Traveling with Kids in Istanbul? We know where to go!


Traveling with Kids in Istanbul? We know where to go!

The Magazine

Toy Museum 

Yes you heard right. There is a toy museum, and we love it. Located in a 5 story mansion, it is a spectacle of hundreds of toys. The mansion also hosts a theater room and atelier, and a cafe (if you need a coffee break)

Opening Hours: Daily 9:30-18:00 (except Mondays)

Cost: Adults15TL, Children 12 TL. 


Ömerpasa Cad, Doktor Zeki Zeren Sokak No:15, 34730 Kadıköy


Translating to Miniturk here we have a compilation of every cultural landmark starting from the Byzantine to the Ottoman empire in mini format. An incredible experience for old and young and an absolute must-see.

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00–19:0

Cost: 15TL


Örnektepe Mahallesi, İmrahor Cd. 7/1, 34445 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Rahmi M. Koç Museum

Located in Hasköy, this 27thousand square meter complex was founded by one of Turkey’s leading business men, and boasts one of the most impressing collection of antique cars, trains, boats and engineering works you will ever see. A definite must-visit for lovers of big toys, the nostalgic – and of course children.

Opening Hours: Daily (except Monday) 9:30-17:00

Cost: Adults  18 TL 


Piri Paşa Mahallesi, Hasköy Cd. No:5, 34445 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

4. Aquariums – ViaSea Aquarium & İstanbul Aquarium 

There are two Aquariums to choose from, or you can just visit both while you’re at it. Depending on which side you are staying on (European side for Istanbul Aquarium, Asian ide for ViaSea Aquarium) you might opt for one of both. Both are mesmerizing, and will have you feeling “under the sea” The Istanbul aquarium will surely leave the kids in awe with its line-up of piranhas, sharks, penguins and more. The ViaSea Aquarium is a little more extensive, boasting over 12000 sea creatures, and kids can even partake in feeding sessions and daily tours. Of course you also have rollercoasters to top the whole thing off (28 to be exact) 

Istanbul Aquarium 

Opening Hours: Daily 10:0-20:00

Cost: Adults 85 TL, Children: 55 TL (3 Person Family Pass 185 TL)


Şenlikköy Mahallesi, Florya Caddesi, Yeşilköy Halkalı Cd. No:93, 34153 Bakırköy

ViaSea Aquarium & Theme Park

Opening Hours: Daily 10:0-19:00 (except Saturdays – 20:30)

Cost: Adults 59 TL, Children: 49TL


Cami Mah., ViaSea Eğlence Meydanı Viaport Marina No:29, 34940 Tuzla/İstanbul

5. Madame Tussauds Istanbul

Last but not least, Madame Tussauds. Always a safe bet, and since its opening in 2016, a definite must-visit for those who want to get to get acquainted with historically famous Turks and Ottomans, including Sultan Süleyman and the founding father of Turkey, Atatürk. Of course you also have Turkish pop-culture, and the international line-up of A-listers like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. We also saw Einstein and ET. You will have plenty to see, there are 55 figures in total. 

Opening Hours: Daily 10:0-20:00

Cost: Adults 50 TL 


Hüseyinağa Mahallesi, İstiklal Cd. No:56, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul