Learning is important both in and out of the classroom.
That’s why we’re so happy to report that a KidZania is opening in Frisco, Texas on November 23, 2019. The indoor play area is unique because it promises to teach children about the real world — while they have a great time!
KidZania has been around since 1999 in countries like Mexico, England, China, and India. But this will be the first time it has expanded to the U.S.
The organization creates interactive mini-cities for children between 4 and 14 years old. Upon entry, they receive an electronic bracelet that ensures they don’t leave without their guardians. In other words, they can roam freely, exploring various activities at their leisure.
The goal is for them to learn about the world through realistic role-play. That’s why you’ll find theaters, shops, and office buildings inside the city walls along with pedestrians and tiny vehicles.
At these locations, kids can spend about 20 minutes per session being firefighters, mail carriers, construction workers, dentists, nail technicians, bankers, or even broadcast journalists.
“If a kid wants to be a doctor or see what it’s like to be a veterinarian, they can get a taste of it,” said Mike Laudizio, KidZania “mayor” and general manager. “They get their hands in it, and it really gives them the autonomy to explore the city.”
Since children learn best by doing, they are more likely to leave KidZania with a newfound appreciation for different jobs and a better grasp of how the world works.
Best of all, while the kids work, they earn KidZos by doing their jobs well or by achieving small goals like washing their hands or participating in branded activities (like bottling Coca-Cola).
Managing KidZos provides children with another valuable life experience! They have the choice of cashing in for toys and candy at the gift shop — or saving up in the KidZania bank for another day.
Our only question is when will one of these open for adults? This place looks insanely fun, and it can teach kids important lessons about the world we live in. Let’s hope more locations open in the U.S. In the meantime, Dallas friends, let us know how your visits go!
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