8 Best Family-Friendly Attractions in the U.S.

The Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards have recently been announced, meaning that we have a whole crop of verifiably awesome attractions to set our sights on this summer. Selected based on Gogobot user recommendations and the number of visits from the site’s 3.7 million users, all locations are peer-approved and come with a profile and breakdown of activities, audience, and attractions.

Read on as we run through some of the best kid-friendly attractions in the U.S., proving that traveling with the family no longer means restricted fun.

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Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/harshlight/

1. Exploratorium
San Francisco, California

In a world where “Do Not Touch” signs are common, the “Touch Everything” slogan at San Francisco’s Exploratorium is a welcome addition. Located on Pier 15 in San Francisco, the interactive learning lab has more than 600 exhibits, and combines science, art and multimedia presentations in order to promote public understanding of scientific and natural phenomena.

Specifically, the museum is broken down into six main galleries: Human Phenomena, Tinkering, Seeing and Listening, Living Systems, Landscape Observation, and Outdoor Gallery. Interaction varies at all levels, meaning it’s an engaging site for the whole family. Bonus? The first Thursday of each month hosts an evening event for adults only, with a cash bar and film screenings in addition to the exhibits.