Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Are You Taking the Kids to Any Museums This Summer?

Keep Learning this Summer

Keep the kids learning all summer long by visitng the library and taking field trips.Together, you and the child can decide on weekly themes and try these ideas.

Borrow a library book about the child's favorite topics such as oceans or outer space. For example, you might read The Ocean Alphabet Bookby Jerry Palotta or The Planetsby Gail Gibbons. For the child interested in the ocean take a field trip to the aquarium, tropical fish store and as an employee questions about the animals that live in the sea. Or, go to a planetarium or space museum for the child that loves outer space. Viewing hands-on exhibits, seeing shows, and reading plaques with help kids learn more while they are having fun.


Lisa said...

Hello, In DC.

We got to American History shortly before they left for summer vacation. Did an IMAX ride to the Bottom of The Bermuda Triangle (why can't they make 3-D glasses that fit small heads, I spent it holding the 5 yr olds on for her.)We got to learn how they strive to keep Betsy Ross's flag from falling apart after so long. (Also learn the replica one the child used for her book report this year was not accurate, excuse why is it like that in some paintings of her then.) The best part was the labs area. Older one got to partipate in an activity on sugar content in foods. And in Engineering area for kids, I spent time trying to figure out how to replicate some of the projects for at home. Not enough time, when it is crowded like that and everyone wants a turn. Can't wait for the National Children's one to be completed.

Farrah said...

we've been to the zoo, pool, and water park this summer.

Fiona Littleton said...

Tons of air conditioned fun here in New York City:

Children's Museum of the Arts
Children's Museum of Manhattan
New Jersey Children's Museum
American Museum of Natural History
New York City Fire Museum
New York Transit Museum
New York Hall of Science
Hayden Planetarium
Museum of the City of New York
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
The Brooklyn Children's Museum
South Street Seaport
Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences
New York City Police Museum
Chelsea Market
Chelsea Piers: Rent a batting cage Exploration

Reyna H said...

Great list Fiona, here's more in NY area we love to go to

Loews Regency lobby
The hotel has a lemonade and cookies stand open to passersby, not just guests in its lobby all summer long

Puppetworks in Brooklyn

RollerJam USA in Staten Island

Spa Castle in Queens

Eva said...

We love the library and book store story hours. Of course we have put in a lot of hours at the pool. We have been to two aquariums and two zoos already this summer. We took train in to city to see children's museums. We have a reading list from school and write in journals daily too.

Anonymous said...

We have been quite busy and here are some suggestions of stuff I love after being a nanny in LA for 20 years!

LA Zoo
Zimmer Children's Museum
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center
LA County Museum of Art
CA Science Center
Natural History Museum of LA
Page Museum
Hollywood Museum