Museums for children
In Linz, you can get a taste of the future! In the interactive adventure world of Ars Electronica Center, the museum of the future, for example, you can research the human body, clone plants or let robots play football. A tour of voestalpine Stahlwelt is also exciting. Here, the global group shows how steel is made in a family-friendly manner.
Do you fancy immersing yourself in history? The exhibition Technology in Upper Austria at the Schlossmuseum delights both young and old with astronomy, physics and the history of technology in Upper Austria.
An overview of Linz's museums
Children's programmes in Linz's museums
Ars Electronica Center - Family Tour
An adventure journey for children and adults through the Ars Electronica museum, full of exciting thoughts about the future of our world. Discover and explore the future interactively.
Tip: Investigating, discovering and comprehending via game playing in the Kids’ Research Laboratory at the Ars Electronica Center! A total of eleven stations open here the opportunity to tinker, make music, draw, program and experiment.
Recommended for kids aged 4 to 8 - fun for the whole family!
Family programme at Lentos Art Museum
Welcome at the Lentos Art Museum! Inspector LENTOS' Mystery Chest – the whole family follows the trail of a suspect in the museum. Exciting for families with children aged 4 and above. In cooperation with Koh-I-Noor.
Los Lentoniños: A different programme every month in the museum, crafted to suit children aged 4 to 6.
Lentos studio for children: Saturdays 10.00 am–12.00 pm, in the holidays every Wednesday 3.00–5.00 pm
Suuuper Sunday at the OÖ Kulturquartier
A new cultural district has emerged at the heart of Linz: The OÖ Kulturquartier is the common link connecting the Landeskulturzentrum Ursulinenhof and the OK Offenes Kulturhaus cultural centres. It's a space for adventurous experimental regional culture and international art and festival highlights.
An exciting journey into the world of steel
Take your children on a journey of discovery with Ferry and Molekularus through voestalpine Stahlwelt. In the holidays and on every first Saturday of the month, special guided tours for families with children aged 6 to 15 take place. The programme is adapted to suit the age of the young explorers. Duration: approx. 2.5 hours.
OÖ Landeskultur GmbH
Family Sunday: Every first Sunday of the month, families are invited to discover Linz's Schlossmuseum and FC - Francisco Carolinum with free admission. As a special service, family tours (alternating) are offered in the Schlossmuseum, the Biology Centre and the FC - Francisco Carolinum.
Active sheets (for children aged 8-12) are prepared for all exhibitions. These contain child-oriented information, puzzles and games. This allows families to explore the exhibitions in the Schlossmuseum alone – without a guided tour. The Dream Workshop of the Upper Austrian Provincial Museum offers adventures for visitors aged 5 and above.
The motto of Linz Biology Center is "Acquire knowledge – understand nature". In addition to its natural science collections, special exhibitions on the animal and plant kingdoms with impressive specimens and exhibition pieces are organised.