Travelling the world is a great way for your children to learn valuable life skills that they can use outside of the classroom. Anyone who has been abroad can understand the value of learning about other cultures, trying to speak a new language or simply tasting different food. It is an eye opening experience and can genuinely change your outlook on life, yet travel can also be an opportunity to further your child’s academic knowledge. A trip to a Science Centre for example might even inspire your child in their future career choices. On that thought, here is a list of the top five science centres in the world.
La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Paris
The City of Science and Industry in Paris, France, is the most popular Science Centre in the world. Spread out over 30,000 square metres, the well laid out exhibitions cover major themes of science technology and industry. Whatever your age or passion you’ll find something to fascinate and enthral you in this world class facility.
Science Museum, London
A pioneer of interactive exhibits, the Science Museum in London is a great place for a day trip. Treat your kids to a show in the 3D iMax theatre, or enlighten your children about future technologies as you wander through the energy exhibit.
Shanghai Technology and Science Museum
Shanghai is a city that is emblematic of China’s rush towards development and the Technology and Science Museum reflects the countries bold ambitions. The design of the building is inspirational enough, but this is nothing compared to the wonders that you can find within its walls. The easiest way to get around is by using a Shanghai car service.
National Science and Technology Centre, Taiwan
From the applications of nanotechnology to the possibilities of lower orbit space flight, this Science Centre looks at it all. It even has a great history section, with a working replica of the Chinese Wooden Horse. It’s safe to say that a walk around these halls will be enough to fire up a child’s imagination.
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Creating a great science museum is all about being innovative. So how about taking a look at you? Yes, there is such an exhibition and it is a celebration of life, of personality and the environment you live in. This is just one of the great things that you can see if you decide to visit the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.