My Favorite New Tool To Find Local Events

Thank-you to @SunDevilRewards for sponsoring this post and helping us share our Alma Mater with Brody. 

I often find myself with cabin fever. With an active toddler at home, finding ways to get out of the house and fun events to attend has become a top priority. A full day in the house with a toddler is almost a guarantee for a cranky little one, so we love going places.

Living near one of the largest universities sure has its benefits—particularly lots of awesome events to attend and things to do. Go Devils! I recently found out about the new Sun Devil Rewards app and if you are a Phoenix mom, you need to download it now! Not only does it list out tons of local events connected with Arizona State University, but you can also earn really cool free gear (more on that in a minute).

Arizona State University | Sun Devil Rewards App | Night of the Open Door

This past week we found about The Night of the Open DoorNight of the Open Door events that Arizona State University hosts on its 4 campuses across the Phoenix area through the app. We attended the Polytechnic campus’s event last Friday evening and had so much fun! If Brody wasn’t already obsessed with the mascot Sparky, he sure is now!

We wandered around campus through classrooms and buildings where different programs and majors shared hands-on activities and experiences. JD and I both took many classes on this campus during our college days, so it was a bit surreal to be back in some of the buildings, now with a toddler in tow. Oh the memories it brought back!

Arizona State University | Sun Devil Rewards App | Night of the Open Door

A highlight included Brody pretending to drive an off-road go-cart with all of the engineering students surrounding him.

Arizona State University | Sun Devil Rewards App | Night of the Open Door

My favorite part was touring the printing studio and watching the process behind Sparky masks being printed, die cut, and assembled. It was so interesting to see!

Arizona State University | Sun Devil Rewards App | Night of the Open Door

JD loved making a huge paper airplane with Brody, then teaching him how to throw it outside.

The whole event was free, well-organized and truly a blast for all 3 of us.

Arizona State University | Sun Devil Rewards App | Night of the Open Door

There is another Night of the Open Door event coming up at the main campus this Saturday. We had so much fun at the Polytechnic campus, we may be checking this one out as well. You will be able to fly blimps, make wildflower seed bombs, learn how to wrap Saris, receive a Henna tattoo and more!

Sun Devil Rewards App | Arizona State University
Sun Devil Rewards App

Here's a little tip.

When you attend ASU events like this, make sure you download the Sun Devil Rewards App! You earn pitchforks, which are basically like points, for attending. The pitchforks can be redeemed for really cool prizes like tickets to sporting events, fan gear, and one of a kind experiences.

Want to earn some free gear?

Just for Momma Society readers, follow the 3 simple steps below before Sunday (2/26) and you will earn 500 pitchforks, enough to redeem for a prize.

  1. Download the Sun Devil Rewards App (50 pitchforks)
  2. Click on the “Secret Word” button on the main screen and enter “LOVEASU” (400 bonus pitchforks!)
  3. Connect your social accounts (50 pitchforks)