Take your children to discover the museums of Southern Estonia!

There is plenty to explore for families with children in Southern Estonia and enough activities for several trips. For example, the exciting Ice Age Centre in Äksi in Tartu County. The Ice Age Centre is an experience for the whole family, that introduces life after the last ice age, as well as the history of Estonian nature, and the development of human settlements. Children are always most excited by the museum’s life-size mammoths.

The Estonian Road Museum in Põlvamaa will light up the eyes of every child interested in technology and adventure. Exploring old vehicles is exciting in itself, but the Road Museum also has a special children’s museum – a floor full of exploring and adventures designed for the youngest among us.

The Karilatsi Open-Air Museum, the largest open-air museum in Southern Estonia, is not far from the Estonian Road Museum. Here, children can see what an Estonian village looked like more than 100 years ago and learn about farm and school life in that era. There is an exhibition about the history of education in the old school building.

Or, if you wish, you can drive north from Tartu to Jõgeva County instead. Read which museums are waiting for children in that area, here.