Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mythbusters at COSI {GIVEAWAY - CLOSED}

This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to Jody Rose who said that she "Always wanted to take my boys to Cosi, but things have always gotten in the way of doing it. Hopefully soon though"  Jody Rose, you have 24 hours to contact me to claim your prize, or another name will be drawn!  Katie@Cards-by-Katie.com

AND STAY TUNED...more awesome giveaways coming your way!!

COSI (Center of Science & Industry), located in Columbus, Ohio, has long been one of my favorite places to visit and explore.  As a child I went to COSI with my family a few times, and I also went each year with the Girl Scouts for an overnight field trip.  And now I can take my own kids to explore one of the coolest museums I've ever been to.  The museum's exhibits are so fun and hands-on, which in my professional opinion as a teacher is the best way to learn!  If you live close to Columbus I highly recommend a day spent at COSI.  And if you live a few hours away, like me then it's a perfect quick weekend getaway.  We did this a few years back..spent the night downtown, visited COSI, the Columbus Zoo (also awesome) and the Farmer's Market.  It was a great weekend away, we didn't spend a ton of money but had a ton of fun!  Check the zoo and museum for reciprocity if you have other Zoo or Museum memberships!  

COSI has exhibits that are always there, including some that have been there since I was
young, and then they have their special exhibits that are only open for a limited time only.  Right now they have Adventure in the Valley of the Unknown and Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition.  We were invited to a  special media event to check out Mythbusters, and it was a very cool exhibit!  I'm going to be honest with you...before we went to check out this exhibit I had never watched Mythbusters.  After seeing the exhibit I couldn't wait to watch it!  
We came right home and started watching it on Netflix Streaming.  If you haven't seen it, I can tell you that they take urban legends or myths and try to see if there's any validity to them.  Can you build a canoe out of duct tape in an emergency and actual sail in it?  Why yes you can!  At the Mythbusters exhibit the kids got to do lots of mythbusting activities, like trying to pull a tablecloth off a table without knocking the dishes over, and getting dressed like a superhero in a phone booth.  It was an awesome exhibit!  Even Henry, who really didn't understand the Mythbusting concept still had fun checking out all the activities they had.

I'm not the only one who got to enjoy the Mythbusters Exhibit!  My friends at COSI gave me tickets so that one lucky reader can take their family to check it out!

THE GIVEAWAY ::
One winner will recieve FOUR admissions to COSI + Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition Admission Vouchers.  AND as an added bonus you will get 4 Complimentary passes to see a movie on their Extreme Screen.  Right now they have several shows going on, including Flight of the Butterflies, which my family loves!  


THE FINE PRINT ::
One winner will be drawn on Tuesday, July 9th at 2pm using Random.org.  The winner will be announced here on the blog and on The Little Things facebook page.  If you leave an email address I will attempt to contact you.  The winner has 24 hours to respond or another name will be drawn.  Winner must be at least 18 years of age and live in the United States.  Best of luck!  You only need to complete the Mandatory Entry to be entered into the contest, but feel free to enter a few more times using the bonus entries.  LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!

MANDATORY ENTRY ::
1.  Leave a comment below telling me why you'd like to win these tickets.

BONUS ENTRIES ::
2.  Share this contest and then leave a comment telling me how you spread the word.  If you share via Twitter, please be sure to use @LittleThingsMom and @COSI in your tweet.  And if you share via Facebook please tag the little things blog.
3.  Leave a comment below telling me if you have seen the Mythbusters show or not. 
4.  Check out "the little things blog" on Facebook, and if you are already a fan of that page, check out my other page to support my arts...the Cards by Katie facebook page.  If you like what you see on these pages feel free to spread the word about them by sharing with your friends. Leave a comment below telling me you did so.
5.  Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment below telling me you did so.
6.  Sign up for the little things blog ENewsletter (at the top right-hand side of this page) and then leave a comment telling me you did so.

Good luck!

Disclaimer :: In exchange for hosting this giveaway I was given four free passes to COSI & Mythbusters. All opinions above are my own.

148 comments:

Tara said...

We have never been to COSI, but my kids all love science and would love to go!

Tara said...

I am following you on Pinterest.

Tara said...

I shared your contest on my FB page.

Tara said...

I have not actually seen the Mythbusters show, but both of my boys have gotten the Mythbusters science kits as gifts. They are very fun.

Unknown said...

We've been wanting to go! My 8 year old would LOVE it!

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Unknown said...

We have not seen MythBusters, but really want to!

Jennifer Amrhein said...

We love Mythbusters! My kids like to quote Adam's favorite saying, "I reject your reality and substitute my own!"

Jennifer Amrhein said...

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Kathleen said...

Would love to win!

brenda engelman said...

we are heading to columbus this summer and were thinking of going to COSI, this would seal the deal!!

brenda engelman said...

i shared on facebook

brenda engelman said...

seen myth busters a few times

brenda engelman said...

am a fan of both of your pages

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already get the newsletter

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i follow you on pinterest

Linda S. said...

