athletes battle for points in challenging Racing and Freestyle events that push themselves and their machines to the limit. The point leader will receive an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion.
Coming to the SAP Center in San Jose August 31st thru September 2nd. Purchase your tickets HERE and save 25% when you use promo code INF1.
*There is no pit party at this performance
One particular booth we stopped at had pigeons that these young adults had as pets. We learned that some were used for racing from one area to another. Some of the stories were sad but at least these pigeons had new loving homes. Sierra got to even pet a few. We learned that there are different species of pigeons and that they are very trainable, loving little guys.
Time to stop and have some lunch! The Oakland Zoo offers a variety of yummy choices for both kids and adults. We sat outside since it was such a nice day and enjoyed the sound of the train passing by.
Next stop, Elephants! My favorite is the elephants and Oakland Zoo has a large area for these big guys to roam around in. We were just in time for their feeding too. Fruits, vegis and hay were placed in different locations of their surroundings, making it easy for visitors to get a great view. It was exciting to see them use their trunks to pick up the food and toss it into their mouths. Can you imagine if you had to eat that way? I’m sure I’d make a mess!
One of them also gave us quite a show with spraying mud from the past night’s rain. I guess he needed to cool down a bit. The kids laughed and ooh’d and aah’d as he did it. Thank goodness he didn’t spray us!
Looking for an outing for the kids and the adults? Head out to the Oakland Zoo for a wonderful day, we highly recommend it!
*Received tickets in exchange for a review
Maker Faire Industry Career and College Day
Maker Faire coming to the San Mateo Event Center on Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
The Maker Faire made it’s Bay Area debut in 2006 with participants learning new skills with hands-on participation. Makers interact with the public in showing their amazing work and share what they have learned in the process.
Maker Faire Week of Learning gives makers and enthusiasts the opportunity to attend workshops to improve their skills with maker tools at learning spaces all over the Bay Area from Saturday, May 12th thru Friday, May 18th.
Industry, Career and College Day hosted in partnership with Cornell University College of Engineering is geared towards upper 11-12th grade high school and college students, makers and enthusiasts an opportunity to explore career paths and education related to Making happening on Friday, May 18th from 9am to 1pm.
There will be great speakers sharing their journey on the future of Making. A select number of students will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas on stage for a chance to win a special advantage in the Cornell Cup, Cornell’s college-level design competition.
You can purchase tickets for the Maker Faire HERE!
Monster Jam at Levi Stadium
Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promises to always leave fans entertained.
Monster Jam events feature some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and many more. Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, “2-Wheel Skills” and Racing competitions that will put families on the edge of their seats and leave them craving more of this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event!
New in 2018, the Pit Party Early Access Pass is available to fans who purchase a ticket to the event and provides early entry into the Pit Party from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
This pass also serves as the regular Pit Party pass from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Monster Jam drivers will depart from the Pit Party at 5 p.m.
The Pit Party Early Access Pass must be accompanied by a same-day event ticket and quantities are limited. Add the Pit Party Early Access Pass at the end of your ticket order.
Coming to Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on April 28th at 7pm.
Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster and save $5 when you use the Promo Code MOM1
Saturday April 28, 2:30PM-5:30PM
The Monster Jam Pit Party provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. This unique experience in the world of motorsports gives you access to see the trucks up close, take pictures, meet the drivers and get their autographs.
Arrive early as drivers will depart the Pit Party 30 minutes prior to end time and autographs are not guaranteed. The Pit Party Pass must be accompanied by a same-day event ticket.
Add the Pit Party Pass OR the Pit Party Early Access Pass at the end of your ticket order. A valid event ticket and pit party ticket is required to gain access to pit party. Driver autographs are not guaranteed.
2018 Worlds Fair Nano
Experience the future!
Worlds Fair Nano is a whirlwind two-day festival filled with mind-blowing technology, futurist talks, interactive art, live music, food, and more. Coming to San Francisco on March 10-11 located at Pier 48 from 10am to 6pm!
