KidZania is the Country of Children, spread over an area of 10,000 m², where children between the ages of 1-14 experience more than 120 professions that will improve both their motor skills and physical and social skills in 67 fun activities, get the freedom to choose, use their creativity, play, and produce. KidZania is a place where children have "fun moments and happy memories"! Children step into the adult world, put on a real uniform and go to work. Pilots fly planes, archaeologists dig, and chefs prepare delicious food. In short, children enjoy the real world at KidZania.
It is recommended that children wear clothes in which they can move freely. It is important not to wear sandals and skirts to ensure safe activities such as the Construction Site, Secret Agent Center, and Climbing Wall.
At the entrances from KidZania Istanbul Airport, RFID wristbands are attached to both the child visitor and the accompanying adult. Therefore, an adult must accompany the child at the entrance.
After the entrance, children over the age of 7 can spend time at KidZania as they wish without their parents. However, for the safety of children, those under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Parents can, if they wish, take time for themselves with peace of mind by entrusting their children between the ages of 5-14 to the experienced KidZitters at KidZania.
When the children whose parents do not accompany them at KidZania exit, they are delivered safely to the parents matching their wristbands.
Wristbands are used for security purposes.
RFID wristbands are attached to both the child visitor and the accompanying adult at the entrances from KidZania Istanbul Airport. Each RFID wristband is uniquely identified to the system for its user.
They cannot be transferred to other visitors and cannot be removed from the wrist for security reasons. Wristbands are only removed by KidZania employees, with the permission of the parents, during check-out.
Parents can find out which is the last activity their children participated, by scanning their wristbands from certain points in the city.
Kids who want to exit are safely handed over to their parents matching their wristbands.
Children under the age of 7 can enter with an adult as they may be illiterate and may need help with their needs such as toilets. However, all children aged 7 and over who can meet their own needs can spend their time freely at KidZania without the need for an adult.
Adults entering Kidzania are required to pay.
Adults can participate in Auto Repair Shop, Construction Site (Sheathing Specialist), Creative Parent Workshop, Culinary School, Disco, Earthquake Simulation Center, Jewellery, Museum of Archeology, Perfume Shop, Photo Lab, Recycling and Waste Center,Regional Food, Stadium, University activities with their children.
Children over the age of 7 wander freely in KidZania and make their own decisions. During this process, Zupervizors accompany the children only in the activity areas. Parents can watch their children doing fun activities, or they can entrust their children to KidZania with the KidZitter service. For detailed information, you can visit https://istanbul.kidzania.com
Candidates whose previous work experiences and educational information are examined are invited to an interview. Unlike a classical interview, candidates' role-playing skills and their willingness and competence to work with children are evaluated in the recruitment process. In addition to an acting training specially designed for KidZania Istanbul, the candidates who are offered a job after the necessary reference research learn about KidZania by experiencing it in line with the content prepared by KidZania University, the International KidZania education unit in Mexico. During this process, some tasks are assigned and examined by the Human Resources and Operations management. In addition to all these, as a result of the positive evaluations and observations made at the end of this training, they start on-the-job training in KidZania.
KidZania has more than 120 activities in 67 activity areas for children to participate in. Children can freely choose the one they wish among activities suitable for their age and height, and spend hours of fun.
Only Bodrum Mantı activity participation fee is TRY 25, and no payment is made for entry to any activity other than these areas. You can shop with Turkish Lira at food and beverage stores and at the National Store, where KidZania-specific products are sold.
Due to food safety, entry with food and drink is not possible. Children can drink water free of charge in the drinking areas located in the bank and customs zone within KidZania. In addition, there are various points where you can buy food such as Bodrum Mantı, Suadiye Marmaris, and Pizza Shop.
We recommend that you give some money as there are points that sell in Turkish lira in KidZania City.
Children spend an average of 5 and a half hours at KidZania. Although the number of activities they enter varies depending on their choices, characters, and interests, a child can participate in an average of 6 activities per day.
KidZania has many activity areas such as Bache's Gym, Chika's Party House, Fashion House, Disco, Art Studio, Photography Studio and Vita's Botanical Garden, where children under the age of 4 can participate. In these areas, our visitors can experience ball pool, gymnastic mats, game wall, emotional experience area, confetti area, illuminated wall, rhythm workshop, funny mirrors, dance workshop, no-touch music, the biggest balloon, harvest area, where to grow module, animation, and parsing area activities. For more information, you can visit https://istanbul.kidzania.com/en/activities
All KidZania's in the world were designed by Mexico on the principle of accessibility. Activities that do not require intense physical activity can be enjoyed by all our visitors. In addition, KidZania also has wheelchairs that can be given to guests for use in the city when needed.
