Grab a backpack. But not just any backpack. You can Live Like a Chinese Scholar in one exhibit or create an American Indian horse mask in another. Did I mention these backpacks are yours to borrow during your visit?
Where are the manatees? "Some folks saw some this morning," says my kayak guide Ray Hetchka, who along with his wife, Jody, runs Kayak Amelia in Talbot Island State Park on Amelia Island, just off the northeastern tip of Florida.
Are you ready to trade snow boots for flip-flops? Ah, sunshine!
I wish I was as fearless as the kids. It seems kids have no fear ... on ski slopes, anyway, even when it's dumping snow and the wind is howling on Breckenridge Mountain, located two hours west of Denver.
Meet megamouth. Maybe your kids would rather reach out and touch tires that flew in space on the space shuttle Endeavour. The artists in your family can create their own masterpieces while young scientists can watch paleontologists at work.
Bobsled, skeleton or speed-skating? Maybe your gang gets more excited about the jumps and twists snowboarders execute or watching ski racers bomb down the mountain.