Things to do with kids in Istanbul

Istanbul is not a typical family holiday destination but there are plenty of quality attractions for the kids if travellers are spending a few days in this great city while en route to the beach resorts or islands. Children can delight in learning about the ocean at trip to the Istanbul Aquarium, or visit Miniaturk park and take in Istanbul's landmarks in miniature! For a more relaxing experience, parents can take their children on a boat tour of the Bosphorous.

Istanbul Dolphinarium photo

Istanbul Dolphinarium

Kids on holiday in Istanbul will jump at a chance to visit the dolphinarium. Its six pools are home to a collection of dolphins and seals, as well as white whales and walruses. Chi…

Istanbul Dolphinarium

Kids on holiday in Istanbul will jump at a chance to visit the dolphinarium. Its six pools are home to a collection of dolphins and seals, as well as white whales and walruses. Children will have the opportunity of a lifetime to swim with the dolphins and learn about sea life while they're there. The restaurant and cafe are great places for a snack or lunch break and there is also a gift store to buy a souvenir to cap off a visit.

Website www.istanbuldolphinarium.com

Museum of the History of Science and Technology photo

Museum of the History of Science and Technology

The Museum of the History of Science and Technology is located in the Gulhane Park, one of the most beautiful areas of Istanbul. It extends over 3500 square meters along the old pa…

Museum of the History of Science and Technology

The Museum of the History of Science and Technology is located in the Gulhane Park, one of the most beautiful areas of Istanbul. It extends over 3500 square meters along the old palace wall, on the former stables of the Sultan's Has Ahirlar. In front of the entrance, the visitor encounters a large globe, which is a reconstruction of one of the most important achievements of the Islamic scientific tradition. Decades of intensive research in the history of Arabic-Islamic manuscripts were necessary as a preparation for the creation of the wealth of objects in the museum. Visitors to the museum can obtain unique insight into the Islamic scientific tradition by looking at the details of the exact replicas of the scientific and technical achievements from the ninth through the seventeenth centuries.

Website www.ibttm.org

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