When you travel do you find yourself hard pressed to find things to do with your children? You can take them to malls. You can take them to play putt putt, if one’s around. If you’re in luck you have a pretty cool arcade or sports park for older kids. You can only do so much and then you hear I’m bored again. Having places to go and visit are priceless when vacationing with the younger ones so finding a museum is always nice. There are several museums that are phenomenal that end up being the highlight of your trip.
Many museums are geared more for adults and the older crowd and some areas focus on children or have exhibits that are enjoyed by both like New York’s America Museum of Natural History and the National Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian. The dinosaur skeletons of New York’s Natural History and the plethora of planes and rockets at the Smithsonian will thrill young and old alike.
There are hundreds of Children’s Museums through the US. These exhibits are geared to hands on interactive exhibits and physical facilities like wall climbing structures. Many of the museums offer indoor and outdoor facilities and relatively inexpensive.
The Children’s Museum Indianapolis is just one of the best and largest on the earth. There you will find over half million square feet of exhibit space. A life size dinosaur busting out of the museum exterior wall is sure to start the day off right. Other Museums that make top of the list to visit includes: Port Discovery in Baltimore, Maryland. From Pharaoh’s lost tomb to how to milk a cow, you find plenty to do.
Boston Children’s Museum in Massachusetts has been a world-class museum for over 90 years. Offering the Construction Zone, children can jackhammer, walk on high beams, and ride a real Bobcat machine. Can I do it too? There are many more you should check out if you ever are in there area. Talk about a fun day for the kiddos.