Your inquisitive child is all about experimenting and making their own discoveries; spark their imagination with a trip to one of the best children鈥檚 museums in the country. These spaces are created with the pint-sized museum-goer in mind, catering to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. So get ready for a hands-on experience that鈥檚 all about education鈥 oh wait, that鈥檚 not entirely true. While these educational environments will certainly school your littles with all kinds of tot-appropriate lessons, they鈥檙e also fun play spaces that will entertain, inspire, and amaze! Scroll on to start planning your family鈥檚 next museum adventure.

lease Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1. Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA: Your tot hears enough, 鈥淪top, don鈥檛 touch that!鈥 just about everywhere else. This museum invites hands-on experiences and encourages creativity. Permanent exhibits include a kid-sized Wonderland (as in Alice), the transportation-themed Roadside Attractions, the water-logged River Adventure, and a foam block-filled Imagination Playground. Your kiddo can also launch a rocket in the Rocket Room and have their own pretend play outdoor adventure in the Happy Camper area. (Photo via Please Touch Museum)

The Strong, National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

2. The Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY: It鈥檒l come as no surprise that this interactive space is completely dedicated to one thing and one thing only: play! Along with plenty of exhibits parents will enjoy on the history of play and toys, The Strong features fun for the kiddos with classic favorites like the Berenstain Bears, Sesame Street, and so much more. (Photo Courtesy of The Strong, Rochester, New York)

Children鈥檚 Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

3. Children鈥檚 Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: Head to the Garage to explore all things transportation, make multimedia art in the Studio, splash around in the Waterplay area, and enter the world of everyone鈥檚 favorite children鈥檚 television star Mister Rogers as your kids view the original show鈥檚 puppets, the iconic cardigan sweater, and those blue canvas sneakers. There鈥檚 also a special play space for tinier tots in the Nursery, making this museum a perfect outing for the whole family. (Photo via Children鈥檚 Museum of Pittsburgh / Jim Schafer)

Kidspace Children鈥檚 Museum, Pasadena, CA

4. Kidspace Children鈥檚 Museum, Pasadena, CA: Explore with your little adventurer at this nature-themed museum that features lots of outdoor exhibits. There鈥檚 water-based play, a greenhouse, climbing towers, a trike track, a 鈥physics forest,鈥 and a nature exchange (bring something from home to exchange!). Translation: Your kiddo won鈥檛 want to leave at the end of the day. (Photo via Kidspace Children鈥檚 Museum)

hildren鈥檚 Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, Denver, CO

5. Children鈥檚 Museum of Denver聽at Marsico Campus, Denver, CO: Kids can shrink to the size of a woodland creature and make their own backyard science discoveries; pretend聽to be a firefighter; create聽really, really big bubbles; and splash around in a world of water. This museum even has a special section just for tots under age three. (Photo via Children鈥檚 Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus)

dVenture, Columbia SC

6. EdVenture, Columbia, SC:EDDIE, a 40-foot-tall 10-year-old boy welcomes guests to this educational adventure space. Your kiddos can play the role of veterinarian, learn about nutrition and cooking, tinker and create in the Maker Works area (for children over five), and play the day away in the My Backyard exhibit 鈥 for kids three and under only. (Photo via Edventure Children鈥檚 Museum / Ellie McDearman)

7. Children鈥檚 Museum of Houston, Houston, TX: Kids can design and engineer with paper, test their physical abilities on the ropes course, experience the arts of the Gullah (a West African culture that survived slavery in the US), explore an outdoor EcoStation, and enter a magical world of Vietnamese folktales. The littlest visitors (birth through 35 months) can frolic in the museum鈥檚 Tot*Spot, playing in the Ball and Pillow Pit, pressing buttons and turning switches, or checking out their reflections in a multitude of mirrors. (Photo via the Children鈥檚 Museum of Houston)

Madison Children鈥檚 Museum, Madison, WI

8. Madison Children鈥檚 Museum, Madison, WI: Kiddos learn through play while creating art in the museum鈥檚 Studio, get a glimpse into the architecture and life of Frank Lloyd Wright, and visit an entire city that鈥檚 packed with puzzles, games, and fun galore. And don鈥檛 leave without venturing up to the top of the building for the Rooftop Ramble, where your child can meet the famous rooftop chickens, scale a giant acorn, and get a true bird鈥檚 eye view of the surrounding city from the Crow鈥檚 Nest. (Photo via the Madison Children鈥檚 Museum)

The Boston Children鈥檚 Museum, Boston, MA

9. The Boston Children鈥檚 Museum, Boston, MA: This creative museum has been educating and entertaining children for over a century. As an innovator in hands-on exhibits, the Boston Children鈥檚 Museum was, and still is, a pioneer in play-based learning. Hang with dinos, make art, build 鈥 and tear down 鈥 in the Construction Zone, blow bubbles, and nurture your kid鈥檚 creativity in countless ways. (Photo via The Boston Children鈥檚 Museum / Karin Hansen)

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