This Saturday, April 21, 2012, is Kids Day in Anchorage. Sponsored by Anchorage's Promise, Kids Day has been set up to offer free fun activities for kids and their families at various attractions around the City of Anchorage. The Dena'ina Center is the centerpiece of Kids Day, where, from 10am to 4pm, free interactive activities as well as information from more than 70 Anchorage area organizations about their services available to Anchorage children, teens and their families will be made available. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day. In addition to the free fun at the Dena'ina Center, the following locations will be offering free admission for children on Saturday only:
- Alaska Aviation Museum (4721 Aircraft Dr) - Free admission from 9am to 5pm as well as free posters for the first 50 people through the doors.
- Alaska Museum of Natural History (201 N Bragaw) - Free admission from 10am to 5pm
- Alaska Zoo (4731 O'Malley Rd) - Free admission from 11am to 4pm for all kids with an accompanying adult.
- Anchorage Museum (825 C St) - Free admission for kids 12 and under from 10am to 6pm.
It is the goal of Anchorage's Promise to help build the character of children living in Anchorage by fulfilling each of five promises they have set in place: bring caring adults into their lives (parents, extended family, coaches, teachers, etc), offer safe places for them to socialize with their peers, provide a healthy start with prenatal care, affordable health insurance, nutrition and exercise, give them an effective education and allow them the opportunity to help others. By encouraging children in each of these five areas, Anchorage kids will grow to be productive, caring members of the community. And that, after all, is what every parent wants for their child. Spark your child's imagination by visiting any or all of these businesses on Kids Day in Anchorage this Saturday, April 21, 2012. And, best of all, it's free for them to get in.