Games for children and their parents

The Acropolis Museum supports independent learning by making available backpacks filled with activities and ‘family trails’ for families with young children, free of charge. Families can choose between a quick and simple visit using one of the booklets, or a longer and more intricate one using one of the backpacks, which are also equipped with games. Family backpacks and Family trails are written and designed by the Acropolis Restoration Service Education Team for the Acropolis Museum.

Family backpacks for children and parents contain various games and activities that are exhibition-based and are supported by colorful children’s exhibit labels in the Museum galleries. The pack activities require families to work together to solve its challenges.

Family trails for children and parents are individual theme based activities that focus on a ‘trail’ of exhibits throughout the Museum. The trails require less time and effort than the larger backpack, but still offer guidance for a structured activity in the galleries that makes Museum visits fun.

Current - Forthcoming family programs

During the winter months, festive periods and summertime is an opportunity for children aged 4 to 6 and 7 to 12 to engage with the Museum by taking part in workshops with alternating themes led by Museum Archaeologist-Hosts and the Acropolis Restoration Service Education Team. This provides stimuli and creative activities that bring life to the Museum and make it an attractive destination for families with young children. In some programs parental escort is required.

Christmas workshops (December 2017)

Temples and other buildings made with LEGO®

Our little friends who visit the Museum during the festive season will have the opportunity to create their own buildings using white LEGO® bricks and plenty of imagination. Their inspiration will be the temples, columns and capitals of the Acropolis!

Program (held in Greek only): Saturday 17 December & Sunday 18 December, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

The workshop is held by the Acropolis Restoration Service Education Team and is designed for kids from 7 to 11 years old. Telephone reservations required on 210 9000900 (every Tuesday & Wednesday, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.) and the pre-purchase of tickets (admission fee: 2 euro). Participation is limited to 35 children per session. Workshop duration: 90 minutes.

The planet of myths

Children and parents/escorts will have the opportunity to travel to the homelands of mythical people, heroes and monsters.

Program (held in Greek and in English):
Saturday 23/12 & Saturday 30/12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 24/12 & Sunday 31/12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

The workshop is held by the Museum Archaeologist-Hosts and is designed for kids from 4 to 12 years old and their parents/escorts. Participation for children is free. A general admission fee is required for parents/escorts. The workshop is taking place at the balcony of the second floor that overlooks the Archaic Gallery.

Past family programs

2016:
- Tracing the lion (18/5/2016)
- Temples and other buildings made with LEGO® and inspired by the Acropolis (17-18/12/2016)
- The trees of the gods (28/12/2016)
- The ship of the Panathenaic festival inside the Museum (29/12/2016)
- Suspended creations in the lit-up Museum (30/12/2016)

2015:
- Creatures of the animal kingdom (28/10/2015)
- Wings and feathers (18/5/2015)
- The Athenians remember their history (25/3/2015)

2014:
- Ancient customs and ornaments for good year (20 & 21/12/2014)
- Gifts for gods and people (20, 21, 27 & 28/12/2014)
- Decorate the wooden goddess (20, 21, 27 & 28/12/2014)
- Summer getaways for children aged 7 to 12 (1/7/2014-10/7/2014)
- Sunday group activities for children and parents (9/3/2014-27/7/2014)

2013:
- Gifts for gods and people (21, 22, 28 & 29/12/2013)
- The Iresioni (22 & 29/12/2013)
- We make ancient pastries at the Museum (22 & 29/12/2013)
- Myths in images (28/10/2013)
- The little roosters arrived… at the Museum! (18/5/2013)

2012:
- Iresioni and Carols (23 & 30/12/2012)
- Pomegranate Pomegranate are you here? (22, 23, 29 & 30/12/2012)
- “Environment and Culture 2012” – Sparkling stories about fire (11/10/2012-14/11/2012)