A visit to KidZania Sao Paulo offers adults and children a fun-filled and educational day out. At this immersive attraction, children aged 3-14 can take part in more than 50 activities that help prepare them for living and working in the real world. The Basics
KidZania Sao Paulo is a replica of a real city—scaled to a child’s size—and includes buildings and shops, as well as vehicles and pedestrians that move along its streets. Inside, children perform simulated activities that range from piloting an airplane, working in a barber’s shop. firefighting, and attending cooking school.
Children earn kidZos (KidZania currency) while performing the tasks, which they can spend at the gift shop. Kids also have the option to open their own personal savings account at KidZania Bank; they receive their own bank card, which they can use to pay for activities. The amount yields 2% per month, which encourages children to value saving.
Things to Know Before You Go
- KidZania is a must for families with children.
- The attraction is wheelchair-accessible.
- Children under 2 years old can visit KidZania for free, provided they are accompanied by a paying child over 3 years old.
- Children wear electronic bracelets that allow parents to keep track of them.
- You can’t bring in your own food, however a restaurant is located on site.
How to Get There
KidZania is located in Shopping Eldorado, a major shopping center in Pinheiros, in the western part of the city of São Paulo. Driving from the city center takes around 25 minutes and the closest bus stop is Parada Eldorado-B/C, a 2-minute walk away—the bus stop is serviced by more than 20 buses coming from different parts of the city. When to Get There
From Monday through Saturday, KidZania São Paulo is open from midday to early evening. On Sundays it opens for a couple of hours in the afternoon. During local summer holidays—which span December and January—booking your admission ticket in advance is guaranteed to save you time on the day. Shopping Eldorado
The variety of shops and restaurants on offer inside Shopping Eldorado means that a visit to KidZania São Paulo can be extended to a fun day out for the whole family. The mall also has a movie theater and hosts special events—check the calendar for details.