Summertime Fun: For The Love Of Museums

August 12, 2019

Summer is the perfect time to visit museums. Here at Xyza, we love museums and often have heated debates as to what constitutes a museum. After all, are pop-up museums like the Museum of Ice Cream really a museum? Some say yes—others say no. No matter which side you’re on, there’s one thing that most people agree with: there are a lot of cool and interesting museums around the world. From the traditional to the quirky, below are some of our favorite museums around the world. What’s yours? Send us a photo of your favorite museum and tell us all about it by emailing editor@xyzanews.com!

Digital Art Museum – Tokyo, Japan

teamLab Exhibition view of MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless,2018, Odaiba, Tokyo© teamLab

It’s a museum unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, with art that dances on the walls around you. It’s an immersive art experience that invites patrons (that’s visitors like us!) to touch, create, and add to the art experience. Draw a picture of a sea creature and watch it swim on a large wall resembling an aquarium or draw an insect and watch it crawl on the floor. Or if you’d rather take a walk through a field of glowing flowers or bounce through a room filled with humongous balloons, you can do that too. No matter where you turn, you’ll find amazing art in motion, tantalizing your senses.

The Louvre Museum – Paris, France

The Louvre Museum

It’s known for housing some of the most amazing artwork in the world, including the Mona Lisa, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings. As much as The Louvre Museum is famous for its impressive art inside, it’s perhaps equally famous for the actual structure of the building. Its signature pyramid-like glass dome is one of the most famous landmarks in all of France.

Pacific Pinball Museum – Alameda, California

By Michael Moore for the Pacific Pinball Museum, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22085801

Yep, it’s an entire museum dedicated to pinball machines! If you aren’t sure what these things are, just think about it as the father of arcade games before digital games came along. The Pacific Pinball Museum is just a short drive from San Francisco and people young and old are invited to check out the machines and play on them too!

Madame Tussauds – London, England

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You’d be shocked at how real the wax figures of famous people are at Madame Tussauds. From Hollywood stars to British royalty, Madame Tussauds’ wax figures have fascinated and delighted visitors from around the world. In fact, Madame Tussauds is so popular that there are twenty-one of them around the world!

Chihuly Garden And Glass Museum – Seattle, Washington

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It’s a museum filled with hand-blown glass so you’ll have to be extra careful walking around the different exhibits. While you may feel like you have to keep your hands and feet to yourself else you’d break one of the beautiful glass exhibits, it’s still very much worth a visit.

The Spy Museum – Washington DC

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a spy or been fascinated with all of the clever hidden spy gear from those Mission Impossible and James Bond movies? Well, take a trip to The Spy Museum in Washington, DC and put your wondering mind to rest!

National Museum Of Mathematics – New York City, NY

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Math is cool, and it’s doubly cool when it’s made into a museum. Open the doors to a world of discovery through math when you pull open the doors (the door handles are decorated in the pi symbol by the way!) to The National Museum of Mathematics in New York City, New York.