Creativity and Play

8 of the Best Children’s Museums in the World

Computerspielemuseum Berlin
Computerspielemuseum Berlin
Location: Karl-Marx-Allee 93A, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Top attractions: Collection of old and new computer and video games, interactive and virtual experiences, multi-media art, and more

Exploratorium
Exploratorium
Location: Pier 15, The Embarcadero & Green St., San Francisco
Top attractions: Educational and interactive experiences, playground-laboratory, the Museum Galleries (Human Phenomena, Living Systems, Observing Landscapes, Outdoor Exhibits, Seeing and Listening, and Tinkering), the Kanbar Forum, and the Tactile Dome among others

International Spy Museum
International Spy Museum
Location: 800 F St NW, Washington, DC, USA
Top attractions: Interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art gadgets dedicated to international espionage, children get to play as secret agets and assigned missions

Miami Children’s Museum
Miami Children’s Museum
Location: 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL, USA
Top attractions: A massive space that encourages creativity, imagination, and play; exhibits that include All about Art, Bank, Castle of Dreams, Construction Zone, Cruise Ship, Mt. MichiMu, My Green Home, Music Makers Studio, Pet Central, The Sea and Me, and more

Science Center NEMO
Science Center NEMO
Location:Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Top attractions: Interactive exhibits, exhibitions like Constructions, Energetica, Innovation Gallery, Journey through the Mind, Sensational Science, The Machine, and Water World among many others

The Strong National Museum of Play
The Strong National Museum of Play
Location: 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY, USA
Top attractions: Interactive museum with collections specifically dedicated for play; exhibits like the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, American Comic Book Heroes: The Battle of Good vs. Evil, America at Play, Aquariums, Build Drive Go, Dance Lab, Discovery Garden, Reading Adventureland, Toy Halls of Fame, and more

The Toy Factory and Big Rocking Horse
The Toy Factory and Big Rocking Horse
Location: 452 Torrens Valley Rd, Gumeracha SA, Australia
Top attractions: Distinctive rocking hourse touted as the largest in the world, traditional wooden toys, wildlife park

Toy Museum Prague
Toy Museum Prague
Location: Jirská 4, Prague 1, Czech Republic (Prague Castle premises)
Top attractions: Toys from around the world, collection that spans different periods of time, world’s second largest toy museum