Visit Pilsen with Your Children
Pilsen offers many experiences to families with children not only during the period of summer holiday. In one place, you can visit several touristic attractions for children ranging from climbing of the highest church tower in the Czech Republic, wandering through the mysterious city underground or meeting with puppets and ghosts. In the city, there are many cycling paths, freely accessible sport areas and great places for swimming in the nature. If you include the number of various open-air events you will not want to leave the city at all. Where to go in Pilsen?
Pilsen Zoological and Botanical Garden
Pilsen Zoological Garden is unique in many ways. It has the highest number of animal species among zoos in the whole Czech Republic and it includes a botanical garden too. The exposition called Orient gives you a great opportunity to meet macaques, gibbons or rhinos. There are also African giants such as giraffes, cheetahs or lions. Close to the Lüftnerka farm, the exposition called Czech River introduces you to the life under the water of Czech rivers and you can watch playful otters at the same time. Commented feedings are provided too, come and see the penguins having a feast.
Puppeteering has a long tradition in Pilsen. It was here where the famous puppets Spejbl and Hurvínek were born. The Puppet Museum introduces you to the history of first travelling theatres, family theatres and to current art of puppeteering which is connected mostly to the children’s Alfa Theatre. Children can try the art of puppet masters and even perform in a puppet theatre. The museum features a special father-friendly programme prepared for fathers accompanying their small museum visitors.
Techmania Science Center
Your children will surely appreciate a visit to the Techmania Science Center which provides informal and entertaining opportunities to learn about the world round us. Try interactive expositions, scientific shows, attractive programmes in high-tech laboratories and workshops and learn more from the interesting world of science and technology. The area of the Techmania Science Center includes a unique 3D Planetarium which is one of its kind in the whole Czech Republic. DinoPark DinoPark offers tens of models of prehistoric animals in their original size and producing authentic sounds. The largest model of the park is a gigantic Apatosaurus which is 23 metres long. The DinoPark also features a 3D cinema, a palaeontological playground and a learning path for children. The DinoPark is a separate area but at the same time, it is in the close vicinity of the zoo and therefore we recommend visiting both objects on the same day.
Airpark a non-traditional technical museum which is located 5km from Pilsen in the village called Zruč. Private family collection includes tens of aircrafts, helicopters and tanks. Some of the exhibits are for admiring only. However, many of them you can even board or get into and touch by your own hands. To visit this open-air museum do not forget your rain coats on rainy days.