Today’s science museums differ greatly from yesteryear’s, when displays were tightly enclosed in glass cases. “Look but don’t touch” guidelines have gone the way of dinosaurs, which now populate museums in roaring animatronic form. Visitors are encouraged to touch, explore, investigate, and interact with an ever-evolving array of high-tech exhibits
Designed to appeal to the whole family, these museums cover a wide range of interests—flights to outer space and the planets, weather, ecology, engineering, ancient fossils, and more. Perfect for visits any time of year, these learning adventures are particularly popular during summer, when school isn’t in session. Spark your curiosity at these 10 science museums that are as entertaining as they are educational.