I was hesitant to go here because I haven't seen any kid friendly reviews, and the price was high. But my mother was visiting from out of town and she is into native American stuff so I thought it would be fun to stop by. I got a culture pass from the library which gets two free admissions and children under five are free so we only had to pay one student admission for my sister. There are a lot of displays to look at and read which isn't too friendly for my boys ages three and one. There are two galleries with a lot with interactive exhibits, like crafts and puzzles. And although my three-year-old liked coloring he didn't really understand how to do the craft part. And he definitely doesn't understand what it had to do with the Native American culture. One gallery did have a fake canoe for the kids to climb in and they enjoyed that. I think my older two ages five and eight would have been able to enjoy it more because they would have understood the crafts. But if you are looking for a fun place for little kids to play I would suggest somewhere else. There is a reason why kids under five are free.
My 4 year old loves this museum. He enjoys all of the displays (a lot to see) and the butterfly garden when they have it. It's a great outing for us because we spend all day in that area and visit the museum and the CA Science Center, which is free. We sometimes take a lunch or eat at the McDonald's in the Science Center. We have a yearly membership for the NHM which is great. Got membership through Livingsocial.com for $50. Parking is $10. Recommend you arrive early.
We recently visited this museum with a 4 and 3 year old. The Egypt exhibit was a little scary for the 4 year old. He ran past the mummy room screaming which unfortunately was necessary as the kid's area was through it. Once we hit the kids exploration area they were in heaven. Playing with computers, puzzles and digging in the sand. It was a good chance to talk about history and other cultures.
This beach goes on forever. A lot of beaches in San Diego have a small sandy area and this is one of the longest strips I have visited. The hotel is the main attraction in Coronado but you can always swing by and use this public beach. Parking is not the most plentiful but get there early enough and you can find spots along the strand.
History buffs will love this hidden gem in the Metro Atlanta area - the Atlanta History Center. There are many exhibits with the history of Atlanta and the Civil War. You can see the uniforms worn by the soldiers, utensils they used, how they lived. You see the early history of Terminus and later Atlanta. It is an experience visitors won't soon forget.