What Is KidZania?
A Spirit is Born
The history of KidZania starts like all great stories start, with idealistic passion and an unwavering spirit stimulated by a communal desire to create something better. From a kid’s perspective things were just not going as well as they could be: governments operated inefficiently, societies were becoming inequitable, valuable resources were routinely squandered and values were seemingly more and more negotiable. It was the collective thinking in the imagining of something better by kids all over the world that led to its creation.
RightZ are Defined
In the development of this new world, they recognized a need to document their beliefs and their wish for independence. They began by establishing six fundamental rights:
- To Be
- To Know
- To Create
- To Share
- To Care
- To Play
These RightZ are more than just entitlements; they are the foundations for real world preparations and the achievement of happiness.
A Declaration is Made
Kids wrote the Declaration of Independence document as a proclamation of their independence from adults and as the unequivocal announcement of their new world’s existence. After some consideration, the kids agreed upon the name for their Nation: KidZania. Roughly translated, it means 'Land of Cool Kids'.
A Nation is Formed
The first KidZania was established in Santa Fe, Mexico City. The day the first city was founded thousands of kids came. They quickly embraced the city as their own and became passionate about its activities. Their participation provided useful feedback to the city planners striving to meet the needs of the city’s ever-growing population.
RightZ are Kept
The creation of Urbano, Beebop, Chika, Vita and Bache, the RightZKeepers, was the direct result of this desire to guarantee that KidZania’s belief system would always be represented and also to ensure the RightZ would be remembered forever.
KidZania continues to blend education with entertainment with a city built to scale for kids which is as big as 6 olympic swimmimg pools. Kids can independently visit more than 60 exciting establishments that include a Bank, Hospital, Police Station, Fire Station, Aviation Academy and Theatre. Each activity offers a unique role-play experience where kids learn financial literacy, careers, teamwork, independence and real-life skills.