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Educational Family Travel

Although I love having fun on vacations, I also like to incorporate some sort of educational into our trips. Whether it's visiting ruins or going to a museum, there are so many great types of educational family travel.

We've done a variety of educational things on our family vacations. Sometimes, we visit a Presidential home, like Hermitage in Nashville or Mount Vernon in Virginia. Or, we'll include a visit to a museum or aquarium, like the Museum of Science in Boston or the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida.

Some hotels offer educational programs, like animal education programs, or programs within kids' clubs.

These posts below include a variety of options for educational family travel including attractions and destinations.

Note that we've experienced some of the destinations/attractions below at no cost for purposes for review in the past.

Visit These Places That Teach Your Kids About History

Updated 3/2020, originally written in 2013. Tell any child that you are taking them on an educational family vacation, and you are likely to hear groans and complaints. But, if you instead tell them all about your plans to visit the space museum, meet with Native Americans, or complete a spy mission, they’ll be thrilled. …

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Visiting the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Our experience at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida, home to movie stars Winter and Hope from the Dolphin Tale movies. My daughter loved the movie, Dolphin Tale, so when we recently headed to the Tampa Bay area for a quick family vacation, I knew that we’d have to make a stop at the …

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Family Vacations for Turtle Lovers

My son is turtle obsessed and always has been. He loves learning more about his obsession when we are on a family vacation. There are so many great programs offered by resorts and nature companies – here are a few family vacations for turtle lovers. In addition to the turtle sightings and/or programs, you’ll also be …

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