• Hiking,  Kid Activities,  Missouri,  National Parks

    Exploring George Washington Carver National Monument

    Tucked away in the farm fields of southwest Missouri is the nation’s first National Monument dedicated to an African American. This national park site preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver. Best known for his work with peanut crops, George was an avid inventor, teacher, scientist, and artist. The site features a wonderful museum, Visitor Center, and an interpretive nature trail. History of George Washington Carver George Washington Carver was born into slavery to a woman named…

  • History,  Kid Activities,  Missouri,  Museums,  National Parks,  St. Louis

    Explore History at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

    While most visitors to St. Louis make a point to visit Gateway Arch National Park, another nearby National Park site often falls under the radar. The Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is well worth the trip to visit. This site preserves the home where the Union Civil War General and 18th president once lived. Read on to learn all about the best tips to explore history at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. Ulysses S. Grant Historic Site History…

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    Kid Activities,  Kids

    How to Make Frozen Bubbles

    Every kid loves blowing bubbles. The fun of bubbles doesn’t have to stop when the temperature drops. In fact, bitter cold weather is perfect for making delicate frozen bubbles! This fun science experiment uses common household ingredients to make a special bubble solution. Corn syrup adds strength to the mix while sugar helps create intricate ice crystal formations. Making these bubbles can be addicting as you watch the bubbles crystalize before your eyes. If you would like to try this…