Science lovers are celebrated like they've never been before in history, and there's no better time to embrace your inner science enthusiast than when you're planning your next travel destination. The following four destinations feature fascinatingly odd science. Who knows? You may fall in love with them. Maybe you'll even consider an infamous science locale when you're looking for the best places to live on your next move.
The Exploratorium in San Francisco, California
San Francisco's Exploratorium is so much more than a museum. It combines art with science to provide visitors with a perception-changing, immersive experience. In fact, the Exploratorium's admitted mission is to change how people around the world learn. Usually approximately 600 participatory exhibits of the museum's 1,000 exhibits are on display and available to visitors at one time. San Francisco is worth the journey for any science lover, and this is a must-see place to spend at least a full day while you're there.
Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum in Warminster, Pennsylvania
Created to preserve the rich history of the Naval Air Development Center/Naval Air Warfare Center, the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum holds the biggest human centrifuge in the world. It boasts scientific displays and exhibits. The museum's mission includes helping aerospace sciences be perceived as inspirational, and it delivers on this promise in a big way. Explore the museum's many artifacts to get a better grasp on how the early astronauts lived, as well as the challenges they faced and what they sacrificed to make history.
Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell is a science enthusiast's dream, but maybe not for the reasons you first assume. The New Mexico city earned notoriety after an alleged UFO crash there in 1947. While this mysterious crash has pretty much been disproved to the satisfaction of all skeptics and scientists, there are still a fair amount of people who believe that aliens came to earth via Roswell, and meetings are held there for believers each year.
As a science lover, though, you may enjoy other pursuits in Roswell. You may opt to check out Bottomless Lakes State Park, the International UFO Museum and Research Center, and the Roswell Museum and Art Center. You can also find other archaeological sites to explore in Roswell.
The Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, Washington
Seattle is a perfect destination for all tourists, but it's an especially good fit for those who want to explore science. Start at the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Perfectly situated by the Space Needle, this museum has the studio glass of Dale Chihuly on display. Visitors can explore the gardens, the glasshouse, and the variety of exhibits in the museum building. The large sculptures on the grounds are all unique and worth exploring on their own.
Finally, feel free to add to this list with the types of science destinations that pique your interest. Taking a vacation can be especially fun when you're pursuing your passions along the way, so make science a part of all your adventures for more satisfying travels.