Musings of a Museum Fanatic

2.23.2018

Win $10,000 on Monday playing Swag IQ!

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On Monday, February 26th, Swagbucks is putting up over $10,000 that you can win playing fun trivia games! SwagIQ (available for iPhone and. Android) is a live, multiplayer trivia game show you play from your phone!

Each weekday, Swag IQ broadcasts a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. If you don't have a Swagbucks account, you can sign up for one here and then download the app!

In celebration of Swagbucks's 10th Birthday, they're going to broadcast 4 shows throughout the day and give away at least $10,000! It will likely be more since the more people who sign-up via SwagIQ prior to each game, the bigger the grand prize! 

1st Game Show: 1:00 PM Eastern Time/10:00 AM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $1500. 
2nd Game Show: 4:00 PM Eastern Time/1:00 PM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $2000. 
3rd Game Show: 7:00 PM Eastern Time/4:00 PM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $2500 
4th Game Show: 10:00 PM Eastern Time/7:00 PM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $4000 

To play SwagIQ, download the app to your iPhone and Android today.



It's really easy to play, too:
The game show host will ask a series of multiple-choice trivia questions. You’ll have 10 seconds to answer each one. Get it right; you get SB and move on. Answer them all correctly and you can win a grand prize! If more than one player wins, the winners split the grand prize.  

Get it wrong; still play along. Some questions have a bonus SB award attached to them. If you answer those questions correctly, you get those SB, even if you’re out of the running for the big money. And, if you’re in a groove but miss a question, you’ll have the option to rejoin a game by redeeming a few SB.  When you get to the end of the game, you can claim all of the SB that you've earned.

You can use all the SB points you earn playing SwagIQ to get PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and more!

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2.19.2018

5 Conservatories to Visit in the Chicago Area


By the time February rolls around everyone in the Chicago area is ready for spring. Unfortunately for us spring is still a number of weeks away. When you need a little spring weather in your life there are several places to go and enjoy lovely weather without buying a plane ticket. That's where a visit to one of the amazing Chicago area conservatories is a must. They're beautiful all year round and a wonderful escape from the crazy winter weather.

Garfield Park Conservatory
Chicago, IL
The big mac daddy of the conservatories in the Chicago area this west side institution is the perfect place to visit. Since it's so large you can definitely explore all the nooks and crannies the entire day. I shared my nice, warm visit earlier this month so head over to that post for all the beautiful photos.


Wilder Park Conservatory
Elmhurst, IL
This was a new one for me. Earlier in January my family gifted my mom with a family photo session and Bethany found Wilder online, I surprisingly didn't even know it was there. It was a perfect little conservatory with a lovely water feature and rock formation. There were even elves hiding all over from the holiday season. 

Oak Park Conservatory
Oak Park, IL
Two years ago I got the opportunity to visit during a museum conference. I see it every time we take 88 into the city and was excited to finally get the chance to visit. When you see it from the highway it doesn't look like it's large but it's actually quite good sized. Since it was still somewhat nice out when I visited we got to see their new outside children's garden area. 


Lincoln Park Conservatory
This is one of those place where I don't tend to seek it out specifically but always love stopping in while we're visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo. My favorite room in this conservatory is definitely the orchid room. Always gorgeous flowers in that room. Even in the winter it's great to pair your conservatory visit with a visit to the park or the zoo. 



Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory
Joliet, IL 
While Bird Haven is on the outskirts of the Chicagoland area it looks like it's definitely worth the hike. Covering about 3 acres this is definitely no small fry conservatory. I'll definitely be adding it to my list when I visit the museums in Joliet. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can also join me on InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest. In addition to life-capades and doing it for yourself, I love all things 'real life' so use the hashtag #museumfanatic on social media so I can see your beautiful unstaged life. Oh and on the top of the side bar to your right, you can follow me on Bloglovin or on social media to be alerted to each new post!