Taking the Kids — to Golden Gate Park for its big birthday
View of the Golden Gate Bridge from The Presidio

Taking the Kids — to Golden Gate Park for its big birthday

They called the area the Great Sand Wastes, but even those who believed in the project could never have imagined what Golden Gate Park would become

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Taking the Kids — and continuing the discussion about climate change
California Coast habitat

Taking the Kids — and continuing the discussion about climate change

Zoos, aquariums and science museums can also be excellent places to explore this important topic and start a dialog with kids — even young ones — about what they might do to be good environmental stewards

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Winter is a great time for a family visit to a zoo or aquarium
Children’s Zoo at Saint Louis Zoo

Winter is a great time for a family visit to a zoo or aquarium

The human kiddos laugh and giggle at the antics of the animals all day at the St. Louis Zoo. It’s one of three major free zoos left in the country along with the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

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Families flock to aquariums in the fall for fun and learning
The octopus exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium

Families flock to aquariums in the fall for fun and learning

Fall is a great time to visit an aquarium — and go on a whale watch with your kids, whether you have a day off from school, are enjoying a weekend getaway or a reprieve during a college tour trip. Some aquariums also offer sleepovers and behind-the-scenes tours for marine life aficionados. Aquariums are a place to learn about the creatures who live deep in the sea and along the shore in far-flung destinations

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