If we visit Madrid, we should not miss the opportunity to visit some of the most important museums in Europe, with well-known works of art, but also others that are very entertaining and fun if we travel with children.
We must remember that we must adapt our tastes to those of children, or organize short visits and focus on what can most attract their attention, in Madrid you can find a wide range of museums for children.
The most famous of Madrid's museums, the Prado Museum houses works by great painters such as Goya or Velázquez, which we can also enjoy with children if we plan the visit well.
Before visiting the museum, we can enter its website, see the different galleries and ask the children which works they like the most. Older people will surely recognize some of the best known works, such as 'The Surrender of Breda' (known as Las Lanzas) or 'Las Meninas', and also paintings of mythological scenes such as 'The Garden of Earthly Delights'.
Price: € 12 for adults, € 6 reduced entry for young people under 26 with a youth card or large families, and free for under 18s.
Hours: Monday to Saturday the hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Sundays and holidays until 7:00 p.m.
The Thyssen museum is very educational for children, since the works in it span from the 13th to the 20th century, located in chronological order and covering a multitude of styles, so it can be a sample for children. In addition, the museum organizes visits and workshops for children organized according to age, as well as a selection of the paintings that they usually like the most.
Price: € 9 for adults, free for children under 12 years old. There is a reduced rate of € 6 for students and youth card holders.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, the Thyssen Museum is open from 10:00 to 19:00 (closed on Mondays).
The Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum is dedicated to contemporary art, which also offers very educational proposals for children and family activities. You can find out on the museum's website about the schedules and the different workshops and guided tours.
Price: € 6 for adults, admission is free for under 18s.
Hours: Monday to Saturday, the hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Sundays and holidays until 2:30 p.m.
The Wax Museum is one of the children's favorites, as they will find not only historical figures, but some of their favorite idols and characters, from actors to athletes to cartoon characters. Wax museums are very popular with children, as is the one in London.
Price: € 16 for adults, € 12 for children from 4 to 12 years old and free for children under 4 years old.
Hours: Monday to Friday the hours are in the morning from 100: 00 to 14: 300h. And in the afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays it is from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A perfect visit for adventurous children is the Museum of Natural Sciences, full of samples of the most exotic animals, current or extinct. For children to discover the world around them and become interested in science. Check their website for the workshops that are organized for an educational and entertaining visit.
Prices: € 6 for adults, 3E for children from 4 to 14 years old and free for minors
Hours: On Mondays the museum closes, from Tuesday to Friday the hours are from 10:00 to 18:00, on Saturdays until 20:30. And on Sundays only until 2:30 p.m.
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