The Petersen Museum in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is famous for many museums, including LACMA, MOCA, and the Getty. But did you know that one of the great automotive museums is here? You can explore 100 years of the automobile, and its impact on our culture, at the Petersen Museum in Hollywood. Read More »
The National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.
1. National Air and Space Museum
While the entire family will enjoy viewing the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world, many activities are geared to kids. Science demonstrations, for example, are offered throughout the day. Kids will also enjoy the gallery, “How Things Fly” which is devoted to explaining the scientific principles that enable aircraft to fly. It’s located at 6th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, near the Residence Inn Washington, D.C. Capitol and the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol (both very family friendly hotels).
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Great hall in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Lots of visitors lament the high cost of museum entry fees. Or worse yet, don’t even go. Well, here’s the answer to high prices: free! What could be better than that? But in order to get those free entries, you have to know the little secrets and tricks of back-scene Boston.
The mother of all museums in Boston is the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), where you could literally spend days perusing. Just make sure you include the Art of the Ancient World collection (also known as the Ancient Egypt exhibit) in your itinerary, since it’s one of the finest in the world. Admission is by voluntary contribution after 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Since the museum is open until 9:45 p.m., that gives you plenty of time to sample what the museum has to offer. 465 Huntington Avenue on the “E” Branch of the T Green Line. The closest hotels are the Sheraton Boston, Colonnade and Hilton Back Bay, both towards Copley Square on Huntington Avenue.
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