• Chiminike (Tegucigalpa): The modish children's museum in the capital isn't shy about making sure kids are entertained: a human body room complete with fart sounds, a crawl through an intestinal tract, and a graffiti-prone VW Beetle. The kids might not realize it, but every quirk is part of the museum's ingenious learning process.
  • Dolphin Summer Scuba Camp (the Bay Islands): During the summer months at Anthony's Key Resort on Roatán, small groups of children ages 5 to 14 can learn about bottlenose dolphins through various encounters, feeding, and training sessions, while also practicing their snorkel or dive skills. Accompanying parents aren't left out, though; they can go off with their peers on diving or snorkel trips.
  • Take a canopy tour: In the past few years, the number of zip-line operators has exploded in Honduras, and more than a dozen are in operation now. From the waterfall at Pulhapanzak, to the Garífuna village of Sambo Creek, to the Caribbean island of Roatán, you can glide from platform to platform surrounded by dense jungle or breathtaking views.
  • Garífuna or Miskito dance performances (the Bay Islands, La Mosquitia): Though some performances are aimed at cruise ship passengers, the lively dance tradition for the Garífuna population of Roatán still exists, especially during holiday and festival times. Along the Mosquito Coast, tourist-hungry Miskito villages have been known to occasionally set up nighttime performances.
  • Macaw Mountain (Western Honduras): A walk through this lushly forested, fun-filled private compound near Copán is just what a child needs to take his or her mind off boring ruins and museums. Photo ops with a few friendly birds on your head and shoulders are a must for families.

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