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Vienna Museum of Science and Technology

With its unique exhibits from the past and looking into the future, the Vienna Museum of Science and Technology is the backdrop for exciting technical developments. Multimedia presentations demonstrate the influence of technological achievements on our society, economy and culture. Experiencing and experimenting is very important: hands on is the order of the day!

Experiences: working down a mine, high-voltage and a steam locomotive

The guided tour through the demonstration mine (the oldest in Europe!) is a journey through time: visitors can see at first hand how hard the work was 100 years ago. The jackhammer still works.

The high-voltage demonstration reveals the mysteries of charges, currents and electromagnetic fields. You will be amazed at the flashes of lightning and how your hair stands on end!

“Stand clear of the doors!” says the famous cutaway locomotive. It carried passengers across Austria more than a hundred years ago. Today, it offers insights into the inner workings of a steam locomotive in the Museum of Science and Technology.

minTi, miniXplore, techLAB: tips for families

Many of the experiments and interactive objects, which focus on the principle of cause and effect, are fun even for the youngest children. The Museum of Science and Technology is a very family-friendly establishment:

at minTi, the youngest children (1.5 to 5 years) can learn about locomotion, building and mobility (with tricycles, wheelbarrows, a rocking boat and a large climb-on fire engine).

In the 500 m² miniXplore discovery area, the emphasis is on playful hands-on activities. Children between the ages of three and eight and their parents or guardians can explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) without the need for an instruction manual and with lots of fun and excitement.

The techLAB at the Museum of Science and Technology invites older children, teenagers and adults to undertake their own projects. Discover how to pre-program on a PC, a workbench with a 3D printer and a cutting plotter, a laser cutter and a transfer press.

Birdly VR-Ride
© Technisches Museum Wien

Birdly VR flying experience

An impressive virtual reality experience lets you explore cities, underwater worlds and the age of dinosaurs in a moving full-body experience. The Museum of Science and Technology makes the dream of flying come true for visitors aged 10 and above.

Here’s a tip for you: Book timeslots for the family activities and experiences in advance!

Offerings for families: activities, workshops and guided tours

Annual ticket for all federal museums

Vienna Museum of Technology (Technisches Museum Wien)

Mariahilfer Straße 212
1140 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 16€ / Available on site and at

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 160 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • Door 88 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Free admission to the museum for visitors with special needs.
 Rental wheelchairs available, special tours for people with disabilities and special needs, tours for visitors with special needs on request, translator for the hearing-impaired available on request (Reservations: Tel. +43 1 899 98–3001).

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      All rooms accessible with special wheelchair elevators (ask museum staff for assistance).

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