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Parent to parent: Tell me about great trips with gifted kids

During a presentation yesterday at Georgia State’s Saturday School, a couple of parents emphasized that travel has been one of the best ways of enriching their gifted children’s education.

I have to admit, my family hasn’t done a lot of educational travel, but we’d like to. Problem is, there’s a whole world out there, and I don’t quite know where to start.

So I’d like to ask you, readers: What are some great places to travel with gifted children?

Please reply to this post with your ideas, and check back to read what other parents suggest. I’ll use some of the responses to create a new travel section on the Enrichment page of this site.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Satyam
    March 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    The Space Museum in Huntsville Alabama should be a great place..

    http://www.spacecamp.com/

  2. AA
    March 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    1. Astronomy workshops at Tellus Museum
    2. Trip to Smithsonians (specially National Archives and Mint Museum in addition to Natural History / Air and Space, Udvar Space Center) in Washington DC.
    3. African Safari in Kenya/Tanzania (in our wish list).
    4. Trip to your school NEWS broadcast station (often the library). that’s easy. See how they produce and broadcast morning announcements.
    5. NASA in Alabama
    6. Space Museum/station in Cape Canaveral, FL.

  3. Christine Vanchella
    March 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Washington D.C. is easy by train from Georgia. Take the Crescent line directly into the city (overnight trip), get around using the metro and buy a ticket for the HOHO bus for 1 or two days. We went over Thanksgiving (everything is open on T-Day!), enjoyed the Smithsonian museums practically to ourselves. Enjoyed everything, especially the International Spy Museum, touring Library of Congress. Free concerts at Kennedy Center every night of the year.

    My daughter is a big Beatles fan, so we crafted a big trip around those interests. NYC-Liverpool-London. Explored all the Beatles sites (what a thrill for her to stand where John and Paul met!), many Shakespeare sites (also a big fan of the Bard), and many other historical and cultural offerings. Musicians were very friendly in every city – let her play their guitars and sing. My suggestion is to look at your child’s interests and craft something around that.

    Most of the Georgia State Parks offer special classes, camps, workshops on different themes.

    Plains (Jimmy Carter hometown/museum) / Americus (Andersonville / Habitat for Humanity headquarters). SAM Shortline Railway goes through this area. This part of the state is also home to Georgia’s Grand Canyon, Providence State Park.

    Okefenokee Swamp (Waycross, Southeast GA). Can combine with a trip to Jekyll Island to see the historical retreats of the wealthy U.S. families and the Georgia Sea Turtle center. (The best rope swing ever is on Jekyll at St. Andrew’s Beach, and there is a waterpark there.)

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