For some cities, February is going down as one of the coldest months on record, and cabin fever is at an all-time high. Our solution? Go outside…briefly. Then get into a museum! We’ve rounded up five of our favorite off-the-beaten-path museums from across the country for you to explore.
- The Rubin – New York: Opened in 2004 in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, The Rubin is all about making cross-cultural connections between contemporary life and the art of southeast Asia. Workshops, screenings and music events make for a diverse and immersive experience.
- The Bakken Museum – Minneapolis: Explore the world of electricity and magnetism at one of the region’s most unique museums. Dig deep into the science of body electricity, or pick up some Ben Franklin-style parlor tricks.
- The National Building Museum – Washington, D.C.: Lover of all things architecture? This is the place for you. Delve into exhibitions about engineering and design, all while discovering what it means to live at home in America.
- Exploratorium – San Francisco: Get hands-on! The Exploratorium is dedicated to art, science and challenging human perception. Between day camps for kids and professional development programs for adults, this San Francisco spot aims to spark curiosity in lifelong learners.
- Adler Planetarium – Chicago: Staffed by world-class researchers, the Adler Planetarium’s most popular draw is the virtual reality tours through time and space. Discover new astrological worlds, modern technologies and art, all dedicated to the worlds beyond our own.
Written by Jacob Olson, Room & Board’s social media intern; photo from EHDD