Mythology for Children Tour from Across Madrid

Myth and Reality: a Treasure Hunt

Come with us to discover the ancient stories told in classical Greece and Rome! This is a treasure hunt focused on Mythology at the Prado. The great stories created in Greece were adapted and retold in Rome and in Europe since the Renaissance, and they still resonate with us. Throughout this treasure hunt, we will learn about fantastic monsters, heroes, gods and goddesses... and cheeky Cupid playing havoc all around!

This interactive visit to the Prado Museum is designed to foster children´s curiosity about Art and Classical culture. Together, we will stumble upon all sorts of creatures and explore themes such as the representation of women, the importance of anatomy, and the legacy of Greco-Roman mythology in our everyday life and language. ...

A truly engaging learning experience for children of all ages, this private tour of the Prado for families is led by Dr. Almudena Cros, a qualified Art History professor (BA Hons, MA, PhD Warwick University) who has created successful family-friendly tours in Italy and Spain. Dr. Cros has worked as a primary school teacher assistant at the American Elementary School in Benjamin Franklin Village (Mannheim), where she taught Spanish and History of Art through visual media, and also as a docent for family art workshops at CaixaForum Madrid, where her position involved introducing Art History concepts to young children and stimulating their artistic creativity. Dr. Cros has over 20 years of experience teaching art history to children, and, as a parent herself, she knows how to keep their attention and focus throughout this treasure hunt.

Almudena has ample experience teaching children and introducing them to Art and History.  Dr. Cros has worked as a primary school teacher assistant at the American Elementary School in Benjamin Franklin Village (Mannheim), where she taught Spanish and History of Art through visual media, and also as a family art workshop docent at CaixaForum Madrid, where her position involved introducing Art History concepts to young children and stimulating their artistic creativity.  As a parent herself, she knows how to keep children engaged and focused throughout this treasure hunt.

Although this itinerary is child-focused and is particularly appropriate for children aged between 4 and 12, adults will find plenty of new perspectives as we decode masterpieces and little-known works, side by side. The inquisitive nature of children and adults alike is catered for in this unique tour where we use our exclusive didactic materials, designed by ourselves, which feature clues to help us explore this fantastic collection. This is a family activity designed as a workshop to give everyone an opportunity to contribute.
 

Length: 2.5 hours. Maximum group size: 6 people.
Please note this is a private family tour and that there is no minimum number of participants, so single parents with a child are as welcome as larger family units.

Prices:
50 euros for adults
40 euros for children under 18 (children under 4 free of charge)

Special offer
For families including 2 adults and up to 4 children: 150 euros flat fee
For a group of 2 different family units with a maximum of 6 people, including 2 or more children: 200 euros flat fee (*due to the current pandemic, we can only mix 2 families who have frequent contact and we will request that both parties agree to share the tour)

No hidden charges: 21% VAT included in our prices.

Prado tickets: 15 euros per adult NOT included in the price. Please note that teachers, professors or journalists with accreditation, as well as children under 18 and students aged under 26 qualify for free entrance.

Please bring your passport to qualify for a free or reduced entrance fee to the museum (over 65 years old, children under 18, or students under 26 with a valid College or University ID).

Note: The Prado Museum does not allow photography inside the building.

Available days and starting times:

These are our suggested starting times:

Monday through Sunday: 10:30 or 15:00

Please note that advance booking is required to ensure availability. As a small company, we can rarely accommodate last-minute bookings, particularly during the high season. It is best to book early to avoid disappointment. *Due to the current pandemic situation, the Prado Museum requests that bookings are done online with an assigned time slot.  Therefore, it is even more important now that you contact us in advance. 

To enquire about booking a Prado for Children tour, click here.