A bronze marker in the sidewalk along the Freedom Trail.
What better way to learn about American history than where it actually took place?

7 Educational Trips That'll Broaden Your Whole Family's Horizons

Freedom Trail, Boston, MA

Want to learn about U.S. history where much of it actually happened? Yes, please! Boston’s Freedom Trail is a two-and-a-half-mile path that winds throughout downtown. The trail passes 16 locations that were significant in the nation’s history.

It travels from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument. Some of the stops on the trail are the Paul Revere House, the Old South Meeting House, significant churches, graveyards and markers.

While you can certainly travel the Freedom Trail on your own, booking a guided tour provides an even deeper understanding of the historical significance of the sites. Look for a tour where the guide is dressed in period clothing to keep your kids extra interested and engaged.

Overhead view of the US Space and Rocket Center: rectangular building, rocket, large parking lot, and various towers.Kids will love learning about America's space program and outer space.Photo Credit: Getty Images

Space Camp, Huntsville, AL

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville is a museum that celebrates rockets and the many achievements of the U.S. space program. The museum is a fantastic way to learn about outer space and the U.S. space program.

It houses more than 1,500 space-related artifacts. The center’s most well-known experience, Space Camp, as well as their Aviation Challenge program both offer families the opportunity to stay at the center and learn about the space program and military fighter jets through hands-on experiences, lectures and flight simulators.

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Overhead view of the park, including a large lake, dome-like structure, and roller coasters.Your child can be a trainer for a day and get hands-on experience with many of the park's animals.Photo Credit: Getty Images

SeaWorld

Animal lovers and budding marine biologists will have plenty to learn and experience at famed theme park, SeaWorld. This Florida theme park offers a number of camp programs and programs where your child can be a “trainer for a day,” giving them a hands-on experience with many of the park’s animals.

They will learn about caring for the animals and what it is like to work at SeaWorld as well as many other things in the park’s one- to two-day programs. There are several SeaWorld locations throughout the United States.

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