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The Acropolis Museum supports independent learning by making available backpacks filled with activities and ‘family trails’ for families with young children, free of charge.

Families can choose between a quick and simple visit using one of the booklets, or a longer and more intricate one using one of the backpacks, which are also equipped with games. Family backpacks and Family trails are written and designed by the Acropolis Restoration Service Education Team for the Acropolis Museum.

Family backpacks for children and parents contain various games and activities that are exhibition-based and are supported by colorful children’s exhibit labels in the Museum galleries. The pack activities require families to work together to solve its challenges.Τhe Acropolis Museum gives families the opportunity to enjoy their visit and learn about the exhibits in a creative way through the specially designed Family Backpacks. Families can borrow the backpack of their choice from the Museum’s Information Desk by leaving an identification card. Backpacks are available on a first-in first-served basis. Alternatively, family backpacks are available in the Museum Shops. 

“The Parthenon Sculptures” (for children 8-12 years old)
Archaic Colors” (for children 8-11 years old)
“In Search of the Goddess Athena” (for children 6-9 years old)

Family trails for children and parents are individual theme based activities that focus on a ‘trail’ of exhibits throughout the Museum. The trails require less time and effort than the larger backpack, but still offer guidance for a structured activity in the galleries that makes Museum visits fun.The following specially designed booklets help children and their parents have a pleasant and interesting visit at the Acropolis Museum. The themes and the level of information offered in the activities vary according to the age of the children they are aimed towards. This program’s goal is for children to see some of the Museum’s masterpieces and acquaint themselves with its galleries, as well as develop their awareness, their memory and their imagination, all while having a good time. Families receive the booklets from the Information Desk during Museum opening hours. 

"Counting 1 to 10 at the Acropolis Museum"(for children 5-8 years old)
"An invitation to the Olympian Gods at the Acropolis Museum" (for children 8-10 years old)

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