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Get Physical: Wander Around a Museum

The unpredictable rain showers of April can disrupt well laid plans for all sorts of physical activities. One great way to get out and have an adventure during inclement weather is wander around a museum. Any kind of museum will do – art, history, science, or even an aquarium.

Walking around a museum is not the most strenuous of activity, but it will get you off the couch and out into the world. It is a great way to spend time with your honey, or with your entire family. Plus, chasing a wild child through the halls of a museum will certainly get your heart rate up; this I know from experience. Strolling for a couple of hours is good for your system and skip the elevator at the museum and take the stairs for a little extra fitness kick. Don't forget to wear your pedometer so you can see how many steps you added to your day. I also advise you to bring your own water and snacks. The restaurants at many museums offer many tempting treats, but stick to a handful of nuts to re-energize yourself before tackling the Impressionist collection or the exhibit on the Civil War.

Not sure what you are interested in viewing, check out this list of museums by state.


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Spectra Spectra 9 years
Actually, I husband does like certain museums. On our honeymoon, we went to the Snowmobile museum in St. Germaine, WI. He had a LOT of fun; me, not so much.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
Love this idea! I ♥ museums
karlorene karlorene 9 years
cute idea! i remember actually getting lost in the louvre when i went to paris lol so i did a looootta walking then
emalove emalove 9 years
My husband and I love museums. Last summer, we went to a couple on our honeymoon to Key West and one near our house. It's really intersting AND fun. I love history and I love learning new things...I'd never thought about the physical aspect of walking around a museum, but I guess that's another reason to go!
Frenched Frenched 9 years
Great idea! :D
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Oh, I LOVE museums!! If I do go, I usually go with my sister because our husbands hate museums. So we go and check out all the neat sculptures or artwork...or right now, they have a vintage movie costume display...while our husbands go hang out and do man things.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
I definitely walk around a lot on trips to the museum, including going up and down the stairs. I've been to the same museum too many times though. I really need to go to others.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love doing this.
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 9 years
That's such a cute idea!
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