I would love to win these tickets because I've never been to the COSI before and my daughter would love it.

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Linda S. said...

I've never watched Mythbusters before.

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Cristy R. said...

My family loves going to Columbus and especially loves COSI. My kids would love the new Mythbusters exhibit!
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Carla J. said...

We'd love to visit COSI this summer! Our last science visit was to California Science Museum, and it was AWESOME!

Carla J. said...

Mythbusters is one of our favorite shows.

Stephanie stephmike21@aol.com said...

We visited COSI a couple years ago and my daughter still talks about how cool it was. Would love to take her and the other kiddos now that they are older.

Stephanie said...

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Stephanie stephmike21@aol.com said...

Have never seen Mythbusters. Will have to check it out.

Laurie said...

Doing science is fun. My kids love COSI and Mythbusters. Thanks for offering this giveaway.
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Margaret said...

What a great give-away! We have not been to COSI in such a long time. My kiddo would truly love this exhibit!

Margaret said...

Also...I am now following you on Pinterest!

Tonya said...

The family loves watching the show together so going to this would be GREAT!

gina said...

My children love Cosi but we haven't been in years. The kids would love this!

Tonya said...

Shared contest with friends.

gina said...

We have never seen this exhibit

Tonya said...

We watch the show!

Ralph said...

My grandson would love to go to COSI - we want to take him there sometime this summer. He loves science. bmarshall71@fuse.net

Jessica said...

I remember going to Cosi as a child and would love to take my children to see how wonderful Cosi is! We love watching Mythbusters
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Tonya said...

Following on pinterest!

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Fan of both of your pages on FB
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Stacie said...

We haven't been to COSI in years. The kids would love it.

Andrea P. said...

My boys love watching the Mythbusters show! We would love to win tickets to see the exhibit at COSI!

sarah stevens said...

I love COSI

sarah stevens said...

Never seen the Mythbusters show before

sarah stevens said...

I checked out your blog.

Tanith said...

What an amazing Idea Mythbusters is awesome! My kids and. I are in love with his show. Cosi field trips are my sons favorite day out of the whole school year! Fingers crossed that its our lucky day!!

Alex Hoog said...

My kids LOVE MythBusters! We would LOVE to go!

amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

we have been to cosi once and just loved it....my kids had a ball...and to be able to see the myth busters amazing...thanks for this opportunity..

amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

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amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

yes we watch the myth busters show and love it..thanks

amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

already friends on both pages under amy tolley and shared both pages on facebook thanks

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Nicole said...

I remember going to COSI as a child. I absolutely loved it and I know my kids would too!
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Nicole said...

We have watched Mythbusters. It's a pretty cool show!
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Nicole said...

You know I follow your blog and am signed up for email notifications.
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Amy Klein said...

I would love to take our children to COSI. I remember going as a kid for overnight trips with my Girl Scout troop and it was so much fun! I know my kids will love it. We watch Mythbusters a lot and my older kids enjoy it. I liked your Facebook page and am folling you on Pinterest too! :)

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Would be so cool!

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tweeted

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We have not seen it yet

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Maureen Gregory said...

We have watched Mythbusters as a family for years. It is the one show both grown-ups and kids enjoy.

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I am following you on Pinterest
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Maureen Gregory said...

I shared your contest on my FB page.
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Maureen Gregory said...

My kids have been begging me to take them to the Mythbusters Exhibit. There were preview posters of it up the last time we went to COSI and they are dying to go. I hope we win!
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Maureen Gregory said...

I'm a fan of both of your FB pages
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Jen Rehberger said...

My girls LOVE Mythbusters! We watch all the time and I have 2 science fans!
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Margaret said...

This brings back so many memories. I want to take my grand kids like I used to take my Girl Scouts.

Anonymous said...

I always loved COSI when I was a kid. It would be great to take the kiddos.

Amy said...

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I follow you on Pinterest.

Amy said...

We love myth busters!

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I am Aran of both your fb pages.

Stephanie said...

I would LOVE to win these tickets because my ten-year-old daughter and I love to watch Mythbusters!

Stephanie said...

I tweeted about the contest! @slbe1978

Stephanie said...

I follow you on Pinterest!

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I receive the enewsletter!

Andrea Leffler said...

I would like to win because my son is a huge Mythbusters fan, plus we've been to COSI once before and absolutely loved it!

Andrea Leffler said...

I shared the contest giveaway information on Facebook.

Andrea Leffler said...

We have seen almost every episode of Mythbusters. It's one of those rare shows that the whole family enjoys sitting down and watching together!

Andrea Leffler said...

I am a fan of "the little things blog" on Facebook, and "liked" the Cards by Katie page!

Andrea Leffler said...

I follow you on Pinterest!

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I signed up for the ENewsletter!

