In Milano, you can have fun and learn at the same time: these four museums, selected for you by YesMilano, all have an educational offer explicitly dedicated to children.

Whether your kids are on a school trip or you are taking them for a walk during the weekend, these cultural institutions will know how to take care of them, while teaching many new things through an exciting, effective, but at the same time low-key educational approach.

Do not forget that admission to many city museums is free up to the age of 11 and that on the first Sunday every month admission is free for parents as well. Here is our list of the museums children will enjoy the most!

 

MUBA

A big museum entirely dedicated to children, with many workshops and educational activities conceived for playing and having fun, full of colourful installations specifically created to stimulate imagination and creativity. This extraordinary museum is located inside a deconsecrated church in the splendid setting of the Rotonda della Besana, an ancient and beautiful place where your children will have additional space to play in complete peace.

 

Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Civic Museum)

The Municipal Museum of Natural History is the oldest in Milano and is located in a gorgeous nineteenth century palace within the beautiful Indro Montanelli Gardens, not far from Porta Venezia Metro station.

On Sunday mornings, the amusing Paleolab is dedicated to children aged between 3 and 5: it includes a series of educational workshops about several topics, from paleontology to mineralogy. Your kids will be in for some dinosaur surprises!

National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci

There is really something for everyone here: every weekend and on public holidays you can choose among more than four interactive routes starting every hour and of course dedicated to children and their parents.

The Museum also organises theatre animations to have kids experience the exciting and entertaining stories of great scientists and of their amazing discoveries and inventions.  

Civic Aquarium

At the Municipal Aquarium, kids will have the opportunity to dive into marine biology. The tanks have a circular structure and the fantastic transparent gallery forces you to stand with your nose up.

After the visit, reach for the upper floor and the bright and spacious winter garden, perfect for a snack as well as for running and playing. This will be enough to entertain your children, but the Aquarium also offers a wide range of suitable educational activities for all ages.

Last but not least, a stone's throw from the museum is wonderful Parco Sempione, where kids can run in the open air during the summer.