Home > Entertainment and Activities > Travel and Vacations > Destination Ideas > 10 Best Family Destinations for Learning Experiences

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

10 Best Family Destinations for Learning Experiences

6 of 11
MysticSeaport

Mystic Seaport: Museum of America and the Sea, Connecticut


Founded in 1654, Mystic was once the shipbuilding capital of New England. Now its Seaport is home to the largest maritime museum in the United States. Check out the authentic nineteenth-century village that features 30 restored buildings, including a bank, chapel, drugstore and lighthouse. At the Discovery Barn, play old-fashioned card games and learn how captains used flags to communicate at sea. Enjoy the 30-minute children's show "Tales of a Whaler" that teaches the basics of whaling. Sail along the Mystic River on the 102-year-old Sabino, one of the world's oldest coal-fired wooden steamboats, or observe ship restoration up close in the Preservation Yard.

Next: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ohio

Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Best Family Destinations © 2011 by FamilyTravelForum.com and Kyle McCarthy. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

To order this book visit Amazon's web site or call 1-800-253-6476.

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.