What is KidZania?

From Around the World to the US

A Global Innovator in Experiential Learning is Landing in the United States in March 2019*


The world's fastest growing experiential learning center for children is coming to the USA. It will bring unique and engaging educational experiences to children; from toddlers to young teens. 



*Frisco, Texas — Opening March 2019; Oakbrook, Illinois — Opening Summer 2019; 

Meadowlands, New Jersey — Opening Spring 2020

At KidZania Children Can Be Anyone They Aspire to Be!

KidZania is unlike anything else in the world! Here, children develop professional awareness, immerse themselves in engaging educational experiences, and develop a sense of independence. 

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There are over 100 occupations that children can experience through role-playing and interactive exploration.

KidZania is designed for children; from toddlers to young teens.

Entertaining and Educational

When children visit KidZania, they step into a real city, complete with a hospital, a bank, an aviation academy, a theater, a university, and much more. Children can try their hands at a vast variety of professions and educational endeavors: they can fly a plane, create TV shows, be firefighters, conduct research in a lab, go on a secret mission, be part of a theater performance, and solve a crime. 

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Learn more about KidZania in the world

KidZania was founded in Mexico in 1999, with 25 locations in 5 continents today. 

A Real City for Little Explorers

Children love to jam out in their own band and record a song! 

KidZania has its own currency: KidZos. KidZanian's learn to earn and pay to play, which teaches financial literacy and age appropriate independence. 

KidZanians can even obtain a personalized paZZport and track their adventures.

Little firefighters are fully equipped to put out a fire and save the day! 

Children love to jam out in their own band and record a song! 

KidZania has its own currency: KidZos. KidZanian's learn to earn and pay to play, which teaches financial literacy and age appropriate independence. 

KidZanians can even obtain a personalized paZZport and track their adventures.

Little firefighters are fully equipped to put out a fire and save the day! 

When you enter KidZania and look around, you see that everything inside is authentic. We have over 900 industry partners from recognizable Fortune 5,000 companies that contribute to our realistic environment.

"Kai" in KidZanian stands for "hi". Yes, KidZanians have their own language!

Security & Accessibility

Security

Children wear GPS bracelets operating on a secure and private internal network to ensure no one gets lost. Parents/guardians and children are linked through the bracelets, so each knows where the other is at all times. Our experienced mentors (called Zupervisors) maintain a rigorous security protocol and make sure children follow all safety guidelines. Each KidZania employee undergoes a thorough background check and completes special training related to child psychology, health, and safety.

Accessibility

KidZania is an inclusive environment. Every child - regardless of physical impairment - can play and communicate with others. Each facility is designed to be fully accessible to those with disabilities. Additionally, KidZania's employees are trained on how to interact with children with disabilities. 


We strive to ensure that children with special needs become a part of KidZania's society. 

Our goal is to help every child find their calling and be happy.

Xavier López Ancona,
the Founder and President of KidZania

Real Currency and Economy

Kids not only learn about career options, they also get their first taste of fiscal responsibility.

The official currency of KidZania is KidZo. When children earn KidZos, they choose what to do with their money: open a savings account, pay for a driving lesson, or spend everything at the toy store. 

Their first "payday" will likely not cover everything. In this way, kids will have to make practical decisions on the best way to spend their money. 

KidZania's History and Heroes

The world of KidZania is realistic, well-developed, and fully functional. It's a city with its own history, national symbols and declaration of independence.

Learn more about the history of KidZania

All KidZania locations feature monuments dedicated to major historic events in the real world. And, of course, the world of KidZania would not be the same without our RightZKeepers who represent the rights of children.