We all admire the kind of person who goes to museums. They are well-educated and focused. They care about their children's education. They have the right priorities.
There is only one problem. Museums are dead.
Schedule the same time. Prepare the same way. But go somewhere real instead. Go to a construction site. Or a hospital. Or a state-house. Or a police station. Or a farm.
You may have to spend more time. You will not be spoon-fed any anointed pieces of culture. But you will learn more about how the world really works, rather than a highly edited, sanitized, and curated static presentation of a committee's view of the past.
Having said that, here are two exceptions.
First, if someone genuinely loves the content provided in a museum, go there. In fact, go there everyday. Live there.
Second, museums are better than a classroom lecture. So between the two, take the museum.
Museums may just be the vitamin manufacturers of the cultural world. They offer predictable super-concentrations of seemingly self-evident value in a way that promises to meet (and thus off-load) needs of individuals. But just as people would do better to eat real fruit and fresh vegetables, so to might exposure to (and stewardship of) richer history and lifestyles in real and relevant contexts better serve the individual and the community.