Every year the Georgia Department of Natural Services puts on an educational event called Coast Fest. There are over 400 learning exhibits and it is all free. We've watched re-enactors set off muskets and canons, explored the science of archeology, boarded Coast Guard boats, built blue bird houses and touched sharks. I look forward to it every year, and the week following our school is spent reading and studying all the materials we've collected from the fest.
My wee girl is painting a concrete structure that is used to create reefs.
My boy is playing colonial cricket, here.
This year Georgia's largest shrimp boat, Amazing Grace, was docked at the festival. We were allowed to board and check her out.
We had planned to spend a few hours exploring the exhibits, and instead we were there for six hours.
I guess that was a bit too long for our youngest child.
Do you have anything like this in your area?