Best museums in Milan for kids

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In comparison to many other European cities, Milan may not appear to be the most kid-friendly city. This is even an idea that many Milanese have, but it’s not true. Probably at first glance, but going beyond this tricky reputation, Milan is a perfect destination for families traveling to Italy. The city has plenty attractions, events and things to do for the fun of the youngest tourists and thier parents too. Let’s discover what are the best museums in Milan for kids and where they are!

Every weekend we have a different choice. Our hometown is one of the most modern cities in Italy and offers a huge range of things to do in Milan with kids to suit all interests and prices. Art, museums and a dive into the history of Milan is an excellent way to discover more about the city.

What are the best museums in Milan for kids?

In Italy Museums are extremely kids friendly. Milan isn’t far behind. Not just the ones designed for children, but also the classics have guided approach that are affordable with kids. You just need to introduce art and history to kids in a way that they are able to understand and appreciate what they are seeing. In layman’s term, adults have to bring tales alive in the eyes of the youngest visitors.

So these are the best museums in Milan we recommend to families. On our opinion of course!!!

MUBA: Museo dei Bambini (Kids’ Museum)

MUBA is THE MUSEUM for kids!! It is a permanent center of cultural and artistic activities that aims to promote kids and parents playing together with the simplest things, such as recycling materials for example. Kids aged 2YO will have a great day at Re Mida permanent exhibition!!

Federico playing with Dad at the Muba, one of the best museums in Milan for kids

Practical information to visit Muba

Address: Via San Vittore 21, Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 485 551
Website: http://www.muba.it/
Opening hours: closed on Monday, from Tuesday to Friday 9.30 to 18.30, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 19.00. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
How To Get There
Metro : Yellow line (3) station: Crocetta or Porta Romana + 15 minutes walking
Tram: 9 – 12– 23 – 27 (stop: Rotonda della Besana)
Bike rental BikeMi station : 68 – Via Venosta

National Museum of Science and Tecnology

Art and history of Milan are strictly related to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, who gives the name to the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan. This is one of the best museums for kids in Milan and one the the most appreciated by families traveling to Milan, in particular for those who love the history of trains, navy and planes. There is even a real submarine, the Toti, who after a glorious past, now awaits families and curious kids in the back yard of the museum!

Practical information to visit Leonardo da Vinci national Museum of Science and Tecnology of Milan

Address: Via San Vittore 21, Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 485 551
Website: www.museoscienza.org
Opening hours: closed on Monday, from Tuesday to Friday 9.30 to 17.00, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 to 18.30. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. The museum is closed on 24, 25 December and 1 January.

How To Get There
Metro: Green line (2) station: S. Ambrogio
Bus : 50, 58 (stop: San Vittore), 94 (stop: Carducci)
Bike rental BikeMi station : 63 – Sant’ Ambrogio

 

Milan Natural History Museum

Do you love dinos, fossils and the history of our planet? So you can’t miss this museum. The Natural History Museum is in the middle of a beautiful garden, one of the best park of Milan, the Giardini Indro Montanelli and it stands in the CDB. Tourists that visit the Duomo and the nearby of the most famous shopping streets, will probably arrive here by chance and discover a wonderful corner of Milan.

Practical information to visit Natural History Museum of Milan

Address: Corso Venezia 55, Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 8846 3337
Website: www.comune.milano.it/museostorianaturale
Opening hours: closed on Monday, from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 to 19.30. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. The museum is closed on 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
How To Get There
Metro: Red line (1) station: Palestro
Tram: 9, 29, 30 (stop: Porta Venezia)
Bike rental BikeMi station : 59 – Via Palestro

 

Civic Aquarium of Milan

Ok, probably the Acquarium of Milan is not the most amazing one (you should go to Genoa if you would like to visit a great acquarium), but at least the liberty style builidng worths the visit. As the Natural History Museum, the Acquarium is in the middle of another green area of Milan – Sempione Park – so before or after the visit, you can have a picnic there or relax in the meadow while kids play around.

