International Museum Day is approaching. On May 18th, International Museum Day is celebrated, a day on which numerous cultural activities are organized in museums throughout Barcelona, as well as open doors events. A day in which numerous cultural activities are organized in the museums of Barcelona as well as open doors. During the days 13 to 19 May you can take the opportunity to visit many of the spaces and museums of Barcelona and Catalonia for free.

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On the occasion of International Museum Day, which is celebrated this weekend in Barcelona, various activities have been programmed for children and open doors events in several museums in the city. Some of the activities include workshops for children, free guided tours, shows, and educational games. Museums participating in the open doors events include the Picasso Museum, the MACBA, the CCCB, the Museum of the History of Barcelona, and the Maritime Museum, among others.



Picasso Museum: the museum organizes free children’s workshops for children from 5 to 12 years old. In addition, children can enjoy a puppet show and a guided tour of the exhibitions.

  • Picasso Museum: open day on May 18 from 9 am to 1 am. You will be able to visit the Picasso collection and the temporary exhibition free of charge. “Bernard Plossu. Catalan landscapes of Picasso “.

  • MACBA: the museum organizes workshops ¡UAU! Albums and stories at MACBA, by Sherezade Bardají and Yoshi Hioki, designed for children from 5 years old who want to enter a universe of oral histories while discovering spaces of the museum. It will take place at 11:30 am.
  • CCCB: the cultural center will open its doors to the exhibition “Suburbia” The exhibition “Suburbia. The construction of the American dream” traces the cultural history of this ideal of life reproduced ad nauseam in television, advertising and cinema.
  • Maritime Museum of Barcelona: The museum will have an open day. In addition to free access to all exhibitions, visitors can enjoy a musical program with more than 250 musicians who will fill the ships of the monumental complex of the Reales Atarazanas with sound. They are the Drassanes Choir and the musical groups of the Escola de Músics and JPC del Raval.
  • Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona: The Night of the Museums we have programmed the improvisation show Impro Show Natural Sciences, by the company Planeta Impro.Planeta Impro, company responsible for the second most watched show in Catalonia in the season 22/23.
  • Xocolata Museum: The museum will open its doors to celebrate and share with everyone. In our museum you will observe and smell chocolate at all times. You will learn about the history of cocoa and its arrival in Europe and enjoy the spectacle of the art of chocolate and pastry.
  • Paradox Museum: Experience the most paradoxical night of your life. We premiered a new exhibition “Frozen Shadow” come and discover it! Take advantage of the FREE entrance (limited access).
  • Cosmocaixa: This museum offers free admission and many special free activities.
    Fundación Miro: You will be able to see all the open spaces and the current exhibition proposals.

MORE INFORMATION: Check the website of each museum for more information about specific activities and schedules.


Here’s a list of 10 activities for families with children organized at museums in the province of Barcelona:

  • Museu de la Tècnica de l’Empordà: Family workshops to discover technology and science in a playful and participatory way.
  • Museu del Càntir d’Argentona: Guided tour and workshop to learn how to model and decorate a clay càntir.
  • Museu-Arxiu Municipal de Calafell: Experimental archaeology workshop for children to learn about the life of the ancient Romans.
  • Museu de la Moto de Bassella: Exhibition of old motorcycles and workshops for children with electric motorcycles.
  • Museu de la Pell d’Igualada: Workshops for children and young people to discover the secrets of leather and learn how to create their own leather article.
  • Museu de la Pagesia de Fogars de la Selva: Workshop to learn how to make homemade jam with natural products.
  • Museu del Còmic i la Il-lustració de Sant Cugat: Family activities to learn about the history of comics and illustration, comic creation workshops and board games.
  • Museu del Ferrocarril de Vilanova i la Geltrú: Miniature trains, craft workshops, guided tours and exhibitions for railroad lovers.
  • Museu Etnològic del Montseny de Arbúcies: Activities to discover the life and customs of the inhabitants of Montseny through history, music and games.
  • Museu del Gas de la Pobla de Lillet: Workshop to create natural soap and learn how to recycle used oil to care for the environment.


CHECK OUT THE FULL PROGRAM: International Museum Day 2025

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