For kids, summer means endless hours at the pool—but parents don't want them to grow up culturally underfed cretins, either. Emily Bazelon offers Slate readers a few suggestions for turning a summer museum trip into an outing the young'uns (and you) will actually enjoy:
- Keep it simple. Kids have short attention spans and hate to walk for hours.
- Plan indoor events later in the season when the summer novelty has worn off.
- Get interactive with museum activities like workshops and treasure hunts.
- ... or organize your own. Pull some postcards from the gift shop and track down those works of art.
- Take one child at a time. It's easier on your nerves, and each kid gets a tailor-made experience.