Children & Families

Have the museum to yourself for a night along with a program of activities – one thing is for sure, there won’t be much time to sleep!
A night of fun and adventure at the NHM Vienna for children aged 7 to 11 years. Highlights include films screened in the Digital Planetarium, a torch-lit tour of the museum, a bedtime treat, sleeping in the Dinosaur Hall, and a breakfast bag.

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Language: German
Duration: 7.00 p.m. until 8.30 a.m.

Please bring: sleeping bag, drinks, snacks

Price: € 75 per person (accompanying adult required; maximum of 5 children per accompanying adult)

Tickets: Tickets must be purchased in advance from the NHM Vienna Shop:

Information on activity program: NHM Vienna Education Service
+43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00)
Information sheet

Celebrate your birthday together with your friends at the Natural History Museum Vienna! Embark on a journey of discovery with a dinosaur researcher or solve a mysterious crime.

Duration: 90 minutes

Price: € 170.00 (up to 10 children and 2 accomp. adults; admission included)

Booking: We recommended that groups book twelve weeks in advance
+43 1 52177-335 (Mon 14:00-17:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-12:00), Online inquiry


Snacks can be ordered from the café and restaurant:

Download Range of food & drink that can be ordered for children’s birthday (PDF, 710 KB)


Mammoths and their hunters

Age: 3 to 10 years

Head out on a journey of discovery in search of cave paintings showing the biggest animals that lived during the Ice Age. You and your friends will go home with a souvenir group photo taken in front of our very own life-size mammoth with baby. The birthday boy or girl also gets to take home a large cave painting made by the group.

Big and strong


Age: 4 to 6 years

Go on a journey of discovery with your friends to meet the world’s big and strong animals. Roar with the lions, touch a real ostrich egg, and see how big you are compared with a whale

Dinosaur appearance

Age: 6 years and older

Upon request, we can arrange for a special guest to appear at your dinosaur birthday party – our very own Allosaurus!

In search of dinosaurs!

Age: 6 years and older

Celebrate your birthday between T-Rex and Allosaurus as you help our dinosaur researcher search for fossilized bones


Animal Quiz Tour

Age: 6 years and older

Can penguins fly? Do turtles have teeth? All children are invited to guess features and qualities of different animals during an exciting animal quiz tour. At the beginning of the tour we will decide, together with the children, which animals we are going to see.

Museum detectives

Age: 8 years and older

A crime has been committed in the museum – and we need your help to solve it! Together with your friends you will hunt for clues throughout the NHM Vienna, take a look behind the scenes and find out which stories the exhibits have to tell. With a combination of brains and bravery you will get to the bottom of the mystery.

Solve the murder mystery

Age: 11 to 14 years

Participants are given the challenge of solving a fictitious murder case on the museum’s multimedia CSI table. Youngsters can also find out more about prehistoric criminal cases in Austria, some of which are still unsolved. As a souvenir the group can take a photo at the fashion morphing station.

Short video of dinosaur appearance:

Small snails, enormous elephants, shiny stones, dangerous dinosaurs, and ancient tools – the Natural History Museum Vienna has something for everyone. Children and families can explore the museum’s collections during an entertaining and informative private guided tour.
One-hour guided tours
Age: 3 years and above
Maximum group size: 10
Price: € 4.00 per person; minimum of € 60.00
Admission: free of charge up to the age of 19 years; adults € 12.00
  • Dinosaurs and their contemporaries
  • Forest animals
  • Sea animals
  • Monkeying around
  • Mammoths and mammoth hunters
Further tours for children aged 3 years and above
Further fours for children aged 6 years and above
Action guided tours (1.5 hours) - currently not available
Age: 6 years and above
Maximum group size: 29
Price: € 5.00 per person; minimum of € 75.00
Admission: free of charge up to the age of 19 years; adults € 12.00
  • Records in the animal kingdom
  • Forest animals
  • Sea animals
  • Crystal mystery - currently not available
Further topics

In the Mezzanine of the Natural History Museum Vienna there is a series of 15 free-standing exhibits from the fields of mineralogy, geology, and anthropology designed especially with blind visitors to the museum in mind. This hands-on trail providing information about the objects and their history was created and tested in cooperation with a class from the Austrian Federal Institute for the Blind, a school for blind and visually impaired pupils.


Descriptions of the individual exhibits and a map of the trail are available in braille from the information desk. These texts can also be listened to using an audioguide.

The braille brochure and audioguide are available only in German.

The map shows the positions of our most important hands-on-objects:
Map and details of the exhibits