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Fun & Educational In Greenville, South Carolina: Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Worth The Trip! Recently we had the opportunity to visit the Children’s Museum of the Upstate in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.  The museum has an impressive collection of hands-on activities which should keep children of all ages engaged! There is a nice variety of exhibits in the fields of science, …

Fun & Educational In Tennessee: Hands On! Regional Museum in Johnson City

I love taking M to hands-on children’s museums. They always offer creative, educational, and fun stuff to do that in most cases I can’t provide at home. The Hands On! Regional Museum in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee has two floors packed with many, many different activities for kids of all …

Fun & Educational in Overland Park, Kansas: Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

A “Family” Farm The beautiful Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is located on 12 acres in Overland Park, Kansas.  It not only has many attractions for kids, but many features to draw their parents as well, including lovely gardens and a one-room schoolhouse.  I was thrilled with the many “photo-op” areas …

Fun & Educational in Chattanooga, TN: Creative Discovery Children’s Museum

Over the past several years I’ve visited the Creative Discovery Museum several times with my nieces and daughter, and when the weather turns warmer we plan to go again!  Only 1-1/2 hours or so from Huntsville, Chattanooga is one of our favorite day trip destinations.  It makes a great weekend …

Fun & Educational In Tennessee: Oak Ridge Children’s Museum

Hands-On Learning & Play If you are traveling on I-40/I-75 near Knoxville, Tennessee, consider a side trip to the Oak Ridge Children’s Museum!  From exit 376 it is about 13 miles to the museum – about 25 to 35 minutes (click here for directions).  We hadn’t planned ahead, but found …

Delaware Art Museum by -Jeffrey- on Flickr

Maximize Learning on Art Field Trips

This featured guest post is by Felicia Jackson. Engaging students on an art field trip starts long before you get to the museum. While students will look forward to this type of field trip because they are interested in the subject, others will view it as a day off from …

Fun & Educational in Huntsville, Alabama: EarlyWorks Children’s History Museum

  Hands-On History For Children The great thing about children’s museums is that you rarely have to say “don’t touch that!”  EarlyWorks Children’s History Museum is part of Huntsville’s EarlyWorks Museum Complex.  (The other two museums included in the complex are Constitution Village and the Historic Huntsville Depot.)  We became …

Burritt Museum - Small Cabin ca 1850

Fun & Educational in Huntsville, Alabama: Burritt Museum on the Mountain

Learning and Playing Outdoors We visited Burritt Museum on the Mountain today; it had been years since I’d been there, but I had good memories of their Candlelight Christmas celebration. After enjoying a picnic lunch overlooking Huntsville (a great view even if it was a little hazy today) we explored …

Field Trips & Things To Do With Kids In & Near Huntsville, Alabama

Updated August 2015 Following is a collection of ideas for field trips and other places to go in and near Madison County and the City of Huntsville, Alabama.  As I worked on the research for this post, I became more and more amazed at the range of opportunities in my …

National First Ladies' Library

The National First Ladies Library

I just found an interesting web site – the National First Ladies Library.  Available here are the biographies of all the United States’ First Ladies, as well as a wealth of other information.  In fact, I think I just stumbled upon a new series idea for this blog!   (I’m a …

Tennessee Museum of Aviation - Wicked Rabbit

Fun & Educational in Sevierville: Tennessee Museum of Aviation

Quotes are taken from the museum’s web site. Explore The History Of Military Aircraft The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is located near the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport.  The 35,000 square foot hangar houses many historical aircraft and is a wonderful indoor and outdoor educational activity. The museum’s exhibit gallery “traces aviation …

Field Trips & Things To Do With Kids in Tennessee

Updated August 2015 The following is a collection of ideas for field trips and other places to go in Tennessee.  As we visit more places we will add more articles and pictures on this site.  Please let me know if you have a favorite field trip or place to go …

Fun & Educational In Huntsville, Alabama: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is a great field trip for kids of all ages and interests. There is a good range of attractions and exhibits for serious study and for educational play. The center offers a Children’s Workshops Series and a Home School Series. Rocket Park …