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Kidzania: A City Built for Kids, Run by Kids

by Mary Melnick

Sep 29, 2023

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Looking for a unique, fun and educational activity for the kids during your next family travels? Well, Kidzania has you covered. Located in Dallas, Texas, this city is not only built for kids but also run by kids. It’s unlike any other entertainment parks; in Kidzania, kids learn useful knowledge, skills and experiences, all while having the chance to be independent.


The journey to Kidzania begins at the airport with a real Boeing-737 fuselage that metaphorically transports you to the city. Everything is real in the city, from the paved streets to the monuments to all the equipment and tools children use in the activities. This is not a make-believe town; the city is bustling on kid power.


Every activity at KidZania is the perfect mix of fun and learning. For example, children learn about human anatomy while performing surgery on a mannequin at the hospital, can get a degree at the university and create a nutrition and workout plan at the fitness studio. Each activity is created by professional educators to blend in the local school curriculum for more advanced, outside-the-classroom learning.


Kidzania teaches kids about financial responsibility by giving them kidZos and a debit card. The kids can decide independently what to do with their money — open a savings account, pay for a bus tour of the city, spend it on items at the department store and more. Kids can also earn money throughout their day through working and other activities.


Kids can become Kidzania CitiZens and earn stamps for mastering professions. Afterward, they can get discounts on food and experiences while keeping track of their activities with an online resumé. There are three tiers of CitiZenship, with more discounts and savings at higher levels.


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