NUKU, the Museum and Centre for Puppet Arts, and the Children's Museum Miiamilla are sure to appeal to younger children. At the NUKU museum, children can play with different puppets, try on costumes, and make the steam-powered theatre displays move on the museum windows. Miiamilla Children's Museum in Kadriorg offers creative pursuits and games for children aged 3-11.
The Estonian Museum of Natural History tells visitors all about Estonia's nature. Meet the rare flying squirrel; see the biggest mammal found in forests, the moose, and measure up to the biggest fish caught in Estonia. You can experience touching, hearing, seeing and smelling the world the way animals do. For real, live, animals, head to Tallinn Zoo. A children’s petting zoo allows smaller domesticated animals to be touched. The Zoo also has a large children’s play area and picnic spots.
In the T1 Mall of Tallinn shopping centre in Ülemiste the hands-on science centre SkyLab and the country's biggest Ferris wheel, the Skywheel, offer both excitement and unique city views. If your kids are into gaming, check out LVLup!, the first interactive video game museum in the Baltics in the ARS Art Factory.
A top transport tip: The Hop-On Hop-Off double-decker bus is convenient for travelling between points of interest. The upper deck is convertible, as long as the weather is fine. The ride is free for children under 7. Those who prefer a somewhat shorter ride in the Old Town should look for City Train stop near the Viru Gate. The close to 20-minute train ride is a fun adventure tour through the Old Town and is especially popular among younger visitors.