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Top 10 Museums for Kids

Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia

No matter how old you are, Philadelphia's Franklin Institute, one of America’s oldest and foremost science museums, is bound to entertain. Known for its 2-story-high walk-through "Giant Heart" (in place for 57 years now), the museum’s other exhibits, like "Kid Science" (which lets tykes save the planet in the name of science) and "The Train Factory" (where kids are invited to get a working 350-ton train rolling) easily guarantee an action-packed day out. The Planetarium, IMAX theater, and outstanding visiting exhibits (like ”Titanic, The Artifact Exhibit,” which showcases over 300 artifacts culled from the wreck: opens November 10) also make this museum for kids a hit every time.

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