Shanghai Children's Municipal Palace


  • The Children's Palace was built 1n 1958 by Song Qingling (Madame Sun Yat-sen), designed for children to study and practice arts and science after-school time.

  • The children's palace is part of Chinese social welfare with finance supported by the government every year. You can see kinds of children's palace in most of the Chinese cities.

  • Children at the children's palace don't need to learn the same knowledge at school, they learn what they like or interested in. And there are lots of programs provided for them. Children can attend one or two programs at the Children's Palace out of their interests.

  • Children at the children's palace are ranged from five to fourteen at ages. Before entering the palace, they are provided an examination and if they pass, a small sum of money is also needed.

Tour Features

  • Have Close Contact with Chinese Young Generation

    Visiting here, you can have a glimpse of the joy of children and their practices like paintings and so on.

  • Take Some Beautiful Pictures

    Here, you will have a chance to see Chinese children playing instruments, doing painting, having all kinds of activities.


  • Address: 64 Yan'an Xi Lu, Jing An District


  • By subway: Line 2

Visiting Time

  • Children's Day, falls on June 1st of every year, is a big occasion for all the children at Children's Palace. They were in beautiful clothes and playing games with their parents.

  • Avoid holidays or weekends,
    During the holidays, usually from July to September, Middle of January to February, the Children's Palace will be closed.

Review & Tips

  • Our visit to the Children's Palace in Shanghai was a great chance for me to learn a bit about Chinese culture, and watch the adorable Chinese children practice the arts. (-Edwin Schwandt from the USA)

  • On our trip to the Shanghai Children's Palace, I got witness Chinese children playing traditional Chinese instruments. I was amazed at their ability. I got a chance to take some beautiful photos. (-Christopher Johnson from the USA)

  • On Thursday my guide Lois took me and my family to visit Shanghai's Children's Palace. It was a wonderful stop on our tour. I am not sure who had more fun me, or my children. (-Samantha Peters from the USA)

  • My children got a chance to see the Chinese children doing the painting, which left me and my wife free to photograph the beautiful Chinese children. All in all, it was an unforgettable experience. (-David from the USA)

Other attractions nearby

  • Nanjing Road: Nanjing Road, known as China's number one shopping street offers a seemingly endless variety of modern fashions, electronics and accessories.

  • If you are interested in taking a Shanghai tour with a visiting to Shanghai Children's Palace; if you need a private tour and an English speaking tour guide to show you around Shanghai; China Odyssey Tours is here and ready to help.

    Welcome to contact us to customize a China tour including this attraction.

    Sample Shanghai tours to discover this city:

    2-Day Classic Shanghai City Tour

    3-Day Shanghai Family Vacation with Kids


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