Children's Museums "Exhibit"
By Cara Bafile
If you aren't lucky enough to have a children's museum nearby, you might be surprised to discover that many museums dont just open their doors to actual students and teachers, they also reach out to those who can't visit in person with exceptional kits, units of study, and online resources.
To find a children's museum near you, visit the Association of Children's Museums Web site and click "Visit a Children's Museum." The organization has member locations in nearly every state.
Maximize your visit by checking ahead with the museum to find out if it offers units of study or kits that can be used in the classroom before or after a field trip. In fact, some museums provide stand-alone lessons that don't require an actual visit.