What to do with Kids!

KIDS! THE SCIENCE MUSEUMS are all ultra modern ... interactive, my kid loves them all... ten year old... Parque Explora has interactive physics demos like the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The the Acuario there is world class. Across the street is the Planetario, brand new, interactive. At Alpujarra are the EPM Library kids room with programs and materials for kids, computers . Also nearby there is the Barefoot Park.. designed as a walk thru many surfaces and water... bare foot. Nearby the ultra hi tech water museum from EPM, interactive computer driven environmental museum and exhibitions.
. Parque Arvi is designed for kids to get a nature experience. Ice skating at Santa Fe Mall. Little penguin assists for beginners. My ten year old daughter is in an educational paradise. As a former middle school science teacher I wish I had half of these resources for kids. MANY first rate Kids music concerts in all types of music.      

THE MUS de Antioquia has the Botero experience room for kids. The Mus of Modern Art has kid based exhibits and activities. The U de Antioquia has a very interesting display of Pre Columbian art and science. Amusement Parque Norte is cool. Jardin Botanico Jungle Acres, Orchideum, kids book fairs etc. And the THERE IS THE ZOO! Really good... butterfly rooms, modern style "Open" exhibits of animals, colonial mansion, kids programs galore.

Check out programs at the Metropolitano and other theater venues. Swimming for Christmas in Santa Fe de Antioquia. PM me with questions Scott Tesoro. The cementario San Pedro is also a museum... one of the most beautiful spots in Medellin! Something very different is Full Moon nights at the Cemetary with dance and music and light shows.

 Parque de los Deseos has outdoor physics demos for kids and a great slanting pavement for sliding. For kids there's paintball in Poblado, rock climbing walls bowling *ex in Monterrey Mall and Malibu Belen.



Larry Rose came to Medellin about four years ago. Since then he's found a creative, dynamic, upfront city populated by wonderful people so very proud of this…

Larry Rose The rock climbing wall is closed... maybe there are more. I hope others will add stuff for kids that they know about.
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Scott Tesoro Larry, you are awesome! I was reading your posts to the kids and they were jumping up and down. We went to the stadium in Laureles this morning which was great. We will definitely hit some of your other suggestions. We've been traveling for two months now and my wife and I discovered early on that they need to have kid activities. We were in Oaxaca before Colombia and we're lucky enough to meet some other families with similar ages kids. That really helped us as a family bring some familiarity into our life. Hope to do the same here especially if we plan on being here a few months. Thanks again!
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Larry Rose Thanks Scott Tesoro! It's a pleasure. Do your kids speak any SpanisH? My daughter is looking for friends who speak English. Keeping my blog with this sort of info is my way of giving back to Medellin.
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Scott Tesoro We are all learning Spanish. My daughter is 12 and my son 10. She's more motivated to learn then he. Would love to connect with your daughter to give her some English practice! Did you say she is 10?
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Larry Rose Yes and a pistol, and techie and girly. Beatriz y Andrea..
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Larry Rose Get ready for NAVIDAD... very Special in Medellin. National Geographic says that our lights are "The Best in the World"!
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Larry Rose Free Christmas concerts by youth orchestra in Teatro Metropolitano.
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Larry Rose El Red, music school consortiums give free concerts in the malls and other venues during the season. Check out their Site.
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Larry Rose Go to Parque Sabaneta at el Peregrino for famous Giant Bunuelos and for the lights.
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Larry Rose School holiday starts Weds... I'll keep in touch...!
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