3 Don’t-Miss Summer Attractions

Family-friendly fun

BY TERRI MARSHALL — Summer 2018

 

PHOTO BY AVRORRA/DREAMSTIME

1. Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden

More green, less screen is the theme at the new children’s garden at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, Ohio. The 2-acre attraction features a landscape and geology playhouse, nature art studio, garden canopy walk, wetlands, and garden plots where children can learn how to grow vegetables and flowers. 614-715-8000; fpconservatory.org

PHOTO BY MARVEL

2. “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Believe it or not, 2019 will mark the 80th year of Marvel’s superheroes. In celebration, Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture brings us this exhibit that shares the story of these beloved comics through more than 300 original artifacts, including film, comics, costumes, and props. 206-770-2700; mopop.org

Triton submersible replica. PHOTO BY DENIS FINNIN.

3. “Unseen Oceans”

In New York, go deep beneath the ocean’s surface on a voyage of discovery at the American Museum of Natural History’s latest exhibition, which introduces cutting-edge technologies such as robotics and high-definition imaging that scientists use for ocean exploration. 212-769-5100; amnh.org

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