KidZania has parts such as Bodrum Mantı, Suadiye Marmaris, Pizza Shop, and family resting area where you can eat. If you wish, you can enter and exit during the day for a short time and by notifying the authorized persons. When exiting, your wristbands must be left at the Airport counter. You can get your wristbands back from the same area while entering again.
Our activities last between 15-20 minutes. Children may have to wait in queue for high-demand activities. At KidZania, the country of children, providing equal rights to all children and defensing their rights are very important to us. For this reason, we specifically ask adults not to wait in queues on behalf of their children during the activity.
They may be closed for a short time during technical maintenance, renovation, and cleaning. In addition, as there are external duties given to children in our police, earthquake, and archeology activities, our activities are closed at these moments.
In the city of KidZania, we also have some decorative areas that are considered activities. These are not indoor activity areas.
All children are very special in KidZania, the country of children. Every birthday is precious to us. That's why we're giving away 100 KidZos worth of checks to all children who have a birthday on the day they visit. Our gift to children who celebrate their birthday with their friends at KidZania is the priority to participate in the activities.
Children spend an average of 5 and a half hours at KidZania. During this time, parents with red wristbands who leave their children to KidZania and will not enter can spend time in Akasya Shopping Mall. Half an hour before closing time, all our guests can enter the area.
For health and hygiene reasons, smoking is not allowed in KidZania, the Country of Children.
The masjid on the ground floor in Akasya Shopping Mall can be used.
Since KidZania is an area within Akasya Shopping Mall, our visitors coming with their vehicles can use the parking lot of the shopping mall. In order to benefit from free parking all day, our visitors must have their parking tickets read by KidZania Information Desk when exiting from KidZania.
KidZania offers an unforgettable entertainment to children with its many activity areas such as hospital, fire brigade, theater, archaeological museum, production factories, aviation academy, dental health center, bank, stadium, etc. designed in a real city arrangement in sizes suitable for children. Children can take on more than 120 roles in 67 activity areas in their country, KidZania. These roles include the dream professions of children such as doctor, food engineer, firefighter, police officer, pilot, and actor.
Activities at KidZania are planned to enable children to put theory into practice in a realistic and safe environment. All contents are designed by game experts, educators, and creative designers in line with the best global practices, with the physical and mental safety of the children in mind.
Each activity requires having certain physical characteristics and being of the appropriate age in line with its content.
Security is one of the most important issues at KidZania Istanbul. There is only one entrance and exit for the safety of all visitors. These entrance and exit areas are guarded by KidZania Istanbul security officials.
Children spend their time safely with dome and fixed cameras and private security officers who are experts in their fields in KidZania.
RFID wristbands are attached to both the child visitor and the accompanying adult at the entrances. These wristbands can only be removed by Kidzania employees with the permission of parents. No child can exit with another adult, since the bracelets would not match.
In addition, the entire KidZania team is trained for possible emergencies. Guides are available at strategic locations in the city, including entrances and exits.
Activities in KidZania are surrounded by glass. In the activities that must be closed to reflect the reality, all areas are watched live by the camera at the activity door. You can see your children at any time in an area of 10,000 square meters. Moreover, children are monitored throughout the day by security cameras, security personnel, and Zupervizors.
The entire KidZania Istanbul team is trained for possible emergencies. Guides are available at strategic locations in the area, including entrances and exits. In addition, there is an infirmary and a doctor for possible emergency situations.
KidZania founder Xavier Lopez Ancona thinks that it is not possible in all world cultures for children to go out safely and freely “in the evening” and wants to give children the experience of going out “at the evening” at KidZania. For this reason, all KidZanias around the world are illuminated in the evening concept.
Personal experience is a powerful educational tool. With every job and activity they do at KidZania, children learn how society works, financial literacy, adult professions, independence, self-confidence, and real-life skills.
Role play is fun and provides educational benefits to the children. KidZania blends reality with fun and provides authentic and powerful experiences for children's development. With the KidZania experience, children begin to understand their world and prepare to manage it. In addition, while children have fun at KidZania, they also learn socialization skills, as well as values of mutual cooperation and respect.
All activities are confirmed by the Behavioral Sciences Institute.
With the circular issued by the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs on April 27, 2022, the application of mask obligation in all closed areas was ended. Accordingly, wearing masks is not mandatory in our city.
The capacity of KidZania Istanbul is constantly checked. However, some activities may attract a lot of attention from children periodically. In these cases, field coordinators organize to balance the distribution.