The weekends in February in the four Plovdiv museums, the City Gallery and Ivan Vazov National Library will be dedicated to children. The initiative, which aims to show children and their parents the richness of the exhibitions of the first Bulgarian city with the title European Capital of Culture in 2019, arose spontaneously and was initiated by the Deputy Mayor for Culture, Archeology and Tourism of Plovdiv municipality Plamen Panov.
The Regional History Museum - Plovdiv joins the initiative with their two expositions: Bulgarian Revival at 1 Tsanko Lavrenov Street in Old Plovdiv and Union of Bulgaria at 1 Saedinenie Square. Working hours: Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The emphasis in the program is focused mainly on the audience of children of ages up to 10-12. The exhibits are suitable for the youngest children - up to 7, who will have the opportunity to see real antique rifles, swords and other weapons and interesting objects. In addition to viewing the exhibits in both exhibitions there will be equipped playgrounds where children can color the Bulgarian Militia books provided to them and draw exhibits that impressed them.
Access through promotional tickets: Family ticket - for parents with children, regardless of one or two parents and the number of children - price of 5 BGN.
Grandparents and grandchildren ticket - for grandparents and grandchildren, no matter how many - price of 3 BGN.
Gifts: Each family with a child will receive a free coloring book "Bulgarian Militia" - 8 pages, case/accordion with photos from the First Bulgarian Exhibition, one photo "Memory of Plovdiv" (emblematic buildings in Plovdiv) size 20/24 cm.
In the Bulgarian Revival exposition, children will receive a set of cards with images of exhibits so that they can look for them in the exposition and a Bulgarian Revival Exposition workbook, again for searching for exhibits.
The City Art Gallery of Plovdiv participates with the exhibitions in a total of 7 buildings. These are: City Art Gallery - 15 Knyaz Alexander Batenberg St Hall - temporary exposition, Plovdiv 2019 Exhibition Hall - temporary exposition, Kapana Exhibition Hall - temporary exposition, Icon Collection exhibition, Encho Pironkov Exhibition, Mexican Art Exhibition (and Tsanko Lavrenov Exhibition in the same building) and exposition of Georgi Bozhilov - The Elephant. All seven buildings can be visited on Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. At the sites, young visitors will have the pleasure to paint with chalk or whiteboard markers. Round-trip tickets will be sold for adults, with which children will be able to enter free of charge. Companions: Parents, grandparents or another adult - BGN 8 per adult, per 1 person and applies to all locations through which they will pass.
Gifts: They will receive badges that will make them smile and remind them of where they’ve been.
Children and their parents can see all the sites, but only in THREE buildings will the children be able to collect their stamps, where they will also receive their gifts. These are Icon Collection, Georgi Bozhilov – The Elephant Exposition", Mexican Art (and Tsanko Lavrenov in the same building)
The Regional Ethnographic Museum - Plovdiv in the Old Town, Regional Archaeological Museum - Plovdiv and Regional Museum of Natural History - Plovdiv will also show its riches and interesting expositions. The latter already breeds the largest spider in the world - the bird-eating spider Goliath (Theraphosa blondi), which can reach up to 30 cm in diameter, and its body without legs - up to 12 cm in length. His birthplace is the tropical jungles of Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela, but as of this week in a special terrarium located in the lobby of the museum, you can also see a young specimen of this species.
For REM-Plovdiv the organizers have prepared many interesting activities in the form of drawings, coloring kuker’s masks and costumes, games and more. Working hours Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. The entrance to REM - Plovdiv will be free for children up to 14 years. Ticket price - BGN 6 for 1 adult, or BGN 10 for a family - if both parents accompany the child.
Gifts: Ethnographic-themed cards
The Archaeological Museum will be open to visitors only on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. In addition to the incredible wealth of exhibits of the museum, thematic and entertaining talks "Archeology for everyone" will also be organized - in groups of up to 5 people by appointment. Admission is free for children up to 7 years old. Ticket price for adults - BGN 5 for 1 adult.
Gift: a card with the Panagyurishte golden treasure
In the Natural History Museum from 09 am to 5 pm there will be various activities for children from 8 to 10 years of age or for the youngest - up to 7. The gifts are minerals for the dates 27-28.02.2021 Saturday-Sunday.
Ticket price for adults - BGN 6 per person.
Ivan Vazov Regional Library Plovdiv joins with the Children's Department of the library. Working hours: Every Saturday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. The children's department of the library will have a program for children from the earliest age up to 14. Moto - "Babyland in the library" and more... various games for children - from cognitive games related to nature and environmentalism for the little ones to creative workshops for the older ones and exhibitions of drawings on a given topic.
Access: Admission free
Gifts: Children's books of "Hermes" and "Janet 45" for the most prominent participants.
A special card has been printed for "Children's Month in the Museums of Plovdiv", which those interested can receive at any of the sites. The children who collect the 6 seals will participate in a common final event, again free of charge. In March, they will attend a children's performance of the Plovdiv Opera at the Boris Hristov House of Culture or a performance from the Puppet Theater program.