The beautiful building of the Acquarium of Milan – Credits Marco Mariani/Wikipedia

Practical information to visit Milan Civic Acquarium

Address: Viale G. Gadio 2, Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 8846 5750
Website: www.acquariocivicomilano.eu
Opening hours: closed on Monday, from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 17.30.
How To Get There
Metro: Green line (2) station: Lanza
Tram: 2, 4, 12, 14 stop: Lanza
Bus: 57 stop: Acquario Civico
Bike rental BikeMi station: 04 – Lanza

Mudec – Museum of Culture

Mudec is a brand new museum in Milan. It is built from a disused factories and now it is an authentic monument of industrial archaeology, where workshops, exhibitions, labs and many creative events are organised. The Mudec stands in Via Tortona, one of the most famous area for the design week and if you are visiting Milan plan a stop there.
Mudec Junior is an area designed for kids, where they get in touch with different cultures through games, multimedia equipment and manual workshops.

Practical information to visit Mudec, the Museum of Culture

Address: Via Tortona 56, Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 54917
Website: http://www.mudec.it/eng/
Opening hours: Monday from 14.30 to 19.30, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 9.30 to 19.30; Thursday and Saturday from 9.30 to 22.30.
How To Get There
Metro: Green line (2) station: Porta Genova
Bike rental BikeMi stations: 190 – Milizie Tortona or 164 – Bergognone Tortona

The entrance of the Wow Museum, one of the best museum in Milan for kids – Photo Credits Wow Museum

Wow Museum

Wow Museum is the museum you can’t miss if you love comics!!! It’s an amazing experience for the whole family and definitely one of the best museums in Milan for kids!

Practical information to visit Wow Museum

Address: Viale Campania 12, Milan
Phone: +39 02 49524744
Website: http://www.museowow.it
Opening hours: closed on Monday, from Tuesday to Friday from 15.00 to 19.00, Saturday and Sunday from 15.00 to 20.00.
How To Get There
Metro: Green line (2) station: Piola
Bus: 73 stop Viale Corsica
Tram: 27 stop Viale Corsica
Bike rental BikeMi stations: 214 – Susa Sidoli or 131 – Emilia Piceno

Triennale Design Museum

Dedicated to real design lovers, this museum is really a must during the “Milan week design”, when everything comes alive and even kids are charmed by activities, events or lab held in its rooms. Plan a visit to Triennale Museum with kids and go to “la Balena” (the whale) room where little tourists can understand better Italian design and aesthetics.

Practical information to visit Triennale Design Museum

Address: Via Alemagna 6, Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 724341
Website: http://www.triennale.org/en/design_museum/
Opening hours: closed on Monday, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 to 20.30. Last admission one hour before closing time.
How To Get There
Metro: Red & Green line (1 and 2) station: Cadorna
Bus: 61 stop Triennale
Bike rental BikeMi stations: 33 – Triennale

The best museums in Milan for kids + 1

The seven museums for kids we have just recommended to you, are all located in the city of Milan. Quite close to the city center and even very close one to the other. But we have a “last but not least” tip about Milan museums for kids, that you will enjoy… especially if you are landing to Malpensa airport!! It’s Volandia flight Museum an incredible attraction to visit if your plane is on late!!

Best museums in Milan for kids: where to stay

So when traveling to Milan with children, take a great bite of the amazing culture that surrounds you. To enjoy it the most, choose an accommodation close to the city center. If you are in love with silence and peaceful destinations choose hotels located near Porta Venezia or Parco Sempione areas, and avoid the Navigli district or the Tortona area that can be very crowded in the evening, especially during massive events such as the Milan Week Design. Give a look at HotelsCombined and choose the one that perfectly suits kids and parents’ desires. Everyone will have a great time.

Bring your kids to one of the best museums in Milan and we guarantee that you will collect unforgettable family memories!

 

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MUBA: 45.460700, 9.204300
Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology: 45.462200, 9.174000
Natural History Museum: 45.466900, 9.197900
Civic Aquarium: 45.473800, 9.181800
Mudec: 45.455300, 9.169300
Wow Museum: 45.467100, 9.223600
Triennale Design Museum: 45.470300, 9.174700
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MUBA
Via Enrico Besana 12 Lombardia, Italia
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Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology
Via San Vittore 21 Lombardia, Italia
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Natural History Museum
Corso Venezia 55 Lombardia, Italia
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Civic Aquarium
Viale Gerolamo Gadio 2 Lombardia, Italia
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Mudec
Via Tortona 56 Lombardia, Italia
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Wow Museum
Viale Campania 12 Lombardia, Italia
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Triennale Design Museum
Viale Emilio Alemagna 6 Lombardia, Italia

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