75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids
Adler Planetarium is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

1. Adler Planetarium

9.0
1300 S Lake Shore Dr (at Solidarity Dr), Chicago, IL
Planetarium · 147 tips and reviews
American Museum of Natural History is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

2. American Museum of Natural History

9.4
200 Central Park W (btwn W 77th & W 81st St), New York, NY
Science Museum · Upper West Side · 1171 tips and reviews

WiredWired: One of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world, comprised of 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls. Read more.

3. NASA Ames Research Center

History Office, Mail Stop 207-1 Bldg. N207, Rm. 112C, Moffett Field, CA
Office · 1 tip

WiredWired: Experience NASA technology and missions first hand. Read more.

Arizona Science Center is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

4. Arizona Science Center

8.7
600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ
Science Museum · Copper Square · 93 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Fun exhibits to play on, a wide variety of displays. Read more.

Austin Children's Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

5. Austin Children's Museum

201 Colorado St (at 2nd St.), Austin, TX
Museum · Downtown Austin · 37 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Even adults have fun at the Austin Children’s Museum Read more.

Belgian Comic Strip Center is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

6. Belgian Comic Strip Center

8.0
(Belgisch Stripmuseum)
Zandstraat 20 Rue des Sables, Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region
Art Museum · Martyrs · 75 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Belgian Comic Strip Center brings together everything related to the comic strip, from its prestigious beginnings to its most recent developments, on more than 4,000 square meters of museum floors. Read more.

California Academy of Sciences is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

7. California Academy of Sciences

9.5
55 Music Concourse Dr (at Martin Luther King Jr Dr), San Francisco, CA
Science Museum · Golden Gate Park · 438 tips and reviews
Chabot Space & Science Center is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

8. Chabot Space & Science Center

8.8
10000 Skyline Blvd (Joaquin Miller Rd), Oakland, CA
Science Museum · 24 tips and reviews
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

9. Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

8.5
180 Woz Way (at W San Carlos), San Jose, CA
Museum · Downtown San Jose · 44 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The Museum’s exhibit philosophy is for children to learn through concrete interactions — touching, exploring, manipulating and experimenting. Read more.

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

10. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

9.4
1301 Western Ave (at Union Terminal), Cincinnati, OH
History Museum · 96 tips and reviews
City Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

11. City Museum

9.4
701 N 15th St (btwn Delmar Blvd & Lucas Ave), St Louis, MO
Museum · Downtown West · 242 tips and reviews
Clark Planetarium & IMAX Theater is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

12. Clark Planetarium & IMAX Theater

8.4
110 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT
Planetarium · Rio Grande · 24 tips and reviews
Computer History Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

13. Computer History Museum

9.3
1401 N Shoreline Blvd (btwn Pear & La Avenida), Mountain View, CA
Science Museum · 129 tips and reviews
Connecticut Science Center is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

14. Connecticut Science Center

8.7
250 Columbus Blvd (Grove St), Hartford, CT
Science Museum · Downtown Hartford · 20 tips and reviews
Crayola is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

15. Crayola

2869 US Hwy 22, Fredericksburg, PA
Building · 1 tip

WiredWired: You’ll be immersed in color and creativity! Read more.

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

16. DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park

8.9
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
Art Museum · 23 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Adults can feel artsy and kids say “look at this funny thing!” Read more.

Design Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

17. Design Museum

8.6
28 Shad Thames, London, Greater London
Art Museum · Riverside · 93 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Covering all aspects of design from graphic to furniture. Read more.

EdVenture is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

18. EdVenture

8.4
211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC
Museum · The Congaree Vista · 17 tips and reviews

WiredWired: An interactive children’s museum dedicated to creating new generations of lifelong learners. Read more.

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

19. Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

9.1
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR
Museum · 27 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Home of the Spruce Goose. Read more.

Exploratorium is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

20. Exploratorium

9.4
Pier 15 (Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Science Museum · Northern Waterfront · 288 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The museum of science, art and human perception. Read more.

