Museums in Downingtown

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West Chester
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nations premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. We collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the origin and development of rotary wing aircraft.
Wilmington
Encounter life-sized dinosaurs, look beneath the seas, experience an African watering hole, come face-to-face with a jaguar, marvel at the diversity of birds and shells from around the world... These and many other discoveries await you at the Delawa...
Wilmington
Regularly presents major traveling exhibitions, offering the community an opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of artists and artistic movements. The Museum also displays smaller exhibitions, often assembled from its permanent collectio...
Wilmington
The Delaware History Museum, located in a renovated art-deco Woolworth store, features three galleries of changing interactive exhibits on Delaware history, including displays of rare items of everyday life, costumes, children's toys, regional decora...
Wilmington
Includes exploration activities for every level of ability. A genuine full day's worth of delightful, entertaining and every so subtly educational play! With scientific, environmental, social and technological themes there really is something for eve...
Strasburg
Hundreds of toy trains in a modern museum built like a historic train station! Toy trains are for kids of all ages! While real trains go back to the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s, toy trains emerged later. Wooden and metal ...
Bird in Hand
Take a nostalgic walk through small town America at the dawn of the 20th century. Museum exhibits include a barber shop, woodworking shop, tea parlor, print shop, millinery, toy store, blacksmith shop, tobacco shop, apothecary, wheelwright shop, and ...
Newark
The Iron Hill Museum, operated by the Delaware Academy of Science, is the primary educational resource for the study of human and natural history of the Iron Hill region. Its programs, collections, and library interpret the relationships between the ...
Philadelphia
Overlooking one of the nation's most culturally vibrant cities, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes nearly a million visitors each year, encouraging them to embark upon a walk through time that extends across two millennia and six continents.
Philadelphia
Provides play experiences in each exhibit zone, with toddler areas throughout the museum.
Philadelphia
Rising five stories above Independence Mall, in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History will join Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell and other landmarks at the hallowed sit...
Philadelphia
Take a seat for your choice of seafaring lesson and join us on an exciting voyage through our region's rich maritime history.
Hands-on House
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Lancaster
A children's museum dedicated to helping kids ages 2 to 10 learn and making sure they have lots of fun in the process! Our shared educational experiences bring the whole family together.
Cherry Hill
Touch, explore and create in the museums many interactive exhibit areas - loads of things to do all under one roof
Dover
Children will be able to see what agricultural life was like during the late 1800s in an educational and unique way. Spend the day looking through our indoor exhibits or outside in our 1890s village. It’s fun for the whole family.
Dover
If you want to climb inside an airplane big enough to swallow 3 buses, experience what it's like to fly a giant airplane, see rare aircraft and learn everything about aviation, this is your place!
Baltimore
Come discover and relive the origins of America's oldest sport! Engulf yourself in rare photographs and art, vintage equipment and uniforms, striking sculptures and trophies, cherished memorabilia and artifacts.
Baltimore
The Baltimore Museum of Art organizes and presents a variety of dynamic exhibitions and innovative programs throughout the year. The Museum is Maryland's largest art museum featuring more than 85,000 works or art, ranging from ancient mosaics to cont...
Baltimore
Port Discovery, the Children's Museum in Baltimore, provides experiences which ignite imagination, inspire learning, and nurture growth through play. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Maryland
Baltimore
The Museum is the steward of the 1854 US Sloop-of-War Constellation. It's also the custodian of all related artifacts, materials, and histories from the Baltimore-built Frigate Constellation of 1797, to the 1960s-era aircraft carrier Constellation C...
Baltimore
The BMI is a great place to learn and have fun at any age! Enjoy a guided tour including demonstrations of working industrial artifacts, or explore the digital tour's numerous audio or video tracks. There's also a wide range of public programs for al...
Baltimore City
Located in Camden Station at Camden Yards. The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts from the past 250 years including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia from every category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and rev...
Baltimore
Both the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum presents the life and times of George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Baltimore's native son who became America's first sports celebrity and an inter...
Baltimore
Where America's most important, historic and comprehensive collection lives to tell the story of railroading every day. Forty acres of heritage and a world class collection await your discovery!
Linthicum
From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the National Electronics Museum offers visitors access to the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world.
