Discovering Art at the Prado through a treasure hunt

This interactive visit to the Prado Museum is designed to foster children’s curiosity and stimulate their visual memory. Children will learn about artistic techniques and Mythological themes that were popular from the age of the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. Together, we will discover monsters and heroes, and explore themes such as family units, patronage, history of taste and fashion, the representation of girls and women, and the (very!) important role of animals in a series of paintings.

A truly engaging learning experience for children of all ages, this private tour of the Prado is led by Dr. Almudena Cros, a qualified Art History professor (BA Hons, MA, PhD Warwick University) who has created successful family-friendly tours in Italy and Spain.  Dr. Cros has worked as a primary school teacher assistant at the American Elementary School in Benjamin Franklin Village (Mannheim), where she taught Spanish and History of Art through visual media, and also as a family art workshop docent at CaixaForum Madrid, where her position involved introducing Art History concepts to young children and stimulating their artistic creativity.  Dr. Cros has years of experience teaching art history to children, and as parent herself she knows how to keep their attention and focus throughout this treasure hunt. 

Although this itinerary is child-focused and is particularly appropriate for children aged between 4 and 12, adults will find plenty of new perspectives as we decode masterpieces and little-known works, side by side.  The inquisitive nature of children and adults alike is catered for in this unique tour where we use our exclusive didactic materials, designed by ourselves, which feature clues to help us explore this fantastic collection.

Length: 2.5 hours.  Maximum group size: 7 people.  

Please note that there is no minimum number of participants, so single parents with a child are as welcome as larger family units.


Prices:
50 euros for adults
40 euros for children under 18 (children under 4 free of charge)

Special offer:
For families including 2 adults and up to 4 children: 180 euros flat fee
For family units of up to 7 members, including 2 or more children: 220 euros flat fee
For a group of 2 different family units with a maximum of 7 people, including 2 or more children: 220 euros flat fee

 
No hidden charges: 21% VAT included in our prices.

Prado tickets: 15 euros per adult - included in the price. We are happy to cover the entrance fee for up to 2 adults when booking as a single family unit, to facilitate access to culture for families.
If the group is made of 2 different famiy units, the cost does not include any Prado tickets as this price already entails a considerable saving for each of the 2 families.
Please bring your passport to qualify for a free or reduced entrance fee to the museum (over 65 years old, children under 18 or students under 26 with a valid College or University ID).

Please note that as part of Across Madrid's commitment to social justice, we destine part of our profits to charitable organisations.  The cost of this tour includes a donation that Across Madrid gives to the medical charity Cirugía en Turkana set up by Madrid surgeons in Turkana, Kenya.  To find out more about the crucial healthcare delivered to children and their families by this NGO, please click here.

Note: The Prado Museum does not allow photographs being taken inside the building.

Available days and starting times:
Please note that advance booking is required and that although we are flexible and can often accommodate last-minute bookings, it is best to book early to avoid disappointment. These are our suggested days and times:

Monday through Sunday including holidays: starting at 10:00.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: starting at 16:00.

To enquire about booking a Prado for Children tour, click here.

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