Science museums are fun for everyone; kids, adults, we can all agree that science is cool and you’re never too old for science experiments. So whether you’re making plans for an upcoming vacation or maybe you’re reading this from your hotel room on vacation right now, either way, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of the coolest science museums you should pay a visit to.
Museum of Science, Boston
The Museum of Science is without a doubt one of the biggest, coolest science museums in the United States with over thirty exhibits, a number of planetarium shows, 4D films, and live presentations about an array of topics spanning from vaccines and Mars to lightning and superpower Dogs. What we’re getting at is there is something for everyone here and this science museum is definitely worth a stop.
Exploratorium, San Francisco
If you learn by doing, the exploratorium is the place you need to be with hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Our favorite exhibit at the Exploratorium is known as the Tactile Dome, which is an interactive excursion through total darkness.
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
Named after Philly’s finest, Benjamin Franklin, the Franklin Institute features a ton of exhibits that focus on anatomy, aviation, sports, and of course, electricity. And here’s a fun fact about the Franklin Institute for you history buffs, at almost 200 years old, it’s one of the oldest science museums in the United States.
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
The Minnesota Science Museum features some seriously cool exhibits such as a dinosaur exhibit, a Mississippi River gallery that examines the river and National Park, and RACE: Are We Really So Different? So if you find yourself up north, visit the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Mid-America Science Museum, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Okay, the Mid-America Science Museums has one of the coolest locations sitting on 21 acres near both the Ouachita National Forest as well as Hot Springs National Park. The new exhibit hall features hundreds of interactive exhibits, and the museum hosts a number of science shows, permanent exhibits, and traveling exhibits.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver
Another museum that sits in a cool area is the Denver Museum of Nature and Science which sits in the Rocky Mountain region. Gems, Minerals, Mummies, wildlife, and space are just a few of the permanent exhibits the museum has all year round; traveling exhibits include special topics such as sloths and virtual reality experiences, and then of course there is the Planetarium where guests get to experience the ultimate cosmic journey.