The Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery

The Oregon Vortex, location of the House of Mystery is described as a natural wonder. A spherical field of force half above the ground and half below the ground, it amazes both kids and scientists alike. A guide takes visitors on a tour … [Read more...]

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

On a recent family trip to the New Hampshire lakes region, we spent a blissful morning at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New Hampshire. The science center is made up of a network of trails dotted with animal exhibits … [Read more...]

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton Ohio

The following pit stop is submitted by reader Erica Smith. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, located outside of Dayton, Ohio, includes exhibits on anthropology, astronomy, geology, robotics, and even a zoo! Erica and her family stopped on a … [Read more...]

Amelia Park Children’s Museum (Westfield Children’s Museum)

Located right off the Mass Pike (I-90), the Amelia Park Children’s Museum (often called the Westfield Children’s Museum) is perfect for families looking for a place to let little ones run wild for an hour or two. The museum is made up of one long … [Read more...]

Bend’s High Desert Museum

Located on Highway 97 just outside Bend, Oregon and minutes away from the all-seasons resort of Sunriver, the High Desert Museum makes for an ideal pit stop en route through Central Oregon or a great half-day activity while vacationing in this family … [Read more...]

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...]