Experience everything Worlds Fair Nano has to offer with the opportunity to touch, play, look and listen. Want to try at haptic suit? Fly Drones in the Drone Zone? How about racing electric skateboards in a rideables racetrack? Try your hand at drawing with 3D pens? There is nothing stopping you!
There will be an AMAZING lineup of industry leaders to listen to, talking about the future of our world. Wonder what the food will be like? Artificial Intelligence and Space Exploration?
Need a break, getting hungry? There will be food trucks, future food, live music, beer garden, and outdoor lounge to take full advantage of!
Head on out and have a technological day of it!
Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart
Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents.
Cheer with the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all.
See the Disney Princesses achieve their dreams through bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with The Toy Story gang.
Make unforgettable memories with Mickey and your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into your hometown!
Coming to the SAP Center San Jose February 21st-25th and the Oracle Arena Oakland February 28th-March 4th.
Purchase your tickets through Ticketmaster and save 25% on tickets for any performance using the Promo Code MOM
Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart video can be seen HERE!
Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charge family entertainment featuring some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM and many more.
Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, “2-Wheel Skills” and Racing competitions that promise to put families on the edge of their seats in this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event!
New in 2018, the Pit Party Early Access Pass is available to fans who purchase a ticket to the event. The pass provides early entry into the Pit Party from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and serves as the regular Pit Party pass from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Monster Jam drivers will depart from the Pit Party at 5 p.m. The Pit Party Early Access Pass must be accompanied by an event ticket and quantities are limited.
Coming to the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum on Saturday, February 17th at 7pm and Sunday, February 18th at 3pm.
Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster and save 20% when you use the Promo Code MOM1
Monster Energy AMA Supercross FIM World Championship
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world.
Over the course of a 17-race season, the most talented endurance athletes from across the globe compete on custom-designed tracks in front of nearly 50,000 fans at each live event inside the most recognizable and prestigious stadiums in North America.
The pre-show Monster Energy Supercross Pit Party is a tailgate-meets-festival trade show experience that attracts nearly 20,000 fans in advance of race day.
Fans can experience interactive displays and immersion opportunities, including the chance to purchase official event merchandise while getting up-close-and-personal with top Supercross stars, teams and professionals while posing for photos and collecting autographs.
Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster and save $5 on adult tickets with code SPEED.
See Monster Energy Supercross action HERE!
- Feb. 10-11, 2018: San Francisco Bay Area
March 17-18, 2018: St. Paul
April 14-15, 2018: Los Angeles
May 19-20, 2018: Houston
August 4-5, 2018: New York/North Jersey
August 11-12, 2018: Denver
August 18-19, 2018: Boston
September 8-9, 2018: Chicago
September 22-23, 2018: Sacramento
October 6-7, 2018: Washington, DC
October 13-14, 2018: Philadelphia
- Minecraft Virtual Reality Experience
Nonstop,Live Stage Shows: Spanning multiple mega-stages
Minecraft Costume Contest: Kids dress up and compete as their favorite Minecraft characters
YouTube Meet & Greets: With Minecraft YouTube superstars who have millions of followers.
Build Battles: Kids and adults compete in live gaming arenas.
Learning Lab: Meet official Minecraft mentors and educators using Minecraft in classrooms.
Minecraft Gifts: New, rare and custom items you can’t find anywhere else.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals!
A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.
Prepare to be amazed as the Globetrotters showcase basketball’s first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line! Great entertainment for the whole family!
The Harlem Globetrotters will be playing 7 games in the Bay area, January 13-21st.
- At the Oracle Arena in Oakland on Saturday, January 13 @ 2pm & 7pm or Saturday, January 20th @ 2pm & 7pm.
- SAP Center in San Jose on Sunday, January 14th @ 2pm or Friday, January 19th @7:30pm or Sunday, January 21st @ 2pm.
Purchase your tickets at this LINK. You could save $7 when you use code: SAVE7