Despite the fact that kids look forward to family holidays because they can escape school, this doesn’t mean to say their learning should stop. In fact, travelling can open up a child’s mind to all manner of historic subjects and cultural delights.
The thought of going to a museum might not be that appealing at first, but there are numerous institutions all around the world that cater for the wants and needs of children. Once they’re there, your kids are bound to have an interesting yet thoroughly enjoyable time.
With this in mind, here are some of the world’s best child-friendly museums.
Museum of Art and Design (MAD), New York
This particular attraction “celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life.” But in addition to marveling at innovative and imaginative pieces of art, kids can see how they’re made as well.
At its family days, MAD has a range of hands-on workshops and fun-filled activities for kids to participate in. And a day at the museum can be an inexpensive day out too if you have a Museum of Arts and Design voucher.
National Gallery, London
With audio tours and printed trails, the National Gallery goes the extra mile when it comes to accommodating families. Kids can listen to the audio tours “Teach your Grown-Ups about Art,” “Art Detectives,” and “A Right Royal Tour” to make their visit that bit more entertaining.
Alternatively, follow one of the printed trails, which look at some of the gallery’s most important paintings and the secret meanings behind pictures of flowers.
Jardin des Plantes and Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Sometimes the most beautiful and beguiling pieces of art aren’t actually created by man. At the Jardin des Plantes botanical garden, kids can discover various exotic plants on show and get lost in the mazes of topiary.
While here, you can also visit the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, located in the park’s grounds. Although the interactive displays will be well liked by children, the installation of stuffed animals is sure to amaze and astonish.
Even if your kids aren’t that keen on the idea of going to a museum, all of these attractions are guaranteed to provide lots of fun. All the while, they’ll educate children about how important and interesting art and culture is.