With Christmas just around the corner, the museum has announced interactive games for children, specially designed morning and evening gallery tours for adults and concerts with Christmas carols.
Goblin …mix up
An event for children sees goblins and various mischievous creatures of antiquity, such as Satyrs and Pan, mix up the captions of the museum’s exhibits resulting to visitors receiving false information!
Through interactive play, children will assist museum archaeologists to fix the “chaos” that has been created.
The program is designed for children 5 to 10 years old and is limited to 30 visitors per session on a first-in first-served basis.
Admission is free for children while parents/escorts can participate with a general admission fee.
Days & hours: Wednesday 28/12, Thursday 29/12, Wednesday 4/1 & Thursday 5/1, 10 am and 12 noon (in Greek only).
Hidden stories of 20+1 masterpieces
Every Saturday in December, visitors can discover the hidden stories of 21 masterpieces with the help of the museum’s archaeologists in a tour that will take place at 10:30 am in English and at 12:30 pm in Greek.
Those interested can participate with their general admission ticket.
Evening tours at the museum
Every Friday in December, the museum’s archaeologists will take visitors on a tour of the Parthenon Gallery where clay and marble tell unknown stories of the Great Panathenaia celebration of antiquity.
The gallery talk takes place at 6 pm in English and at 8 pm in Greek (participation: museum general admission ticket).
The museum has also announced two Christmas concerts organized in collaboration with the Greek National Opera.
On Thursday, December 22, at 11 am, the museum will welcome the Greek National Opera’s Children’s Choir for an appearance and on Wednesday, December 28, at 11 am, the Female Choir Ensemble ‘Chórεs’ will present traditional carols and well-known songs from the Greek and international repertoire.
For the year-end closing, the museum will host the Efxinos Club of Episkopi Naousa in Imathia that will present traditional carols and Pontian dances on Friday, December 30, at 11 am.
A gift idea for the holidays
Many Christmas gift ideas, such as the Acropolis Museum’s good luck charm for 2023, can be found at the museum’s shop.
This year’s good luck charm is inspired by the helix which forms at the peak of the sima (roof gutter) of the Hekatompedon, the great temple built around 570 BC, about 120 years prior to the construction of the Parthenon.