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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Minneapolis Boat Show--Ticket Giveaway!

Nautical Fun for the Whole Family at the

2013 Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show 

Kids of all ages can mingle with MTV stars, scuba dive, paddleboard indoors, plus peruse and build boating LEGOS® 

The 2013 Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show cruises into the Minneapolis Convention Center, January 31-February 3, with summer fun for the entire family featuring new exhibits and attractions for the little skippers, experienced captains, and everyone in between.  Escape the winter chill and dive into summer with fun for the entire family. Special features sure to thrill the kids include:

Hop in the water and try SCUBA diving! 

Try SCUBA diving indoors at the ‘Be a Diver’ pool. Discover the fun and exciting sport of SCUBA diving with certified instructors in the comfort of a tropically warm pool and test the latest diving equipment (ages 10 and older).

Visit LEGO’S® new Brickmania boating display.  

Kids of all ages can check out boats made from LEGO® brand parts at the show and build some of their own to  Take home. Also, don’t miss the chance to purchase a limited edition boat show Brickmania Custom Boat LEGO® kit (Lobby E).

Get on the water at PaddleFest. 

Kids ages 10 and older can try out kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) in a huge pool on the show floor with knowledgeable staff on-hand to offer instruction.

Meet professional wake boarders Phil and Bob Soven from MTV’s reality show, WakeBrothers.
Phil has been well known in the wakeboard circuit since he went pro at the age of eleven and is labeled as one of the best in the world.  Bob, the younger brother, had five National wake boarding titles and six World titles by the age of 15. Visit the show website for appearance times.

Meet SpongeBob SquarePants. 

Straight from Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob SquarePants will visit the show on Saturday, February 2nd and Sunday, February 3rd from Noon–4pm to meet with his fans and take pictures.

Tickets are $11.00 for adults, children 15 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult. 

Active Military get in FREE with a valid military ID.

Purchase a ticket online; e-ticket includes a one-year subscription to Yachting MagazineMotor Boating, Field & Stream, Boating or Cruising World (a $7 value).

For more information and updated seminar and event schedules, visit, or follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

One lucky local Toys In The Dryer reader will win up to 4 tickets to the Minneapolis Boat Show!

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.  Number of tickets depends on number of children over 15 years of age.
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We received tickets to the Minneapolis Boat Show in exchange for promoting it.

IMAX Family Night--Wild Safari 3D

The Great Clips IMAX Theatre Hosts 
Family Night on Monday, January 21 

$5 Admission to See Wild Safari 3D and Free Sandwiches from SUBWAY® Restaurants 

WHAT:  The Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo has teamed up with SUBWAY® Restaurants for Family Night on Monday, January 21.  Tickets are just $5 for both adult and children which includes admission to Wild Safari 3D and complementary SUBWAY® sandwiches and beverages from Pepsi & Sam’s Club of Apple Valley (while supplies last) before the show.

WHEN:  Monday, January 21
5:30 PM: SUBWAY® sandwiches, beverages from Pepsi & Sam’s Club of Apple Valley will be in the lobby (while supplies last).
6:30 PM: Wild Safari 3D, begins on Minnesota’s largest screen

COST:  $5 adults and children

WHERE:  The Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo
12000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN

MORE:  In the ultimate real-life adventure takes place on the giant screen with Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure, Africa’s most exciting animals, the elephant, the Cape buffalo, the rhino, the leopard and the lion, known as the “Big Five” have long been considered the continent’s most dangerous animals. Smashing the boundaries for the giant screen, nWave Pictures creates a new cinematic experience for viewers in putting them in the passenger seat for a South African safari using state-of-the art live-action 3D cinematography.  The 550-seat Great Clips IMAX Theatre is the finest movie theatre in the Midwest. The theatre shows films created in the world's most advanced film formats, IMAX, IMAX 3D and IMAX DMR. IMAX with each film frame ten times larger than 35mm film and triple the size of standard 70mm. The Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo features the largest screen in the Upper Midwest, measuring 63 by 86 feet, equivalent to over six stories high.