The United States of America is one of a few countries in the world which can be proud of its enormous number of museums. Sometimes it seems like if there is a big thing in America, there will soon be a museum about it too.
There are many destinations in the U.S. which are built to celebrate childhood; where children can get lost in imaginative play or make new discoveries about science and math.
Because summer is right around the corner and we know you’re ready for adventure, we’re highlighting a top 5 list of the best children’s museums in the USA with a short description of what you, and your kids can find in there.
5 Great Children’s Museums in the United States to Visit this Summer
Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia
Read the name of this museum aloud and see what reaction your kids have – I can almost guarantee they will surely get excited because typically museums are filled with “do not touch” signs. However, this Philadelphia museum is breaking all the rules by encouraging kids to touch all of the exhibits found in it. There are six different displays covering various subjects so kids won’t get bored in this museum for sure. Paying for that day-long ticket will pay off without any doubt – even parents leave this museum satisfied!
Discovery Children’s Museum, Las Vegas
Located in the historic Cultural Corridor in Las Vegas, this non-profit museum focuses on children and their education. The museum’s primary mission is to provide a lively experience which will be loved by children of all ages. The museum engages visitors through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds participate in playful learning experiences that encourage them to fall in love with science and learning. Of course, a day in this museum is not going to be enough, so you might need to find some cheap hotels to let your kids enjoy the fun as long as possible.
COSI: Center of Science and Industry, Columbus
It is safe to say that this museum in Columbus, despite the fact that was created for children, is perfectly balanced for adults as well. At COSI, everyone will find something interesting to do to enjoy themselves. There you can learn about many aspects of science and even experience the backstage of television through a real, working television station! It is important to know this museum is designed for kids younger than seven years old. Older children might not be as interested in various colorful shapes and sets where they can crawl or just freely run wild. But if you think that your older kids will be okay getting in touch with their old school play – definitely take them in here as well!
Boston Children’s Museum, Boston
This award-winning museum must be on this list, too. Opened 100 years ago, The Boston Children’s Museum is still going strong educating children and encouraging them to get into science. Although the museum is perfect for families with different age children, it also really focuses on toddlers and preschoolers. The Boston Children’s Museum is one of the few truly eco-friendly museums as well, making it one of the best ones in the area and truly worth visiting.
The Strong, Rochester
Lastly, we recommend an exciting destination located in New York. The Strong bravely calls itself the national museum of play and this is a pretty easy to prove title once you step into it. Not only does it have a real indoor butterfly garden, a few amazing aquariums, the hall of fame of toys and a reading adventureland, it also can be proud of its Sesame Street exhibit with a life-sized dollhouse. These are just a few small parts of what this museum offers children. If you live in or are visiting the Northeast, you must visit it one day and see all the fun with your own eyes!
What is your favorite museum in the United States? Which ones do you plan on visiting this summer?
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