Most children dislike learning, which explains why most kids younger than 1 are unable to read. Make knowledge accrual creative and enjoyable with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a family membership (a $90 value) to the Santa Fe Children's Museum in the South Cultural District.
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum stretches little learning lobes with interactive exhibits, an outdoor garden, and educational programs. Inspiring kids to touch, try, and take risks, the museum's rotating exhibits offer plenty of hands-on opportunities. Kids can create take-home art with recycled materials, learn about momentum and inertia in the rolling balls exhibit, or build a perpetual-motion machine out of PVC tubing. Create a giant bubble and gaze at the gossamer rainbows that shimmer in its soapy veil or interact with a menagerie of snakes, rabbits, rats, hippogryphs, salamanders, finches, axolotls, and hissing cockroaches in the animals exhibit. Besides allowing the whole household to wander around the labyrinth of learnable fun for a year, the family membership also includes a monthly calendar of events, reduced rates for birthday parties and camp, and a 10% discount at the museum's shop.
The Santa Fe Children's Museum was a 2010 Mayor's Award recipient and Frommer's highly recommends it. Six Yelpers give it a four-star average and three Yahoo! Travelers give it an average of four stars: