I give you Doug Cornelius’s list of “100 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids This Summer.”
The list is mostly museums, science centers and aquariums, but there are some other things thrown in for good measure, including:
5. # Atomium – Brussels. The Belgium response to the Eiffel Tower at the Brussels WorldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Fair in 1958 is a tower in the shape of an iron crystal.
16. Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Virginia. Ã¢â‚¬Å“That the future may learn from the past.Ã¢â‚¬Â
21. Crayola Factory – Easton, Pennsylvania. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be immersed in color and creativity.
24. Dragon*Con – Atlanta, Georgia, September 4 – 7. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US.
41. LEGOLand – San Diego, London, Denmark and Germany. Thrilling rides, shows and attractions, all themed around LEGO.
44. Mammoth Caves – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Spend the day underground.
68. Parc Asterix – France. The second biggest theme park in France (after EuroDisney) and just 30 km north of Paris
74. RideMakerZ – Multiple retail locations. Build your own customized model car or truck.
85. Six Flags – Various locations. A theme park with Superman and Batman rides.
86. Skara Brae and Maeshowe – Orkney, UK. EuropeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most complete Neolithic village and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
92. StoryLand – Glen, New Hampshire. A great amusement park for younger geeklets with all the rides themed around childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stories.
100. Your local library – There are always great adventures in those book stacks.