14 Incredible Museums to Put on Your Family Bucket List

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Cultural destinations often fall into one of two camps: totally for kids or not really at all for kids. We found a slew of museums that cater to everyone, offering programming that is sure to educate and entertain kids and parents alike. Start your exploration by flipping through this slideshow of the country’s best museums to bring the kids!

Make Art Not War – New Britain, Ct

A fine art showcase through and through, the New Britain Museum of American Art offers an impressive menu of options for adults and kids. Programming is led by established artists and includes Art Explorers (ages 6-8), as well as Art Start for Preschoolers (ages 3-5)—and drop-in students are welcome at both! While the kids are busy making art inspired by a piece in the museum, you can tour American masterpieces.

56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT 06052
860-229-0257
Online: nbmaa.org/classroom/youth-studio-classes

Photo: Becky Baran

 

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Which of your favorite museums offer awesome programs for kids? Tell us in the Comments below!

—Jennifer Massoni Pardini

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