Finding out about the Children’s Art Museum when walking around Plaka one day, I was brokenhearted by the fact that I was already 28 years old! Not having had the chance as a kid to visit this museum, I was wondering what it would be about! Trying to find out, I approached the windows of the ground floor and peeked inside! There were hundreds of children’s drawings, set on the walls around the room!
At that time a big table in the center was hosting more than 20 children, not screaming or kicking or biting, but focused on their art! Completely silent and into the moment, learning new skills and enjoying their time! I was lucky enough to meet some of the people that work or volunteer there from time to time and I found out about all the amazing things they do.
The Children’s Art Museum is housed inside an old Athenian mansion really close to Syntagma metro. It’s a must, especially if you travel to Athens with children that want to work creatively on artistic projects! It might give you some time to relax. If you do leave your children with the museum staff, Kimolia Art Cafe (check the Kimolia Art cafe article) is just around the corner for you to have a cup of coffee while you wait!