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Athens museums for children and families

Athens museums for children and families


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Athens does not stand out for its quantity or museum quality, but it is a city with cultural and artistic proposals for all audiences and budgets. Its great virtue lies in the fact that it is the ideal place to bring the little ones closer to fantastic worlds such as archeology, mythology or classical history.

Alternate your cultural visits in Athens with tours of the Pedio Areos Park and its great Minoan labyrinth or go to the Botanical Gardens to enjoy the zoo, the pond or the more than 500 plant species.

Inaugurated in 2009, the new Acropolis museum is a spectacular building that houses an exhibition of more than 2,000 archaeological pieces found on the Acropolis itself.

Constructed of steel, glass and cement, the museum covers an area of ​​14,000 square meters and impresses both with its content and its continent. The top floor, built with the same dimensions as the Parthenon, is offset 23º from the rest of the building; so that it is oriented directly towards the Acropolis allowing some privileged views.

It is, without a doubt, a fundamental visit on our trip to Athens.

The Acropolis Museum is located south of the Acropolis, on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street.

Visiting hours are from 08:00 to 20:00, except on Fridays, which are from 08:00 to 20:00. On Mondays it is closed.

Entry costs 5 euros for adults and is free for students.

The Archaeological Museum of Athens is one of the most important in the world of its kind and houses most of the Greek archaeological treasures.

Despite the fact that the museum is very large and requires time to fully visit it, its visit is not tedious and it entertains both young and old thanks to the arrangement of its exhibits.

Jewels, ceramics, ivory and glass objects, marble figures, funerary masks, bronze elements or mummies make up the main elements that can be observed in thematic rooms on Egypt, Santorini or Prehistory in Greece.

The Archaeological Museum of Athens is located at 44 Patission Street, north of Omonia Square.

Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. except on Mondays when it opens from 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Admission costs 7 euros for adults and 3 euros for over 65s and students. Those under 19 are free.

The Museum of Children's Art of Athens is a museum made by and for the little ones. His paintings here are works of art that hang on the walls; the toys of your grandparents and great-great-grandparents become a history lesson and the rare book library a place to find little treasures.

A precious corner of this museum is in the attic where the Grandparents and Grandmothers Room has been set, where children can dress up in costumes from other times and discover for themselves what typical Greek homes were like.

The Children's Art Museum is located at 14 Kidathinaion Street.

The Athens Planetarium is one of the most modern, best equipped and largest in the world. In it, children will be amazed as they learn the history of the universe thanks to its interactive presentations and scientific activities.

The Planetarium's dome measures 25 meters in diameter and covers an area of ​​950 square meters.

The Planetarium of Athens is located at Avenida Syggrou, 387.

Ellinikos Kosmos is the cultural center of the Hellenic World Foundation, a place designed to transmit Hellenic culture to the little ones in a fun way, through games and virtual reality proposals.

Three shows –Tholos, Ark and Magic- are in charge of entertaining and teaching Greek history from the Stone Age to the present day.

Ellinikos Kosmos is located at 254 Pireos Street.

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