Museum programs that make learning fun--and cool.
Some museums know that filling halls with dinosaurs isn't the only way to get youngsters interested. Across the country, fine-art institutions host programs that make boring exhibits approachable--and even cool. In Cincinnati, for example, the Taft Museum of Art has a self-guided Witches and Wizards tour that points out mythological figures that are similar to Harry Potter characters. Special tours of New York City's Guggenheim Museum, meanwhile, include time for sketching and making collages. Read about more museum efforts to connect to kids at BudgetTravelOnline.com.