Museums may be educational, but they're still fun, especially for kids. Ancient bones, mysterious objects and primitive tools help make history more tangible than textbooks and lectures.
If your child loves the museum, plan a birthday party among the artifacts. Programs and options vary, but many facilities have dedicated, party-ready rooms and special tours available.
Museums' b-day packages typically include food and drink, but you can always celebrate before or after the event with a cake decorated to look like your child's favorite exhibit, such as a mummy's sarcophagus, a T-rex's skull or a towering Egyptian pyramid.