A stimulating museum similar to (though much smaller than) the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Lied features dozens of scientific exhibits that involve the viewer as a part of the demonstration. Don't be put off by the name: this is the sort of place that many adults would visit by themselves if they thought they could. Creative exhibits include a tin can telephone, which should entertain the kids for hours. Rumour has it that the museum will soon be moving to a new location, leaving behind the public library that surrounds it. Check before making a special trip.
|Venue name:||Lied Discovery Children's Museum|
360 Promenade Pl
|Opening hours:||Summer 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun. Autumn-spring 9am-4pm Tue-Fri; 10am-5pm Sat; noon-5pm Sun.|
|Transport:||Bus 113, 208|
|Price:||Admission $8; $7 reductions.|