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16 September

families with kids

The museum invites small and large to set sail for faraway destinations, in discovery of traditional and modern cultures in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. To understand, learn, and awaken to enriching differences, the museum proposes events, visits and activities adapted for children. Take advantage of this mysterious world as a family!


Three periods of time are dedicated to you :

* Wednesday afternoons

* Weekends

* School vacations

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the musée du quai Branly, a museum of first arts?

yam mask © musée du quai Branly, photo Sandrine Expilly


A museum is a place where works are presented, both to show them to visitors and to protect them (from passing time, destruction, and the disappearance of cultures). In the museum, these objects are cared for (by conservators) and studied (by curators). They are showcased so that all the world can come admire and understand them.

At the musée du quai Branly, non-European works, i.e. those from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas are exhibited. The expression "First arts" or "primitive arts " does not distinguish between these different cultures, as if these objects were manufactured by populations from the beginning of humanity that had not evolved until today. In reality, even if some of these objects are very old, others are extremely recent. We find at the museum different types of objects: textiles, musical instruments, masks, statues, jewelry, etc. When we look at these objects, we see them with our western eyes and we may find them beautiful or bizarre, frightening or funny. They were simply created and conceived of by peoples that have traditions and cultures different from us... to discover as a family!

visiting as a family

on the collections floor © musée du quai Branly, photo Pomme Célarié


The Collections Floor is the space where the objects from the permanent collections of the museum are exhibited.

Without rooms or walls, it assembles 3,500 objects from the four corners of the world!

Upon arrival in the welcome hall, you will find orientation maps and activities booklets. After having climbed the long ramps and crossed the dark hallway, like a passage into another world, you will arrive on the Collections Floor. All throughout your visit, you will find orientation tables to help you, and also multimedia programs and “music boxes” to discover the music and dances of the world. To make your childrens’ visit even more lively and playful, remember the activities books and audioguides for the family!


Royal banquet at the Korean court © NCKTPA


Throughout the year, during holidays or on the occasion of large popular festivals, the museum invited you to participate in festive events related to the collections or exhibitions. Free workshops, performances, demonstrations... multiples activities to discover as a family!

to learn more about the festive events of the year.