Tuesday, October 3, 2017

20% off Los Angeles Zoo Membership: **NEW** Discount Coupon Promotion Code

The Los Angeles Zoo shared an exclusive code for Montebello Mom readers code with me that takes
 20% off any membership + a free plush animal!
Sign up for Family Membership or higher and take an additional $5 off
Sign on for Family Deluxe Membership or higher and you'll also receive a free tote bag!

Seven levels of membership are available with this discount, from Individual Membership to Conservation Circle. Here is a sample of L.A. Zoo benefits at the Family Level:

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP - $111,(with the 20% discount +$5), regular price $146
  • Free unlimited daytime admission for two adults named on membership card
  • Free unlimited daytime admission for your own children and/or grandchildren (ages 2 - 17)
  • Four free Safari Shuttle tickets (up to $20 value)
  • 10% discount in shops, restaurants, educational programs, & special events
  • Subscriptions to Zooscape and Zoo View publications
  • Invitation to exclusive member only events
  • Discounts on camp, classes, and birthday parties, and special ticketed events
  • Free themed docent-led Member's Walking Tours
  • Free events including Big Bunny's Spring Fling, and Boo at the Zoo.
  • Tax-deductible amount: $146
  • Zoo/Aquarium Reciprocal List. Visit 170 partner museums and zoos across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico on the reciprocal list and get free or discounted admission!

The discount code is 11710MMW . This code can only be used online and must be manually typed in, do not cut & paste. Thanks to the Los Angeles Zoo for the discount!

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
5333 Zoo Drive • Los Angeles, CA • 90027 • 323/644-4759

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Disney Store Summer Play Days

Everyday at 3pm
Disney Store
Shops at Montebello
Upper Level near Center Court
All children are invited to celebrate summer at the Disney Store. Interactive events vary, and typically last 15-20 minutes. All children will receive a fun embroidered patch as a thank you for participating.
The Summer Play Days events occurs at all regular retail Disney Store locations now through August 9th, 2017. The Disney Store event fine print reads, "Minimum age for participation is 3 years. Event limited per session based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Guest participation required to receive a patch."

Used Book Sale at East L.A. Library

This sale will be a smaller lobby sale, but a wide range of books will still be available at heavily discounted prices.
To see what to expect at this sale, click here.

Monday, June 12, 2017


Schurr High School
Tuesday, June 13, 6:30, East L.A. College
Montebello High School
Wednesday, June 14, 6pm
Bell Gardens High School
Wednesday, June 14, 6pm, East L.A. College
Vail High School
Thursday, June 15, 5pm
Applied Technology Center
Thursday, June 15, 6:30pm


Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Victorian Fair: Homestead Museum

For more information visit

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal School Carnival

Save big on carnival rides with
half-price pre-sale tickets!

Discount ride tickets will be sold at OLMM School 
Wednesday & Thursday
 only while supplies last.

For more information visit: http://olmmschool.com/ or call (323)728-5435


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Used Book Sale & Boutique: East Los Angeles Library

Los Amigos of the East Los Angeles Library
Used Book Fair
East Los Angles Library
4837 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Stock up on chapter books for silent reading or pictures books to read at home with your child at East Los Angeles' library Used Book Sale & Boutique.

Thousands of books, videos, DVDs, magazines, and audio books are available. The items sold are library discards,  or were donated by schools and private individuals. Most are in good/great condition and some are brand new!

The community room filled with books for sale.

The last sale had children's books start at 25 cents each. There are books for pre-schoolers though teenagers, and there are favorites such as Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, Little House on the Prairie, Junie B. Jones, Beverly Cleary, American Girl, Goosebumps, Chose your own Adventure, Magic School Bus, Roald Dahl, and more!

BONUS: Teachers, you get an additional discount! Just tell the cashier you are a teacher, they will probably guess when they see your huge pile of books, and they'll give you a huge discount. Once I was charged only 10 cents a book!

I picked up all these books, 27 in total, for only $14.25! Retail value is over $100! Average price, 53 cents/book.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

E-Waste Recycling Event

Boy Scout Troop 546 is raising money for summer camp and need your electronic waste!

Drop off your old TV, VCR, computer, anything with electronics inside, this Saturday in Uptown Whittier, or call and arrange a free pick-up!

Montebello Unified School District: Open Enrollment

The following letter, announcing Open Enrollment, was delivered to MUSD families this past week.

What it means is that from now through 2/3/2017, parents can request that their child(ren) attend a different school within Montebello Unified School District for the 2017-2018 school year.

Parents can request a change of schools anytime throughout the school year, but making the request during Open Enrollment requires the least amount of paper & legwork from parents.

If you are interested in making the change for your children stop by MUSD offices, at 123 S. Montebello Blvd., and complete the form.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Volunteer with the Family at Beach Clean-Ups

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
First Saturday of Every Month
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731
The CMA website reads, "On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators and volunteers in a beach cleanup, clearing the shore of marine debris. Meet at the steps in front of the auditorium.

 [Large] groups are required to make reservations by the Thursday before the event: Call Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, 310-548-7562."

 Click here fore more information.
30 Minute Beach Cleanup
3rd Saturday of Every Month
1 Granada Avenue
Long Beach, 90803
Sign in by 10am and get a raffle ticket for giveaways!

