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Family and Children

Discover the museum's collection and temporary exhibitions with your family! You'll find all the information you need here.

Atelier en famille "Délices de diaspora"

For a fun way to visit the museum, borrow the free family kit which booklet is translated in English (3 years and over).


Toddlers are welcome: 
small pushchairs are allowed and there are changing facilities in the toilets. Prams and large pushchairs must be left in the cloakroom. The mahJ lends baby carriers. Don't hesitate to ask to use the lifts to make getting around easier.

There is a drinks dispenser and a water fountain in the bookshop (the former dining room of the Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, decorated with frescoes). Benches, chairs and tables are also available in the museum courtyard for eating or relaxing.

Just behind the museum is the Anne Frank public garden. You can get there via Impasse Berthaud and enjoy its play area and lawns..

Tips for visiting with your family

  • The Family kit is available in English (3 years and over) :

The case contains tales, games and objects to help parents and children discover the museum in a fun and creative way. 


The family kit

Activities at the museum are in French language (except for groups, on booking)

During the school holidays, the mahJ offers its young visitors a rich cultural programme. The workshops systematically combine a fun, interactive visit with creative work in the studio. Consult the agenda to find the programme for families and for children (without their parents) of 4-7 years and of 8-12 years. These activies take place in French language.

Programme jeune public et familles 2019-2020

At home activities (in French)

Illustration fiche activité Le Golem

Paste, cut-out, animation, cooking... There's something for everyone! You'll also find online worksheets (in French) designed to help you and your family carry out activities at home based on the museum's themes. 


Petit Léonard

The children's magazine "Le petit Léonard" has devoted a special issue to the mahJ. Leonardo and Mona Lisa, the heroes of "Little Leonardo", take you on a tour of the museum's rich collections.

This publication in French is on sale in the museum bookshop. You'll find it in the children's section, alongside picture books, stories, children's novels and music. An English-language section is also available.


Celebrate your birthday at the mahJ!

On Wednesday or Sunday afternoons, from 2.30pm, bring your friends along for the party!

For more information, see our "Celebrate your birthday at the mahJ" charter (in French).

Anniversaire au mahJ