Best Kids Programs

Great Lakes Science Center

Kids have so much fun at the Great Lakes Science Center, they won't even realize they're actually learning stuff. The weeklong programs focus on superheroes, wizards, and robots. The hands-on activities include such icky and world-conquering subjects as slime-making and levitation. One class builds turbocharged Lego machines that can sink baskets like LeBron. There's even a girls-only outing that focuses on sparkly butterflies, stars, and crystals. And each workshop teaches children about grown-up subjects -- physics, engineering, and forensics, to name a few -- so the kids are definitely learning, whether they know it or not.