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Smithsonian museums and galleries educate exhibit-goers on a wide variety of topics, so it’s no surprise that Smithsonian Journeys goes out of the way to organize tours full of engaging and hands-on learning experiences that both parents and kids can enjoy.
Among its 2014 itineraries is the nine-day Discover Panama: A Family Adventure Tour. On this trip, travelers will zipline through a cloud forest, find thrills on a whitewater rafting adventure and visit the Punta Culebra Nature Center to learn about local marine life. Prices begin at $4,390 per adult and $3,890 per child, based on double occupancy. www.smithsonianjourneys.org