How to Grow a Museum-Loving Kid: 6 Tips for Parents

Sascha and Nakoa at the Parque de las Ciencias in Grenada, Spain.(Sascha Zuger)

Whenever we head to a new city, my son scours the racks for museum pamphlets. His favorite are art museums—classics to contemp, followed by science and history. But even the obscure local hole-in-the-walls (Cable Car Museum, Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Museum) pull him in. (We also tend to squeeze in a baseball or soccer game and tour of the local signature doughnut or ice cream hotspots. He is an 11-year-old boy, after all.)

My son isn’t a bookworm brainiac type. He’d rather read the latest Premier League trades and stats than pick up a novel, sadly. I can only assume his almost unnatural affinity for museums (he outdoes most grownups I know) stems from my having packed him in my carry-on since babyhood through the 30+ countries I’ve covered

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