Tour the Hellenic Children’s Museum in Athens
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Athens, Greece is rich in history, monuments, and natural beauty. Athens also boasts some wonderful neighborhoods. If you are in or around the neighborhood of Plaka, you will want to visit the Hellenic Children’s Museum. Here’s what you should know about the Hellenic Children’s Museum in Athens, Greece.
About the Hellenic Children’s Museum
Opened in 1987, the Hellenic Children’s Museum is located in the neighborhood of Plaka in Athens, Greece. The Hellenic Children’s Museum aims to help children discover and develop various aspects of their personality so that they grow into adults who can respect their own individuality as well as have a social conscience. 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.” At the museum, children will expand their knowledge and experiences through play.
The Hellenic Children’s Museum encourages children to discover, understand, learn, and ultimately shape the world they live in. They learn to do so while remaining loyal to their individuality and through teamwork. While called a museum, it is more like a play room, ready to be explored and enjoyed by young children.
Tour the Hellenic Children’s Museum
The Hellenic Children’s Museum is for children 0 – 12 years old. There are many interactive exhibitions including Hello Pythagoras!, which helps children learn the concept of geometry; the Marketplace, where children are taught about supply and demand; I Build and I Create, which helps children learn about different building materials; and the Kitchen, where they can experiment with ingredients and recipes. There is a bubble room on the ground floor of the museum where children can create bubbles that are as big as they are. You can easily spend a few hours at the Hellenic Children’s Museum watching your children learn and play. Getting them to leave might be a feat.
The museum is small and can get crowded on Saturday, so if you can visit during the week, this is a better option. Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the Hellenic Children’s Museum. The museum doesn’t have a café, but there is a kiosk nearby where you can buy water. Aside from water, no other food or drink are allowed inside the museum. The staff of the museum speak both Greek and English and are very friendly and welcoming. Entrance to the museum is free. You can buy toys from the Hellenistic Children’s Museum.
Getting to the Hellenic Children’s Museum
The Hellenic Children’s Museum is located in the neighborhood of Plaka. Plaka is the oldest area of Athens. Many of the streets are closed to car traffic, so you won’t find any parking at the museum. Getting to Plaka is quite easy since Athens has a wonderful metro system. If you’re staying in the neighborhood of Plaka, you can get to the Hellenic Children’s Museum on foot.
Visit the Hellenic Children’s Museum in Athens, Greece. It’s a great place to spend time at and will please adults and children alike!
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