Are you and your friends brainstorming your spring break getaway? Do you love learning? Enough said. Let’s hit the road and head to some of the best STEM-filled locations across the US. Whether you’re looking for science, technology, engineering, math, or a mix of the bunch, this list has you covered.
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Tags: Indoor – Outdoor – Science – Technology – Engineering – Year Round – Seasonal Elements
Space is the final frontier, but good old Cape Canaveral may be a close second. With everything from manatee sanctuaries to Kennedy Space Center, all within driving distance of beautiful beaches, Cape Canaveral has everything you need to satisfy the spring breaker and perpetual learner in you.
Museum Campus, Chicago Illinois
Tags: Indoor – Science – Tech – Year Round
Right on the beautiful Lake Michigan waterfront, Chicago’s Museum Campus is home to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. Just a short walk from each other, get lost in one of the largest natural history collections in the world, explore the beauty of life in our lakes and oceans, or get a look at the cosmos. This is definitely a can’t miss in Chicago that you’ll need at least two days to fully immerse yourself in.
San Francisco/Silicon Valley, California
Tech nerds rejoice – your spring break destination is here! Just shy of an hour’s drive from each other, add California’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley to your travel list this spring. With everything from the headquarters of Lucasfilm (say hi to the Yoda statue out front) to Google, Apple, and Netflix, you’re sure to get some great photo opportunities at the homes of all the things that usually keep you from studying. Don’t skip out on the Computer History Museum or The Tech Interactive either!
The Montana Dinosaur Trail, Montana
Tags: Indoor – Outdoor – Science – Year Round
For the most intrepid of travelers — what’s better than one dinosaur museum? Fourteen! That’s right, the beautiful, fossil-filled state of Montana has arranged fourteen of its best dinosaur-themed museums, parks, and attractions into one titanosaur-size road trip.
The Grand Canyon and Meteor Crater, Northern Arizona
Tags: Outdoor – Science – Year Round – Seasonal Elements
Get a look at the power of nature and inspire your inner geologist! Make your way to Northern Arizona to take in the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Extend your road trip by hitting Meteor Crater, a 560 foot basin created by a meteorite collision some 50,000 years ago. This is a trip that’s sure to make an impact!