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Month Of The Military Child

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child and it would be hard to find people who appreciate military children more than us. You know that at MVDC, we are veterans and spouses and we know first hand what military children go through. We know they are the most resilient, flexible, adaptable, and tolerant children.

That's why we have sought out some military discounts for our smallest heroes!

Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier: The Chicago Children's Museum has several fun exhibits for children including Dinosaur Expedition, where kids can excavate their own dinosaur bones, Kids Town which is a life-size town with a city bus and a grocery store and several daily family art workshops. Children receive free admission to the museum year round when with an active duty military member.

Simple Baby Furniture: Getting ready for a baby is a job in itself and Simple Baby Furniture understands that military families balance family life while protected our country. To show their appreciation, they offer a 10% discount on all products as well as free shipping.

Adventure Aquarium: Also known as "America's Most Touchable Aquarium", the Adventure Aquarium has 8,500 animals from all over the world. Special exhibits include underwater viewing of hippos, Mighty Mike - the world's largest alligator, the only Great Hammerhead Sharks in America, and daily dive shows!& Military dependents receive a $5 discount on one-day admission tickets.

K12 Online Schools:K12 is an online school, perfect for military students who struggle with having their education interrupted due to moves. While one option is an online public school (free tuition), students can opt to go to private online school or take individual courses - all with a significant military discount.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is a world renowned zoo and garden with exhibits ranging from Gorilla World, Cat Canyon, Night Hunters and the Spaulding Children's Zoo. Military children receive $2.00 off child admission.

Dollywood: Dollywood is a 150 acre theme park with rides, food, attractions and entertainment. In addition, there is a 30 acre water park called Dollywood's Splash Country. In times of war, Dollywood offers a 30% military discount on one-day admission tickets to military children.

Wildlife Conservation Society: The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) includes the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium.& These two institutions offer a 50% discount to three family members when accompanied by an active duty member. The active duty member receives free admission.

And, for a real treat for your favorite military kids, check out our Disney military discounts!

Finally, this quote has been making it's way around social media and we think it encompasses the characteristics of a military child. Share with your favorite military kid!

"April is the Month of the Military Child. The official flower of the Military Child is the Dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it's almost impossible to destroy. It's an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It's a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They're ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends.

Experts say military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where their hearts are, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world, an in every color, and that education doesn't only come from school. They live history. They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences." ~Author Unknown