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Summer Fun on a Budget

Have more fun while spending less – check out our tips (and member discounts) to frugal fun throughout the Sound.

Filling the school-free hours can add up. Yet the dog days of summer don't need to be spendy – read on for our guide to fun that's great for the whole family and your wallet. (Events and pricing listed is for informational purposed only and subject to change; please contact the event location directly for complete information.)

Get Outside

Budget-friendly prices make the great outdoors that much greater. Grab the blanket and enjoy the movies at multiple outdoor movie venues, including Fremont, Magnusen Park, West Seattle and much more. Or, make your way over to the Ballard Locks for free outdoor concerts. Summer offers a variety of local festivals to enjoy, often at minimal impact to your wallet; we love the list found at redtri.com. Head south to explore Northwest Trek's new play park, access which is included free with admission. Finally, there's nothing greater than the nature surrounding us. Pay just $30 to park at multiple parks, trails and lakes throughout the state (hint: no park fee when visiting Aug. 25).

Head Indoors

Sunburnt? Seek shade at multiple indoor spots that offer education, savings and most importantly, fun. Do the dome: Laser shows  at the Pacific Science Center start at just $7 on Cheap Date Night Thursdays. Speaking of Thursday, pay just a buck to visit the KidsQuest Children's Museum every third Thursday, and pay nothing each first Thursday of the month to visit the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Dip out of the sun and under the sea with a visit to the Seattle Aquarium, offering free admission  to children 3 and under. You can even see a (fairly) new movie for the price of popcorn elsewhere. Crest Cinema charges only $4 a ticket.

BECU Member Discounts

Our Deals and Discounts Team has been busy: Check out the list of savings you can snag just for being a BECU member:

Double the fun and share this list with a friend! Questions on BECU member discounts? Call us: 800-233-2328.