I must admit that my kids (particularly my oldest) is not typically easily impressed. So last year when the circus came to town we debated whether or not to get tickets. The kids ended up seeing the show with their cousins and all four kids absolutely loved it. Even my tough-customer talked about it for days afterwards.
So when I found out that Ringling Brothers was coming back with an all-new show, I jumped at the chance to write about it. Not just because my kids had a blast at the last one, but because of the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation.
The Asian elephant has long been known as a symbol of “The Greatest Show on Earth” and Ringling Brothers takes their conservation and breeding seriously. In fact, in 1995 the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation® was established in central Florida in the interest of the species’ present and future well-being. This 200-acre, $5-million, state-of-the-art facility is specifically dedicated to the nurturing and preservation of Elephants. http://www.elephantcenter.com/
Because of their long-established relationship working with tigers and other big cat species, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey also support conservation programs for these amazing animals, such as the completion of a Wildlife Health Monitoring Unit in an area of Russia that is home to Amur tiger and leopard populations as well as supporting a local conservation program for tigers in Northeast India.
“Built To Amaze!” is the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth, and we will be taking the kids to see it in February, hopeful that they will love this edition even more than the last one. We’ll watch the circus performers from around the world perform their acrobatics as well as the elephants, tigers and other exciting show-stoppers.
I am excited to be able to give away two four-packs of tickets to the show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on either 2/14 or 2/15 at either 10:30 am or 7:00 pm. To enter just leave a comment below telling us what you love about the circus or why you want to win the tickets. Remember to use the Rafflecopter form!
If you want to purchase tickets to the circus, using the code MOM at checkout to save! You will receive $15 flat price valid on all $30, $25 seats on 2/14 or 2/15 for the 10:30 am and 7:00 pm shows. Purchase your tickets here.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Contest Rules: To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering the question, “What do you love about the circus?? Why do you want to win the tickets” Two (2) winners will each receive a four-pack of tickets to “Built to Amaze” at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on 2/14 or 2/15 at 10:30 am or 7:00 pm. The tickets will be sent by mail in the form of a voucher. The contest ends on 1/30/13 at 12:00 am. Winners will be chosen at random by a third party application notified via email and must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Contact Jessica@FoundtheMarbles.com with questions.
Disclaimer: I very gladly accepted tickets to the circus for writing this post and hosting the giveaway. Hope to see you there!