Kids & families

An unforgettable day trip

Permanent 15% family discount

Experience Stone Age action in the Neandertal valley east of Düsseldorf! A Stone Age hands-on exhibition, Europe's largest Stone Age playground, interactive museum tours and exciting workshops await you. Perfect for family outings, holiday fun and birthday parties!

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In Ausstellung bohren Kinder Löcher mit Steinzeitbohrer aus Steinzeit Action Pack

Try out your Stone Age skills at the hands-on stations

Crack nuts, try out Stone Age drills and become an archaeologist. The Stone Age ActionPack contains exciting puzzles and all the materials you need to make your own Neanderthal necklace. Available (only in German) for €2.95 in the museum.

Kinder mit Kopfhörern bei Führung am Stammbusch

Listen to the Neanderthals in the children's audio guide

Get the free audio guide directly on your smartphone so that you can use your own headphones in the museum. This saves you waiting times at the audio stations and protects the environment. Of course, the app also contains lots of other useful information about the museum.

Familie in Klettertunnel im Erlebnisturm Höhlenblick bei der Fundstelle

Master the Höhlenblick tower

Neanderthals were discovered at the site just a few hundred metres from the museum. Travel back to the Stone Age on the Höhlenblick adventure tower. The climbing tunnel at a height of 20 metres is particularly exciting - and not just for children.

Kind spielt auf Steinzeitspielplatz in Familien Outdoor Erlebniswelt

Play on Europe's largest Stone Age Playground

If you're still not tired of the many hands-on stations in the museum, then head for Europe's largest Stone Age playground. It is located directly opposite the Neanderthal Museum and makes children's dreams come true. Parents can relax in the picnic area.

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Wisente zusammen mit Jungtieren auf Wiese outdoor im Eiszeitlichen Wildgehege

Neandertal World of Discovery

Whether it's bad weather or sunshine in the valley: six exciting indoor and outdoor highlights await you in the Neandertal World of Discovery around the Neanderthal Museum and the Höhlenblick tower. Discover Europe's largest Stone Age playground, the Ice Age Animal Park and much more!

Frau und Kind erforschen Knochen bei Taststation in Sonderausstellung Eiszeitreise Grönland


Current special exhibition (only in German)

Snow, ice, wind and endless expanses. In our exhibition EIS ZEIT REISE GRÖNLAND we take you on a journey through the archaeology and history of Greenland.

Eltern mit Kind auf dem Arm an der Babybar mit Wasserkocher im Untergeschoss

Baby bar, pushchair hire and much more!

Germany's first baby bar is located in the basement of the museum. Here you will find a bottle warmer and kettle for heating baby food. A nappy-changing room is right next door. You can borrow free of charge:

  • A pushchair
  • A handcart
  • A wheelchair & transfer chair
  • A rollator
Erwachsenen Gruppe sitzt an Tisch im Museumscafe

Museum café

A perfect museum excursion also includes at least one good cup of coffee. The museum café also serves savoury sandwiches, cakes and snacks. A special highlight: the view of the wonderful Neandertal valley from the roof terrace.

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