Fiske Planetarium and Science Center is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

21. Fiske Planetarium and Science Center

7.9
2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO
Planetarium · 4 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The largest of its kind between Chicago and Los Angeles. Read more.

The Franklin Institute is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

22. The Franklin Institute

9.2
222 N 20th St (at Winter St), Philadelphia, PA
Science Museum · Logan Square · 154 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Comprised of three centers, The Science Center, The Franklin Center, & The Center for Innovation in Science Learning. It also houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. Read more.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

23. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

9.5
11 W 53rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Art Museum · Midtown East · 1642 tips and reviews
Georgia Aquarium is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

24. Georgia Aquarium

9.3
225 Baker St NW (at Luckie St NW), Atlanta, GA
Aquarium · Downtown Atlanta · 514 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Currently the world’s largest aquarium, with over 8 million gallons of water. Read more.

Glasgow Science Centre is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

25. Glasgow Science Centre

8.8
50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Glasgow City
Science Museum · Kinning Park · 33 tips and reviews

WiredWired: One of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions and home of Nina and The Neurons.

NASA John H Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

26. NASA John H Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field

21000 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH
Government Building · 6 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Learn about John Glenn, the Apollo Era, space flight and the solar system.

Hiller Aviation Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

27. Hiller Aviation Museum

8.8
601 Skyway Rd (Monte Vista), San Carlos, CA
History Museum · 21 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Dedicated to the dreams of flight – looking back into aviation’s history while exploring its future. Read more.

Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

28. Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

9.1
1100 N Plum St (at 11th Ave.), Hutchinson, KS
History Museum · 17 tips and reviews

WiredWired: It takes visitors on a journey from the Earth to the Moon…and beyond, through a combination of artifacts, films, and replicas, to capture the story of the U.S./Soviet Space Race. Read more.

NASA Kennedy Space Center Headquarters is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

29. NASA Kennedy Space Center Headquarters

8.1
Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, FL
Government Building · 11 tips and reviews
Legoland California is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

30. Legoland California

8.7
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA
Theme Park · 220 tips and reviews
Legoland is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

31. Legoland

7.9
Winkfield Rd, Windsor
Theme Park · 105 tips and reviews
LEGOLAND Billund Resort is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

32. LEGOLAND Billund Resort

9.0
Nordmarksvej 9 (Åstvej), Billund, South Denmark
Theme Park · 72 tips and reviews
Liberty Science Center is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

33. Liberty Science Center

8.9
222 Jersey City Blvd (at Philips St), Jersey City, NJ
Science Museum · Liberty State Park · 89 tips and reviews

WiredWired: It is dedicated to offering exceptional science learning experiences and to engage learners of all ages in science excitement. Read more.

Lincoln Park Zoo is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

34. Lincoln Park Zoo

9.4
2001 N Clark St (btwn Fullerton Pkwy & LaSalle Dr), Chicago, IL
Zoo · Lincoln Park · 237 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The wildest spot in Chicago in the shadow of skyscrapers has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers. Read more.

Mammoth Cave National Park is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

35. Mammoth Cave National Park

9.3
1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Mammoth Cave, KY
National Park · 53 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Spend the day underground. Read more.

The Mark Twain House & Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

36. The Mark Twain House & Museum

9.2
351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
History Museum · Asylum Hill · 29 tips and reviews

WiredWired: It offers offers a wide range of educational programs including lectures by major authors and artists, symposia, dramatic performances, concerts and family friendly activities. Read more.

Institute For Astronomy is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

37. Institute For Astronomy

Makawao, HI
College Science Building · 1 tip

WiredWired: Mauna Kea Observatory, Free nightly stargazing programs are conducted at the Visitor Station every night of the year, so you too can experience the amazing skies for which Mauna Kea is famous. Read more.

McWane Science Center is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

38. McWane Science Center

9.3
200 19th St N (2nd Ave N), Birmingham, AL
Science Museum · 25 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Features interactive exhibits, celebrating science – from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, an awe-inspiring aquarium. Read more.

Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

39. Monterey Bay Aquarium

9.4
886 Cannery Row (at David Ave.), Monterey, CA
Aquarium · Cannery Row · 335 tips and reviews
Museum of Science is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

40. Museum of Science

9.2
1 Science Park (at Monsignor O'Brien Hwy), Boston, MA
Science Museum · East Cambridge · 170 tips and reviews

WiredWired: A New England classic! Read more.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

41. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

9.1
1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Carnegie Hill · 468 tips and reviews
Museum of Transportation is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

42. Museum of Transportation

8.2
3015 Barrett Station Rd, St Louis, MO
Museum · 9 tips and reviews
Mystic Aquarium is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

43. Mystic Aquarium

9.0
55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT
Aquarium · 88 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Get face to face with New England’s only beluga whales. Read more.

National Air and Space Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

44. National Air and Space Museum

9.5
600 Independence Ave SW (at 6th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Southwest Washington · 535 tips and reviews

WiredWired: It has hundreds of artifacts on display including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module, and a lunar rock sample that visitors can touch. Read more.

National Aquarium is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

45. National Aquarium

9.3
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD
Aquarium · Inner Harbor · 238 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The Aquarium features hundreds of exhibits with more than 16,500 animals. Read more.

National Building Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

46. National Building Museum

8.3
401 F St NW (at 5th St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 92 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The museum offers insight into the history and future of the world we create for ourselves, with lots of things for kids and adults to do.

National Cryptologic Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

47. National Cryptologic Museum

8.3
9900 Colony 7 Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD
History Museum · 11 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Tours are provided allowing students of all ages the chance to learn about cryptology’s impact on history.

National Museum of Health and Medicine is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

48. National Museum of Health and Medicine

7.7
2500 Linden Ln (The Forest Glen Annex), Silver Spring, MD
History Museum · 13 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Peek down the halls of medical history with collections and curious medical instruments, see unusual anatomical artifacts, learn about the first microscopes and scientists who made history with them. Read more.

National Museum of Natural History is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

49. National Museum of Natural History

9.4
1000 Constitution Ave NW (at 10th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Science Museum · Northwest Washington · 354 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The green-domed museum on the National Mall contains 325,000 square feet of exhibition and public space. Read more.

National Railway Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

50. National Railway Museum

8.8
Leeman Rd, York, North Yorkshire
Science Museum · 58 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The largest railway museum in the world. Read more.

New England Aquarium is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

51. New England Aquarium

8.9
1 Central Wharf (at Old Atlantic Ave), Boston, MA
Aquarium · Waterfront · 219 tips and reviews

WiredWired: A classic that still entertains kids and adults, located right on Boston’s waterfront. Read more.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

52. New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

8.9
1801 Mountain Rd NW (at 18th St NW), Albuquerque, NM
Science Museum · 20 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The Museum’s permanent exhibit halls illustrate a “journey through time.” Read more.

New York Hall of Science is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

53. New York Hall of Science

8.8
47-01 111th St (at 47th Ave), Corona, NY
Science Museum · Flushing Meadows-Corona Park · 96 tips and reviews

WiredWired: A hands-on science and technology center with more than 400 exhibits to explore the wonder of biology, chemistry and physics. Read more.

Newseum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

54. Newseum

9.5
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 265 tips and reviews

WiredWired: An experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.

Old Sturbridge Village is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

55. Old Sturbridge Village

8.7
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd (at Stallion Hill Rd), Sturbridge, MA
History Museum · 39 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Experience early New England life at one of the largest living history museums, with a large staff of historians in costume, 59 historic buildings on 200 acres.

Omaha, Children's Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

56. Omaha, Children's Museum

9.0
500 S 20th St (btwn Harney St & St Mary's Ave), Omaha, NE
School · 23 tips and reviews

WiredWired: A place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play.

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

57. Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

9.0
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR
Science Museum · Hosford-Abernethy · 88 tips and reviews
Please Touch Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

58. Please Touch Museum

9.1
4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave (btwn Landsdowne Dr & Belmont Ave), Philadelphia, PA
Museum · West Philadelphia · 104 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Dedicated to children 7 & under.

