Families often visit the Middle East for its historical significance, but during free times or additional days in Jordan, parents don’t quite know how to amuse their young traveling children. Amman has a place that will amuse not only the children, but the parents too.
The Children’s Museum in Amman is a modern museum that has opened their doors to visitors since the year 2007. They exhibit over 150 interactive displays, meaning it is completely fine to touch, play, talk and have fun in this museum. The age limit to the activities is none. Every child of every age group will find at least one exhibit interesting.
Some of the exhibits worth mentioning are the human body and senses, flight simulators, earthquakes and car workshop. The outdoor play area is in the shape of a fort with large play frames.
The museum also houses a planetarium, which isn’t grand in scale, but still offers educational and fun activities to visitors. There is also an aquarium displaying a number of fish species. The museum is impressive and a lot of effort and funding has gone into it. Staff is helpful and very understanding of how children can sometimes get overwhelmed while being part of the exhibits.
Entrance is very affordable at three Jordanian Dinars and every first Friday of the month marks free entrance. You should plan at least three hours for this site as there are endless activities with parents having just as much fun. An outdoor area makes for a nice family picnic to round off the day. The Royal Automobile Museum is next door so it is worth making it a “museum” day and visit of both premises.