Museums for the Little Ones

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Did you know that we have the Ratón Pérez Museum in Madrid? We also have other museums that are suitable for children like the Wax Museum, the Natural Science Museum and the Railway Museum. And we mustn’t forget the Real Madrid Museum, Atlético de Madrid Museum and the Spanish National Team Museum. If you are looking for options where the children can learn... and have fun. And if you are looking for museum activities designed especially for children, check this other article.

 

 

Don't miss

Discover in this recently opened museum the world of optical illusions, where nothing is what it seems. Very close to Puerta del Sol.

A museum which promotes the perception of science and the richness of our natural heritage.

Located in a former train station, the museum is home to a wonderful collection of old trains and carriages.

Visit the house of the Spanish equivalent of the Tooth Fairy, a little mouse called Ratón Pérez.

First experiential art gallery in Spain, located in Atocha, in front of the Reina Sofía Museum.

Exhibitions, workshops, projections and activities like star-gazing invite us on a journey to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.

Historical figures, celebrities, artists, sports personalities and politicians from various eras all seem to come alive in this museum.

In La Latina, one of the most authentic neighbourhoods of Madrid, you can immerse yourself in the city’s history.

A museum in the ABC shopping centre, in Barrio de Salamanca district, showing the largest collection of robots in Europe.

This museum houses an interesting collection which aims to bring science to the public.

Discover the Chamberí “ghost station”, which still preserves original elements from when it first opened. Limited places, reservation required. 

Discover this refurbished former metro station, opened in 1923 in the Retiro district.

A museum dedicated to urban buses and the history of public overground transport in Madrid. Every Saturday from April to October.  Open from 2 March to 28 July and from 7 September to 17 November 2024.

A wonderful collection that reflects Spain’s rich naval history, from the Middle Ages right up to the present day.

Housed in a beautiful building with stained-glass windows, this little-known museum boasts a fascinating collection of fossils, minerals and gem stones.

This 19th Century Neo-Classical building houses one of the world's most important antique collections.

Get behind the scenes of Real Madrid, explore the club's fascinating museum and step into the players' changing rooms! (Tour route temporarily affected due to renovation works).

Over 25,000 artifacts comprise a wonderful collection of Pre-Columbian art, archeological gems and colonial-era objects.

The Garment Museum, a walk through history through the clothing of each era. Discover its new permanent exhibition, with over one thousand pieces, more than half of which are on display for the first time ever.

Standing across from Atocha Station, this museum offers a journey through the civilisations of the world. 

At Ciudad del Fútbol in Las Rozas, there's a space dedicated to the Spanish national teams' sporting achievements.

The past, present and future of telecommunications and art go hand in hand in one of the most prominent buildings on Gran Vía avenue. 

This museum, which comprises one of the world's finest collections chronicling the history of money, is tucked away in the Barrio de Salamanca area.

The Atlético de Madrid Museum offers a journey through the hundred-year history of the club and through the changes in Spanish football.

Located at the Cuatro Vientos Airdrome, the oldest in Spain, this museum has planes representative of Spanish aeronautics.  

Discover the history of football through original kits worn by some of the best players at this one-of-a-kind museum right beside Puerta del Sol.

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  • New immersive and interactive museum that showcases the latest advances in artificial intelligence applied to art, on the Gran Vía.

    Nomad Museo Inmersivo
  • Nomad Museo Inmersivo

ABSOLUT HAPPINESS

An immersive experience to get your endorphins pumping in the centre of Madrid.

The first museum devoted to this delicious Christmas sweet is located inside the Casa 1880 store, which is in the central Calle Arenal, between Puerta del Sol and Ópera.

  • Discover some of the shops around the city that are designed especially for small children.

    Shops for Children
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  • Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

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Madrid boasts a fantastic assortment of museums matched by few other places in the world.

A fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums and their top masterpieces.

Especially for kids

  • This puppet theatre hosts fantastic shows for children most Saturdays and Sundays.

    Puppet Theatre in El Retiro Park
  • The past, present and future of telecommunications and art go hand in hand in one of the most prominent buildings on Gran Vía avenue. 

    Telefónica Foundation Space
  • Teatro de Títeres de El Retiro otoño 2020
  • Espacio Fundación Telefónica

AMUSEMENT PARKS AND ZOOS

  • The Casa de Campo welcomes you to the most complete amusment park in Spain, with 32 attractions to suit all tastes and ages.

    Parque de atracciones
  • The fauna of the five continents at the reach of the visitor in the Casa de Campo.

    Zoo Aquarium
  • Much more than a zoo, the park has four different ecosystems and around 4,000 animals.

    Faunia
  • In San Martín de la Vega, just 20 km from Madrid city centre, you'll find this fabulous theme park.

    Warner Theme Park Madrid
  • Exhibitions, workshops, projections and activities like star-gazing invite us on a journey to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.

    Planetarium
  • This puppet theatre hosts fantastic shows for children most Saturdays and Sundays.

    Puppet Theatre in El Retiro Park
  • Spend an unforgettable day in the treetops in Guadarrama, only a 20-minute drive from Madrid.

    Tirolinas GO! Madrid
  • An adventure park set high in Navacerrada's trees with lots of different circuits and levels.

    De Pino a Pino
  • Ski all year round on Spain's only indoor snow slope, located in Arroyomolinos, in the Intu Xanadú shopping centre, just twenty-three kilometres from the centre of the capital.

    Madrid Snozone
  • La panda Zhu Yu (25/10/2020), la hembra de la nueva pareja de pandas procedentes de la Base de Investigación de Cría del Panda Gigante de Chengdu (24 abril 2024)
  • Faunia
  • Parque Warner
  • Teatro de Títeres de El Retiro otoño 2020
  • Snozone
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  • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and the Real Madrid football stadium. 

    Madrid Top 10
  • Palacio Real
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  • Restaurantes para ir a comer con niños

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The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.