A visit to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a must! From stunning prehistoric fossils to an exploration of outer space, it never fails to astound and amaze people of all ages, with realistic visions of the past, present and future.
Another must-do is one of the most popular zoos in America, the Denver Zoo – it has over 3500 different species with most of living outside of cages, so you can observe them in their natural habitat. Texas
Children’s Museum of Houston, one of the top children’s museums in the USA is an intriguing area that covers everything from pets to superheroes. Hermann Park, located minutes from downtown Houston, is a cultural and recreational hub and has a bountiful assortment of entertainment: a golf course, an outdoor theater, a jogging track, a beautiful rose garden, picnic spaces, a butterfly exhibit, and even a museum. The Houston Zoo, one of the best maintained in the country – is set in a lush landscape right in the middle of Hermann Park and is home to over 3100 exotic animals. Another fun thing to do is visit the SplashTown – Houston’s largest and most diverse water park, featuring 40-acres and more than two million gallons of summer fun.
Please Touch Museum is the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia. The mission of the museum is to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play. This award-winning children’s museum is fun-filled, totally hands-on, and so delightful that adults are entertained, too. Each nook and cranny has a different theme — from the fantastic to the practical.
All 19 of the city’s Smithsonian Institution museums are free, and cover everything from modern art to Native American cultures. It would be impossible to visit all of them in a day, or even week. Particularly popular are the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History.
Museum Row on the Miracle Mile
Located on the Miracle Mile not too far from The Grove is Museum Row. With five museums spread out over about 500 meters, it was relatively easy to get from one to the other. You’ll find the Craft & Folk Art Museum, The Page Museum (also called the La Brea Tar Pits), The Architecture & Design Museum, The Petersen Automotive Museum and, by far the largest, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
With over 120,000 pieces on display, LACMA is truly a world-class museum. Works come from all over the world, representing cultures from ancient times right through to the present day. There’s also live music, film, talks and courses, and a great selection of food and drink on offer.
The Griffith Observatory – See the Stars and LA
Finally, if you want to take in one of the most iconic and sweeping views in L.A. while learning about the starry sky, the Griffith Observatory is a great place to visit. If you can’t make it during the night, the Samuel Oschin Planetarium offers shows during the day.