Museums for children

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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 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 old. The start of a lifelong passion for museums is guaranteed!

Zoom Children's Museum

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -14%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Opening times

    • Cashpoint Tu - Fr, 08:30 - 16:00
    • Cashpoint Sa - Su, 09:45 - 16:00
    • Cashpoint on holidays, 09:45 - 16:00
    • During holidays same opening times like on weekends. All programs have fixed starting times. Reservation recommended.

  • Accessibility

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

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

Children's Museum Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -17%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard price family ticket I (2 Adults and up to 3 children): 26€ Standard price family ticket II (1 Adult and up to 3 children): 17€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 17:00
    • We, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Last admission 4 p.m.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Doppelschwingtüre 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 at Schönbrunn Palace

Schloss Schönbrunn, Hofratstrakt
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -10%

      Additional information on the offer: With Cash 10%With Credit Card 5%

  • Opening times

    • daily, 11:00 - 00:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 4 Steps (Doppelschwingtüre 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 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -17%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 12€ Rooftop tour: 8€/person

  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:30
    • We, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Sa, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Su, 09:00 - 18:30
  • Guided tours

    • Roof Tour whole year (German)

      • Wednesday 6.30 p.m.
      • Sunday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (German)

      • Friday and Saturday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour whole year (English)

      • Sunday 3 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (English)

      • Friday and Saturday 3 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Schwingtüre )
        "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Side entrance

      • "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Elevator available
      • 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, special tour for the blind on the audio guide and a brochure in Braille are available.

    • Comments

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

Vienna Museum of Technology

Mariahilfer Straße 212
1140 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14€

  • 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 (Doppelschwingtüre 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).

    • Comments

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

Kunst Haus Wien Museum Hundertwasser

Untere Weißgerberstraße 13
1030 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -30%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard price Hundertwasser Museum: 11€Standard price combined ticket: 12€

  • Opening times

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

    • Elevator available
      • 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 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -14%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14€ Vienna City card holders are entitled to use the fast lane at the Leopold Museum

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Doppelschwingtüre )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Parkplätze am Areal sind über die Haupteinfahrt / Ecke Volkstheater erreichbar
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

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

      4 parking spaces for visitors with disabilities in the MuseumsQuartier area.

      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 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 13€

  • Opening times

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

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Schwingtüre 120 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

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

Upper Belvedere

Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27
1030 Vienna
  • Comments

    • Please note: Groups of 10 or more people, you must make an appointment for a tour with the Upper Belvedere in advance. There is no charge for this. You can contact the reservation team at the Belvedere by email or telephone.
      Monday to Sunday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
      Email:
      Telephone: +43 1 795 57-333

  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -9%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 16€ Klimt ticket (Upper and Lower Belvedere): 21,5€ instead of 24€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Opening hours from Nov. 2 to March 22: Tues-Sun from 10am to 6pm, Mon closed.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Schwingtüre 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
      • 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 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -17%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 16,9€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Doppelschwingtüre 190 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 150 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). 
 Guided tours for blind people available as well as for people with slight to moderate dementia and their escorts (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
 Please inform Art Mediation department about wheelchair uses in advance. 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 restrooms on levels 1 and -1, restroom on level 1: door width: 90cm, room dimensions: 180 x 110 cm.

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -6%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 16€ Audioguide 5€ instead of 6€

  • Opening times

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

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 5 Steps (Doppelschwingtüre 300 cm wide)
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance

      • on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 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. The Kunsthistorisches Museum offers workshops for people with dementia (Tel. +41 1 525 24-5202 or email: kunstvermittlung@khm.at)
 
 Wheelchair users who visit the museum via Burgring 5 can purchase their tickets at the shop in the lobby.
 

    • Comments

      The museum is a place of encounter and sensory perception and offers plenty of opportunity to stimulate vistors and motivate them to interact with one another by looking at art together and then getting creative themselves.
      Induction loop available at the audio guide stand.

      http://www.khm.at/en/learn/kunstvermittlung/inclusive-art-education

Wien Museum Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz
1040 Vienna
  • Comments

    • The Wien Museum Karlsplatz is closed due to renovation. During the modernization the Wien Museum MUSA will also serve as a venue for thematic exhibits on Vienna’s cultural history.

  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -30%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Prices

    • Free admission on first Sunday of the month
  • Opening times

    • Closed due to renovation.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Doppelschwingtüre 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
    • 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 The Sound Museum

Seilerstätte 30
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -29%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14€

  • Prices

    • "Night Ticket" (8 - 10 p.m.): 6,50 €. Combination ticket House of Music & Mozarthaus Vienna: 20 €.
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 22:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 22:00
    • We, 10:00 - 22:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 22:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 22:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 22:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 22:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 22:00
    • 24.12. 10a.m. - 6 p.m., 23.03. 10a.m. - 6p.m. (5p.m. last admission)

  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours in sign language on request, as well as tours for blind and visually impaired people.

    • Comments

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

Dschungel Vienna Theatre for a young audience

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Kassaöffnungszeiten Mo - Fr, 16:00 - 18:00
    • Die Kassa ist außerdem ab 1,5 Stunden vor Vorstellungsbeginn geöffnet.

  • Accessibility

    • 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.