National Comedy Center Announces ‘Family Field Trips’ Free to all Chautauqua County Youth

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Youth Free February 18 – April 11, 2021; Accompanying Adults Discounted to $10

The National Comedy Center has announced “Family Field Trips” in which all Chautauqua County youth are admitted for free for a period of eight weeks inclusive of the current school winter break running through spring break.

Starting this Thursday, February 18th, children and teens age 17 and under will be admitted for free at any time with an accompanying adult paying a discounted rate of just $10 – 60% off regular adult admission price – now through April 11, 2021 (up to three children and teens per adult). Advanced reservations are strongly recommended at ComedyCenter.org/Family.

“Local kids should experience what hasn’t been possible in the form of group school field trips during COVID, so during this eight-week period inclusive of both school breaks this semester, they are welcome here for free,” stated National Comedy Center executive director Journey Gunderson. “The $10 for an accompanying adult with up to three kids helps cover the PPE — our LaughSafe Kit — needed to experience the interactive museum. We hope everyone in our community will help spread the word to every family they know.”

In 2020, Western New York Family Magazine called the National Comedy Center a “Must See Destination…recommended for school-age children and up,” and I Love NY named the National Comedy Center as one of the best family-friendly indoor activities in New York State. Macaroni Kid Erie raved about the Comedy Center’s “kid-friendly laughs,” stating, “We spent nearly four hours at the museum and still had to drag our 7- and 9-year-olds away!”

The National Comedy Center’s award-winning LaughSafe health and safety program keeps the visitor experience touch-free and worry-free, using state-of-the-art safety protocols. Developed in close consultation with epidemiologists and health professionals UPMC Chautauqua and UPMC Pittsburgh, the program was called “an absolutely superlative approach to keeping people safe” with “science-based interventions” by Dr. Graham Snyder, the chief epidemiologist at UPMC, in an interview with The Buffalo News.

The National Comedy Center, named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today, offers state-of-the-art exhibits and interactive activities for the entire family, including the opportunity to draw your own cartoon, create your own internet meme, take the stage for “comedy karaoke” and put yourself in scenes from some of the greatest TV and movie comedies of all time.

The National Comedy Center is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays while COVID safety protocols are in place.

For more details on the special family offer and to reserve tickets, visit ComedyCenter.org/Family.