Plimoth Plantation is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

59. Plimoth Plantation

8.1
137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA
History Museum · 19 tips and reviews

WiredWired: It’s a bicultural museum, offering encounters with the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s.

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

60. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

8.1
1875 El Prado (in Balboa Park), San Diego, CA
Science Museum · Balboa Park · 43 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The Fleet is known for its hands-on science exhibits on subjects like vision, time, aging, and space technology.

San Diego Air & Space Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

61. San Diego Air & Space Museum

8.5
2001 Pan American Plz (in Balboa Park), San Diego, CA
Museum · Balboa Park · 28 tips and reviews

WiredWired: It’s jam-packed with airplanes, spaceships, memorabilia, and history.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

62. San Diego Model Railroad Museum

8.5
1649 El Prado (at Balboa Park), San Diego, CA
Museum · Balboa Park · 19 tips and reviews

WiredWired: San Diego’s model railroading clubs put together this expansive set of O-scale, HO-scale, N-scale, and toy layouts depicting Southern California locales.

San Diego Natural History Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

63. San Diego Natural History Museum

8.9
1788 El Prado (in Balboa Park), San Diego, CA
History Museum · Balboa Park · 48 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Dinosaurs. Mammoths. Giant cats. What more is there to say?

San Diego Zoo is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

64. San Diego Zoo

9.5
2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA
Zoo · Balboa Park · 482 tips and reviews
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

65. Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

7.8
325 5th Ave N (at Harrison St), Seattle, WA
Museum · Lower Queen Anne · 10 tips and reviews
Science Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

66. Science Museum

9.3
Exhibition Rd, Queen's Gate, Greater London
Science Museum · 370 tips and reviews

WiredWired: The Science Museum was founded in 1857 with objects shown at the Great Exhibition held in the Crystal Palace.

Science Museum of Minnesota is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

67. Science Museum of Minnesota

9.1
120 Kellogg Blvd W (at N Washington St), Saint Paul, MN
Science Museum · West Seventh · 114 tips and reviews
Science World at TELUS World of Science is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

68. Science World at TELUS World of Science

8.8
1455 Quebec Street (at Terminal Avenue), Vancouver, BC
Science Museum · Downtown Vancouver · 60 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Look for the big geodesic dome and explore the interactive exhibits.

Shedd Aquarium is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

69. Shedd Aquarium

9.1
1200 S Lake Shore Dr (at Solidarity Dr), Chicago, IL
Aquarium · Museum Campus · 416 tips and reviews

WiredWired: It contains 2,100 species of fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects.

U.S. Space and Rocket Center is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

70. U.S. Space and Rocket Center

9.3
1 Tranquility Base (I-565 and Old Madison Pike Ave.), Huntsville, AL
Science Museum · 68 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Artifacts of our nation’s space program, hands-on interactive exhibits and space travel simulators.

International Spy Museum is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

71. International Spy Museum

800 F St NW (9th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Penn Quarter · 190 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Features the largest collection of international spy-related artifacts ever placed on public display.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

72. Stepping Stones Museum for Children

8.9
303 West Ave (Mathews Park), Norwalk, CT
Museum · Central Norwalk · 16 tips and reviews

WiredWired: With four main galleries, a toddlers-only gallery and more than 100 hands-on activities, Stepping Stones offers children ages ten and under plenty to explore and discover.

Story Land is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

73. Story Land

8.0
850 NH Route 16, Glen, NH
Theme Park · 28 tips and reviews

WiredWired: A great amusement park for younger geeklets with all the rides themed around children’s stories.

The Tech Museum of Innovation is one of 75 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids.

74. The Tech Museum of Innovation

8.3
201 S Market St, San Jose, CA
Science Museum · Downtown San Jose · 71 tips and reviews

WiredWired: Focused on inspiring the innovator in everyone it reaches, with truly hands-on and interactive exhibits, divided among themed galleries.