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What to do with the kids this summer?

Posted on 29 July 2012

Visit the Bazaar with your kids. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

What to do with your kids during the long summer holiday? You can take them to the Istanbul Aquarium in Florya, to Jurassic Land in the shopping center Forum at Bayrampasa, to the Spice Bazaar, on boat ride on one of the ferries or on the long Bosporus tour, to one of the Princes islands or the Bostanci seaside.

If you want to escape the summer heat and want your kid to spend some time in an airconditioned environment that is educational in a fun way as well, you should definitely take them to the Pera Museum.

Pera Museum is hosting an educational program for children titled “My Gigantic Portrait.” In this summer program, geared towards 7-14 year-olds, children will have a chance to visit and compare the portraits of the Count and Countess of Vergennes in Turkish attire by Antoine de Favray from the “Intersecting Worlds: Ambassadors and Painters” exhibition, as well as the large-scale portraits of Carlos IV and Maria Luisa from the “Goya: Witness of His Time – Engravings and Paintings” exhibition. Following the exhibition tour, children will create their own large-scale portraits with reference to the figurative works they have seen in the workshop. Workshops are held between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on three or four days a week. For detailed information, visit Pera Museum’s website.

Program will take place between 11 – 27 July.

For more information and to make a reservation:

(0212) 334 99 00 (4)

Also read this article by Elle Loftis, an American expat, writer and mother living in Istanbul

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