Vienna may seem like the place for cafe culture, but it offers so much more. Families of all ages will enjoy the many opportunities for fun in this light-hearted city.
Museums that kids will love
ZOOM Children’s Museum
With a variety of exhibitions and hands-on programs, Zoom Children’s Museum appeals to kids from 8 months old to teens. Little ones will have wonderful tactile experiences to stimulate their senses. Older children can view the exhibits, try some experiments in the Zoom Lab or create art work in the studio.
Museum of Fine Arts
This museum will capture the imagination of children and adults alike. Here you will find a great variety of collections, from Egyptian mummies to artwork of the masters from around the world. This is also the home of the most important collection of medieval royal objects: the insignia and jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, including the Imperial Crown and the Holy Lance.
Museum of Modern Art – MUMOK
Kids under 6 years old are admitted free every day, but Sundays are the days when kids ages 6-12 can voice their opinion about the current exhibitions and can try their hand at creating their own masterpiece in the museum’s atelier.
Expect to be surprised by this bizarre, modern art museum. From the building itself to the philosophy of its architect, Friedenstreich Hunterwasser, you will not be disappointed. At the box office, kids will get a bag with contents that will help them design their own Kunsthaus– with prizes for great pictures.
House of Music
At this special museum, you can experience music with all your senses. Conduct an orchestra! Give a kettledrum a good pound! Hear what you heard as a baby in your mother’s belly! Experiment with music on the computer, play gigantic instruments or just record your very own CD! There are also special tours and concerts just for kids.
Museum of Technology
This museum offers something for everyone. There are interactive media stations where you can learn about natural phenomena and historical events. The “mini-museum” is an adventure area exclusively dedicated to kids ages 2 to 6 years. The mini offers the opportunity for children to learn with all senses: Sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste.
Let’s Get Active
Take a Boat-Ride on the Danube
Everyone enjoys a boat ride…especially on the Blue Danube river. The DDSG Blue Danube Riverboat will take you on a round-trip adventure on the Danube.
The Schonbrunn Palace is a fabulous place to visit on many levels. The palace itself is beautiful, and there are special tours for children. Afterwards, the kids can try on costumes from the time of Maria Theresa. The Schonbrunn Maze and Labyrinth provides hours of fun for visitors, and the Marrionette Theater offers special productions of Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute, and more.
Walk among the tropical butterflies and watch them flutter around you. And, if you are lucky, you may see an adult butterfly emerge from its cocoon.