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Whether it’s a block and tackle system, a marble run or a hall of mirrors, children aged three to eight, accompanied by adults, can explore and understand the world in a fun way here.

Welcome to Kids KingdomSince 21.3.22 we are open again - not with the full offer but we are looking forward to your visit.

Closed from 7.6. to 9.6.2022The Kinderreich is closed from 7.6. to 9.6.2022. The giant guitar moves to its new place then.

  • For anyone between three and eight years of age – with an accompanying adult.
  • 14 interactive activity stations across an exhibition area of 600 sqm
  • Groups, school groups or nursery groups are, of course, welcome after prior registration.
  • Parents, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles and other adults can enter only if accompanied by a child.
“It always clicks when you turn it, and now I know why. I’ve found out why it clicks.”
Ben, aged 4, at the cogwheel station

Here’s what you’ll discover in the Kids’ Kingdom

Block and Tackle Systems – Muscle Power times three!

Can you hoist yourself up? Or lift something that is heavier than you? With pulleys, that’s child’s play! They redirect the power – and can help to save power in the process. Which block and tackle system works best? Count the pulleys and compare the results.

Where else can you find block and tackle systems in the Deutsches Museum? Have a look in the Marine Navigation exhibition, the Physics and the Museum History exhibitions!

“I really, really, really liked it. I definitely want to come back. It was so cool!”
Dyen, age 5

Light Experimenting with light

Here, you’ll be amazed by the variety of experiments with light! What do colours have to do with light? Place a glass prism in the white beam of light. Can you see the rainbow when you rotate it? White light is actually made up of many different colours.

When light enters the glass, it is refracted and the colours of the rainbow become visible. You can also experiment with the mirrors, the metal stencils and the coloured objects.

Giant Guitar

Not only is it possible to play the giant guitar – you can also crawl inside it!
Pluck one of its strings. What do you feel?
Use your hands to feel the sound’s vibrations on the walls of the guitar.
The hollow wooden body enhances the sound of the instrument.
Count the guitar strings! The giant guitar is a replica of a very old guitar and therefore only has five strings.

You can find more musical instruments in the Music Automata area.

The film introduces the Kids’ Kingdom and lets children have their say. We opened the Kids’ Kingdom in 2016 with a family day.

Questions?We’re always happy to help – simply come to the information desk or give us a call.

  • The Kids’ Kingdom has its own information desk where staff can provide information about activities in both the Kids’ Kingdom and other exhibitions at the Deutsches Museum.
  • Here, you’ll also find information about guided tours for children and other exciting activities.

Entdeckungsbereich Wasser im Kinderreich.

Books for Children


Christof Gießler

Spurensuche in der Welt der Technik

Ein Buch über wichtige Erfindungen, seltsame Werkzeuge, trickreichen Maschinen und wie diese ins Museum gelangen.


Deutsches Museum (Hrsg.)

Das Deutsche Museum – Von Oskar bis zum großen Umbau

Begib dich auf eine spannende Reise hinter die Kulissen des Deutschen Museums!

These Exhibitions are particularly interesting for Children:



A unique experience! Walk through this 500-metre long exhibition mine and gain a very realistic insight into an underground world of days gone by.

View of a diving suit in the Oceanography exhibition.


With the help of the submersible GEO exhibited here, the primitive deep-sea creatures called coelacanths were filmed for the first time ever in their natural environment! The exhibition offers insights into fascinating underwater worlds and the history of diving.

Familie vor Fischer-Ewer „Maria“

Marine Navigation

Bridges between continents: ships enabled access to the farthest corners of the earth. Marine navigation has fostered communication and trade, but it has also led to many wars. Trace the development of shipping in this wonderful exhibition.

Wings of the Lilienthal glider.

Historic Aviation

Be inspired by an original plane from the Wright brothers and a faithful replica of Otto Lilienthal’s glider. Learn all about mankind’s dream of flight and how it became reality.

View into space – stellar nursery


Discover an ensemble of extraordinary exhibits across several floors. Take a guided tour to two historic observatories and explore the state-of-the-art exhibition area on cosmology.