Celebrating its 40-year milestone this year, the Children's Museum echoes with laughter louder than ever as kids launch rockets, burst bubbles, and paint masterpieces—all while learning science, math, and the arts, unbeknownst to them. Each playscape (that's museum-speak for “exhibit”) is thoughtfully designed to resonate with kids at various ages and stages. It's that careful consideration and an inherent understanding of how kids learn that keeps families coming back generation after generation.
The DAM has brought in some of the most popular shows in town, including Becoming Van Gogh and Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective. Passport to Paris is opening in October.