Sure, you’ve taken the kids to major science museums, children’s museums, history and art museums, but why not take them somewhere a little off the beaten path? One of these six weird museums might be right up their alley.
Located in Elloree, South Carolina, this museum is dedicated to all things teapots. There are more than 5,000 at the museum, including a 20-foot teapot you can walk inside. If your kid loves throwing tea parties, you’ll want to attend one of the museum’s high teas, where guests pick out their own teacup and a fancy tea party hat to wear, and munch on three courses of delectable tea party delights. And, since it is the South, iced tea is, of course, on the menu.
This private museum owns more than 700 pieces of what it calls “art too bad to be ignored.” At any time, you’ll find a few dozen of the pieces on display at one of the museum’s three outposts, with locations in Somerville, Brookline and South Weymouth, Massachusetts.
For something a little more slithery and possibly even a little scary, visit the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, where you’ll find the world’s largest collection of live rattlesnakes. You’ll see plenty of educational information on the snakes in an effort to debunk any myths you might subscribe to, and a large collection of snake-related memorabilia.
The International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine, is all about those creatures that (possibly) exist on the fringes of the natural world — Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, mermaids and other creatures. Exhibitions in the museum include zoological specimens, cultural artifacts and native art, all to entertain and educate.
For the shoe lover in your family, the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto delivers the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of shoes and shoe objects. See artifacts from every culture in the world, reflecting thousands of years of history. There’s even footwear worn by famous figures from throughout history, including Queen Victoria and John Lennon.
In Carmel, Indiana, The Museum of Miniature Houses offers a huge array of miniatures, from houses to individual room boxes to tiny items totally cute and squeal-worthy. Once you’ve had a look around at the museum’s thousands of items, you can take the experience home when you purchase a miniature kit, or just a pre-made miniature house you can then furnish on your own. Families will definitely want to take the museum up on its scavenger hunts for an engaging and somewhat challenging new level of fun during a visit.
If you are a lover of thrill rides and rollercoasters, you better start thinking about a future trip to test out some new ones in Orlando, Florida’s, theme parks. Throughout the next year, some theme parks are expecting a number of thrilling additions and experiences for willing guests. From two long-anticipated coasters slated to open next year in Walt Disney World to a yet-to-be-announced Jurassic Park roller coaster set to open in Universal Orlando, thrill-seekers and coaster fanatics will be in awe.
In times of stress, boredom and even enjoyment, some of us find ourselves reaching for a treat or two — or a dozen. When you need the crunch or sweetness of a snack, but not all the guilt and remorse to follow, registered dietician Lisa Moskovitz, founder and CEO, New York Nutrition Group, recommends these not-so-bad snacks — they’re also great in kids’ lunches or as after-school snacks!
The first refreshing aspect of Morgan’s Wonderland is its inspiration; a real person instead of a cast of cartoon characters. The second, all the more innovative and meaningful, her parents channeled her resilience and zest for life into a destination of pure family fun, designed to be more inclusive than some of the most-visited theme parks on the planet.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Ever since travel began picking back up and travelers started returning to the skies, Delta Air Lines has blocked the middle seat option on all flights, and limited the number of passengers per flight. Delta Air Lines announced it will continue blocking the middle seat and limiting travelers through at least Jan. 6, 2021. Delta is hoping this extension will make individuals, groups and families more comfortable flying over the holidays.