Now that I travel with a toddler, I am always thrilled to find out that a city has a children’s museum. Admittedly, I was not very knowledgeable about what children’s museums actually contained before I started frequenting them. In general, they are educational in nature and have fun, interactive spaces for kids to discover and play. Here are five of the top children’s museums (out of over 200) in the country.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
If your kids are dinosaur fans, this is the place for them. One of the first things they’ll see is the life-size replica of a T. Rex at the door. Budding paleontologists will also be thrilled by one of the world’s most complete T. Rex fossils, as well as a simulated fossil dig. The dinosaur goodies are just the tip of the iceberg at one of the most established and respected children’s museums in the country.
The Boston Children’s Museum
Toddlers and preschoolers will love the multisensory exhibits designed just for them, while their older siblings learn about world arts and cultures (the Japanese silk merchant’s home is a popular exhibit). A truly unique space for the whole family.
Discovery Center (Illinois)
Focused mostly on science, the Discovery Center features a planetarium for budding astronauts and a giant mouse-hole maze that is sure to delight. The Rock River Discovery Park is an outdoor area aimed at environmental education. This is truly a world-class institution that will impress both kids and adults.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
A favorite amongst New York City’s youngest citizens, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum houses over 25,000 cultural and natural history artifacts (favorites include the dinosaur footprints and Indonesian shadow puppets). There is also quite a bit of emphasis on “city life,” allowing kids to discover the history and cultures of New York and other parts of the world. Founded in 1899, it is the world’s oldest children’s museum and one of the best.
Minnesota Children’s Museum,
At this eclectic fun learning center, role play is key. Kids can pretend to be animals living in their native habitats or humans living in different periods throughout history. There is also plenty for the very young visitors to do, namely the Minnesota habitat exhibit where they can learn about the prairie, the pond, the forest and the bluff caves.
Follow us on Twitter for more family friendly travel tips!
Get new posts delivered by email:
Top Travel Deals on RSS
Three Festive Mardi Gras Outfit Ideas for Every EventComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Mardi Gras is upon us, and the only thing worse than not celebrating at all is to be caught in your usual jeans-and-tee combo. From office-chic cardigan sweaters to masks worthy of any masquerade ball, there’s no shortage of Shrove Tuesday apparel and accessories to help you break convention. Whether you’re powering through your 9 to 5 in New York or hitting the parade route in New Orleans, we’ve got an outfit idea for you. All hail the green, purple, and gold!...read more
Four Essential Pet-Friendly Amenities To Howl About at Your HotelComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
When the average traveler looks for a place to stay on the road, a hotel’s amenities can sway the pendulum toward that property versus another. The same can be said of pet friendly hotels. If you are traveling with Fido, you need to look out for amenities suiting not just your stay but also your pet’s stay. A lot of hotels stamp “pet-friendly” on their amenities list, without detailing the specifics. Other hotels outline a laundry list of amenities offered for pets. Regardless, pet owners looking to travel with their furry friends should be on the lookout for these pet friendly amenities....read more
5 Tips for a Seamless Destination WeddingComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
You’re tying the knot with your dream partner in your dream destination. Perfect, right? Not so fast! The reality is, a whole lot of hard work goes behind planning a destination wedding. To reap the rewards of jet setting across the globe for your big day (the stunning photos alone will be worth the trouble), here are five planning tips so you can get it right the first –and hopefully only– time....read more
London’s First Cat Café + More of This Week’s Top Travel StoriesComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
The ingenious cat lovers behind Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium know that one is never enough. Tomorrow, Londoners will finally have a chance to fawn over too many irresistibly fluffy kittens to count. Purrfect!...read more
Four Things to Keep in Mind When Flying with a ToddlerComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Traveling with a toddler can be a harrowing experience. It can also be rewarding and fun (yes, fun!). Here are four things to keep in mind when flying with your wee one to make the experience as good as possible....read more
California: CST #2090295-40, Nevada: SOT #2007-0081, Iowa: SOT #883, Washington: SOT #6027859380010001
Some of the content posted herein are the views and opinions of the individual blogger's and do not represent the views and opinions of OneTravel. It may be the case that OneTravel is partnering with a particular travel supplier mentioned in a blog post, however, all views and opinions expressed herein by parties other then OneTravel are by the respective bloggers.
© 2014 W K Travel, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material appearing on this website is owned by W K Travel, Inc. Persons accessing this website are authorized to view and print material from this website for information purposes only. Any other use of this material is restricted to non-commercial purposes and must include this copyright notice.
W K Travel Inc. owns the following Trademarks and Servicemarks appearing on this website:
OneTravel, OneTravel.com, and 1Travel. Trademarks and servicemarks for all other products and services appearing on this website are the trademarks and servicemarks of their respective owners.