Best Children's Museums

children's museumChildren’s Museums can be places of magic, learning, excitement, and fun for young ones. A well designed museum can provide hours of entertainment and learning for children, and for the adults that come along. So pique the curiosity of your children, get them thinking about the world they live in, and help stimulate their minds by taking them to a nearby children’s museum. There are countless fun and interesting children’s museums in the United States, but here are some of the best children’s museums that the US has to offer.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

This massive museum utilizes a six-story building and 365,000 square feet of exhibit space. Children are met by a life-size replica of a T-Rex skeleton as they enter the building. Visitors can even dig for dinosaur bones and build dinosaur skeletons. The planetarium in the museum teaches children about the incredible night sky and what we can learn from it. The museum also holds camps and programs during the summer for curious young minds. With its size and variety of exhibits, this museum is one of the best children's museums in the US. Book an Indianapolis rental for your visit.

The Children’s Museum of Houston

This fun and interactive museum in Houston offers a variety of unique exhibits and activities for children. A TV room allows children to see themselves on camera, sit at an anchor desk, and learn about broadcasting in America. The outdoor ecosystem exhibit teaches children about their natural world, and the multicultural exhibits help children learn about the cultural heritage of others.

The Children’s Museum, Boston

This Boston museum offers many exhibits for younger children like toddlers and preschoolers, as well as activities for older children. Visitors can learn about the Japanese culture in the replicated home of a Japanese silk merchant, or young thespians from the ages of 2–6 can perform on the opera stage. This museum focuses on artistic creativity, which is why it's considered to be one of the best children's museums in the country!

Port Discovery, Baltimore

A museum that urges children to reach for their dreams, Port Discovery is geared towards children in the older bracket, from about age six to age twelve. One of the most notable exhibits is the museum’s HiFlyer balloon, which takes children on a fifteen minute aerial tour of the Inner Harbor area. There is also a three story tree house complete with tunnels, bridges, ropes, and a room bursting with balls. Want to visit? Book a Baltimore vacation rental.

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Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum has areas geared both towards younger children like toddlers and preschoolers, and older children as well. The Totally Tots area is just for toddlers. It features exhibits like the Baby Patch, the Sand Spot, and the Peek-A-Boutique. Other areas include the interactive greenhouse, where children can don aprons and get their hands dirty (something most children will delight in) as well as learn about the way plants grow, and how to create a compost heap. The museum also has many cultural exhibits and even an animal exhibit where children can pet and touch a variety of animals. With all these great exhibits, it's no wonder why it's one of the best children's museums.

Strong Museum, Rochester, New York

This Rochester museum has an emphasis on history and boasts hundreds of historical and antique artifacts dating from the 1820s and later. The first floor of the museum is filled with fun and exciting activities for kids. Children can ride full size carousel from 1918, visit the interactive Sesame Street Exhibit, or even become the star and creator of their own cooking show. Parents and children alike will enjoy the upstairs exhibits where they can see antique dollhouses and over 5,000 dolls, along with a host of other historic artifacts.


These are only a few of the best children's museums in the country. Find what great children's museums are near your home or vacation destination.

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