Monterey Bay Aquarium: An amazing place to spark curiosity and wonder for a learner of any age
A California moray eel comes out to greet us

Monterey Bay Aquarium: An amazing place to spark curiosity and wonder for a learner of any age

When I entered the “Tentacles” exhibit of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA, all I could think to myself was “I am amazed!” I had so many questions

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Taking the Kids — and celebrating Earth Day
Spotted Trunkfish, Lactophrys bicaudalis at Shedd Aquarium

Taking the Kids — and celebrating Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day — the time to celebrate our beautiful planet, and lend a hand to keep it that way. Especially if you are traveling, there is no better time to teach the kids an environmental lesson while having fun

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Challenging kids to learn nature at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Learning nature at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Challenging kids to learn nature at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

At the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), environmental educators including Denali Barron and Bowman Leigh think a grab bag of nature challenges can help kids engage with the outdoors—and get off their devices.

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Taking the Kids — what’s new at museums for families
Ramming the gun at the Blast from the Past” exhibit at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. (American Revolution Museum)

Taking the Kids — what’s new at museums for families

Whether you have an end-of-summer trip planned or just a few days before the school year gets into full swing, consider checking out a new museum exhibit or two

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Taking the Kids — To Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation
Loyalist Cavalry Tableau at Revolutionary Place

Taking the Kids — To Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation

“Many children were swept up in the drama of the American Revolution,” explained Dr. Elizabeth Grant, the director of education at the immersive the Museum of the American Revolution

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Kids become revolutionaries in Philadelphia this summer
Kids can dress up and even do laundry (without water) at Revolution Place

Kids become revolutionaries in Philadelphia this summer

The kids who visit the new Revolution Place, opening June 9, in the year-old Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia can do laundry in an army camp as well as get news just like from the "internet"

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Lunch is served at Cabarrus County’s Hospitality and Tourism Academy in NC
Serving up squash lemon bundt cake

Lunch is served at Cabarrus County’s Hospitality and Tourism Academy in NC

The farm to table lunch was expertly prepared and served. But we weren’t at some trendy new restaurant. We were at Cabarrus County’s Hickory Ridge High School

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To Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – a trip of a lifetime even for kids
Fur Seals, King Penguins and our ship Le Boreal

To Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – a trip of a lifetime even for kids

We walked amid thousands of penguins (we saw five species) not bothered by our presence and fur seals who were. The huge elephant seals ignored us, as did the humpback whales we watched from zodiacs.

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Historic sites and museums to visit during Black History Month
The Apollo, Harlem, Manhattan

Historic sites and museums to visit during Black History Month

February is the ideal time to visit a historic site or explore a museum exhibit celebrating African American History Month, which is also celebrated in Britain and Canada.

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