Summer has just begun, and the kids are already bored. Now what?

It’s only been a month since school let out for summer break, and the kids are already uttering the phrase “I’m bored”. They are ready for something fun and different to do but it can be difficult to keep them entertained all summer without spending a fortune.

Having them home for the summer with the temperatures rising, you’ll have to get creative in keeping your energy use down. Your energy bill is bound to rise with the air conditioner running all day.

Your A/C is one of the largest users of energy and it’s guaranteed to drive your bill up. Luckily there are simple ways to cut down on energy use and so many free and inexpensive things to do in San Antonio to help beat the boredom blues.

Explore a museum
Stay cool while exploring one of San Antonio’s museums. Many of them offer free admission at least once a month. This is a great way to entertain, engage and sneak in some learning in the summer months. Here are some options:

  • The Witte Museum offers free admission every Tuesday between 3-8 pm.
  • The DoSeum has free admission on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 pm.
  • San Antonio Museum of Art offers free admission on Tuesdays from 4-9 pm and on Sundays from 10 am -12 pm.

Make a splash at the pool
Splash pads and pools are always a summertime favorite that offer a free way to cool off and meet new friends. Click here to visit the city’s Parks and Rec Department for operating hours and locations.

Cozy up during a movie screening
Several theaters around town offer free or reduced ticket prices on movies during the summer. Families can also catch a free movie outside at one of these locations.

Free bowling all summer long
Bowling is a perfect summer activity for kids that allows you to beat the heat and a fantastic opportunity to join in the fun for just a few dollars! Kids can enjoy up to two free games of bowling per day all summer long at these locations!

Register your kids for the Kids Bowl Free program today and let the fun begin.

Saving money, having fun and conserving energy this summer while the kids are home doesn’t require drastic steps. Making small, simple adjustments to energy habits, like minimizing the use of high energy use appliances during the peak hours of 3-7 pm, can make a big difference on your monthly energy bill.

Get your family on board with these energy saving tips and keep the summer fun going.

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