Prado Museum for Children

Discovering Art at the Prado through a treasure hunt

This interactive visit to the Prado Museum is designed to foster children´s curiosity and stimulate their visual memory. Children will learn about artistic techniques and themes that were popular in European art from the Middle Ages through the nineteenth century. Together, we will discover monsters and heroes, and explore the history of fashion, education, and science, the representation of girls and women, the importance of family, and the role of animals in a series of paintings. ...Description continued below

TOUR LENGTH: 2.5 hours.
Maximum group size: 7 people.

There is no minimum number of participants, so single parents with a child are as welcome as larger family units. We do not work with large groups, and all our tours are private for each family unit, i.e. we do not mix different families. This is to provide the best learning experience and the most comfortable environment for children to feel confident to express their thoughts and emotions. Please note that at least one adult must be taking part in the activity. This is a private family workshop.

1 adult and 1 child: €130
Family unit of 2 adults and up to 4 children: €160
Extra adult in the family group: add €20 per adult (maximum 7 participants)
(children under 4 free of charge)

If you have more than 4 children, please write to us and we will try to accommodate your request.

If you are 2 families with children traveling together, and the total number of participants is 7, the price would be €250 (€125 per family)

Prado tickets: €15 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 a photograph of 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.

Monday through Saturday: 10:00 or 14:00
Tour does not run on Sundays.

To ensure availability advance booking is required. As a very small company, we can rarely accommodate last-minute bookings, particularly during the high season.

A truly engaging learning experience for children of all ages, this private tour of the Prado 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 family art workshop docent at CaixaForum Madrid, where her position involved introducing Art History concepts to young children and stimulating their artistic creativity.  Dr. Cros has years of experience teaching art history to children, and as parent herself she knows how to keep their attention and focus 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.

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