Educational experts say kids lose as much as six months of school-year progress during the summer break. And until America eventually caves and starts year-round schooling, it doesn't look like that three-month hiatus that is as magical as it can be maddening is going anywhere. So when it comes to summer learning, we're going with the puree-the-vegetables-in-the-pudding trick with these 10 things that are so much fun, your kids won't even realize they're educational.
Since it opened more than a year ago, Adler's Planet Explorers exhibit has set a new standard in kid-friendly science. Kids ages 3-8 can travel around earth, space and Planet X while using telescopes, experiencing a simulated rocket launch and driving mini vehicles in search of life on other planets. Read our full review