12 Things to Do in Buenos Aires with Kids

Buenos Aires is an ideal city to visit with the family and you will find many plans to discover the Argentine capital with children. Here I tell you which are the best alternatives

Matías Rodríguez

Matías Rodríguez

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12 Things to Do in Buenos Aires with Kids

Getting to know the Children's Republic | ©Raúl Alejandro Rodríguez

Buenos Aires usually offers options for all visitors and children are no exception, since the city has a great number of attractions for the little ones. So if you plan to visit the Argentine capital with your family, you will be able to enjoy many alternatives.

Among the best plans to visit the city with children are to enjoy a children's play at the Colón Theater, take a bike tour through the Palermo Woods, visit the Parque de la Costa, visit the Children's Museum in the Abasto Shopping Center and walk along the San Telmo Comic Strip Promenade.

1. Discover the animals at Temaikèn Biopark

Temaikèn Biopark|©Alberto Melograna
Temaikèn Biopark|©Alberto Melograna

If there are animals, fun is guaranteed for the little ones, and also for the not so little ones, let's not fool ourselves. That is why visiting the Bioparque Temaikèn is one of the best things to do with your family in Buenos Aires.

In this biopark you will be able to discover the native Argentinean fauna and other animals from other continents. In addition, there is also a botanical garden for children to discover many new plants and learn while having fun.

The complex is a little far from the city center, so if you go with children, to facilitate logistics, I recommend that you book tickets to Bioparque Temaikèn with transfer. You and the kids will arrive at the park with more energy and you will be able to enjoy yourselves.

Interesting details

Temaikèn Biopark ticket reservations

2. Visit the River Plate and Boca Juniors stadiums

River Plate stadium|©F/Soalheiro
River Plate stadium|©F/Soalheiro

Are your kids soccer fans? Then this activity should not be missing in your tour of Buenos Aires because they will enjoy it a lot.

Both River Plate and Boca Juniors are the most famous stadiums in Argentina, "El Monumental" and "La Bombonera", and with an expert guide who will delve into their history, you can learn all their curiosities.

However, I only recommend booking a tour of the River Plate and Boca Juniors stadiums and museums if your child is over 5 years old, because if he/she is younger, he/she might not enjoy the visit and get bored, but from that age on he/she will be amazed. Even so, it is a very personal thing that will depend a lot on the child.

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Book a tour of River Plate and Boca Juniors stadiums

3. Enjoy a play for children at the Colón Theater.

Colon Theater| ©Leo Tomarchio
Colon Theater| ©Leo Tomarchio

Booking a guided tour of the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires is another must-do on your list. It is one of the most important in Latin America and offers a wide variety of plays, ballet and opera for children. Some of the most outstanding plays are:

  • The classic ballet The Nutcracker: a magical story that transports children to a world of fantasy and adventure.
  • The opera Hansel and Gretel: an adaptation of the famous story by the Brothers Grimm that combines music, song and theater to create a vibrant and educational experience.

In addition, the theater offers workshops and complementary activities for children to learn more about the world of theater and music. Workshops include lessons in singing, dancing and acting, as well as hands-on activities where little ones can experience the work of technicians and producers behind the scenes.

If you're looking for the most complete plan, you can book a guided tour of the Teatro Colón, but the little ones might get bored at MALBA.

Book a guided tour of the Colón Theater

4. Take a bike tour through the Palermo Woods.

Palermo Forests by Bike| ©Turismo Buenos Aire
Palermo Forests by Bike| ©Turismo Buenos Aire

One of the best ways to explore the Bosques de Palermo in Buenos Aires is with a bike tour in Buenos Aires. This activity is perfect for those who want to enjoy a day out doors in the city while exercising and connecting with nature.

If you plan to visit the Argentine capital with children, these bike tours in Buenos Aires could be an excellent option, since besides being a fun activity to do with the family, they are a safe and comfortable way to ride through the extensive paths and trails of the park.

And if you like the experience and want to repeat, another day you can also book a bike tour around the city of Buenos Aires to, this time, get to know more of the downtown area. Combining both activities is an excellent way to enjoy the green side of the city, but also the more urban side, without the kids getting bored walking around.

