Science Travel and Vacations
While some may dream of beaches or amusement parks as vacation destinations, others can't wait to dive into a science-themed getaway. If you're a science lover looking for your next escape, we hope to inspire you.
4 of the World's Most Fascinating Science Vacations for Adults
The world is packed with enthralling scientific places, from renowned museums to natural landmarks. The following ideas provide several ways to explore your passion and experience reawakened wonder.
1. Island of Hawai'i, Hawaii
If you're devoted to volcanology, consider a trip to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's largest island. You'll find two of the most active volcanoes in the world and opportunities to gaze at calderas, craters and lava plains. You may even witness an eruption.
When you're done chasing lava flows, spend an evening stargazing at The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station — located on beautiful Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano.
2. London, England
London is an unforgettable destination for science lovers who also adore history. Stop at The Old Operating Theatre Museum, the oldest intact operating theater in Europe and a must-see for those in the medical field.
There are plenty of other museums worth exploring, such as the Natural History Museum, where you'll find an impressive Stegosaurus fossil and an ancient meteorite.
3. Flagstaff, Arizona
Arizona provides countless jaw-dropping destinations for science fans, from astronaut training spots to world-class observatories. For instance, visit the historic Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff to stargaze and experience the famous Clark Refractor.
While you are in the area, plan to drive about 43 miles east to explore the 550-foot-deep Meteor Crater, which was formed by a meteorite more than 50,000 years ago and was used for moon mission training.
4. Geneva, Switzerland
Are you fascinated by particle smashing? Journey to CERN, a nuclear research center and home to the largest particle accelerator in the world — the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). While visitors can't tour the LHC in person, they can take guided tours of CERN's first accelerator and one of the control rooms where physicists discovered the Higgs boson.
Other must-visit science stops in Switzerland include the Museum of the History of Science, which houses scientific instruments dating back to the 17th century, and the Einstein Haus in Bern, where Albert Einstein once lived.
Create Your Own Scientific Destination
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For over 150 years, we've served the scientific and medical communities as an innovative laboratory equipment designer and manufacturer. We provide state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and medical devices and have the capabilities and experience to fabricate equipment tailored to your needs.