Museums & Culture for Kids

Many Barcelona museums are suitable for visiting with children.  Barcelona's public museums are free of charge to the public from 3pm to 8pm on Sundays and several museums and cultural centres offer free admission on the first Sunday of each month.

This musuem is especially good for a visit with children.  In its privileged location, situated at the foot of the hill of Montjuic, the museum offers a window on the ancient history of Catalunya and pre-historic times


Museu Blau barcelonaThe Museu Blau is Barcelona's new Natural History and Science Musuem housing permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as a dedicated space for under 7 year olds.


CosmoCaixa BarcelonaPossibly the most beautiful science museum in Europe featuring a mini Amazon rain forest, planetarium and interactive activities for children.


CaixaForum Barcelona Housed in an old textile factory,  this art and cultural centre has a wonderful array of art exhibitions and workshops, concerts, children´s cinema and family shows.


MIBA BarcelonaThe Museum of Ideas and Inventions is a new centre for inspirational designs and inventions and an original place to take the children.


On different weekends during the month, children can take part in artistic workshops at the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, located in the beautiful Palau Gomis of the Barrio del Born.


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Top Tips for Museums

  • Public museums are free on Sundays from 3pm to 8pm.  Most are also free all day on the first Sunday of each month.
  • Look out for Open days or Portes Obertes that take place on special festival dates throughout the year.
  • Check museum websites before you visit for special kids' activities and workshops.  You may have to register in advance, if not at the ticket office on the day.
  • Find out if a museum offers an annual family pass (Carnet Familiar) which gives you unlimited access throughout the year as this may be the best option if you are planning more than one visit.
  • Barcelona library card holders, take them with you - you will discover a surprising amount of savings can be made at cultural centres around town.
  • See Barcelona Discount Cards for ways of combining several visits to different centres during your stay.

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Kids in Barcelona is a family-friendly guide to the city of Barcelona for visitors with children and English-speaking residents with kids.  Our aim is to promote Barcelona as a child-friendly destination.  If you would like to feature your family-related business, children's shop, family restaurant, children's course, school or playgroup please Contact Us.