WHAT KIND OF A PLACE IS KIDZANIA?
Designed for children, KidZania is the world’s first kids-sized city where children between 4 and 14 years participate in 67 activities to develop their artistic, physical and social skills, experience nearly 120 different jobs, act freely making their own decisions, use their creativity, make friends and be productive.
Here education blends with entertainment, kids can freely visit many entertaining facilities including the theatre, bank, hospital, fire station, police station, secret agent training center and aviation academy. At KidZania, children have the opportunity to step into the world of adults, get to know different business areas, experience the professions of adults and take responsibility. They are informed about everything related to the profession they have chosen, and they wear a real uniform and go to work. Pilots fly planes, secret agents uncover secrets, archaeologists dig, and chefs prepare delicious food.
WHERE IS KIDZANIA? HOW DO I GET THERE?
Kidzania Kadıköy is located in AKASYA AVM, which is at the junction of Metrobus and metro lines in Acıbadem. For this reason, Kidzania can be reached very easily both by tube and metrobus. If you are going to use the metrobus, you need to get off at the Uzuncayir stop, and if you are using the tube, you need to get off at the Unalan stop. For those on the European side, it is necessary to use Marmaray and switch to the metro from the Ayrilik Cesmesi stop. Another alternative is to go to Kadıkoy by ferry and take the tube.
You can enter Akasya AVM from the main entrance. After the entrance, you can go to Food Court. Admissions to KidZania are from the entrance at Food Court.
HOW MUCH DOES KIDZANIA COST? (ENTRANCE FEES)
Adult: 65 TL
Children: 250 TL
0–24 months: Free
WHAT’S ON KIDZANIA? WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCES CHILDREN CAN HAVE?
At the entrance to Kidzania, the children wear your wristbands and start touring the occupational units with 50 Kidzos they buy from the bank. In some units, money is earned, while in others it is spent. At the Secret Agent Training Center, they do acrobatics in a dark room without touching the x-rays, they climb through the spider webs. They manage to walk on the beam road without falling over, and finally they are tied to a rope and throw ourselves into the void from 5 meters. A very ambitious start.
They say let’s calm down a little and earn some money, they stop by the Archeology museum. They get preliminary information from their teachers, take out the historical artifacts and label them for display in the exhibition area.
They work as food engineers in the biscuit factory and are involved in the manufacturing process from biscuit dough to packaging.
In the organ transplantation activity in the hospital department, children learn about organ transplantation and perform organ transplantation operations.
At the aviation academy, they pilot the cockpit of the Boeing 737 aircraft and fly from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Atatürk Airport with their flight simulation experience.
In the Music Studio, the children have a real concert experience. After getting information about musical instruments, they take the stage in roles such as vocal, keyboard, drummer, guitarist, bass guitarist, percussionist, and they sing the song they choose by playback.
Children who work as firefighters in the Kidzania Fire Department are primarily trained on the causes of the fire, the precautions to be taken to prevent fire, and the identification of possible danger points. Then they get on the fire truck to put out the fire with the fire warning alarm, and they put out the fire by using the fire extinguishers.
Children who want to save a little more money are picked up at the courier center. After putting the packages on which the delivery addresses are written on the wheelbarrow, they deliver them to the correct address. They bring the signed paper back to the starting point after they get the signature to deliver the package.
And it’s time for the most delicious activity. In the sushi restaurant, the children learn what sushi is and the types of sushi and learn about the Far East Cuisine, and then they prepare their own sushi. They prepera their sushi using seaweed, rice, cucumber, carrot, sesame, bamboo mat and water and add soy sauce upon request. At the end of the activity, they take their sushi with them and eat them with pleasure.
KIDZANIA CONTACT INFO
Address: Acıbadem, Akasya AVM No: 25A, 34660 Üsküdar/İstanbul
Phone: 0 850 2005439