The New England Aquarium and Boston Children’s Museum

Both The New England Aquarium and the Boston Children’s Museum are perfect half-day activities, especially if the day in question is as cold and rainy as ours was! We decided to spend one afternoon at each, and could have easily spent more … [Read more...]

New York’s Adirondack Museum

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York makes for a great half or full day pit stop during your Adirondack summer family vacation! Dedicated to families with young kids through teens, the museum features indoor and outdoor exhibits, … [Read more...]

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, or OMSI for short, is both a landmark and beloved institution in Portland, Oregon. Situated right on the bank of the Willamette directly across from the downtown district, OMSI is one of the best places (and … [Read more...]

Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Road Groton, CT This stop was submitted by Karin Burgess of Mystic Country. Thank you, Karin, for your support of Pit Stops for Kids! Planning a family vacation that takes you through Connecticut or just driving down I-95? … [Read more...]

Western Pacific Railroad Museum

700 Western Pacific Way Portola, CA This pit stop submitted by fellow mom and Pit Stops for Kids reader Vanessa. Visit Vanessa's photography site, Second Spring. If you should find yourself somewhere between Reno, NV and Chico, CA along Hwy 70 … [Read more...]

A Pit Stop a Day (Day 3): Mobius Kids Museum

808 W. Main (Riverfront Square Lower Level) Spokane, WA Day 3 found us spending the day among friends in Spokane, WA for the city's annual Hoopfest basketball tournament. The kids and I temporarily escaped the crowds and heat at Mobius Kids, an … [Read more...]

The Choo Choo Barn

226 Gap Road Strasburg, PA Do you have a train-crazy kid in your family? Planning a family vacation or road trip through Pennsylvania Dutch country? You'll want to stop at the Choo Choo Barn, a 1,700 square foot train-lover's dream featuring over … [Read more...]

The Children’s Museum, Seattle

305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA Visiting Seattle or Vancouver on a family vacation this summer? The Children's Museum, Seattle is a wonderful pit stop which will keep your children entertained for hours! Located on the same campus as the Space … [Read more...]

Hormel SPAM Museum

1101 N. Main St. Austin, MN If you've ever wondered what exactly is in that famous mystery meat, and you happen to find yourself driving along I-90 through Minnesota, you simply have to stop with your family at Hormel's SPAM Museum in … [Read more...]

Umpqua Discovery Center

409 River Front Way Reedsport, Oregon Set along a boardwalk on the Reedsport Riverfront, The Umpqua Discovery Center is a cultural and historical museum designed to teach visitors about daily life in the town back when it revolved around whether … [Read more...]