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    Activities for families and kids.

Family-friendly Museum.

Museum

The history of the automobile holds a special fascination for all age groups. The Mercedes-Benz Museum offers numerous special amenities and services tailored especially to families with children and school classes – from the children’s audio guide through children’s birthday parties to free children’s dishes in the restaurant.

  • Family parking spaces in the museum’s multi-storey car park (except P4)
  • Admission to the Mercedes-Benz Museum is free for all children up to the age of 14.
  • Children and adolescents before the age of 14, must be accompanied by a legal guardian or equivalent supervisor.
  • A barrier-free exhibition
  • Before they embark on a tour of the museum, children are presented with a “discovery book” at the ticket counter.
  • The free audio guide with a special children's profile is recommended as an alternative for visitors aged six and over.
  • Mothers’ and babies’ rooms and sanitary facilities are available on all levels.
  • Classes from Primary on, receive age-based booklets on demand.
  • Special guided tours for children.
  • For an unforgettable children’s birthday, there are three moduls. More information at 'Children’s birthday'.
  • Free-of-charge workshop for kids 'Fascination Design' on the weekend.

Gastronomy

Children’s toilets and high chairs round off the family-oriented amenities.

Fascination Design.

Fascination Design – The new do-it-yourself exhibition in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Immerse yourself in the world of automobile design.

The Fascination Design team at the Mercedes-Benz Museum has an exciting workshop to offer you: whether in sketching, drawing or design. Realise your own idea of the car of the future. You need no previous knowledge. The only requirement is that you enjoy creative work. An ideal studio space in a stimulating atmosphere, plus high-quality materials, are at your disposal.

At various stations you will be accompanied and assisted by highly knowledgeable team members. At the sketching table you can produce drawings and plans for your own, personal car model. Or have you perhaps always wanted to design your own steering wheel?

Try out the different design stations, and make your ideas a reality. Depending on your interests, you have a free choice of how many and which offers to take up.

The accompanying exhibition shows over 100 original, high-quality exhibits from Mercedes-Benz designers, and encourages experimentation. 30 free workspaces for participants are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and every Sunday, in the Mercedes-Benz Museum's Fascination of Technology area. Registration is directly on arrival. Waiting times may occur on occasion.

In the period from 12th March to 7th April 2019, the hands-on exhibition “Language as a playground” will take place. The interactive exhibition “Faszination Design” is opened again from the 13th April.

Children aged under 14 years may only visit the Museum accompanied by their parents or under adult supervision of equal status. We look forward to pleasurable hours and imaginative creations.

Language as a playground.

Communication is unbelievably diverse. Communication is not restricted to spoken and written words, but also includes many other forms of information exchange: body language is just as much a part of this as digital networking. From 12 March to 7 April 2019, children between the ages of three and six can explore these fascinating interrelationships in the interactive exhibition “Language as a playground” at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Try out the different design stations, and make your ideas a reality. Depending on your interests, you have a free choice of how many and which offers to take up. The accompanying exhibition shows over 100 original, high-quality exhibits from Mercedes-Benz designers, and encourages experimentation. 30 free workspaces for participants are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and every Sunday, in the Mercedes-Benz Museum's Fascination of Technology area. Registration is directly on arrival. Waiting times may occur on occasion.

Children aged under 14 years may only visit the Museum accompanied by their parents or under adult supervision of equal status. We look forward to pleasurable hours and imaginative creations.

The VfB special exhibition for children.

Research the history of VfB Stuttgart with all the senses: the special exhibition “On the move since 1893” makes this possible for children and families. To accompany the special exhibition, the museum has developed its own book of discovery with twelve exciting tasks. The answers are all in the special exhibition, for example by touching items on the “Fritzle Table”, an activity station with music and comics. Alongside the tasks, the 22-page book of discovery also has pictures to colour in. It is available for museum visitors free of charge.

Children’s birthday.

We offer three options for an unforgettable children's birthday. Please find more information below.

Museum rally.

Tinkering with engines.

Special guided tours for children.

