Getting acquainted with art and science in preschool plays a big role in the development of small minds. When a child visits the museum, he develops himself sensually and mentally in many ways. The consciousness of history and the concept of time are strengthened, and thus, it begins to relate the historical events and objects of a certain period to the present time. While learning the culture to which he belongs, he knows other cultures. He tries to understand the new words he hears and connects with his visuals to improve his vocabulary. When he encounters an object beyond what he can see, his sense of curiosity and imagination strengthen. Most importantly, he begins to realize that development and change are inevitable and that learning continues throughout life.
The benefits of giving your children the habit of visiting museums at an early age are enormous.
Museums to Visit with Children
There are many museums you can visit by families in Turkey. This mThey also help them develop their artistic skills in the best way by organizing various workshops for children in accordance with their age groups. Children who enjoy exploring and producing new things are starting to enjoy museum visits more. Here, the best museums to visit with children in Turkey …
Istanbul Toy Museum
The museum, which was founded by Sunay Akın on April 23, 2005 and exhibits the most valuable examples of toy history since the 1700s, is located in Göztepe, Istanbul. One of the most important features of the Istanbul Toy Museum is that it is a museum that can be visited by different generations in the family. Founded with toys purchased by antique dealers and auctions by Sunay Akın in more than 40 countries in 20 years, this museum also offers various educational workshops for children. There are interesting activities for children of almost all age groups, from the Wooden Toy Painting Workshop, which is organized for children aged 3 and up, to the Creativity Workshop, designed for children aged 6-11 years.
Source: Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Rahmi M. Koç Museum
The museum in Istanbul Hasköy was awarded the Museum of the Year Award in 1996. In this museum where many transportation vehicles such as submarines, ships, trains, and classic cars are exhibited can attract the attention of the children. On weekends, you can take short family trips along the Golden Horn with a 45-seat nostalgic train that runs on the narrow-gauge railway that runs along the Golden Horn. Rahmi M. Koç Museum continues to live with, since 2009 as a museum ferry visitors to the Fenerbahce Ferry ferry can be held for children's special birthday celebrations. The museum organizes educational workshops for children every weekend. Every week a different study is conducted with groups designed for children aged 4-14 years. These workshops develop the child's creativity in various fields such as design, painting, maritime, astronomy, sculpture and so on, as well as making new friends and improving their communication and social skills.
Fenerbahçe Ferry, which retired after carrying passengers in the Bosphorus for years, has been on display in the Rahmi M. Koç Museum since 2010.
Source: Antalya Toy Museum
Antalya Toy Museum
Founded in Antalya under the leadership of Sunay Akın in Antalya, this museum contains nearly 3,000 antique toys. Nasreddin Hodja and Donkey greet you when you enter the museum. Inside, the Smurfs, Keloğlan, Temel Reis and many more cartoon heroes are included in your visit. There are workshops for children in this museum, which also includes foreign production toys rather than domestic production. There are workshops that will develop children's artistic and social aspects such as origami workshop and cartoon workshop.
Source: Konak Municipality
Ümran Baradan Play and Toy Museum
The museum, which was opened by the world-renowned ceramic artist Ümran Baradan in 2004 in Izmir, has a collection created with works made by children who have been awarded in the museum's competitions. This museum, which has a sister museum agreement with the Kielce Toy Museum in Poland, also offers activities for children of certain age groups. Super Science Detectives at the museum, the children who do various experiments with the activity of each other in the workshop of parents and children spend quality time in fun workshops.
Source: Sakıp Sabancı Museum
Sakıp Sabancı Museum
Atlı Köşk, located in Emirgan, Istanbul; With its impressive building, international exhibitions, exemplary educational programs organized for adults and children, various conferences, concerts and seminars, it brings a versatile museum environment to its visitors. In the museum, the children participating in the program, which continues under the title of ‘Work Protection Training lar, play various games about the sensitivity and protection of cultural assets. The museum is open to all children free of charge at weekends and includes enjoyable activities for children aged 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Guided tours for children are also organized for the exhibitions on the agenda.
Source: Istanbul Modern
Established in 2004 as the first modern and contemporary art museum of our country, this museum continues to host its visitors in its temporary place in Beyoğlu after its building in Karaköy. The museum offers collections and periodical exhibition areas, a photography department, a library, a cinema, educational activities, shops and cafes and invites museum lovers to a comprehensive living space. With weekend education programs designed for different age groups, artist workshops, children discover modern art with fun and production.
Istanbul Modern guides children to discover modern art through workshops organized by artists.
Erimtan Archeology and Art Museum
This museum in Ankara was created by art-loving engineer Yüksel Erimtan's collection of works that he has accumulated for years. Dedicated to contemporary art and museology as well as archeology, this institution welcomes its visitors with its contemporary architecture in Ankara Kale Square. Programed concerts under the name of ‘Tuesday Concerts s are held on Tuesdays in the hall with a capacity of 158 people, and there are various workshops for all children aged 4-14.