Four Family Activities for This Fall

Family Fun Magazine has provided several great ideas to help families enjoy autumn’s crisp air and colorful landscape.

Sep 24, 2012

Summer’s over and the kids are back in school, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to come to an end.

Visit a Local Apple Orchard

A great way to experience this colorful season is to take a trip to a local apple orchard and help participate in the fall harvest. October is the peak month for apple harvests and many orchards welcome outside help. After your kids have tired of picking apples, take a ride in a horse-drawn wagon some orchards offer. This family adventure will entertain your children and teach them the meaning of the harvest season.

See a Broadway Show

There’s nothing like heading downtown on a cool, fall evening to enjoy the season’s most popular Broadway show. Zions Bank is a proud sponsor of the Broadway Across America program and we routinely offer presales for shows in Utah and Idaho. Learn more about this fall’s Broadway lineup.

Visit a Local Museum

Utah and Idaho are home to many, one-of-a-kind museums: The Leonardo, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Idaho and the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Leonardo is a contemporary museum that explores the unexpected ways that science, technology art and creativity connect. Utah Museum of Fine Arts has introduced a new exhibit this fall titled, “5 Blocks,” which showcases how local students demystified how we shape the spaces we live in and how those spaces shape us.

The Museum of Idaho has a wide variety of natural and historic exhibits. One of the key highlights being a 131 piece display of sacred a personal possessions belonging to the pharaoh Tutankhamen, more famously known as King Tut. This amazing attraction will only be around until November 24th. And don’t forget to visit the $102 million, 17-acre Natural History Museum of Utah which opened last fall. Boasting 44,000 square feet of exhibitions, the state-of-the-art museum, nestled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains features 10 unique exhibits that include the “Past Worlds” exhibit with more than 30 skeletal reconstructions of dinosaurs.

Even better, as a proud Opening Year Partner of the new Natural History Museum of Utah, Zions Bank is pleased to offer customers a discounted visit to the new Museum for family and friends! Mention this offer when you use your Zions Bank Credit or Debit card at the Visitor Services Desk and receive $2 off regular admission valid for card holder and up to five (5) additional guests, through October 31, 2012.

Stay Indoors and Work on Fall Crafts

On those days when it’s simply too cold to go outside, light a fire in the fireplace, make some hot chocolate and gather your children for fall crafts. Family Fun Magazine encourages families to stuff a scarecrow, create a leafy labyrinth, make a sun catcher or preserve a leaf this autumn.

The information contained herein may not represent the views and opinions of Zions Bank or its affiliates and is intended for informational purposes.  It is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute tax, legal, investment or business advice.

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