U.Fund Dreams Tour: Worcester Ecotarium Free Fun Friday

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My four year old is already talking about how he wants to be a race car driver when he grows up. My two year old is still silent on the matter, but I cannot wait until she verbalizes the aspirations she has for herself! I know they probably will go through various “I wanna be X” stages as they grow up, but it is fun to see what they are dreaming about and how it will change.

When I learned about the Massachusetts U.Fund Dreams Tour, I really liked the concept of what they are attempting to achieve as they tour around the Commonwealth. If you are not familiar with it, the U.Fund Dreams Tour is sponsored by MEFA and Fidelity. Througout the rest of the summer and into the fall, it has a booth at various kid-friendly events and locations to provide a fun way to get kids visualizing the amazing opportunities for which they can strive.

U.Fund Dreams Tour

At the U.Fund Dreams Tour, kids can use a green screen and literally see themselves in fun scenerios like walking on the moon or being a reporter on TV. Then, they can take the picture with them to hang on the fridge at home, or in their bedroom at their house, to provide that visual reminder of what they want to achieve.

Then, parents can get some information on what they can do to support the dreams of our kids (maybe even our own dream of going back to college or a second mid-life career) and how to save and pay for it now or down the road.

The U.Fund is the Massachusetts 529 college savings plan. It combines tax advantages and age-based savings strategies (managed professionally by Fidelity Investments). A 529 college savings plan lets you save for higher education expenses at colleges and universities across the country. We personally have a Fidelity Credit Card where we get 2% “cash back” on our purchases that goes into our kids’ 529 plan. You can learn about all of the savings options at the U.Fund Dreams Tour.

The U.Fund Dreams Tour will be the Worcester Ecotarium this Friday during the Highland Street Free Fun Friday event! Admission is free all day. The Ecotarium hours are 10am-5pm. Parking is free (but might be limited due to the free admission day.)

The Worcester Ecotarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the EcoTarium offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a thrilling multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits. You can also picnic on the Ecotarium grounds.

During the last Friday of summer, take the kids to a fun day at the Ecotarium. Stop by the U.Fund Dreams Tour booth to inspire your kids to study and learn during the upcoming school year so they can achieve anything they want to be!
I’ve partnered with Fidelity & MEFA for this sponsored post in support of the U.Fund Dreams Tour. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

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