WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN: 4 CHILDREN-FRIENDLY MUSEUMS IN ITALY
When I travel together with my family I always search for museums which organize workshops for children which can transform a visit into an interesting experience able to satisfy both adults and children.
Here the 4 children-friendly museums in Italy.
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1 – MUSE. SCIENCE MUSEUM (TRENTO)
This museum is a must see if you have a holiday in the Trentino Alto Adige region and is perfect for all ages.
The Museum focuses on history and life in the mountains and in particular in the Trentino Alto Adige region, but there are also a tropical greenhouse, a science centre where you can experiment things in first person and a space dedicated to children from 0 to 5 years old called “Maxi Ooh!”.
On the museum website you’ll find all information on itineraries and activities.
2 – NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEONARDO DA VINCI (MILAN)
You have to visit this museum in Milan together with your family because it is a place of inspirations suitable for all ages.
The museum is divided into themed sections, which allow you to visit it freely, and without following only one itinerary.
The departments are: Materials, Transports, Energy, Communication, Leonardo Art&Science, Space, Science for young people, and each one plans and offers educational activities, workshops, always new projects and interactive workshops.
For example, children can develop a passion for chemistry and discover plastic materials.
You can find all initiatives on the Museum website and you’d better visit it regularly to discover what’s on.
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3 – PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION (VENICE)
Bringing a child to a museum to admire the works by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock might be a mission impossible, and probably even the last one.
To avoid having a bad experience and traumatizing your children you’d better introduce them to contemporary art starting from Venice.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection has a programme specifically conceived to introduce children and teenagers to modern and contemporary art.
The museum organizes tours focusing on specific themes, followed by workshops held in the library or in the sculpture garden. These activities arouse curiosity and allow also younger children to learn through play.
To further information, look at the museum website regularly and book the workshops in advance because they are very sought-after.
4 – EXPLORA – THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ROME (ROME)
The Children’s Museum of Rome is different from others museums.
In fact, it doesn’t offer guided tours; rather it gives children the chance to wander in a child-friendly city and entirely built on the ground floor of the museum.
Children can enter a bank or a post office and play. Because touching is the only rule!
The museum allows children of all ages (there are symbols on exhibits displaying the age suggested for each exhibit or game: 0-3 years, 3-6 years and 6-12 years) to experiment adult life and the dangers of city life, as well.
To know the programme of activity, have a look at the calendar on the museum website.
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