A variety of entertainment opportunities are available during the 10-day eid holiday in Istanbul. Meet the stars in Madame Tussauds Istanbul, where you can dribble past Messi or wear a Michael Jackson costume, or visit SEA LIFE Istanbul and see sharks while discovering an amazing underwater world. After, head over to LEGOLAND Discovery Center to stretch your imagination with the kids. With so many entertainment choices, the eid holiday is guaranteed to be filled with fun.
Celebrating an astounding 250-year history, Madame Tussauds Istanbul wax museum is open throughout the eid from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The museum provides a cool calm in the middle of the busy city with its skillfully made wax figures and offers the opportunity to have fun alongside numerous superstar lookalikes. Situated in the Grand Pera building on İstiklal Avenue, Madame Tussauds Istanbul has nearly 60 wax figures encompassing history, culture and art, sports and the entertainment world, including Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Mawlana, Arda Turan, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Beren Saat, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Justin Bieber, Madonna and Michael Jackson. Visitors can take a selfie with Kıvaç Tatlıtuğ, dance dressed in Micheal Jackson's costume and play piano with Mozart. Madame Tussauds Istanbul offers the chance to come face-to-face with many famous figures from all over the world.
Located in Bayrampaşa's Forum Shopping Center, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Istanbul presents entertaining and instructive activities for families with children aged between 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekends.
The area of Space M offers a creative intergalactic journey, while the 4D cinema, LEGO factory tour showing the mystery of the LEGO pieces' production, workshops by a master model builder, themed playground and the MINILAND, which displays large LEGO models of world-famous landmarks as well as classic Turkish sites, are waiting for the visitors in the center. Visitors also can buy LEGO sets that can only be found in the center's LEGO store.
With branches in 51 locations around the world and more than 40 years of knowledge, SEA LIFE, the most visited and biggest aquarium chain in the world, has a center named SEA LIFE Istanbul in Turkey. SEA LIFE Istanbul offers a unique experience for families that want to discover the exciting world of underwater creatures with its 83-meter ocean tunnel, the longest in Europe. You can learn about the mysteries of the underwater world and create a fish in the digital aquarium swim. You can also visit the famous sea turtle, Dilek, a Caretta found wounded of Çanakkale's coast last year waiting to be re-released into the wild. If sharks are your thing, this aquarium also hosts the largest shark family in Turkey.