museums to visit with children

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Musée du Louvre

Paris, France

In addition to being home to some of the most important works of art in the world, the Louvre also has a huge collection of Egyptian and Roman items. Kids can go on treasure hunts focused on a theme based on history or art movements. The activity lasts 90 minutes and discusses the subjects in a playful manner, like a game, which is available at the Louvre and on the museum’s website, to be downloaded and printed in advance.

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National Air and Space Museum

Washington, United States

The most popular among the 17 museums of the Smithsonian Institution, located in the US capital, its collection includes airplanes, rockets and a moon rock. And the best part: you can touch almost everything, explore a few aircraft and meet astronauts and scientists. The planetarium and the simulator are also great hits among kids.

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Museu Catavento

São Paulo, Brazil

Installed in a building with exposed brick walls, it was opened in 1924 as an exhibition center. With a collection divided into the themes Universe, Life, Ingenuity and Society, Museu Catavento presents subjects as chemistry and biology. Crazy experiments, like the electromagnetism generator, leave kids dumbfounded!

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ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)

Melbourne, Australia

Moving images have always fascinated children – and so has this museum dedicated to them. Video games and animated drawings are part of the main exhibition, which also discusses the history of screen media. On the first Sunday of each month, ACMI offers exclusive activities for kids, always with a different theme.

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Papalote

Mexico City, Mexico

A combination museum and recreational park, there kids can see Lego cities and make their own structures. In the robotics area, they can immerse themselves in collective projects and learn about teamwork.

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Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood

London, England

This branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum is installed in a warehouse in northwest London. To discuss how childhood has changed over the centuries, the collection includes toys, clothing, books, dolls and miniatures from the 17th century to the present day. Check out what’s on and learn about such activities as storytelling.

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MIM (Museo Interactivo Mirador)

Santiago, Chile

The first interactive science museum in Chile, MIM is an invitation to learn physics and biology in a playful and creative manner. The two-story building has specific spaces for each area of knowledge, as well as places dedicated to technological innovations.