Children wearing helmets and tabards on a construction site

Museums for children: an overview

The ZOOM Children's Museum in the MuseumsQuartier is all about questioning, touching, exploring, feeling and playing to one's heart's content. Much of what is on offer is self-explanatory and can be grasped through observation: the ZOOM Ocean is a diverse play and adventure area for toddlers and pre-school children; in the ZOOM Studio, children can try out a wide range of techniques and materials together with artists. Alternating participatory exhibitions are designed to be largely intuitive and often have supporting texts in English.

The Children's Museum "Experiencing Schönbrunn Palace" whisks its visitors away to the everyday life of the imperial family. Information sheets in seven languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian and Slovenian) provide background information. At the end, the children dress up as princes and princesses - a real imperial photo motif! A tip: The nearby Schönbrunn Puppet Theater offers performances of shows such as Mozart's Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel, the Children's Fledermaus as well as Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. Programs are available in English, Russian, Spanish, French and Italian.

The Museum of Natural History is the place to go for a tour of the magnificent display exhibition rooms and a visit to the Dinosaur Hall. At a morphing station, visitors transform into early humans and can send their "old countenance" to friends via email. Every Sunday at 3:00 pm, visitors aged from 12 years can climb up to the roof of the museum on an English-language tour, from where they can enjoy a wonderful view of the city.

Impressive exhibits, such as steam locomotives, aircraft and a reconstruction of a mining operation, make a visit to the Museum of Technology an unforgettable experience. Waiting for two to six year-olds is the "mini", a play area with fire engine, construction site and screw cylinder.

On a visit to the Kunst Haus Vienna created by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, kids can go on the children's tours (held in German) and then design a colorful dream house in the language-independent workshop and even plant out the roof. At the Leo Kinderatelier (Children's Studio) in the Leopold Museum, children can go on a 30-minute children's tour (held in German) and then create their own art works in the workshop held in the studio (language-independent, registration recommended). In the mumok, children can explore the museum on their own with a borrowed KinderkunstTransporter, a children's art holder that contains drawing and craft materials. Non-German speaking children are also welcome at the German-language workshop held here. Registration required.
In the Belvedere and in the Albertina, puzzle rallies in English invite children to go on a journey of discovery through the museum. English audio guides for children provide exciting information in the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Each year during the winter, the Vienna Museum offers free admission to play and learning activities for two to six year-olds. The topics of the play station make reference to the city and the current exhibition program.

At the House of Music, music can be experienced with all the senses. Installations, such as the virtual conducting of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Waltz dice game or the Namadeus name game, in which names are transposed into an original Mozart interpretation, thrill children young and old.

Moreover, at the Dschungel theater for young people in the MuseumsQuartier, the program also includes dance productions, and children from 2 years of age are captivated by the "theater for the very youngest" simply by looking on.

Some museums offer free admission to visitors under 19 years oldThe start of a lifelong passion for museums is guaranteed!

Zoom Children's Museum (ZOOM Kindermuseum)

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Fr, 08:30 - 17:00
    • Sa - Su, 09:45 - 17:30
    • on holidays, 09:45 - 17:30
    • Opening hours during the Vienna summer school holidays: daily exc. Mon. from 12.45 p.m. to 4 p.m. The ZOOM will then be closed for three weeks in September.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   170  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      All rooms without steps, elevator by the steps near the Soundlab.

Experience Schönbrunn Palace Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse, 1130 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €7,50
    • Children   €6,00
    • Family   €21,00
    • Family   €13,50
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: Special offer
  • Opening times

    • details on www.kaiserkinder.at
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   260  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 1020  cm  long , 120  cm  high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 3 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at main entrance portal (Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Marionette Theater (Marionettentheater Schloss Schönbrunn)

Schloss Schönbrunn, Hofratstrakt, 1130 Wien
  • Prices

    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 5/10% off (10 % off cash payments, 5 % off credit card payments.)
  • Opening times

    • daily, 11:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 4 Steps (Double swinging doors   125  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 200  cm  long , 50  cm  high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 9 Wheelchair spaces available (in the first row)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      No elevator available. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (prior arrangement).

       

Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 20% off
  • Opening times

    • Th - Mo, 09:00 - 18:30
    • We, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Roof tour We, 18:30
    • Roof tour (English) Su, 15:00
    • Roof tour Su, 16:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors )
        "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        Side-entrance Burgring, direct access to elevator
    • Elevator available
      • 78 cm wide and 132 cm low , Door 78 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for the blind are possible.

    • Comments

      Access to restaurant/café: no steps. Seeing-eye dogs permitted in exhibition area.

       

Museum of Technology (Technisches Museum Wien)

Mariahilfer Straße 212, 1140 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 20% off
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa - 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
      • 92 cm wide and 145 cm low , 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, multimedia guide available in Austrian and American sign language (Reservations: Tel. +43 1 899 98–3001).

