Let’s admit that winter in cities can be boring both for parents and children. “Ice Prague”, in cooperation with major metropolitan institutions offers an interesting programme for the winter holidays on 1–3 February. It is an ideal opportunity to beat the boredom out and explore the history of the city in local museums or enjoy geocaching.
What is Ice Prague?
The event is not new, this year will be the 19th edition of Ice Prague. Families with children, school classes, clubs or other children’s societies can participate. The aim of Ice Prague is to give the youngest generations an idea of the history and present of the Czech capital and to introduce the beautiful city to children in real, not only in pictures and stories.
Ice Card: the key to Prague treasures
The main pillar of the project is the Ice Card, used as a pass for entrance to most Prague museums and other interesting places for children. With the card, you will get free entrance or a considerable discount. Adult accompaniment of children can produce the card too. A family with four members should therefore have four Ice Cards to get a hundred per cent discount.
Where to get the Ice Card?
Unfortunately, you cannot download the Ice Card online. It is necessary to pick it up in person, at the address of the organiser – Pionýr, Senovážné náměstí 977/24, Praha 1 (the corner of Jeruzalémská and Jindřišská Streets) between 28 January and 1 February. The reception on the ground floor of the building is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can get the Ice Cards for free!
Ice Prague programme
A countless number of interesting places, museums and historical sites is part in the Ice Prague project. All National Museum buildings, the Museum of the Police of the Czech Republic, the Hall of Fame of Czech Football or the popular Rohlík Gallery in the Czech Television are going to open their gates for the Ice Card bearers for free. Children visitors are also welcome to the Jewish Museum, the National Agriculture Museum, the Post Museum, the Botanic Garden in Prague 2, and Prague Castle (circuit 2). Other places such as the Old Town Hall, the GOAP Gallery, the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov, the Karel Zeman Museum, or the Loreta offer significant discounts. You can get more information about the Ice Prague project on its website (but unfortunately, it is only in Czech).