Family travelers find a lot of reasons to add the Mile High City to their travel wish list. A zoo, an aquarium, a science museum and a children’s museum promise several days of experiences for kids of all ages.
More than 4,000 animals, including lions, elephants and Komodo dragons, live at Denver Zoo, where kids can enjoy interactive experiences with giraffes, rhinos and sloths. The latest feature is a habitat for a colony of African penguins, with a beach-rimmed, 10,000-gallon swimming pool where kids can watch the penguins’ underwater antics through nearly 40 feet of windows. The zoo lies next to a large park with playgrounds and picnic sites.
More animal experiences await kids at Downtown Aquarium, where they can swim with sharks, feed stingrays and spend a day as a marine biologist. Or they can just be mesmerized walking through a transparent underwater tunnel as fish swim overhead. Watch more sea life swimming past as you eat in the restaurant, set around a 50,000-gallon aquarium tank.
Children’s Museum of Denver
Imagination is everything at Children’s Museum of Denver, where exhibits empower kids to explore and discover the magic of bubbles, climb a mountain, test their balance and agility, run through a waterfall or become a firefighter, veterinarian, painter or sculptor — or become the next Isaac Newton in the Physics Playground.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
In the Space Odyssey exhibits at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, budding astronauts and astronomers can learn about space, light and celestial bodies through sensory exhibits, allowing kids to experience walking in space or being inside a spacecraft as it launches. The Egyptian Mummies Gallery goes beyond just exhibiting the two in the museum’s collection. Kids learn how CT scans, radiocarbon dating and other technologies can discover secrets about these Egyptian women’s lives.
It’s never too early to start planning your spring break family travel. Or, if you’re looking for some adult time, leave the kids at home and embark on an adults-only spring getaway.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
Already home to one of Ireland’s greatest landmarks, Cashel sees many family travelers visit the historic town, especially in spring and summer. Cashel Palace, a beautiful old estate situated in the heart of town, lies within view of the iconic Rock of Cashel. This luxurious manor not only features elegant rooms, upscale dining and a state-of-the-art spa, but also boasts Ireland’s only Equine Concierge.
The end of January doesn’t necessarily mean the end of winter family travel; with Four Seasons Megève Collection, the fun continues with an exciting winter program for the whole family to enjoy. From educational activities to wellness experiences, the hotel offers something for everyone.
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