Summer Slide Prevention_Educational Family Vacations

Summer Slide Prevention: Educational Family Vacations

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Summer Slide Prevention: Educational Family Vacations

 

Are you and the family thinking about traveling this summer? More than likely you want to go to a place where the kids can enjoy themselves but also learn something.  Try out these 5 great suggestions below:

 

For the Historian in the Family: National Civil Rights Museum Memphis, Tennessee

Traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. 

Summer Slide Prevention_Educational Family Vacations

Summer Slide Prevention_Educational Family Vacations

For the Artist in the Family: Harvey B. Gantt Center John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African American Art – Charlotte, North Carolina

Check out the John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African American Art.  This exhibition is an assemblage of fifty-eight two-dimensional works celebrating the expression and passion of twenty African American artists.

 

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Easter, Jonathan Green

Summer Slide Prevention_Educational Family Vacations

The Presence, Earl Hill

 

For the aspiring Scientist or Engineer: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – Detroit, Michigan

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Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology is a comprehensive, high-tech and permanent exhibition highlighting trailblazers, contemporaries and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  African Americans have contributed to the scientific and engineering output of the United States since the 17th century, and this history is brought to life through interactive computer kiosks, a touchscreen video wall, and hands-on activities and play areas teaching basic engineering concepts.

 

For the Sports Fan: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – Kansas City, Missouri

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The Negro League Baseball Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of African American baseball.

 

 

For the future Dr. Carver: The Riverbanks Zoo Botanical Garden – Columbia, South Carolina

Summer Slide Prevention_Educational Family Vacations

Visit the themed gardens and sign up for a class for you and the kiddos can conduct experiments and do some hands-on gardening.

 

Have a great summer and safe travels!

 

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