Spanish Museums that You Must Visit with Your Children

At the present time, museums are the perfect way to disseminate knowledge and help young people learn. In this article, discover the main Spanish museums that you must visit with your children!
Spanish Museums that You Must Visit with Your Children
Natalia Cobos Serrano

Written and verified by the social educator Natalia Cobos Serrano.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Museums are excellent places to visit and spend quality time as a family. They’re the perfect way to show children cultural, historical, artistic, scientific, and technological heritage. The best part is that they offer the best of both worlds: a leisure and learning experience. Keep reading to discover some Spanish museums that you must visit with your children. They’re amazing places that you just can’t miss!

“Museums play a primary role in educating, generating, and disseminating knowledge.”

-Nora Kurtin-

Spanish museums that you must visit with your children

El Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (The National Museum of Natural Sciences)

Located in Madrid, the National Museum of Natural Sciences is a safe bet for all audiences, as well as a great opportunity to bring young people closer to natural science.

The museum offers many educational activities adapted to different educational levels. For example, they offer guided tours and workshops. This educational activity program aims to reformulate classic group visits, using an active methodology based on guided discovery learning.

A mother and child at a museum.


If your family loves dinosaurs, you definitely can’t miss Dinópolis, located in Teruel. In a 4.5 billion-year journey, you’ll discover how life originated and the wonderful world of dinosaurs.

This museum was created with the goal of turning Teruel into a benchmark of debates about the evolutionary history of life. Thus, it’s an example of heritage conservation and recreational dissemination.

Dinópolis exhibits a series of the main fossil groups that will fascinate any lover of paleontology.

La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences): one of the Spanish museums that you must visit with your children

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is so much more than a simple museum. It’s a complex that brings together many different areas, such as the Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía (Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts), dedicated to music and the performing arts, and the Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe (Prince Philip Science Museum), which has the biggest aquarium in Europe.

In addition to all of the scientific and interactive animations it offers, the City of Arts and Sciences offers a series of workshops and exhibitions dedicated exclusively to children. For example, “ScienceMix”, “Scientist for a day”, or “Once Upon a Time … Science for Story Lovers”.

“Real museums are places where time is transformed into Space.”

-Orphan Pamuk-

More Spanish museums that you must visit with your children

CosmoCaixa, Barcelona

Located in the city of Barcelona, CosmoCaixa is a museum that brings together different spaces dedicated to scientific dissemination. For example, “Flooded Forest”, “The Hall of Matter”, or “Bubble Planetarium”, which offer amazing exhibitions.

Two girls in an archeological museum.

Likewise, the museum offers a series of areas for children. For example, “Clik and Flash”, “Creactivity”, and “Touch-touch!”. They offer awareness-raising, creativity, and planet conservation workshops.

The Robot Museum, Madrid

Newly located in Madrid, the Robot Museum is an amazing option for children and, also, teenagers who love the world of robotics. If your children are big fans of the latest technology, this museum will inspire and surprise them. Thus, we’re sure they’ll really enjoy it since it offers a guided tour system that mixes entertainment with dissemination.

As it’s the largest collection of robotics in Europe, the Robot Museum features robots of all classes, from different eras. In fact, you’ll travel back in time through its selection of retro robots from the 80s. Also, you can discover the latest advances in robotics with the modern androids NAO and PEPPER.

In short, as artistic educator Carole Charnow put it:

“Museums aren’t home, not school, but a third-place all on its own, where discovery, creativity, problem solving, experimentation, sharing and community building thrive, all in the interest of young children and their families. And we’re key community gathering places, where diverse families can play
and celebrate together in a welcoming environment.”

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