The philosophy of the Hellenic Children’s Museum is based on the phrase “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand”. In the Children’s Museum, kids can broaden their knowledge and experiences in many different areas through play.
The exhibit Hello Pythagoras helps children understand the concept of geometry. In the Playground, they play with building materials to create different constructions. At the Marketplace, they are taught about the concept of supply and demand, and in the Kitchen area, they experiment with food ingredients and recipes and have the opportunity to try their hand at cooking.
While the programmes are in Greek, they can also be conducted in English upon special request. The museum organises recreational activities depending on children’s ages as well as seasonal educational programmes.
It is worth visiting the toy store with its innovative games that stir children’s imagination and the materials store that has cheap recycled materials with which children can build creative constructions and get acquainted with the concept of recycling.
In addition, the museum offers seminars for grown-ups and has published the book ‘Children and Education at the Museum’.
Families should know
- Children should be accompanied by a grown up
- Food and drink (with the exception of water) may not be consumed on the premises
- The museum does not have a café but you can buy water from a kiosk nearby in the area of Plaka
- The museum is quite small so it’s better to avoid going on Saturdays when it gets quite crowded
- The building is neoclassical and therefore access with buggies is difficult as there is no elevator
- There is no parking
- The museum is closed on bank holidays
- The museum is closed from mid July until mid September
Kids will love
- Experimenting with food ingredients in the kitchen
- Hanging out and playing with other kids
- Getting hands on with different creations and construction as part of a game
Parents will love
- The chance of relaxing while their children are creatively occupied by the staff
- The terrace on sunny days
Best season to visit
Entrance to the museum is free
Participation in the programmes costs 7€ for children aged 3-6 and 8€ for children aged 6-12
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