Destinations by type

This page provides links to science destinations by type, with a focus on lesser-known places to visit. Destinations may be listed under more than one heading. This list is a work in progress, so check back often. Please contact me if you’d like to suggest a destination you’ve enjoyed.

Aquariums, etc.

Astronomy destinations

Bird museums and aviaries

Botanical gardens and arboretums


Children’s museums

Dinosaurs and more

Energy-related destinations

Geology destinations

History of science

Multiple attractions

National, state, and other parks

Natural history museums

Nature centers

Physical science destinations

Science and technology

Science museums

Space destinations

Volcanic landscapes

Weather museums

Wildlife refuges and rescue centers