HELLENIC CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
According to a 2015 report from the National Endowment for the Arts, an independent agency of the United States federal government, those who went to art museums as children were three to four times more likely to visit as adults.
Among its many rooms there is one called Bubble Room, in which children can play with water, shop and create various bubbles even as big as themselves. The room of Pythagoras is dedicated to the geometrical shapes, while the family room contains various educational toys. The Market room has shops like the Bakery, the Pharmacy, the Butchers shop, the Grocery and others in order to help the children to understand how the market works and realize their consuming habits.
In the Kitchen the grownups and the children can mix ingredients to create cookies, in the Attic several objects of the everyday use of the previous decades are on display, while the Factory room demonstrates to the children the procedure of mass production. Last but not least in the Material shop left overs and scraps of various factories and shops are sold to be used as materials for the children’s creations. In this way the idea of recycling can be introduced to the children.
It is important to note that this summer the museum will be closed to the public from 26th July to 13th September for maintenance and renovation purposes.