Having started its story in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, KidZania, the Country of Children, was established to have a world where all children can learn while having fun. KidZania, which was opened in the Santa Fe region for the first time in 1999, operates in 27 cities in 20 countries today.
KidZania Istanbul was founded in 2014 as the 16th KidZania in the world. It serves all children between the ages of 0-14 in an area of 10,000 m2 in Akasya Shopping Mall. The best brands in Turkey add realism to this city run by children. Children can experience more than 120 professions in KidZania Istanbul, which is a real city with 67 different activity areas with its bank, hospital, supermarket, laboratory, theatre, university, fire department, earthquake simulation center, stadium, streets, factories, and square. In KidZania, where all activities are certified by the Behavioral Sciences Institute, the activity contents are prepared depending on the ages, interests, and skills of the children, with the guidance of pedagogues, game experts, and trainers.
As an UN Global Compact Supporter, KidZania Istanbul adheres to its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. It supports the Ten Principles and the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
KidZania Istanbul, the Country of Children, was awarded the 2020 Travellers' Choice award, the biggest award of TripAdvisor, with the comments and ratings of our guests. KidZania Istanbul is among the top 10 percent of the entertainment venues in the world. The award was given to the best institutions in the world based on positive comments and high scores in 2019.
Have Fun, Learn, and Discover!
KidZania economy is designed to help children learn by experiencing how the economic cycle works. A system was established to enable children to learn about work values and to understand the KidZos shopping process for products and services. KidZania's official currency, KidZos, forms the basis for the development of children's financial literacy competencies at KidZania. Depending on the country's supply and demand balance, children earn or spend KidZos on all-day activities at KidZania. Children's credit cards are loaded with 50 KidZos when they enter KidZania. With KidZos loaded on their cards, children can purchase the products and services they want in KidZania, and they can also earn KidZos by working in their workplaces within KidZania. As KidZania citizens, they can also save their KidZos in their bank account. They can even spend as they wish at all KidZanias around the world with their KidZos.
When entering KidZania, 20 KidZos are also defined for adults accompanying children. Adults can spend time in the resting areas if they wish, or participate in any of our 12 activities (Bodrum Mantı, Disco, Archeology Museum, Chefs Academy, Photography, Stadium, Perfumery, Jewelry Store, Car Service, Earthquake Simulation Center, Social Ben and Creative Parent) that they can experience with their children.
In KidZania, which has its own language, children learn the KidZania language in the activities they participate in and can speak the same language with the children in all KidZanias.
Zanks/ Zank U: Thanks / thank you
KidZo/ KidZos: KidZania currency
KidZitter: Play brother/sister service for children over 5 years old.
B-KidZanian: KidZania loyalty program
CitiZen: Anyone who owns the KidZania
CongreZZ: Congress that only KidZania citizens can attend.
Apart from these, there are also a few expressions included in KidZania's system:
Edutainment: Learning with fun (Education + Entertainment)
Zummit: A summit attended by experts in their fields held at KidZania.
RFID Bileklik: Wristband, which is attached to both the child visitor and the accompanying adult for security reasons, and which is defined to the system specifically for each user.
Security at KidZania Istanbul:
Security is one of the most important issues at KidZania. There is only one entrance and exit for the safety of all visitors. These entrance and exit areas are guarded by KidZania security officials.
Children are safe under the supervision of specialized private security personnel with dome and fixed cameras in KidZania Istanbul.
An adult must accompany the child at the entrance to KidZania Istanbul. Therefore, RFID wristbands are attached to both the child visitor and the accompanying adult at the entrances from the Airport. Each RFID wristband is uniquely identified to the system for its user. These wristbands cannot be transferred to other visitors and cannot be removed from the wrist for security reasons. Wristbands are only removed by KidZania Istanbul employees, with the permission of the parents, during check-out.
In addition, the entire KidZania Istanbul team is trained for possible emergencies. Guides are located at strategic locations in the park, including the entrances and exits. There is always an infirmary and a doctor for possible emergency situations.
At KidZania, children with disabilities are not forgotten either. Every precaution is taken for their safety. All KidZanias in the world have been designed as per the principle of accessibility, so that our disabled citizens can fully benefit from all activities with disabled-friendly roads and elevators. At KidZania Istanbul, there are wheelchairs that can be given to guests to use in the park when needed. Within the scope of social responsibility, students with disabilities from many schools can enter KidZania free of charge by obtaining the necessary permits throughout the year.
Join us and let's provide education and fun to children together at KidZania where they experience real life. Add value to this world and your brand.