Louisiana Children’s Museum- New Orleans, LA

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is located in the heart of Warehouse District of New Orleans and has been educating and entertaining families for more than 30 years. With fourteen interactive exhibits sprawling two floors of the building, kids of all ages will have tons of hands-on fun. In the Safety Zone, kids can dial 911, speak to a dispatcher, and even hop into an emergency vehicle to help someone in need. Young creatives can sculpt, paint, draw, and even try out screen-printing in the Art Trek center, while the tiniest tots can climb and crawl all over the place in First Adventure. In the Kids’ Café, kiddos can be servers and cooks in a restauran

t while the Lil Grocery Store allows them to shop til they drop in a kid-size Winn-Dixie, complete with grocery carts and cash registers.

Louisiana Children’s Museum

420 Julia Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

www.lcm.org

Historic Capital Building in Tallahassee Florida with the new Capital building in the background.

MOSH- Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History (MOSH, as it’s called by locals) brings science, innovation, and North Florida history to life. The museum is open daily and the three levels of exhibits are primed for exploration. The award-winning Currents of Time exhibit takes visitors through 12,000 years of Northeast Florida history while Atlantic Tails brings the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean to life. Explore the body’s vast and complex systems in the Health in Motion exhibit or create your own electricity in Powerplay. Kidspace is a special, interactive exhibit designed exclusively for children 5 years and younger. Strollers are available for rent for only $2 (on a first come, first served basis) and all public areas are nursing-friendly.

Jacksonville Museum of Science and History

1025 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207

www.themosh.org

McWane Science Center- Birmingham, AL

McWane Science Center aims to change lives through science and wonder and inspire a life-long love of learning. Ever dreamed of petting sharks or laying on a bed of nails? Your wish comes true at McWane as you have the opportunity to touch sharks in a unique tank and learn why laying on a bed of nails is painless. The Alabama Dinosaurs exhibit displays actual dinosaur fossils discovered around the state (Alabama is the best place east of the Mississippi River to find dinosaur remains!). Come face-to-fin with creatures that once swam in the ancient oceans of Alabama some 80 million years ago including a 15-foot sea turtle and 17-foot fish. The 280-seat IMAX Dome theater has a rotating selection of feature films, all of which fill your entire field of vision and completely immerses viewers in sight and sound. Plan to spend the day at McWane, as these exhibits barely scratch the surface of what the museum has to offer!

McWane Science Center

200 19th Street North

Birmingham, AL 35203

www.mcwane.org

Florida Historic Capitol Museum- Tallahassee, FL

Calling future politicians! Florida’s Historic Capitol building has served as the symbol of The Sunshine State’s government since its construction in 1845. A new Capitol was built in the 1970s and ever since, the original building has been preserving Florida’s rich political history as a museum. On any given day, hundreds of school kids can be found touring the Governor’s Suite, Supreme Court, House of Representatives, and Senate Chambers, all of which have been restored to the glory of 1902. Kids can see where Governors of years-past entertained guests and learn how an idea becomes a law in Florida. History truly comes to life with age-based scavenger hunts that will take you on a journey through the museum and impressive exterior grounds (sit under the shade of a 120-year-old magnolia tree!).

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

400 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399

www.flhistoriccapitol.gov