School is (almost) out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that the learning has to stop.
Attending summer sessions is one way to keep your child’s brain active during the summer. Another way to keep your child’s brain active is by getting outside with your whole family.
Here’s a list of 10 San Diego summer learning activities and experiences that can keep your child’s (and perhaps your own) brain active throughout the summer months.
1. Visit a museum.
Head to Balboa Park and take your pick of museums. The Model Railroad, Photographic Arts, San Diego Art Institute and Veterans Museum offer free admission to kids up to age 12 with adult admission. And on Tuesdays, San Diego residents get free admission into select museums.
2. Explore the sea.
The Birch Aquarium is high on my list of places to explore this summer.
If you can’t make it to the aquarium itself, check out their web cam and explore our local coastal waters.
3. Go for a hike.
Mission Trails Regional Park offers guided tours and events throughout the week.
4. Visit your local library.
The library was one of my family’s weekly summer outings. I came home with an armful of books each week.
Check out your local San Diego library branch, or even visit the new Central Library downtown.
5. Attend a weekly Farmers’ Market.
6. Discover local La Jolla art.
This is another activity on my personal summer to-do list. I had no idea that La Jolla had all of these great pieces of art.
7. Explore, explore, and explore.
I’ve never been to the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, but it looks like this place has a little bit of everything. They even offer a family yoga class!
8. Discover local tide pools.
Head out to the CabrilloMonument and check out the tide pools. The park even offers a scavenger hunt.
9. Become a junior ranger.
Complete the activities in this guide at a California state park.
10. Go on a treasure hunt.
Who knows what you’ll find or learn at Kobey’s Swap Meet?
How about you?
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