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Best US museums for families

Top 10 best family-friendly museums

Okay, we know, museums tend to be stuffy, quiet and filled with – well, boring rules! That's no fun for the kids! If you are taking a family vacation and you want to check out some local museums that will keep the kids entertained, we've got the place for you. Places, actually. Ten to be exact. Here is our list of the 10 best museums in the US that won't bore the kids!

Mom and daughter at the museum

1Columbus Center of Science and Industry

This giant museum encompasses permanent exhibits about space, the ocean and more -- mixed in with fascinating temporary exhibits.

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2San Diego Air and Space Museum

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is recognized as one of the country's premiere aerospace museums, and is well worth checking out.

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3Arizona Science Center

Located in the heart of Phoenix, The Arizona Science Center offers a total touch-me experience for the kids and adults alike.

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4Museum of Science and Industry

Known as MOSI, the 400,000-square-foot Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science center in South Florida.

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5Philadelphia Museum of Art

One of the museums in the US, this kid-friendly museum boasts 200 galleries containing artwork that spans two millennia and six continents.

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6The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The exhibits at this museum in Houston, Texas, are ever-changing -- so you can check out something new on every visit!

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7California State Railroad Museum

If your little ones are into trains (what kid isn't?), then board the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento to see restored trains, exhibits and more.

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8Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Often referred to as the Contemporary, this museum serves an artist's cooperative focused on contemporary work.

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9USS COD Submarine Memorial

Docked in Cleveland, The USS COD Submarine Memorial is an enormous World War II submarine and National Historic Landmark.

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10Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

The Tech Museum of Innovation boasts more than 200 hands-on exhibits and interactive experiences on the latest technological discoveries.

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