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5 Things You Can Do With Kids in Chile

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Updated: 26 June 2017
Planning a family vacation? From hands-on museum tours in Santiago to outdoor adventures in Patagonia, Chile offers an abundance of family-friendly activities and memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
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Visit the Mirador Interactive Museum in Santiago

Whether it’s a rainy day or your kids are experiential learners, Chile’s leading interactive museum is a must. Located in the capital, Interactive Museum Mirador contains exhibits exploring a variety of science-related themes: citadels, mechanisms, fluids, mind and brain, light, energy, robotics, perception, electromagnetism, mining and 3D cinema. With over 430,000 annual visitors, the museum is an essential visit.

Museo Interactivo Mirador, Av. Punta Arenas 6711, La Granja, Región Metropolitana, Chile +56 2828 8000

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Take rides all day long at Chile’s biggest amusement park

Wanting to experience some man-made fun? Head over to Fantasilandia, Chile’s largest amusement park. Fantasilandia is located in O’Higgins Park in Santiago, boasting nearly 40 rides and activities for all ages, so without doubt a fun day out for everyone.

Fantasilandia, Avenida Beaucheff S/N – Parque O’Higgins, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile +56 2476 8600

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Stay the night in Patagonia

Looking to travel sustainably? Or want a cozy space and a view that will take your breath away? Suite Dome Lofts in Eco Camp Patagonia provides both. These gorgeous domes sleep families of four comfortably. Equipped with a low-emission wood stove, an open terrace, cultural decorations and a compostable toilet, Eco Camp Patagonia has thought of everything. It also offers several tours – from wildlife safaris to multi-sport explorations, you don’t have to go far to have an adventure.

Eco Camp Patagonia, Puerto Natales, Natales, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile +56 2 2923 5950

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Spend a day (or several) in Chiloe

Chile’s largest island, Chiloe covers 5,704 square miles (9,181 km), with an array of sights such as wild beaches, thick forests, colorful churches and marine wildlife. From trekking to whale watching, horseback riding to kayaking, Chiloe will keep the whole family entertained.

Go skiing in the Three Valleys of the Andes

Want to spend some time in the sun and snow? Head over to El Colorado, La Parva and Valle Nevado which collectively make up the largest ski surface in Chile. The close proximity allows families to experience more than one of Chile’s ski resorts. Ski lessons, modern architecture, hot springs and delicious food eagerly await you and your family. Ski season is mid-June through October, so you’re just in time.

El Colorado Ski Resort, El Colorado 503, Farellones, Lo Barnechea, Región Metropolitana, Chile +56 2 2927 3390

Valle Nevado Ski Resort, Avenida Vitacura 5250 of. 304, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile +56 2 2477 7705

La Parva Ski Resort, G21, Lo Barnechea, Región Metropolitana,Chile +56 2 2964 2100