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Tips and Service Information

  • Purchasing a Ticket

    Regular admission is €14 for adults and €4.50 for children aged 6 and over. Children up to and including 5 years have free admission. And then there is the family ticket for 29 €.

    Perhaps an annual pass is worthwhile too? For 72 € you and the whole family can visit all locations of the Deutsches Museum free of charge for a year.

    All tickets are also available online. You can find information on the Admission and Tickets page.

  • Demonstrations for Families

    We offer many exciting guided tours and demonstrations for families and children. Participation is usually included in the museum admission. Here you will find our daily programme​​​​​​​.

  • Blick auf die Museumsinsel mit dem Sammlungsbau in München

    Blick auf die Museumsinsel mit dem Sammlungsbau in München Photo: Deutsches Museum

    Time Factor

    When to come?
    Come visit during the week if possible. Good to know: During the Bavarian school holidays, the Deutsches Museum is usually very well attended, especially in case of bad weather.

    And how much time should I allow?
    Two hours fly by. After all, we are one of the largest museums in Germany. If you're good on foot, you'll be happy to cover a few kilometres here - from the mine deep in the basement to the Sundial Garden or the Planetarium Terraces on Level 6. Many guests also spend a whole day in the museum.

  • Family Tour in the Museum App

    Family tour in the Deutsches Museum app: duration 1 hour, 11 stops - Discover museum highlights together and experiment at our hands-on stations.

  • The Kid's Kingdom is open again!

    On 21 March 2022, our Children's Kingdom finally reopened after being closed due to the pandemic. Due to the current regulations, only the area on level 0 is open, the activity areas on the intermediate storey are unfortunately not yet accessible again. We look forward to your visit.

Plan a Family Experience

“My tip for families: Start with the big ships and aeroplanes. Then go to the windmills in the Power Machinery exhibition and to the mini-brick production plant in the Ceramics exhibition and and end your tour at the Music exhibition.”
Irina Fritz, museum education officer

Irina's Exhibition Recommendations:

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.

Power Machinery exhibition.

Power Machinery

Step into what feels like an old machine hall, with spinning water wheels and steam engines – many of which look like works of art and can still be set in motion today!

Fledermaus musical automaton

Musical Instruments II

A veritable treasure trove for music lovers! From early music automata to the legendary Siemens studio, here you can explore a unique collection. Many of the exhibits can be seen in action during live demonstrations.


From ancient vessels to modern insulators and hip joint prostheses: ceramics have a very long history. In our mini-brick production plant, you can watch bricks being produced before your very eyes!

Other Classics for visiting with Children

Children playing in front of the marble run

Kids’ Kingdom

Here, children between the ages of three and eight can become researchers and explorers. Accompanied by their parents, they can investigate an enormous guitar, a hall of mirrors, pulley systems and a giant marble run!



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.

Newton’s cradle from the Physics exhibition


From mechanics to magnetism: learn in clear and simple terms about the basic concepts of physics. You can also try your hand at the many interactive stations.

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.

“I recommend the family tour on the museum app. It takes one hour and leads to 11 selected interactive stations in different exhibitions.”
Gabriele Kramer, museum education officer

Frequently asked questions about visiting with children and family