Growing up, one of my favorite family outings was a weekend trip into Washington, D.C. to visit the museums of the Smithsonian Institution.Whether I was checking out gemstones at the National Museum of Natural History, admiring Japanese paintings at the Sackler, or learning about space travel at the National Air and Space Museum, I always had a good time and learned something, too. The best part about museums especially museums that arent explicitly kid-related is that they can be fun for the whole family. Heres a list of ten all around the United States that everyone can enjoy.
Nothing could be more fun than a museum devoted to you guessed it! play.The 150,000 square foot Strong museum has an incredibly varied selection of interactive exhibits, from a giant kaleidoscope in the Field of Play to the World Video Game Hall of Fame (featuring Zelda and World of Warcraft), the National Toy Hall of Fame (featuring Twister, the Nerf Super Soakers and baby dolls), to an interactive pinball exhibit, a fake Wegmans grocery store and an indoor butterfly garden. You could easily spend a day there getting lost in play.