Showcase of Citrus Album Five: Orange Picking in the Citrus Groves! – Clermont, Florida – 05/06/2021

High atop the list of our favorite things to do throughout the course of our homeschooling experience has always been…

A Joshua Tree Adventure Along the Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

I guess I’m a bit of a U2 Fan Girl, and that tends to show itself when I’m in the…

Desert Vegetation at Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

It’s amazing how much you can learn just by exploring one certain trail, or area, or habitat. Geology, Earth Science,…

Creek Walking at Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

Geological Formations are greatly impacted by the process of erosion, and exploring the creek beds in and around Hagen Canyon…

Exploring the Geology of Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

Nothing makes me happier than time spent exploring red sandstone formations! Buttes, cliffs, curtains, spires, and more! We definitely want…

Hands-On Learning at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Visitor Center – Boulder City, Nevada – 12/06/2019

You’re never too old for hands-on learning! Toddlers, teens, and everyone in between! National Parks are some of the greatest…

Bonneville Salt Flats – Wendover, Utah – 09/15/2018

Chancing across the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway was another unexpectedly awesome gem of a…

Musk Ox Farm & Museum – Palmer, Alaska – 8/17/2018

We were fortunate enough to see several Musk Ox in the wild, north of the Brooks Range, almost to Deadhorse,…

Ulla’s Bakery – Hands On Fun in the Family Playroom at the American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis, Minnesota – 05/24/2018

Visiting the American Swedish Institute is an absolute plethora of educational experiences for everyone in the family! From the opulence…

Kim Simonsson Exhibits Throughout the Turnblad Mansion at the American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis, Minnesota – 05/24/2018

The exquisite details of Swedish craftsmanship inside the Turnblad Mansion take on an entirely new depth of meaning when the…

Flying with Lindbergh – Charles Lindbergh Memorial Statue “The Boy and the Man”- Minnesota State Capitol Grounds – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Charles A. LindberghThe Boy and the ManSculptor Paul T. Granlund 1985Saint Paul, Minnesota Another statue on the grounds of the…

For the Love of Cranberries! – Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center – Warrens, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

This is the kind of place I live for! Just some random sign or brochure you happen to see while…

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center (Now Indiana Dunes National Park) – Porter, Indiana – 05/16/2018

We’ve been through several areas of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore prior to this trip, but this marks the first chance…

The Soo Locks Visitor Center – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

No visit to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is complete without a visit to Canal Park to see the Soo Locks…

Gem and Fossil Panning at Raccoon Mountain Caverns & Campground – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 04/23/2016

One of the most geologically active cave systems in the United States, Raccoon Mountain Caverns makes a great family-friendly activity…

Earlyworks Children’s Museum – Huntsville, Alabama – 04/20/2016

Oh, what a fabulous way to spend an afternoon! Early Works Children’s Museum is a HUGE history museum, focused on…

Guided Workshop Tour and Old-Fashioned Toy Experience – Alabama Constitution Hall Park and Museum – Huntsville, Alabama – 04/20/2016

When visiting Alabama Constitution Hall Park and Museum, be sure to check out their schedule of guided tours and interactive…

Alabama Constitution Hall Park and Museum – Huntsville, Alabama – 04/20/2016

Alabama Constitution Hall Park and Museum is a unit within the Early Works Family of Museums, which also includes Early…

Bandy Creek Loop Trail – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area – Oneida, Tennessee – 04/04/2016

A beautiful Spring Day calls for a lovely hike in the woods! We hit up the Bandy Creek Loop in…

Junior Ranger Shenanigans at Mammoth Cave National Park – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky – 04/03/2016

Cave Tours are the big draw to Mammoth Cave National Park, in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. But, before or after you’ve…

The St. Louis Zoo – Animals and Lights – St. Louis, Missouri – 11/20/2012

The St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Missouri is a great way to spend a day exploring all kinds of…

Monsanto Insectarium & Butterfly House at the Saint Louis Zoo – St. Louis, Missouri – 11/20/2012

Up close and personal with insects of all sorts in the Monsanto Insectarium & Butterfly House at the Saint Louis…

Junior Rangering at Antelope Island State Park – Syracuse, Utah – 07/01/2012

The Utah State Park System has a great Junior Ranger Program, just like those in the National Park System, that…

University of Kansas Natural History Museum – Lawrence, Kansas – 06/29/2012

The Natural History Museum, situated in a gorgeous building on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, is…

SEA LIFE Aquarium – Kansas City, Missouri – 06/28/2012

University of Kansas Dino Lab in Science City – Kansas City, Missouri – 06/28/2012

Such a great experience to watch real paleontologists working on dinosaur fossils and specimens at the UK Dino Lab inside…

Science City at Union Station – Kansas City, Missouri – 06/28/2012

LEGOLAND Discovery Center – Atlanta, Georgia – 05/24/2012

At any LEGOLAND, Logan’s favorite activity is building and racing a myriad of vehicles. Although, he was definitely loving the…

Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Home of Winter the Dolphin – Clearwater, Florida – 4/30/2012

If you have seen the movie Dolphin Tale, you will recognize the Clearwater Marine Aquarium as the home of Winter…

Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure Museum, Movie Props, and Filming Locations – Clearwater, Florida – 4/30/2012

Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility displaying props and story boards from the film, Dolphin Tale….

Snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas – Dry Tortugas National Park, Dry Tortugas, Florida – 09/11/2011

Snorkeling in these perfect, warm, crystalline waters was an experience like no other! The kids had a blast splashing, playing,…

Biscayne National Park Junior Rangers – Biscayne National Park – Homestead, Florida – 09/03/2011

Biscayne National Park was #2 out of 3 on our South Florida Trifecta Mission! We had a lot of fun…

The Nina and the Pinta at Volunteer Landing – Knoxville, Tennessee – 11/08/2010

Costume Design Workshop at the Country Music Hall of Fame – Nashville, Tennessee – 10/26/2010

Letterboxing in Little Rock – Little Rock, Arkansas – 05/30/2010

Having a little Letterboxing fun! The thrill of the hunt! Always a great way to keep kids engaged and excited!

Sweet, Sweet Family Fun at the Birthplace of Jell-O! Experience the Jell-O Gallery & Museum! – LeRoy, New York – 4/11/2010

The Birthplace of Jell-O!The Jell-O Museum and Gallery in LeRoy, New York! As unassuming as it might sound, LeRoy New…

LeRoy Historical Society’s Historic LeRoy House – LeRoy, New York – 04/11/2010

Historic LeRoy House in LeRoy, New York About an hour south of the Niagara Falls Region of New York, you’ll…

Niagara Power Vista Visitor Center Experience – NYPA Niagara Power Project – Lewiston, New York – 04/10/2010

While the title doesn’t sound very exciting, we actually LOVE the experience offered here with a tour of the Niagara…

Cave of the Winds – Niagara Falls, New York – 04/09/2010

Another FABULOUS experience you truly MUST do when visiting Niagara Falls… Is Cave of the Winds! Cave of the Winds,…

Duke Energy Children’s Museum – Cincinnati, Ohio – 02/23/2010

Another fabulous Children’s Museum for your consideration, is the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, one of several fascinating museum units located…

Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science at Cincinnati Museum Center – Cincinnati, Ohio – 02/23/2010

One of our all-time favorite museum experiences for kids, is hands-down, the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science. This…

Let Marine Biology Come Alive! Get Up Close and Personal with Marinelife at the Newport Aquarium – Newport, Kentucky – 02/22/2010

What a collection of Marinelife! Fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, mammals, birds, and so much more! Jellyfish, sea stars, penguins, frogs,…

Lake Martin Swamp Tour with Bryan Champagne – Breaux Bridge, Louisiana – 02/15/2010

We’ve taken a lot of Swamp Tours in our time. Among the swamp tours more readily available, Bryan Champagne of…

A Little Wet Fun in the Gulf of Mexico – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

We’ve never really been much for swimming in the open water. And, on a day like today, February in the…

Shells on the Gulf of Mexico – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

Put your little scientists to work at the beach by searching for and collecting fun shells! Grouping, sorting, classifying! Building…

Bubbles! – An Afternoon on the Cajun Riviera! – Holly Beach, Louisiana – 02/14/2010

Another GREAT idea for good, old-fashioned fun? BUBBLES! They’re not terribly expensive, or you can even make your own! Throw…

John C. Stennis Space Center – Stennis Space Center, Mississippi – 02/12/2010

Over the years, the types of activities available in conjunction with a visit to the John C. Stennis Space Center…

Homeschool Dissection Labs – Crossville, Tennessee – 01/28/2010

In Biology Lab, we have dissected squid and owl pellets. If you are interested in hands on learning, you can…

Homeschool Co-Op – Crossville, Tennessee – 01/28/2010

When homeschoolers get together, all kinds of learning can happen! Our homeschool co-op classes this semester include Physical Education, LEGO…

Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey Circus PreShow Meet ‘n Greet Experience – Nashville, Tennessee – 01/22/2010

The best part about the Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey Circus is the hands-on, interactive PreShow Meet ‘n Greet Experience!…

The Music City Shop at the Nashville Visitor Center in the Sommet Center (Now the Bridgestone Arena) – Nashville, Tennessee – 01/22/2010

Just checking out the sounds of Music City with these hands-on instrument displays in the Nashville Visitor Center inside the…

Canaveral National Seashore – Titusville, Florida – 01/18/2010

Canaveral National Seashore is, hands down, our favorite Florida Atlantic Coast Beach. Anytime someone asks for a recommendation, this is…