Alexis Azria on the Best Museums to Visit With Your Children Around the United States
Children’s museums are known for their interactive exhibits, which encourage kids to explore and learn. If you’re looking for great educational opportunities for your children, consider putting one of these institutions on your next travel itinerary.
Liberty Science Center
The Liberty Science Center is located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City near the Statue of Liberty. One of my favorite science museums for children, it houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, live simulcast surgeries, hurricane- and tornado-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, teacher-development programs, and the Western Hemisphere’s biggest planetarium-the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater. More than 750,000 students, teachers, and parents visit Liberty Science Center each year. There’s a revolving door of interesting traveling exhibits, so check its website to see what’s happening next. One particular favorite exhibit is Our Hudson Home , featuring underwater creatures that are native to the Hudson River. For your budding scientist, they also have 2-day fall camps and summer camps.
Please Touch Museum
This beloved museum mostly focuses on children seven-years-old and younger and is located in Philadelphia’s Memorial Hall which dates back to the 1876 centennial celebration . Its two-story galleries are designed to provide a variety of learning opportunities, including a mini Philadelphia-esque neighborhood, a Creative Arts Studio and Nature’s Pond exhibit. Older kids can enjoy the Wonderland section, while younger ones can play in the Fairytale Garden. And do not miss the Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel on the main level built in 1924 with plenty of benches to rest as you watch your little ones play.
Children’s Museum of Houston
Rated America’s №1 children’s museum, Children’s Museum Houston is packed with 90,000 square feet of innovative, interactive bilingual exhibits for kids, ages birth to 12 years, housed in a whimsical Robert Venturi-designed building. Since its establishment, the Children’s Museum of Houston has grown to serve…