There are so many museums in the United States that it could oftentimes be overwhelming to choose the perfect one for your field trip. As a matter of fact, Christopher Ingraham from The Washington Post provides this statistic to show just how many museums there are:
There are roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the United States, and about 14,000 McDonald's restaurants. But combined, the two chains don't come close to the number of museums in the U.S., which stands at a whopping 35,000.
That being said, where do you start when choosing yours?
The first step is to decide what subject area or interest your group is wanting: Under 10, Science, Art, History, Unique. Under 10 museums provide hands-on learning experiences, sensory exhibits, and are great for special needs students as well. These museums combine education and entertainment that is perfect for younger kids.
Science, Art, and History are just as they sound, museums dedicated to these specific subjects, perfect for Biology classes, science clubs, history courses, and even fine arts extensions. Last but not least you have the Unique museums, which covers a truly wide range of museums in the U.S. You can see the weird, the wacky, or the way-out-there educational subjects with these choices.
Use the infographic to the right to choose your perfect trip! All museums listed are offered on our website, so search around once you find your perfect match.
Here are convenient links to the ones mentioned:
Under 10: Please Touch Museum, Boston Children's Museum, Museum of Science and Industry
Science: Exploratorium, St. Louis Science Center, California Science Center
Art: Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Las Angeles County Museum of Art
History: American Museum of Natural History, Field Museum, Smithsonian Institute
Unique: Pima Space and Air Museum, World of Coca-Cola, The Henry Ford