I’ve been hearing so much about Kidzania from mommy-friends abroad and was wondering if there was something similar here in Vietnam. And then I remembered coming across a blog post long ago about Kizciti.With Spring Break, I decided to gather my son’s friends and ask their parents if they want to bring them to Kizciti. Almost 5 years here and with Kizciti practically right in the next district, it was a wonder why we haven’t explored the place.
You can get tickets online but I called them up and they said, we can very well just drop in and buy on the day. Regular weekday price of tickets is at 180,000 VND for each kid and 20,000 VND for an adult. When we went, we only paid 170,000 VND for one kid and one adult. During the weekends, it’s 220,000 VND for each kid.
Upon entrance, kids will be given a bracelet which is used to tag them for each job or entertainment they engage in Kizciti. Each kid also has a passport with their age and the list of places they can visit.
For every area, you’d find the above by the entrance, showing the maximum capacity of the area, number of minutes the activity will take, the age appropriate for the activity and whether you have to pay up or your kid will get a salary. By the way, Kizciti is best for kids from 3-15. For kids under 3, you can stay here while the other kids go make their rounds:
It was a weekday when we went and at 9 am, there wasn’t much kids running around but by 10 am, lots of schools started to pour in. It is a popular area for field trips. But luckily, the place had enough space for everyone.Kids have to queue to wait for their turn.
After briefing, then it’s off to work. Vietnamese is the language here although the attendants try their best to translate in English. The kids are able to catch on pretty quickly so language isn’t much of a problem.
Sam went to the Children’s Clinic right beside the hospital and learned how to take care of babies. They watched the birth process — I saw him covering his eyes, gave the baby a bath, dressed, fed, and burped the baby.
There were lots more including the Water Factory, Milk Factory, Bank, Flash Mob <<< I kid you not! I actually felt for the lady teaching the kids how to dance. Imagine teaching the same dance to a different set of kids every 20 minutes for 6 hours. I just hope there’s someone substituting her!
For leisure, the kids can go play golf and watch a movie!
Oh and kids can hold parties here too!
Khanh Hoi Park, District 4, HCMC