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4.3.2015 | Leisure

Family Fun in the city

Family Fun in the city

Cinema

ARTIS

Estonia pst. 9 (Solaris Centre), Tallinn

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Tallinn’s art house cinema features independent films, shorts and kids films.

KOSMOS

Pärnu mnt. 45

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This is Estonia’s first IMAX cinema with three theatres, which show both regular and 3D films.

SOLARIS CINEMA

Estonia pst. 9, Tallinn

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This state of the art cinema plays all of the latest releases.

SÕPRUS

Vana-Posti 8, Tallinn Old Town

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This is where the true film lovers come to watch art house films, both European and Estonian, but not always with English subtitles.

COCA-COLA PLAZA

Hobujaama 5, Tallinn

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This 11-screen cinema plays all of the latest releases and has a 3D theatre too.

 

Museums for Kids

ESTONIAN HEALTH MUSEUM

Lai 30, Tallinn Old Town

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The newly renovated Health Museum is great fun for the whole family. It is filled with health related artefacts, interactive displays andmanyhands-onexhibits.

ESTONIAN PUPPET THEATRE & NUKU MUSEUM OF PUPPET ARTS

Lai 1/Nunne 8, Tallinn Old Town

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Theatre performances are held everyday, but for the tourist, the museum is probably the most interesting attraction. The NUKU museum introduces the visitor to modern techniques using the history of the Puppet Theatre. See how theatre puppets are made professionally. There are puppets on display in the large exhibition room that have been used in theatre productions, as well as puppets that have been imported from around the world. Even the outside of the building has an interactive display window that features ”The Steam Theatre,”which is activated by mobile phone.

MIIAMILLA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Koidula 21A, Tallinn 

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This is truly a museum for kids, especially those between the ages of 3-11. Exhibits change frequently and many are interactive as well. A smaller museum of the same name can also be found in the Kalamaja district (Kotzebue 16, Tallinn), which displays modern and antique dolls.

 

Animals, Energy, and the Sea

ENERGY DISCOVERY CENTRE (ENERGIA KESKUS)

Põhja pst 29, Tallinn

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Located in the Kalamaja district, the Energy Discovery Cen- tre has 130 interactive exhibits that present the history of energy, nuclear energy, sound, and optics. The centre is housed in a reno- vated 100-year-old power plant.

SEAPLANE HARBOUR (LENNUSADAM)

Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn

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The Seaplane Harbour or Lennusadam (as it is called in Estonian) is more than just a maritime museum. The largest exhibits are the ships and a submarine. Many of the exhibits are interactive so that for example, visitors can try navigating a ship in the dark Tallinn harbour. There is plenty to see and do for people of all ages and the building itself is worth seeing.

TALLINN ZOO

Paldiski mnt.145 / Ehitajate tee 150, Tallinn

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There is a lot to see in the large zoo: hundreds of species of animals, everything from mammals to fish to birds. The Zoo is located in the Rocca al Mare district, and you should plan to be there for several hours, especially if you want to see all of the animals. The bus stops at the nearby shopping centre (one of the largest in Estonia).

 

Waterparks & Spas

VIIMSI SPA HOTEL

Randvere tee 11, Viimsi

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This spa is located just a little way out of Tallinn and has different pools, including a children’s pool and many different kinds of saunas.

KALEV SPA HOTEL & WATERPARK

Aia 18, Tallinn Old Town 

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Located in the heart of Tallinn, this spa hotel has a great water park for children, and saunas for the adults.

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