    • Comments

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

Kunst Haus Wien Museum Hundertwasser

Untere Weißgerberstraße 13 , 1030 Wien
  • Prices

    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 20/25% off (Kombikarte € 9 statt € 12)
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Free tours: Hundertwasser exhibition (permanent) Tu, 15:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors )
    • Elevator available
      • 250 cm wide and 120 cm low , Door 200 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Main entrance and access to the restaurant / café: no steps, , floors are uneven, elevator.

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €13
    • Museum Pass KHM & Leopold Museum: € 22
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 10% off
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Open daily from June to August.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 10 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 89 cm wide and 210 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Main entrance, access to all exhibition rooms and restaurant/café: no steps.

      6 free parking spaces for visitors with special needs on the premises (access: Burggasse / Volkstheater) with proper identification and 4 parking spaces for visitors with special needs in the parking garage (basement level 2 next to elevator, access: main entrance Museumsplatz).

mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna in the MuseumsQuartier

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 27% off
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 14:00 - 19:00
    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors   120  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 90 cm wide and 140 cm low
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Main and side entrance as well as restaurant/café: accessible via elevator.

      6 free parking spaces for visitors with special needs on the premises (access: Burggasse / Volkstheater) with proper identification and 4 parking spaces for visitors with special needs in the parking garage (basement level 2 next to elevator, access: main entrance Museumsplatz).

Upper Belvedere (Belvedere - Oberes Belvedere)

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 1,50€ off , Special offer
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors   102  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Parking space for visitors with disabilities in front of the entrance at Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, Parking: 10 am – 6 pm
    • Elevator available
      • 160 cm wide and 300 cm low , Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Reduced admission for persons with special needs and their escorts (3 Euro each). "Seeing differently" tours (tactile tours) in the Upper Belvedere: The tours with picture descriptions and tactile support are particularly suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors.
      Multimedia guides with videos in Austrian Sign Language (OGS) are available to deaf and hearing impaired visitors. Over 30 videos provide information on selected works of the collection in the Upper Belvedere and on the palace and garden complex as well as the history of the Belvedere.

    • Comments

      2 elevators reachable via a ramp (staff will provide assistance), wheelchairs available at the cloakroom.
      Shop/café: a few steps (staff will provide assistance). 

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 19% off
  • Opening times

    • Wed 10:00-21:00 daily, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   190  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 220 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 110 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540), reduced admission for persons with special needs

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms, to the restaurant / café and to the Shop: no steps. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st and 3r floor.

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 1€ off
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Open daily from June to August
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 5 Steps (Double swinging doors   300  cm  wide )
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        on Burgring 5
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 150 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 99 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental possible (please reserve one day in advance).
      Guided tours for visitors with special needs as well as tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired on request (Tel. +43 1 525 24-5202). Three masterpieces of the Renaissance collection of the painting gallery, selected objects of the Kunstkammer, the Egyptian-Oriental collection and the collection of antiquities are available to the blind and visually impaired as castings for touching. A brochure with image descriptions of this in Braille is available. Free admission for blind and visually impaired visitors with one escort.

Wien Museum Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz, 1040 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Free admission on first Sunday of the month
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 2€ off
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
    • geschlossen: 1.1., 1.5., 25.12.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   179  cm  wide )
        via ramp
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        directly behind the museum (Maderstrasse), access to the museum: no steps
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair for rental, seats available. Permanent exhibition tours for visually impaired visitors by prior arrangement (Tel. +43 1 505 87 47-85 180). Overview map in large print available.

    • Comments

      The exhibition area is accessible via elevator (orientation with Braille) and deducible with the wheelchair.

       

House of Music (Haus der Musik) The Sound Museum

Seilerstätte 30 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €13
    • Children (0 to 3 years)  €0
    • Children (4 to 11 years)  €5,50
    • Family   €28
    • "Night Ticket" (8 - 10 p.m.): 6 €. Combination ticket House of Music & Mozarthaus Vienna: 17 €. Ticket "Museumsmelange": pick 2 out of 4 museums (Mozarthaus Vienna, KunstHausWien, Vienna Jewish Museum, House of Music) for 18 €
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 4€ off
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 22:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors )
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms and café: no steps (via elevator).

Dschungel Vienna Theatre for a young audience

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Kassaöffnungszeiten Mo - Fr, 14:30 - 18:30
    • Sa - Su, 14:30 - 16:30
    • on holidays, 14:30 - 16:30
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors )
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 5 Wheelchair spaces available (in first row, prior arrangement necessary)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Special offers for guests with disabilities and special needs depending on the schedule.

    • Comments

      Seeing-eye dogs only permitted in coffee shop.

 

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