The website says, "We provide   • Free giveaways • Trash bags • Gloves • Refreshments • Volunteer Service Verification Forms • Free street parking and beachfront parking passes are available at the sign-in tent."

Montebello Historical Society Event at Sanchez Adobe

Visit MontebelloHistoricalSociety.org for more information.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Kidspace Children's Museum: Free Admission, 1st Tuesday/Month

The KidSpace Children's Museum
Free Family Nights
 4 - 8 P.M.
First Tuesday of every month

From the KidSpaceMuseum.org website:
"Families can engage with special programming and performers that highlight cultures and traditions from around the world. Expect crowds and long admission lines during the spring and summer months."
The KidSpace Museum offers free parking in the adjacent lots.
480 North Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 449-9144

There are two large indoor climbing structures, this is the smaller of the two, the other is about three stories high!

Father & son enjoying a physics lesson.

The hawk's nest, accessible by stairs or ramp.

Large climbing wall, that challenged even my 13 year old!

Small stream & pond, kids are welcome to play in the water!

National Parks Free Admission Days

Free Entrance Days at National Parks!
All entrance fees are waived, save up to $30 per vehicle!

Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park.
Monday, January 16

Monday, February 20

Saturday, April 15- Sunday, April 16

Saturday, April 22 - Sunday, April 23

Friday, August 25

Saturday, September 30

 Saturday, Nov. 11 - Sunday, Nov. 12
  • Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
  • Death Valley National Park, Death Valley
  • John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez (Northern California)
  • Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral (Northern California)
  • Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake (extreme Northeast California)
  • Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley (near San Fransisco)
  • Pinnacles National Monument, Paicines (off the 101 by King City)
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco
  • Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers (off the 99 by Visalia)
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown (Northwest California by Eureka)
  • Yosemite National Park, (Central California)
A meadow in Yosemite Valley.

Waterfall at Yosemite

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

LA County Museum of Art: Free Family Sunday Events!

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 26
 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Free hands-on art activities for families most every Sunday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art!

Families can visit three art stations at their leisure and use a variety of supplies to create their own works of art.

All children 17 and under children can sign up for a free LACMA NexGen Membership. Each child will get a lanyard and membership card which serves as a ticket for the child and one adult to visit the museum anytime for free!

This event is outdoors. Dress comfortably, you may have to kneel or sit on the grass or in the sun at some point. Try to arrive early, the stations tend to run out of the more popular crafts in the last hour. Every month features a different theme, so try to visit at least once a month.

LACMA parking is $14, or you can try your luck at finding metered or free street parking.

The NEXGEN booth.
Look for a canopy with these happy people when you visit LACMA for the family art day.
They will issue free NEXGEN passes to your children and give you passes that allow free access to the museum.

After having fun at Andell Family Art Sunday, visit the LACMA exhibits!

Metropolis II, a moving kinetic sculpture involving hundreds of hot wheel type cars.

Walk under and around Levitated Mass.

Walk through the yellow tubing of the Penetrable exhibit.

SUNDAY, 1/8 ONLY!!!!!
Get a free family photo taken by a professional photographer in Penetrable
Click here for details.

Create your own work of art in the Boone Children's Gallery.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Aquarium of the Pacific: Shark Lagoon Free Admission Most Friday Nights!

Aquarium of the Pacific
Most Every Friday
6:00 - 9:00pm


Double check the dates before heading out by clicking the more information link below. 

From 6:00 - 9:00 pm most Friday nights the Shark Lagoon is open to the public for free! The Shark Lagoon is the outside area in the rear of the aquarium. There are large touch tanks and a children's play area. The event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Parking can be up to $8, click here for parking details.

Shark Lagoon Play Area

Free Museum Admission for B of A Customers

Bank of America account holders get free admission to over 150 museums nationwide the first full weekend of every month! Simply present your B of A card and a photo ID at the ticket booth.

Here are California's participating museums:

There are participating museums in 33 states. If you are planning a vacation check the list of participating museums here.

Remember, each cardholder gets free admission so expect to pay admission for any children. Could be great for discounted day out with the kids or a day away from the kids, whichever you prefer.

Chinese New Year Festival: Monterey Park, 1/21-1/22

Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Monterey Park's

2017 Chinese New Year Festival

Saturday, January 21
Sunday, January 22

Held in downtown Monterey Park on Garvey Avenue between Ramona and Alhambra Avenues.
Free shuttles run from three locations in Monterey Park to the festival.

From the city of Monterey Park's website: Monterey Park's Lunar New Year festival features vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of delectable items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The traditional  New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will kick-off the festival Saturday morning. Various types of entertainment will be featured on both days. A large carnival fun zone will be featured in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues.

Earthquake & Emergency Preparedness Day: Monterey Park

Sponsored by the Monterey Park Fire Department and the Community Participation Commission. Contact Youth Commissioner Andrew Yam for more information at andrewyam688@gmail.com.


Star Party: Griffith Park Observatory

Cast your gaze skyward at one of Griffith Park's Star Parties held monthly at the Observatory.

Volunteers from various organizations set up viewing stations across the observatory lawn and allow the public to view planets, the moon, the sun, and other celestial objects.

Star Parties are held from 2:00pm - 9:45pm on the following Saturdays:

Parking at Griffith Park Observatory is free, but limited. You will likely need to park on the road leading up to the observatory.

The Griffith Park Observatory is free and open to the public during the Star Party events until 10pm.