Children learn best from exhibits involving lights and colours, which means you can either take them to a children's museum or let them rub their eyes too hard. Teach wee ones safely with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a one-year Family Membership for up to two adults and four children to the London Children’s Museum (an $85 value).
The London Children’s Museum mesmerizes guests of all ages with three floors of hands-on permanent galleries as well as travelling and seasonal exhibits dedicated to exercising the body and mind while fostering creativity. A one-year membership grants family units unlimited museum admission for 365 days, the same amount of time it takes a family to reenact the last 12 months in real-time, and also includes free admission to a bevy of participating science centres across the country. Members are privy to invitations to members-only events that teach attendees an exclusive secret handshake and can use their e-newsletter subscriptions to keep abreast of special events, upcoming programs, and the fashion hits and misses of the museum’s resident dinosaur glitterati. The membership also includes discounts on myriad PD day and holiday day camps that sculpt young minds into iron-coated idea machines along with a free family day pass to enable additional family and friends to tag along for a fun-laced group outing. See the sidebar for a full list of membership benefits.
London Children's Museum
A child explores a cave's rock formations, stumbling upon drawings left by humans eons ago. Not far away, another child unearths something millions of years older—dinosaur fossils. For more than three decades, the London Children's Museum has stimulated imaginations through such interactive exhibits, helping children learn through play instead of fact memorization or encyclopedia ingestion. Stretched across three floors, nine permanent exhibits couple with travelling displays to explore everything from jellyfish to space exploration and 1880s schoolhouses. To extend this educational and recreational reach, the museum offers field trips, educational programs, and premium special events for preschoolers through 12-year-olds. They also offer memberships for frequent visitors, which come with benefits such as discounted pricing for birthday parties and day camps.