Homeschooling Day Trips: New York City

London is said to be one of the most exciting cities in the world. This article gives you some amazing reasons to book a weekend there, so you can look forward to a nice break away from home.

As a Mom, I now have a new level of appreciation for the New Orleans zoo. There are so many things to see here that you can visit many times and never get bored. From the huge gorilla to the current China animatronic dinosaur, some things just never get old. There’s nothing like taking a walk through the swamp at this zoo. You are totally put into the Cajun lifestyle and feel of the bayou here. There is Zydeco music playing, a food center with Southern favorites like Red Beans and Rice or Jambalaya, as well as huge alligators to see. If you time it right, you can even watch the alligator feeding held daily.

While waiting for the ferries, you can take a stroll to the nearby Royal Botanical Gardens or Opera House. Check out what kiddie treats are waiting for you at any of the cafes and al fresco restaurants within the area.

If you are more into historic figures of a later period, then check out the “Treasures of Napoleon,” November 21, 2010 – February 13, 2011 at the Missouri History museum, which is located in Forest Park.

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Spring has sprung (more or less) so it’s time to think about some day trips. Here’s one that’s not too far from the city and has something for everyone; the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, New York. Boasting a planetarium, cool exhibits and the home of William K. Vanderbilt II, it’s a great place to spend a few hours.

Admission is $3.50 in addition to the regular zoo admission and children under three are still free. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through September 6th.