This year has been crazy for everyone, but especially the children, as many continue to attend school over online instruction. While we may still be dealing with the effects of COVID-19, we are finally finding some stability. Take advantage of a slower travel season and plan a getaway to Traverse City. With children attending school virtually you will not have a break in instruction. Continue to attend school while having some fun on the side with an education journey to Traverse City.

Dennos Museum Center

One of the best ways to get your kids out of the house while still learning is by taking them to the local museums. Traverse City is home to the Dennos Musuem Center, an interactive and hands-on museum that is great for learning. Beautiful art is on display including the record floor work, animal statues, and much more. Due to COVID-19 some exhibits may be closed during your visit but many more are opening up every week. Kids will still be able to interact with the hands-on exhibits that show many historical events from the area and more. The Dennos Museum Center is open for limited hours daily from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and can be found at 1410 College Dr.

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

Another great way for children to learn is by taking them outside and enjoying the beautiful flora found in Traverse City. A visit to the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park will show you the incredible display on plant life exclusive to the region. Show the kids how different areas produce different plants depending on the region and weather. The park is 25 acres in size, giving you plenty of space to roam on your own. The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park even features guided tours, workshops, and a visitor center. Many locals even use the facility as a beautiful wedding venue. Enjoy your trip to the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday at 1490 Red Drive.

More Learning and Fun On Your Journey to Traverse City

As you can see, Traverse City has plenty of attractions that offer more than just your typical vacation shenanigans. Book your vacation rental today so you can have complimentary Wi-Fi for your kids’ distance learning and be within a short drive of these educational attractions.