Best Children's Museums in the U.S.

Bring children to the art museum is not something strange in the U.S. However, sometimes some museums don’t allow your children to touch or bump into things here. Recently, it is not very strict here but in contract, the concept of “hands-on learning” in a museum is more encouraged. The Boston Children’s Museum is an example. Sometimes not necessary to travel to somewhere far away, these museums for children is one of the great destinations to explore. Give a look for these Children’s Museums below and have the best choice for the weekend. 

Minnesota Children's Museum, St Paul, MN

This large museum, with a smaller satellite branch in Rochester, MN, has an impressive mix of exhibits on broader topics, such as a giant anthill kids can enter, and uniquely regional topics, like Habitot, which encourages young children to run or crawl through representations of four of Minnesota’s distinct and different natural habitats. The water-centric World Works exhibit features a wide variety of hands-on machinery and experiments, allowing kids to try their hands at everything from racing boats down flowing streams to making their own recycled paper.

Minnesota Children's Museum

 

Minnesota Children's Museum

COSI (Center of Science and Industry), Columbus, OH

An acronym for the Center of Science and Industry, COSI is a combination museum and science research center. There are more than 300 hands-on exhibits here, which tackle themes such as space, life, gadgets, and the ocean. The museum also has a new planetarium, as well as a working TV and radio studio. At the Big Science Park exhibit, visitors can play around with air pressure, or lift a car using a lever.

COSI (Center of Science and Industry), Columbus, OH

 

COSI (Center of Science and Industry)

Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore, MD

Port Discovery Children’s Museum gives a chance for children to entertain combining learn with permanent exhibits including a mental and physical obstacle course set in 1920s Egypt. Besides, this Children’s Museum features a soccer and games stadium; and Miss Perception’s Mystery House the three-story KidWorks, an urban tree house that includes zip lines, tunnels, slides, and a footbridge.

Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore, MD

 

Port Discovery Children’s Museum

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Boston Children’s Museum, Boston

Being the second oldest children's museum in America, Boston Children’s Museum is said with the concept of “hands-on learning." This Museum is very spectacular with its permanent exhibits include the Construction Zone, an authentic two-story Japanese house, and Johnny's Workbench, a family-friendly workshop area complete with tools and hardware.

Children's Museum Indianapolis

At 472,900 square feet with five floors of exhibits, this is the single largest children’s museum in the country and a major tourist attraction in its own right. In most cities its signature Dinosphere exhibit would be an entire museum unto itself, but this is just one of many major exhibitions. Dinosphere contains a working paleontology lab, hands-on simulated fossil “digs,” several life-size simulated dinosaurs, and one of the largest collections of real fossils and dinosaur art in the nation. Families could easily spend two days exploring this Indianapolis behemoth, frequently ranked the best children’s museum in the United States.

Children's Museum Indianapolis

 

Children's Museum Indianapolis

Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

As the name suggests, Please Touch Museum located outside Philadelphia’s city center in Fairmount Park will be available for  kids to touch everything here. Housed in the Beaux-Art style Memorial Hall, the museum proposes 157,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits. Kids can sip tea with the Mad Hatter in an Alice in the Wonderland-themed exhibit, or ride a restored 1908 carousel. The Flight Fantasy room will appeal to budding NASA scientists while the Rainforest Rhythm exhibit offers conga drums and a canoe.

Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

 

Please Touch Museum

Moreover, the biggest park of Philadelphia - Fairmount has plenty of trails for kids to bike or horseback ride and also has playgrounds and the Philadelphia Zoo.

Besides these museum, parents can take their children to spectacular natural wonders to discover the world.

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