Discover the best museums for kids in the Region of Valencia
Save this list of the children’s activities taking place in the museums up and down the Region of Valencia in your favourites. And start planning excursions and trips that your little ones will love.
When planning a getaway, it’s important to think about activities that will keep your children stimulated, happy and entertained. Many museums in the Region of Valencia run family-friendly activities as part of their event programmes. But as there is so much going on, they can sometimes be hard to find.
This guide will list the best museums for kids in the Region of Valencia, taking a look at the upcoming children’s programmes. Wherever you happen to be over the next couple of months, you’re sure to find something exciting to do. Remember to check the times of the event and book your place before you show up. How many museums can you visit together? We challenge you to see them all.
Museums for kids in the province of Alicante
MACA, Alicante’s contemporary art gallery, is running an activity (from the 15 October 2021, reservation required) that invites children aged between 6 and 12 to think like great artists; to learn, to analyse and to create. Alternatively, you could make your way to MUGAB, the fine art gallery, and Espai de Telles, a space where young children are given materials that will encourage them to reflect and explore.
In Ibi you can explore Museo Valenciano del Juguete, the toy museum, which will take you and your children on an exploration of the toys of the past. You can continue your journey in Dénia, which has its very own toy museum, Museo del Juguete, and in Onil, which has a doll museum, Museo de la Muñeca.
Another great museum for kids in Alicante province is MUPE, Elche’s paleontology museum, which runs private activities such as excavation workshops, mineral classes, guided tours and even a dinosaur tour around the town.
Museu del Fang in Orba runs guided tours of the clay museum and workshops in which you will make your very own creations out of the material before firing them and taking them home.
Museums for kids in the province of Castellón
Our first stop-off in the province of Castellón is Museo de Dinosaurios de Morella, the dinosaur museum. Lots of children love dinosaurs and we’re sure some mums and dads will admit to the same. At the museum, you will learn all sorts of interesting facts while having an amazing time. This is also true of El Planetario de Castellón, a planetarium that offers interactive exhibits and a jam-packed activity programme running all year round. Follow the planetarium’s social media to stay up-to-date with what’s on.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vilafamés (MACVAC) is a great museum for kids in the province of Castellón. The contemporary art gallery offers a wide range of activities for children and families, from personalised guided tours to analyses of the works of art, escape games, form and colour workshops, detective games, family art classes, cubism workshops and all sorts of other incredible events. Please contact the gallery in advance to arrange these activities.
During your time in the province, we also recommend getting in touch with Museo de Ciencias Naturales El Carmen, the natural science museum, in Onda, to find out all the details about its workshops. Places tend to go fast so make sure you sign up plenty of time in advance. While you’re here, you could also visit Espai Telles, which is similar to the creative space in MUBAG in Alicante.
Museums for kids in the province of Valencia
If you’re looking for children-friendly activities in València’s museums, our first recommendation is Centro del Carmen where you can sign up to Calaix and Desde mi ventana. In the first workshop, your little ones will get involved in constructing an impressive building while in the second they will be given a transparent screen which they can draw on, adding new figures and objects to the museum. There is also an Espai Telle at Centro del Carmen, similar to those in MUBAG in Alicante and Museo de Ciencias Naturales El Carmen in Onda.
On the 2, 3 and 10 October 2021, Museu Valencià de la Ilustració i la Modernitat (MuVIM), the museum of the enlightenment and modernity, is running a poster-making workshop. While on the 3, 9 and 10 October, your little ones will be given the opportunity to tell the story of a Mediterranean country with marionettes.
On the 2 October 2021, your children can let their imaginations run wild as they create a poster for an exhibition at the museum using recycled materials. And on the 6, 7 and 8 October, Un cómic con mucho ritmo is on, a workshop in which traditional music from different Mediterranean countries will be used to “read” some very special comics.
IVAM, València’s modern art gallery, also hosts family-friendly activities. Running on the 3 October, 7 November, 5 December 2021 and 23 January 2022, Jocs a la rampa invites you to make your very own “crazy car” and then push it off a ramp or make birds that you never know, might just fly.
Museu de les Ciències, València’s science museum, holds children’s workshops almost every day of the year. It’s best to check the availability for the activities on the day you are visiting.
If you fancy getting out of the city, Sierra Calderona runs an incredible tour in which you will observe the plants and wildlife populating the natural park and make your very own field notebook. A workshop in the great outdoors. Many of the information centres located in Valencia’s natural parks host workshops and activities in the biggest museum of all: the natural world.
Don’t forget to check the event times, book your place and make sure there haven’t been any changes to the programme. Spend some of your time in the Region of Valencia exploring the museums with your little ones - you’re sure to discover something interesting while having a great time!