There’s a good reason that museums have do not touch signs…
A man was visiting the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania when he got quite interested in one particular clock hanging on the wall. He took some photos and then felt the need to “poke and prod it,” according to T+L.
There are many great museums around the world. However, naming the best ones can definitely be subjective. I think if we were all asked to name our favorite museum, it’s safe to say that we’d get tons of different answers.
I highly doubt that some of my favorite museums would make any best-of lists.
At times, when things are free they end up being more enjoyable. In my opinion, when something is free the expectations are lowered. Less expectations can make for a more enjoyable time since you might not have to make sure to get full value, so to speak.
My guess is that the majority of you reading BoardingArea enjoy finding ways to save money while traveling. Maybe you’re looking for ways to maximize the value of your airline miles or hotel points and/ or find out the best way to manufacture spend to build up lots of miles economically. These are ways we can save on our travels in the long run.
It’s been a week since I last wrote about our Trip to Oklahoma. I wanted to finish the final installment so here is a post about some of the things we did during our final day in Tulsa.
After spending some time at Oktoberfest during the first two days of our trip we figured our last day would best be spent checking out the sites around Tulsa. This included checking out a couple of more Route 66 sites, meeting up with a local twitter travel friend, eating some tasty BBQ and checking out a couple of museums. Continue reading More Rt 66, BBQ & Museums: Oklahoma Trip: Day 3→
Museum sleepovers sound like a really fun event to take part in. You get to visit the museum with a much smaller crowd and do some fun kid-related activities after-hours. I’d love to experience one of these sleepovers with Lucas someday however the prices seem a bit steep… Continue reading A Kid Free Museum Sleepover→
When I booked our flight to Atlanta I was disappointed to hear that the Delta Flight Museum was closed for renovations. It was actually supposed to reopen a few weeks after we were in town.
I decided to give the museum a call anyway just to be safe. If the museum was open, it was an attraction that I didn’t want to miss. I was surprised when someone answered the phone and told me that the museum had actually opened a bit earlier than planned!
I checked out the museum’s website (where it still stated it would be reopening mid- June) and tickets were for sale. I decided to hold off on buying them just in case something came up and we couldn’t make it. This ended up being a great move. A $12 per person entry fee would’ve cost Kim and I over $25 with tax, but when we arrived we were told that entry was free for now since there was no way for them to collect the money!
Score! An earlier than expected opening plus no fee to get in!
When visiting new places, museums are a great way to quickly get some background and learn a little something about an area or topic. On just about every trip, we’ll usually visit a few museums.
I’ve heard lots of people say that they find traveling with little ones difficult. When it comes to sightseeing, it can mean less time to visit sites & attractions that interest adults and most of their time is dedicated to finding things to entertain the kids.
At this point we’re still pretty lucky.
Lucas seems to (just about) always be curious and interested in whatever we are doing. He’s been to lots of amazing museums and sites, and he just about always has a good time! Hopefully this will continue to be true in the future. Continue reading The Best Museums For Families→