Bloomsburg
Loads of interactive hands-on exhibits which bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor. Over 50 interactive exhibits, presentations, live animals, and special programming.
Toms River
Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center that dazzles visitors of all ages. There is plenty to see and do here! Our creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these fascinating creatures.
Cape May
All manner of engines, aircraft and interactive displays, plus climb a control tower, sit in a cockpit, try the pilot seat in the flight simulator and have a close look at over 20 real planes and helicopters!
Atlantic City
A collection of some of the strangest artifacts in the world - shrunken heads or a lock of George Washington's hair. One exhibit that is exclusive to Atlantic City's Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum is the roulette wheel made entirely of jellybeans.
Gettysburg
Explore & More is a Hands-on Children's Museum dedicated to providing challenging, educational experiences targeted at the education and growth of young children.
Annapolis
The U. S. Naval Academy Museum serves as an educational and inspirational resource for the Brigade of Midshipmen at the U. S. Naval Academy, other students of American naval history, and thousands of visitors each year.
Gettysburg
The American Civil War Museum brings history "back to life" Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, our museum is an educational and inspiring experience for families or tour groups of all ages. The museum is a "must" see for all visitors to Gettysbu...
Annapolis
The Annapolis Maritime Museum seeks to connect the richness of the maritime heritage of the Annapolis area with our local youth and adults.The Museum operates from a waterside campus on the shores of Back Creek, with unequaled views of Annapolis Harb...
Annapolis
The mission of Chesapeake Children's Museum is to create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technologies, and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the children in us all.
Morris Museum
(86 Miles)
Morristown
The museum offers a full calendar of special events, festivals, classes, and activities for the entire family - with an ever changing hands on exhibitions varying from arts and science to historical and theatrical.
St Michaels
While on campus, begin your tour in our working boat yard, then climb a real 1879 lighthouse, pull up an eel at Waterman's Wharf, climb a skipjack in Oystering on the Bay, plus visit the Waterfowling and Bay History buildings while you are here!
Ogdensburg
Deep family fun with more than 700 objects on display, as well as cool mines accessible by guided tour.
Staten Island
The Staten Island Children's Museum appeals to the intrepid explorer in every child. Interactive exhibitions and creative workshops offer plenty of opportunities for hands-on, first hand experiences that nurture children's natural curiosity and crea...
Newark Museum
(95 Miles)
Newark
Whatever your child is passionate about, let the Junior Museum be your partner as your child explores their creative self, expands their mind, and above all, has fun while learning something new!
College Park
Visitors to the museum step into an open 1½ story exhibit space, which highlights the display of unique aircraft and artifacts and tells the story of the airport's many 1st in flight to today.
Staten Island
Visitors can embark on a voyage through time in the Staten Island Ferry exhibit, get close to exotic insects, see rocks glow in the dark along with oddities in the Hall of Natural Sciences and experience the life of Staten Island's first inhabitants,...
Scranton
Kids can learn about natural history, science and art in this fascinating and educational museum.
Franklin
The museum has over 4,000 mineral specimens on display in the local room including those that are on display in the 33 foot long fluorescent display in the fluorescent room. The museum\'s fluorescent display has a dazzling array of the world\'s most...
Scranton
The museum is devoted entirely to the world's greatest magician, Harry Houdini. Fabulous guided exhibit and fantastic fun magic show with live magician and animals.
Frederick
Cars...Trucks....Trains....and lego! Yes please!
Gaithersburg
An interesting and educational museum on the cities' history, set in a beautifully resorted 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex in the lovely Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Jersey City
The interactive museums three exhibit floors, each having a different theme, are dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Jersey
Frederick
Interactive educational programs, exhibits, seminars and lectures provide the knowledge that Civil War medicine connects us not only to our past, but is the scientific and historical link to our present and our future.
Manhattan
The Police Museum gives visitors an insider's look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country. Kids can test out sirens used in an NYPD patrol car, take their friend's "mugshot" in a police line-up.Baseball fans will di...
Paterson
Fascinating museum set inside and about Lambert Castle. The Garret Mountain Reservation observation tower is right by you, as is the Rifle Camp Park with it's own natural history museum and observatory with telescope. The local nature trail is full o...

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