This isn't the largest museum of its type, but it's sure to provide hours of entertainment for the family. They have live animals (mostly lots of reptiles), a lot of hands-on type of learning experiences for the kids, special exhibits, a computer learning center, and a planetarium. Planetarium shows cost a little extra, and some of the shows can be a little slow, but the experience of seeing the star display is great for kids and adults. There is a big, life size "whale" outside that the kids can walk through. One criticism is that there is no dining facility at the museum, and there really aren't many dining options in the immediate area. The shop is small but has some good items. This museum is part of the reciprocal museum pass program where you can get free admission if you're a member of another member museum.