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Cultural activities for kids in Málaga: five must-see museums



Cultural activities for kids in Málaga: five must-see museums

Among the city museums, some of them are especially recommended for kids, while also ensuring adults have a great time.

Coming to Málaga with your family has never been this fun. The city offers different spaces that will make the little ones enjoy culture like never before. With temporary exhibitions in international museums and thematic museums about music, video games, magic or aviation, the capital will make your day unforgettable.

Centre Pompidou Málaga: exhibition-workshop for the little ones

Los pueblos del mañana


The Espacio Joven (Youth Area) of the Centre Pompidou Málaga is a space for the whole family. Until February 2024, the family’s  little ones can discover "Los Pueblos Del Mañana" (Tomorrows’ Communities), an exhibition-workshop designed by Jean-Charles Castelbajac that aims to awaken the artistic sensitivity of children and draw their attention to the strongest signs of our time through 9 activities.

This experience is divided into four segments: creating a flag, composing with signs and sounds, playing with shapes and images and dancing with signs.

Don’t forget that on Sunday afternoons access to the museum is free.


MIMMA: a space that asks you to play

MIMMADo you like music? The Museo Interactivo de la Música de Málaga (Interactive Museum of Music of Málaga), MIMMA, is an interactive space where you can experiment and learn at the same time. Its slogan, "se ruega tocar" (we ask you to play), invites visitors to make music with some of the instruments on display in this museum: guitar, violin, drums, piano,…

Moreover, the MIMMA has an important collection of musical instruments from all over the world and from all periods.

Currently, the museum hosts the temporary exhibition "El luthier. Universo sonoro de Hugo Domínguez" (The luthier. Sonorous universe of Hugo Domínguez), which presents the "informal instruments" that produce not so conventional sounds, a collection that belongs to Hugo Domínguez, who worked for the famous group Les Luthiers, and to Pepe Zapata of Play it again. The exhibition shows the evolution of the shapes and designs of the guitar, its roots in Africa, Asia and Europe, and its evolution in the American continent.

Beyond imagination

Museo de la Imaginación


Nestled in the alternative Soho "Barrio de las Artes" (Arts district) there is a space where everything is possible: the Museo de la Imaginación (Museum of Imagination), a place where your imagination is the main character. Here you will experience visual illusions, you will listen to music with more than just your ears, you will dance to the  light and shadow plays, ...

In this enclave, the little ones (and not so little ones) can learn that everything is possible, we promise you!

We leave you a tip to complete the perfect visit: do not forget your camera!


Oxo, more than just video games

Museo OXO


Do you like video games? Then Oxo, the  Museo del Videojuego de Málaga (Video game Museum of Málaga), is the perfect place for you. Here you can learn about the history of video games, play with all kinds of consoles -classic and modern-, have immersive experiences, and experience and learn about everything related to video games.

Furthermore, if you are a Final Fantasy fan, this space hosts until March 31, 2024 “El legado de Final Fantasy” (The Final Fantasy legacy), a temporary exhibition that reviews Final Fantasy XVI and the legacy of the saga.


Learn about the world of airports

Museo del Aeropuerto

The Museo Aeronáutico de Málaga (Aeronautical Museum of Málaga), is one of the most fun, close and interactive spaces in the city. It is located in what once was the first passenger terminal of Málaga airport, in 1948.

What can you see here? The cockpit of an airliner, 9 historic aircraft, a control tower from the 40's that serves as an aircraft observatory, historical aviation advertising, engines from different eras, radars, uniforms, and models.

The collection comes from airports all over Spain and the visit shows how an airport works, contemplating the evolution of aeronautical and airport technology, the professions involved and the principles of physics applied to aviation.