Book a bike tour in Buenos Aires

5. Visit the Parque de la Costa in Tigre Delta

Coastal Park| ©Ted McGrath
Coastal Park| ©Ted McGrath

And another very complete plan is to book an excursion to the Delta del Tigre from Buenos Aires, one of the most popular proposals of the Argentine capital. You will embark on a boat and navigate the Paraná River. Quite an adventure.

Also, very close to there, you will find the Parque de la Costa, one of the most popular amusement parks in Buenos Aires, which has a wide variety of attractions for all ages and among the most outstanding are:

  • The roller coasters.
  • The giant Ferris wheel.
  • The pirate ship.
  • The ghost train.
  • Attractions for small children.

The park also has a variety of live shows, such as the Magic Show and the Acrobatics Show, which are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. You can also visit restaurants and stores to enjoy food and souvenirs.

Book an excursion to the Paraná Delta

6. Take a ride on the Tren de la Costa (Coastal Train)

Coastal Train| ©Rodrigo Costanzo
Coastal Train| ©Rodrigo Costanzo

This tourist transport offers visitors an unforgettable experience through the beautiful landscapes of the coast of the Rio de la Plata. The views of the river, historic buildings and mansions lining the coast is a real marvel that will entertain children. Along the route, the train makes several stops at different tourist spots such as:

  • Puerto de Frutos: you can find handicrafts and local products.
  • Tigre Art Museum: it has a great collection of Argentinean art.

During the trip, children can enjoy the panoramic views, as well as the games and entertainment offered on the train. In addition, many of the stops along the route have playgrounds and outdoor activities for children. And you can combine the tour with the Buenos Aires tourist bus, as the stops are close together.

Interesting information about the Coastal Train

  • Starting point: Maipú station, in the Olivos neighborhood, on the outskirts of the Argentine capital.
  • Travel time: approximately 1 hour and a half.
  • Total distance: 15 kilometers to Delta del Tigre station.

Book tickets for the Buenos Aires tourist bus

7. Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences| ©Federico Chef
Museum of Natural Sciences| ©Federico Chef

The Museum of Natural Sciences of Buenos Aires is one of the most important museums in Buenos Aires and a very seductive proposal for those interested in science. Founded in 1812, it has a huge collection of objects and exhibits related to life on Earth.

One of the main attractions of the museum and the one that children like the most is the paleontology room, which houses fossils of prehistoric animals such as dinosaurs, mammals and reptiles

In addition, the museum offers educational activities and workshops for children and adults, which makes it an ideal option to discover with the family. The building that houses the museum is an example of neo-gothic architecture, which makes it a tourist attraction in itself. In addition, it is located in Palermo, one of the most touristic places in the city.

Details of interest

  • Price: the entrance fee is approximately 3 euros.
  • Location: 480 Patricias Argentinas Avenue, Buenos Aires.
  • Hours: every day from 2pm to 7pm.

Book a guided tour of Buenos Aires

8. Visit the Children's Museum

Abasto, Children's Museum| ©Sergio Quaroni
Abasto, Children's Museum| ©Sergio Quaroni

The Children's Museum at the Abasto Shopping Mall is a fun and educational place to visit in Buenos Aires. This interactive museum is designed especially for children between the ages of 2 and 12 and offers a wealth of activities and exhibits that allow little ones to learn while they play. Here is all it has to offer:

  • An area dedicated to depicting a different aspect of everyday life in the city for children to learn how they work.
  • Others dedicated to science and technology, where children can learn about electricity, magnetism and physics in general.
  • There are also outdoor games and activities, such as a climbing wall, a bicycle circuit and a giant slide.
  • Finally, there are special educational workshops and activities for children and families.

Moreover, due to its brutalist architecture, the Abasto is one of the most representative buildings in the city and is located in an area considered one of the cradles of Buenos Aires music.

Interesting details

  • Price: the entrance fee is approximately 8 euros.
  • Location: 3247 Corrientes Avenue, Buenos Aires. You can get there comfortably if you book tickets for the Buenos Aires tourist bus.
  • Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12:30 pm to 8 pm.

