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Family Tour

Come to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao with your family! We have prepared lots of activities and materials for kids, so that you can explore the Museum together. Remember that you can enjoy but you cannot touch art, and that it is better if you hold your kids’ hands. Thank you!

The Museum building
El edificio | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

The Museum building

1st floor, Atrium

There is a lot to see in the Museum’s Atrium. The materials used to cover the galleries on the outside can give you an idea of their shapes inside. Can you spot the differences between the galleries clad in titanium and those covered in limestone?

Permanent and Site-specific Works
Fire fountain | Yves Klein | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Permanent and Site-specific Works

Plaza, terrace

Some of the works in the Collection are permanently on display either inside or outside Frank Gehry’s building. They include a few site-specific installations designed by contemporary artists especially for the places where they stand.

Puppy, a monumental West Highland White Terrier pup covered in flowering plants, welcomes visitors to the Museum. Have you ever thought about how this giant living sculpture by Jeff Koons is watered? An efficient, sustainable irrigation system is used for Puppy, based on a mix of technologies, bringing as much water as each plant needs—no more, no less.

The Exhibitions
La Materia del Tiempo | Richard Serra | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

The Exhibitions

1st and 3rd floors

The Museum’s exhibitions give you a lot of opportunities to learn about the new forms of creation and understand works of art. Walk around The Matter of Time, Richard Serra’s installation, exploring the sculptures and looking at their morphing shapes. After your exploration, climb up to the balcony overlooking the installation for a broader view. You will be astonished!

Richard Serra
The Matter of Time , 1994–2005
Weathering Steel
Dimensions variable
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Restrooms/Baby Changing Facilities

Restrooms/Baby Changing Facilities

1st floor, basement

You will find restrooms on every level in the Museum and baby changing facilities on the 1st floor and the basement.

Other services
Information desk | Resources | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Other services

1st floor, Coatroom

At the Museum cloakroom you will find strollers and baby backpacks to carry your kids around more comfortably.

Guggenheim Bilbao Bar and Restaurants
Interior del restaurante Nerua | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Guggenheim Bilbao Bar and Restaurants

Bar and Restaurants

The Bar Guggenheim Bilbao serves snacks, pintxos, pastries, and beverages, plus a menu of the day. In addition, the Museum affords two world-class culinary experiences, at the Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao, an haute cuisine restaurant, and the Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao, a restaurant wrapped in a more informal atmosphere. The availability of this service depends on the specifics of the health situation related to COVID-19.

Signs and Objects. Pop Art from the Guggenheim Collection

Signs and Objects. Pop Art from the Guggenheim Collection

In the exhibition entitled Signs and Objects. Pop Art from the Guggenheim Collection, located in galleries 201, 202, 203, and 208, you will find out how artists living in the US in 1960s represented popular everyday objects in their work—supermarket items or elements from television or comic strips—using unusual materials, bright colors, and resources like repetition and the reproduction of motifs at monumental scale.

Today, many contemporary artists base their work on similar ideas. Lucia Hierro, for instance, makes huge shopping bags filled with groceries and other items, sewn by the artist and her mother. Come to gallery 202 and take a look at her sculpture. What can you see inside the bag? What do the contents of the bag tell us about its owner?

Roy Lichtenstein
Grrrrrrrrrrr!!, 1965
Oil and Magna on canvas
172.7 x 142.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Gift of the artist, 1997
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