The Hellenic Children’s Museum (HCM) is a non-profit organization of public welfare, legally established in Athens, Greece in 1987 by a group of young professionals.
Its purpose is to help children develop all aspects of their personality in order to become citizens who respect their own individuality and to obtain a social conscience.
The purpose addresses all children, without exception, families, school communities and everyone who is interested in the multilateral development of children or is directly or indirectly related to children.
The HCM’s mission is to encourage every child to discover, to understand, to learn, to enjoy and to shape the world in which (s)he lives with respect for individuality and an emphasis on team work.

The HCM:

  • has created and runs the CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATHENS
A collaboration between the non-profit organization «Hellenic Children’s Museum» and the Culture, Sports & Youth Organization of the City of Athens (OPANDA)
It is a multi-subject and multi-oriented museum and it derives its subjects from science and technology, the natural environment, arts, social studies, language, mathematics and children’s daily life and interests. The exhibit area of the Museum presents both permanent and temporary exhibits.
Museum’s audience: Children up to 12 years old and their adult companions.

The exhibits of the Children’s Museum of Athens

  • The Attic
  • Hello Pythagoras!
  • Workshop: The moving image
  • The Us and the Them, an exhibit about diversity
  • The Kitchen – Discover the world of Biscuit
  • Discover Myself-How do I move?
  • The ABC of nutrition
  • Drive and walk safely
  • Bubbles
  • The Museum of the Greek alphabet letters

At the exhibits of the Children’s Museum of Athens, children can:

  • explore the objects
  • use all their senses
  • «play role games» and cooperate with other children as well as with their parents
  • assemble or disassemble objects
  • make things and take them with them
  • understand how something works through play

The HCM studies, designs, implements EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS for:

  • school groups at the Children’s Museum of Athens and at schools
  • families and other groups at the Children’s Museum of Athens and at other museums or open air cultural sites
  • educators and parents
  • people with special needs and other groups with special characteristics (i.e. refugees etc)

The HCM VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: The HCM has an impressive volunteer program awarded in 2005 by the Hellenic Federation of Friends of Museums. Over 4500 volunteers have supported the HCM the last 35 years.

OPENING HOURS
Wednesday: 17:00 – 20:00 (time zone: 17:00-18:15, 18:45-20:00)
Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00 (time zone: 10:00-11:15, 11:45-13:00, 13:30-15:00)
Before your visit it is necessary to call us on +302103312995 in order to sign up to certain time zone.

FREE ADMISSION
Children must be accompanied by adults during their visit in the museum.

Τhe Children’s Museum of Athens implements all necessary precaution measures for the health and safety of visitors and staff.
In accordance with the recently implemented Law, for admission to the Museum all visitors must provide upon entry a photo ID and:
a vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate from Covid-19

Children from 4 to 17 years old may alternatively provide a negative self-test certificate, carried out no longer than 24 hours before the visit.

Additional precautionary measures include, among others

  • Requirement of using a face mask at all museum venues for all visitors, adults and children
  • Use of disinfectant, available at the building entrance and in selected common areas,
  • Maintenance of 1.5-metre distance between visitors,

ACCESS
The Children’s Museum of Athens operates at the ground floor of the Athens Conservatoire Building and its entrance is on Vas. Konstantinou Avenue.

  • METRO line 3 – Evangelismos station (exit: Parko Rizari)
  • BUSES : 550 – bus-stop: Ethniko Idryma Erevnon (National Hellenic Research Foundation)

HOLIDAYS
Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday and the following holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1st), Epiphany (January 6th), Clean Monday, March 25th, Good Friday, Easter Day, Easter Monday, May 1st, Holy Spirit Day, August 15th, October 28th, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Contact information
Athens Conservatoire Building, Rigillis & Vas. Georgiou B’ 17-19, 106 75 Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 2103312995, Fax: +30 2103241919, E-mail: info@hcm.gr,
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