Book tickets for the Buenos Aires tourist bus

9. Walk along the "Paseo de la Historieta" in San Telmo.

Mafalda in San Telmo| ©Tomas Dosuna
Mafalda in San Telmo| ©Tomas Dosuna

The Paseo de la Historieta is a tourist attraction located in the neighborhood of San Telmo and is also a tribute to the most popular Argentine comic strip characters such as Mafalda, Isidoro Cañones, Clemente and Patoruzú.

The promenade has a series of sculptures and murals depicting the cartoon characters, making it an ideal place for children and adults who love pop culture and comics. In addition, the site is surrounded by bars, restaurants and antique stores, making it a perfect place to explore and enjoy local life.

During the tour of the promenade you will be able to:

  • Enjoy the statues of the characters.
  • Take pictures with them and discover more about the history of Argentine comics.
  • Read the information panels that tell the curiosities of each character.
  • Visit the souvenir stores where you can find souvenirs and objects related to the comics.

Book a private tour in Buenos Aires

10. Marvel at the Children's Republic

Children's Republic| ©Raúl Alejandro Rodríguez
Children's Republic| ©Raúl Alejandro Rodríguez

Another of the best things to see and do in Buenos Aires is to visit the Children's Republic, a theme park located in La Plata that has been specially designed for children to enjoy and learn at the same time.

It is considered the first children's theme park in Latin America and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. Book a private tour in Buenos Aires and learn more about this park, which has a wide variety of attractions and activities for children of all ages:

  • Mechanical games.
  • Water attractions.
  • Arts and crafts workshops.
  • Playgrounds and live shows.
  • Zoo.
  • A farm.
  • Lake with boats.
  • Replica of a city.

In the latter, children can play at being firemen, policemen, doctors, car drivers and learn about the different professions that exist in a city.

Details of interest

  • Price: admission is free, although some of the attractions have an extra cost, which starts at 5 euros per activity.
  • Location: Camino General Belgrano s/n, Gonnet, about 50 kilometers from Buenos Aires.
  • Hours: daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

11. Discover the theme park of Tecnópolis

Tecnópolis| ©Tecnopolis Argentina
Tecnópolis| ©Tecnopolis Argentina

Tecnópolis is a theme park located on the outskirts of Buenos Aires that offers an educational, playful and interactive experience for the whole family. This park is one of the largest and most visited in Latin America and this is all it has to offer:

  • Great variety of exhibits and activities related to science, technology and culture.
  • Live shows and events, such as concerts, theater and dance shows, and other cultural activities for the whole family.
  • Play and entertainment areas, as well as a wide variety of food and beverage options.
  • The planetarium, one of the most popular attractions. It features a giant projection screen where visitors can view simulations of the planets and stars.
  • Outdoor exhibits, including sculptures and interactive structures.

Details of interest

  • Price: admission is free.
  • Location: Av. Gral. Paz and Ricardo Balbín, Buenos Aires.
  • Hours: Friday to Sunday from 4pm to 10pm.

12. Visit the Museo Participativo de las Ciencias in Recoleta

Participatory Museum of Sciences in Recoleta| ©Argentina Travel Pictures
Participatory Museum of Sciences in Recoleta| ©Argentina Travel Pictures

The Museo Participativo de las Ciencias in Recoleta is one of the most popular attractions in Buenos Aires for people interested in science and technology. With its hands-on and interactive exhibits, the museum offers a unique educational experience for children.

The museum has several themed rooms, each focusing on a different branch of science, such as biology, physics, chemistry and technology. The exhibits are designed to be interactive, allowing visitors to experiment and learn in an entertaining way.

It also has a screening room where educational films are shown, as well as workshops and live activities that are ideal for children and adults alike. The museum's gift store also offers a wide variety of souvenirs and educational items to take home.

Details of interest

  • Price: Admission is free.
  • Location: Av. Gral. Paz and Ricardo Balbín, Buenos Aires.
  • Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 3 pm to 8 pm.