Who doesn’t love art? Kids are easily amazed by the unusual things art and history have to offer and not only does exposing your kids to different evidences of early art and history entertain them, it also helps them grow. Instead of busying yourself with arcade games, video games, and toys, take your children to an educational road trip which they will never forget. Paris has all the right museums and attractions which will surely bring out the Picasso or Michelangelo in your kids.
Musée de la Poupée – Paris
28, rue Beaubourg Impasse Berthaud
What you’ll see: art and toys such as authentic, little French dolls, wood-crafted toys, accessories, furniture, and other small toys for boys. Musée de la Poupée – Paris keeps track of the history of toys. If you are interested in finding out who enjoyed what in a certain year, this museum keeps track of it all.
This museum is open from 10 AM to 6PM daily, Mondays through Fridays, only. For adults, the entrance fee is 8 Euros but for children aged 3 to 11, the rates are at 4 Euros. For students, the entrance fee is 6 Euros.
10 boulevard Montmartre
Like Madame Tussaids, Grevin is a museum that showcases the most stunning wax work images of many popular people, including the President of France, celebrities, royals, and other popular personalities. Philippe Starck and Barack Obama are the museum’s latest exhibits.
This museum is open from Mondays through Fridays, at 10 AM until 6:30 PM; however, over the weekends, you may drop by at 9:30 AM until 7:00 PM. The entrance fee is fixed at 21.50 Euros but students may pay 18.50 Euros, which is a discounted rate.
Musée de la magie – Musée des automates
11, rue Saint-Paul
If you are fond of magic or anything involves fancy tricks, cards, and a little magic dust, the best place to go is to Musée de la magie – Musée des automates. This museum showcases different tools used for executing different magic tricks.
The musuem is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM while the entrance rates are at 7 Euros for adults and 5 Euros for children aged 12 and below.
Palais de Tokyo – Site de Création Contemporaine
13, avenue du Président Wilson
Everything about this museum is art: the east wing houses modern art while the left wing is where you can find contemporary art creations. This museum is very popular among Parisians but don’t let that put you down, there are so many surprises in this museum intended for tourists, as well.
The museum is open from Tuesdays through Sundays and the entrance fee is at 6 Euros for adults.
Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris
Avenue Winston Churchill
Our last stop for the day is where you can find fancy items used by the French royals of the previous centuries. Everything here is fancy and fragile so make sure to watch your step wherever you go. The Petits Palais also showcases paintings and different works of art.
The admission rates have changed over the years in this museum so make sure to ask before visiting. It is also open from Tuesdays until Sundays.