Bologna for kids
Bologna is a child-friendly city with various activities to discover together with family.
The SMA is the Museum System of the University of Bologna where you can admire the collection of Zoology among the most important in Italy where you can observe, among others, the hunting trophies of Africa. For children, fascinated by dinosaurs, the appointment is at the Geology Collection Capellini Museum where is located the Diplodocus, the longest dinosaur in Europe.
For a stop with the whole family, the Giardini Margherita in Bologna are the ideal place to spend a few hours surrounded by greenery while not moving from the city. With its 26 hectares it is the largest park in Bologna and right here you can still admire a stretch of the waterways that once characterized the city and formed the ancient Savena canal.
For a tour to enjoy an experience for children, discover the "San Luca Express", a fascinating trip on a small train that connects the historic centre of Bologna with the Basilica of San Luca whose Madonna protects the whole city below. On board an integrated audio guide will show you historical and landscape curiosities about Bologna and the surrounding areas. For a new perspective the "City Red Bus" offers a 1-hour tour to discover the arts, monuments and secrets of the city.
A visit to Bologna with kids is the perfect opportunity to spend a few hours admiring the very curious and original museums in Bologna: from the Virtual Reality Museum to the “Mille voci e Mille suoni” Communication Museum where you can retrace the history of radio and music to TV and computers. There are also workshops and initiatives that take place throughout the year, which can be consulted directly on the website of each museum.