Friday, May 24, 2013
Educational Family Vacations
Want to get a little something more out of your vacation than a sunburn or some souvenir mouse ears? Try taking the kids on an educational vacation this year, where they can supplement what they learn in school with some real family fun. Museums and zoos close to home are a great place to start. Children's museums are fun and educational simultaneously, and kids can explore whatever interests them, whether it's dinosaur bones, dress-up clothes from another era or space travel. Zoos feed animal lovers' interests, and they often run camps for kids in which they can get up close and personal with their favorite critters. If you're looking for fun that's a little farther from home, then the United States capital is a great place to visit. It's got everything a history buff would love, plus engaging museums for the kids. The Smithsonian is a behemoth, as is the Museum of Natural History.