Vatican Museums Child Ticket with Family Tour Kit

An adventure designed for young explorers: a hunt of the artistic treasures of the Vatican Museums

Overview

Specially designed for children (5 to 12 years old) to enjoy with their parents and other grown-up family members, Vatican Museums introduce a brand new didactic initiative: the Family Tour.

Armed with a kit formed by an MP3 audio-guide and a color-illustrated map, the young explorers will go on a hunt of the artistic treasures of the Vatican Museums that will introduce them to key artworks from the Vatican’s collection by following clues on an accompanying map.

An experience for the entire family: it's all about learning... while having fun!

  • Available only for children between 5 and 12 years old.
  • Languages: English, Italian, Spanish and French.
  • The tour is available during the opening hours of the Museums.
  • The Family Tour Kit must be picked up at the Antenna International Desk situated in the "Court of the Corazze", at the top of the mobile staircase.

The admission ticket to the Vatican Museums is valid for visiting the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel only on the date indicated on the voucher.

IMPORTANT: The Vatican Museums require the name and birth date of all participants of the group, please enter their names in specific field in the order form, once you have added the reservation to your shopping cart.

PLEASE NOTE: museum confirms the visit around two months before the date, so reservation guarantees the insertion into the waiting list. Credit card charge is made the business day after the reservation request.

The reservation allows you to enter the museum at confirmed date and time without queuing up, only at time confirmed on the voucher; delays on reservations are not allowed. It is advised to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before time indicated in the confirmation voucher. Your preferential entrance can, in any case, have a waiting time respect time indicated on the voucher due to the huge number or visitors entering the museums every day. Weekend a Firenze is not responsible for eventual delays related to inefficiencies of the Vatican Museums cashiers.

After the payment is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with the confirmation of the booking, the voucher containing the reservation code and tour information. You are asked to print off the voucher so as to present it on the day of the tour. The reservation will be checked by means of the bar code present on the voucher. In case of loss of the voucher please consult the Customer Care Staff. To access the museums, you will have to show the Voucher you got by email together with a valid identification document.

PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out. Tickets will be confirmed upon availability of museum. Please note time confirmed can be ANY TIME during opening hours.

Rooms closed at the moment of the visit will be indicated at entrance.
Access to the Museums is permitted only to visitors with proper attire.
All the reservations, dates and times might be changed or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances related to activities of the Pope.
Reservations can be made until 4 days before the visit.

Save time in ordering! Add into your basket all the museum tickets you want, then fill the form and send the request.

Before making your reservation, please, read the Ordering Informations

IMPORTANT NOTICE: After succesfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails: the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (two business days after). In order to receive them, please make sure you insert your e-mail address correctly and check that your anti-spam filter or antivirus are not blocking mails from our address [email protected] Special attention for AOL mailbox users.

Cancellation policy: tickets CANNOT be canceled and they are NOT refundable.

If the visitor needs to modify their voucher, they must present themselves at the "Reception Desk" in order to request a new voucher. Reservation changes can be made, only once, up to one hour before the intended visit. It is not possible to make modifications to the number of participants taking part to the visit.

Open from Monday to Saturday; entrance times will be indicated at the moment of the reservation.

Closure:
Sundays (except for the last Sunday of each month, excluding Easter, June 29th and December 25th and 26th)
January 1st and 6th (Epiphany)
February 11th (Lateran Pacts Anniversary)
March 19th (St. Joseph), Easter and Easter Monday
May 1st (Ascension Thursday) and May 22nd (Corpus Christi Day)
August 14 (Assumption Vigil) and 15th (Assumption Day)
November 1st (All Saint's Day)
December 8th (Feast of the Immaculate Conception), 25th (Christmas Day) and 26th (St. Stephen's Day).

Deposits at the Cloakroam

  • The cloakroom staff will accept from the visitors their bags and personal belongings (irrispective of the form, material or dimension of th object), with the exception of clothing items, hats, portable umbrellas.
  • It is obligatory to deposit in the cloakroom suitcases, backpacks and containers with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15.
  • It is obligatory to deposit in the cloakroom bags and bagpacks which are cumbersome, except those small-sized, that carried on shoulder, don't jut out by 15 cm from the body's shape in its highest point.
  • It is obligatory to deposit in the cloakroom any umbrella with a spike tip, umbrellas of medium and large size, walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors to facilitate their movement), tripods for cameras and video cameras, signage of any kind (except signs used by official guides for their identification).
  • It is obligatory to deposit in the cloakroom knives, scissors, any tools thai could be harmful to other persons ora damage works of art in the Museums.
  • It is not possible to deposit in the cloakroom, fiirearms of any kind or other dangerous objects. It is strictly forbidden to enter the Museums with any kind of weapon.
  • Access to the Museums by armed visitors is not permitted. Non exception to this rule is made for visitors holding a firearm permit, or if the weapon forms part of a uniform (police, military or others).

After the payment is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with the confirmation of the booking, the voucher containing the reservation code and tour information. You are asked to print off the voucher so as to present it on the day of the tour. The reservation will be checked by means of the bar code present on the voucher. In case of loss of the voucher please consult the Customer Care Staff. To access the museums, you will have to show the Voucher you got by email together with a valid identification document.

PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out. Tickets will be confirmed upon availability of museum. Please note time confirmed can be ANY TIME during opening hours.

Before You Book

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

Vatican Museums: Child Ticket with Family Tour Kit

This MP3 audio-guided tour takes children and their families on a special journey through the Art Gallery, the Egyptian Museum, the Gallery of Maps, the Museum of Popes Clement and Pius, and the Sistine Chapel.

An amiable museum guard named Gregorio accompanies the young visitors, and engages them with the museums’ masterpieces, helping them to actively find the next artwork on the tour through a series of clues and by using the map. The children are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to uncover mysteries and solve riddles, creating an original and unforgettable experience. Gregorio also introduces the young visitors to some special characters along the way, such as the angel of Melozzo da Forli, an inhabitant of Ancient Egypt, a cat, the God Mercury, and then finally Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

Through an engaging and playful mix of lively commentary and dialogue between the characters, together with thematic soundscapes, this tour is a captivating way to introduce the children to this rich museum complex. An integral part of the learning experience, the map will be given as a souvenir with which the young visitors can continue the family fun at home.

Cancellation Policy

Once the visit is confirmed, you can not cancel or modify.

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