It seems to me that there a lot more interesting things for kids to do compared to when I was growing up. The most I remember experiencing is the occasional amusement park. Hands On Museum, located all across the U.S., combines all the interactive fun of an amusement park with education.
The Hands On Museum was the perfect outing to schedule for my five year old nephew. Of course, he didn't understand everything he was learning, but it didn't seem to matter. In fact, my curiousity was held in the museum just as much as his.
The museum is full of exactly what the name implies, 'hands on' learning activities.
There were all kinds of scientific projects that kids and adults could test with their own hands. Some of the projects made it appear you were levitating, while others showed you how a 'green screen' works in movies by allowing you to broadcast yourself on a screen.
My nephew especially liked exploring the full-sized fire truck, and I enjoyed watching him encase himself in a huge bubble he pulled up from a string attached to a loop dipped in soap.
Children can learn about electronics, the human body, media, art, architecture, and a wide range of other topics in an engaging way. Whether you are a child or an adult, the Hands On Museum promises not to be boring.