Barcelona has an amazing leisure offer for children, here at Mimoun Relocation & Real Estate Barcelona we know how difficult it is to choose between all the activities and places that this wonderful city has to offer. Whether your little one is a F.C. Barcelona fan or a future scientist, there is a museum for all ages and tastes. Here is a selection of our favourite museums to visit with children in Barcelona.
F.C. Barcelona Museum
The Barcelona football club does not need any introduction, everyone in the world knows it’s one of the biggest clubs in the history of football. What you maybe don’t know, is that its museum is the most visited museum of Barcelona. There is no doubt about it, football moves masses. The museum is called “Camp Nou Experience: Tour & Museum”. That means that with the same ticket you can access both the museum and the football pitch of Barcelona. The installations of the museum make for a fabulous experience, children will be absolutely delighted with all the memorabilia, videos and many trophies and pictures of the most memorable players.
- Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 10h to 18:30h – Sunday from 10h to 14:30h. From the 1st of April to the 15th of September: Monday to Sunday from 9:30h to 19:30h. Match days can alter opening times, so we recommend to check the website to avoid last minute changes: current opening times.
- Address: Av. Joan XXIII s/n 08028 Barcelona (Access Nº 9)
- Prices: Children under 5 years free of charge. From 6 to 13 years: €20. Adults €25.
- Website: https://www.fcbarcelona.com/tour/buy-tickets
Located in an impressive building from the modernist age, CosmoCaixa Science Museum of Barcelona has more than 30,000 square metres of facilities dedicated to science. A massive glass-enclosed spiral ramp runs down many floors, where you will find the main collection located in the basement. There is where the magic starts, with a small reproduction of an Amazon rainforest called “the flooded forest”, that will impress your children, and where you will find flora and fauna that will transport you directly to the Amazon, crocodile included! The permanent exhibition is a fabulous selection of interactive experiments related to science, with geological-, animal- and evolutionary concepts that have as the main purpose to trigger the curiosity of the mind. The museum often offers workshops for children with interesting themes and topics related to science. The building also has a magnificent planetarium and a big patio where children can run free while you are enjoying a nice coffee on the sunny terrace of its cafeteria.
- Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday: from 10h to 20h – Monday: Closed (except on bank holidays)
- Address: Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona
- Price: Children under 16 years free of charge. Adults: €4
- Website: http://agenda.obrasocial.lacaixa.es/es/cosmocaixa-barcelona
Museo de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum)
What kid does not like chocolate? Imagine the face of your child when you say that you are going to visit a museum dedicated to this sweet treat! Located in one the most beautiful and lively areas of Barcelona, the Borne neighbourhood, this special museum is run by the local cake makers association that has put an impressive show together to tell the story of chocolate from its earliest origins to the modern times. Apart from knowing the history of this deliciously sweet, kids will be delighted to find out that their tickets are made out of chocolate and that they can eat them while visiting the museum! They also offer an extensive range of activities and workshops for all ages, where, naturally, chocolate is the authentic protagonist.
- Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 10h to 19h – Sunday and bank holidays from 10h to 15h origin- June 15th to September 15th: Monday to Saturday from 10h to 20h – Closed on December 1st, 6th, 25th & 26th.
- Address: Comerç, 36, 08003 Barcelona
- Price: Children under 7 years free of charge. General ticket: €5
- Website: http://www.museuxocolata.cat/?lang=en
Museo Blau (Blue Museum)
This museum of natural sciences is located in the Parc del Forum. It was opened in 2011 and occupies more than 9000 square meters distributed over two floors. The triangular modern building is amazing, made with futuristic details. At the entrance, you will find a huge skeleton of a whale that was found on the Catalan coast in 1862. Its permanent exhibition called “Planet Life” takes you through the history of life and its evolution on our Planet Earth. With impressive installations, the museum’s mission is to explain how the earth interacts with physical and chemical environments and how humans are part of that equation. Always taking a didactic approach, the museum offers interactive works that include many media resources that make this museum perfect for children of all ages. They also have an interesting botanic garden.
- Opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 10h to 18h – Saturday from 10h to 19h – Sunday and bank holidays from 10h to 20h – March to September: Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 19h. Monday closed.
- Address: Plaza Leonardo da Vinci, 4-6, 08019 Barcelona
- Price: Children under 16 years free of charge. General ticket: €7 (€9 general ticket + visit the botanic garden)
- Website: https://museuciencies.cat/en/
These are the Museums that we consider more child-friendly in Barcelona. However, almost all museums in the city have at least some activities or specific sections dedicated to delight the little ones while they learn through art, history and architecture. Check the complete list of museums in Barcelona here
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