Babette said...

My kids love Myth Busters and my younger kids have never been to COSI......time to introduce it to the new generation.

Babette said...

Ole the show s much my oldest has it n DVR.....and have to admit she quotes from the show too

Babette said...

Shared on Facebook and follow on Pinterest

angelajo said...

We've been wanting to see this exhibit!

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we have not seen it

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sonya vaughn said...

I woul love to win because my kifs and I have never been to cosi. And with a dyslexic child this would be a great stress free learning experience!!

sonya vaughn said...

I woul love to win because my kifs and I have never been to cosi. And with a dyslexic child this would be a great stress free learning experience!!

jenmalonee said...

I would love to win b/c my sons would really enjoy going!

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jenmalonee said...

I have not seen the show

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Kristen F. said...

I would love to win these tickets to take my family. I am about to have a baby in 9 days and I would love to give my kids and myself a break once my little girl is here!

Kristen F. said...

I have seen the show mythbusters, it is a very interesting show.

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I am already signed up for the little things blog enewsletter!

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Justin said...

I think my girlfriends son and his friend would have an awesome time there! (I might enjoy it too!!)

Justin said...

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Elizabeth B. said...

We would love to win tickets to COSI.....my kids would love to go!

Elizabeth B. said...

I have seen the Mythbusters show but my kids have not. My boys would probably love it now!

Elizabeth B. said...

I already receive the eNewsletter!

Elizabeth B. said...

Shared on FB!

Leslie said...

I would love to take my family!

Richard Makaras said...

Never been to COSI, but heard WONDERFUL things ... Would love to check it out with my 10 year old daughter!

Angie D. said...

cosi is incredible! We,d love to go, and I know my husband and daughter would freak.out to know they get to see the Mythbusters show!

Jennifer Heiert said...

This would be the BEST exhibit for my kids! We haven't had a vacation this year and this would be a great trip for us!

Regina Rankin said...

I've been wanting to take my girls to COSI this summer but its just not in the budget (like a million other fun things...) This would go a long way towards a really fun day!

Jennifer Heiert said...

My family LOVES Mythbusters! We esp love the Duct Tape specials!

Regina Rankin said...

I've seen Mythbusters but my kids have not...might be time to introduce them to it!

Jody Rose said...

Always wanted to take my boys to Cosi, but things have always gotten in the way of doing it. Hopefully soon though!

Jody Rose said...

Shared on Facebook and twitter

Jody Rose said...

Yes, love the show!! Adam and Jamie are crazy!!

Jody Rose said...

Following on Pinterest

Marissa L. said...

We would love to win tickets to COSI!!! With completing our second adoption and my husband losing his job, we haven't been able to afford to do much this summer.

Becky said...

I think a trip to Cosines would appeal to all of my boys.... Which is not a easy task lately!

Jody Rose said...

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Becky said...

Silly auto correct .... We want to go to Cosi of course, not Cosines! We watch & love MythBusters!!

Marissa L. said...

I love Mythbusters! I am a middle school science teacher and use them in my classroom as well.

Jody Rose said...

went and liked both cards by katie --have some pretty neat things! and really like the little things blog! keep up the great work!!

Marissa L. said...

I love your blog!!

Jennifer C. said...

I'd love to take my kids to COSI, we haven't gone since they were toddlers! And my 9 yr old and husband LOVE Myth Busters!!!!

Melanie S said...

We love Mythbusters! We went to see their show in Dayton a couple of weeks ago. Can't wait to get to COSI!

Marissa L. said...

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Melanie S said...

We watch the show all the time!

Sweet Life said...

My family loves watching Myth Busters and I didn't know there was an exhibit about it at COSI. We would love to see that and try to bust some myths!

Sweet Life said...

I'd love to win these free tickets because it would make a great getaway for my family, especially since we can't go on vacation this year.

heather magill hframer3@yahoo.com said...

My son is entering 3 rd grade and I think he would love this!!

joyce rivers said...

I would love to go to COSI. I have never been there but have heard wonderful things about it. riversjoyce@ymail.com

abeer said...

Can't believe we've never been! They would love it and we neef a short road trip!

joyce rivers said...

I shared your blog and the giveaway. riversjoyce@ymail.com

Tanna said...

Our family would love to visit COSI again. We went on a homeschool field trip and our whole family had a blast! First time visit for our family! :)

Angela W said...

My family would love to win! We've been to COSI twice and it's fun for the whole family. Plus my boys (and my husband!) LOVE Mythbusters!

Angela W said...

Bonus Entry: Yes, my family has watched Mythbusters for a long time! It's something the whole family can enjoy - and learn from - together!

Angela W said...

Bonus Entry: I'm now following you on Pinterest! Great boards!

Melissa O. said...

My 6 year old son loves science and I cannot wait to take him to COSI. Love Mythbusters.

kjune052 said...

love science. would love to go