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California – MY Museum

MY Museum Medical play area

MY Museum is the Monterey County Youth Museum. This small museum is perfect for kids ages 7 and under. Although my kids were quite a bit older, we decided to check it out for my readers who have younger children.

There’s a special play area just for the wee little ones.

Several themed play areas offer many opportunities for pretend play. Do you have an aspiring golfer?

Or maybe a paramedic or doctor?

Or maybe a future firefighter?

Kids can learn about the farm-to-table movement by harvesting some vegetables, cooking them up, then serving them […]

Alabama – U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Saturn V rocket model

You may have heard of Space Camp, but did you know that you don’t need to attend camp in order to visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama? Every year on our annual trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, we drive past Huntsville, Alabama where we see the billboard for the museum. Every year I say to myself, “I wish we had time to stop and visit.” While planning our trip this year, I discovered that the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is part of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, which means that it has a reciprocal agreement […]

Michigan – Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

This guest post was written by Dr. Jessie Voigts, a mom who loves sharing the world with her family. She co-authored the book Bringing the World Home: A Resource Guide to Raising Intercultural Kids with her daughter, publishes WanderingEducators.com, the online resource for global educators, directs the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program, and recently founded the Family Travel Blogger Association.

If your family is anything like mine, they love to explore. Whether it is outside or indoors, we love to get moving, learn, and poke around different places. One of the best places to poke around – and play – […]