We visited this museum with 2 children, ages 3 and 10. The 3 year old did the program "The Story of the Turtle and the Sail", which talked about Cosimo de' Medici's emblem, which was a turtle with a sail on it. There is a fable about young Cosimo, told in video format with help from the museum presenter and some puppets. My daughter was past her nap at this time, but she did enjoy the story and the hunt around different rooms in the palace for depictions of the turtle and the sail. The 10 year old did "Life at Court" and she liked it as well. She seemed to like dressing up at the end of the program in courtly clothes. In the course of the programs, the Turtle and the Sail ended up the highest in the palace (and there are great views) and the Life at Court visited some of the more spectacular rooms. Warning: there are a LOT of stairs, so if your child is not able to do the climbing (or you don't want to carry them) then this might not be for you. These programs were a few Euros over the price of admission, but definitely a good value. It was very interesting to see the rooms of the palace in the context of the programs. A reservation is required, programs are presented in several languages - you can find information about reservations on the museum website.
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