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Family Fun With a Purpose

For parents in search of excursions that provide a little more mental stimulation than the beach, the choices abound. It’s just a matter of picking from the wealth of options. To narrow it down, we’ve picked suggestions for eight types of kids, from budding chef to history buff, to drama queen, to animal lover.

Here, assembled with input from Eileen Ogintz, creator of the travel resource Taking the Kidsand the writers at Kids Can Travel,are plenty of ideas for educational family fun.

By Colleen Kane
Posted 15 Feb 2011

Photo: Daniel Hurst | Getty Images