Anything but boring: exciting museums for clever kids
With age-appropriate activities like kids’ tours, workshops and even birthday parties, they can awaken kids’ curiosity in an entertaining and fun way! After all, children are the ideal museum visitors: they learn by looking, by touching and by imitating – and there’s nowhere better for that than at a museum!
The National Museum Zurich is Switzerland’s most frequently visited museum of cultural history. It houses the largest cultural historical collection in the country and presents Swiss history from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Various temporary exhibitions on topical themes take place several times a year, offering additional insights. In a new feature, the National Museum is now offering families a free “explorer’s suitcase”, which must be reserved online before your visit. It’s a great starting point, because what could be more exciting than going traveling with a suitcase and discovering new things? The suitcase is equipped with a magnifying glass, a map and a puzzle book with various tasks. This allows children and parents to explore the museum under their own steam. A varied program is also continually on offer for children and families, including special guided tours for families, craft sessions with children, studios, workshops, kids’ theater shows and much more.
The exciting, interactive experience of the FIFA World Football Museum is sure to make the hearts of football fans of all ages beat faster! Throughout the space spread over 3 floors and totaling 3,000 m2 (32,000 square feet), visitors can see, feel and marvel at all things football. The museum appeals to all the senses – especially the children’s! Youngsters also receive a neat little workbook which guides them along a Kids Trail through the museum. This encourages them to stop and take a closer look at 16 stations where there are things to discover and questions to answer. At the end, they can enter a competition with the solutions they have found! The journey through the history of football draws you in so much that you can spend several hours in the museum without even noticing it!
Museum Rietberg is situated in beautiful surroundings in the spacious Rieterpark, where the splendor of the 19th century can still be felt today. The museum is the only art museum for non-European cultures in Switzerland and is home to a magnificent collection with art from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania, through which the museum intends to raise interest and understanding of foreign cultures, views and religions. Museum Rietberg is a place of encounter for all ages and thus offers children and families a variety of options for engaging with the work, including interactive events. Everyone can definitely find something to join in with here!
The Zoological Museum Zurich raises awareness and enthusiasm for the beauty, diversity and value of nature. The museum is home to 1,500 animals you can admire – from species that are long extinct to native creatures, some of which are still unknown. It's always worth another visit to the Zoological Museum, because children’s interests change as they grow older. Furthermore, temporary exhibitions and kid-friendly family activities take place all the time. Oh, and entry is free!