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5 Educational Museum Trips for the Family

by Katie Skrzek

Jun 21, 2023

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Destinations / North America

Plan an educational family trip this summer. Check out our list of fun, educational museums for the entire family as inspiration.


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California Science Center

The science museum in Los Angeles, California, boasts hands-on exhibits and educational programming. Admission to the four major exhibition areas is free. The museum also houses the space shuttle Endeavor.

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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Learn more about Thomas Edison and Henry Ford at the winter homes of the iconic inventors in Fort Myers, Florida. The property boasts a collection of inventions and antique cars, as well as a 20-acre botanical garden.


Grand Rapids Public Museum

This museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, focuses on culture, history and science. The museum’s newest exhibit, Ice Age: Michigan’s Frozen Secrets, highlights North America’s last glacial period and the creatures that roamed Earth during that time.

© The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, this 300,000-square-foot history museum covers America’s role in World War II. The museum features immersive exhibits; temporary exhibitions; and multimedia experiences, including a 4-D movie narrated by Tom Hanks.

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The Sailing Museum

Opened May 2022, this interactive museum in Newport, Rhode Island, invites visitors to select a boat as their “character” while exploring the museum. The space is also home to National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame.


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