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Ohio – Great Lakes Science Center

PicMonkey Collage

Great Lakes Science Center is located right on Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio. It’s the fourth science museum I’ve written about this week and I must point out that I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the lack of redundancy between museums. I genuinely feel like each museum offers something different. I know I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record, but I really recommend getting a membership to your local museum so that you can take advantage of the ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) Passport Program which allows you to visit science museums around the country without paying admission. We’ve […]

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 […]

Iowa – Science Center of Iowa

Science Center of Iowa 12 (640x480)

On our trip out west a couple years ago, we drove through Iowa. We had time for only one sightseeing stop in Iowa and had a few different options. Knowing we were going to be seeing a lot of nature later in the trip, we opted for something completely different, the Science Center of Iowa. It added some variety to our trip and, because we have a family membership at our local museum, we are able to get free admission to museums all over the country. That allows us to stop at a museum for just a couple hours and […]