5 Fun Educational Vacation Destinations for Kids

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Late spring and early summer are the times of year when families making preparations to take vacations together. And while it can be great to go to cities that have amusement parks or to take a cross-country road trip in an RV, when you have children that are elementary school age, it can also be a good idea to take them on a vacation that can be as educational as it is entertaining.

educational travelIf you’re in the midst of planning your next trip and you’d like a few ideas on some educational vacation destinations to visit, we have five that both you and your kids will enjoy going to this year:

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum (Seattle, Washington). If you live around the West Coast, then you might want to take a trip to a place that has become all the rage among museum lovers. The Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum is great for children who are already showing signs of being a future artist or musician. There are artifacts from artists like the Beatles and Nirvana, kids are able to play instruments at the Spin Kids Station and in the Sound Lab, they can even record their own mini-CD. Plus the Science Fiction Museum that’s located on the second floor offers all kinds of interesting exhibits too.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya (Bernalillo, New Mexico). One place that will teach your children about the Native American culture is the Hyatt Regency Tamaya. It’s a resort that offers traditional stories, a Clay and Culture workshop, Native American jewelry making classes, nature walks and tribal dancing events.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, Ohio). If you and your family watched the Oscar-favorite Lincoln recently, then you might want to consider checking out the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. There are exhibits that are inspiring for all ages, plus Cincinnati has a zoo and the area is relatively close to the Newport Aquarium located on the Kentucky shores.

Atlantis (Bahamas). Do you want to venture a bit farther off? If so, taking a trip to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas is one to think about. Although traditionally people go because of its high-end casino, there are actually plenty of educational opportunities that are available too. Thanks to a program known as Atlantis Kids Adventures (which is produced by Atlantis Adventure Chefs), your kids can learn how to bake bread, make pretzels and even candy pizzas. Plus, they are able to taking swimming classes, swim with dolphins and enjoy many other children-oriented activities.

National Children’s Museum (Oxon Hill, MD). The country’s capital is always a good educational place to go and if you choose particular option, make sure to first stop by the National Children’s Museum. Being that the museum’s core focuses include the environment, the Arts and global citizenship, as you can probably guess, it is a place that offers all kinds of educational exhibits. Also, while you’re in the city, why not take a couple of Washington DC tours so that you and your kids can visit Discovery Theatre, Glen Echo Park, the Washington Monument and the National Air & Space Museum? As an added bonus, there is even a Six Flags America that you can stop by on your way back home too.


  1. atlantis looks cool

  2. We are headed to Seattle this summer. I may have to add that to our itinerary. Sounds like something my kids would like.

    And there’s lots more to see in Cincinnati. 🙂 My book has over 80 places. http://www.adventuresaroundcincinnati.com

  3. Planning a trip to the east Coast with the rest of my family and relatives… Definitely, the National Children’s Museum in Oxon Hill, MD will be in our list! Thanks 🙂

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