Museum rally in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

A children's birthday celebration in the Mercedes-Benz Museum is a very special event for any kids. The Museum rally combines fun with excitement, and there is plenty of knowledge to be obtained too. The fun begins after the welcome, introduction and division into groups: in three separate groups the children use their rally booklet to explore the Museum and answer a variety of questions. The fastest group to finish is the winner, and as a memento all the kids receive a certificate during the prize ceremony.

What we provide

  • Care and backup by professionally trained Museum personnel
  • All materials for the Museum rally
  • A small gift for the birthday boy/girl
  • A small memento for all the birthday guests
  • Free entry to the Museum for children and accompanying adults
  • Free parking in the carpark
  • The birthday room is available during this time (incl. tables, chairs, table-cloths)

Catering
You can bring food and drinks (including crockery etc.) for the party guests yourself. Alternatively you can place an order with our catering service (email: gastro.mbm@t-m-catering.com).

Gift
The birthday boy/girl will receive a T-shirt as a present from the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Please indicate the T-shirt size of the birthday boy/girl.

Further information
Price: 210 Euro*
Age: 8–12 years
Number of participants: maximum 15 children
Duration: 2 hours
Note: For this event we require two adults to take part in the rally (instruction given on the spot).

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
cash desk closes at 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.

Contact and ordering
Museumsgastronomie
Tel.: +49 711 17 83063

Contact and reservations
Mercedes-Benz Classic Contact Center
Phone: +49 711 17 30000
Fax: +49 711 17 30400
email: classic@daimler.com

Address
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedesstraße 100
70372 Stuttgart

*This price change will apply from 1 January 2019. All already booked and confirmed children's birthday celebrations for the year 2019ff remain unaffected by the price increase.

Tinkering with engines in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Celebrate your child's birthday with a very special experience in the Mercedes-Benz Museum: we explain to the birthday boy/girl and guests how an engine and its major components work. After a brief theoretical introduction to the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand and engine developments over the last 125 years, the kids will be amazed: they will be able to disassemble an engine under the guidance of our professional Museum personnel.

What we provide

  • Care and backup by professionally trained Museum personnel
  • All materials required to tinker with an engine
  • A small gift for the birthday boy/girl
  • A small memento for all the birthday guests
  • Free entry to the Museum for children and accompanying adults
  • Free parking in the carpark
  • The birthday room is available during this time (incl. tables, chairs, table-cloths)

Catering
You can bring food and drinks (including crockery etc.) for the party guests yourself. Alternatively you can place an order with our catering service (email: gastro.mbm@t-m-catering.com).

Gift
The birthday boy/girl will receive a T-shirt as a present from the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Please indicate the T-shirt size of the birthday boy/girl.

Further information
Price: 260 Euro*
Age: 9-14 years
Number of participants: maximum 10 children Duration: 2.5 hours

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
cash desk closes at 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.

Contact and ordering
Museumsgastronomie
Tel.: +49 711 17 83063

Contact and reservations
Mercedes-Benz Classic Contact Center
Phone: +49 711 17 30000
Fax: +49 711 17 30400
email: classic@daimler.com

Address
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedesstraße 100
70372 Stuttgart

*This price change will apply from 1 January 2019. All already booked and confirmed children's birthday celebrations for the year 2019ff remain unaffected by the price increase.

Special guided tours for children in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Our guided tours for children are tailored to the interests and needs of very young visitors and convey the fascination of the Mercedes-Benz brand with exciting and entertaining stories. This makes a child's birthday party an unforgettable day for the entire group. After a welcome and introduction we take to the lifts and enter the year 1886, where the tour actually begins. As a special memento a group photograph is taken next to a very special vehicle.

What we provide

  • Care and backup by professionally trained Museum personnel
  • A small gift for the birthday boy/girl
  • A small memento for all the birthday guests
  • Free entry to the Museum for children and accompanying adults
  • Free parking in the carpark
  • The birthday room is available during this time (incl. tables, chairs, table-cloths)

Catering
You can bring food and drinks (including crockery etc.) for the party guests yourself. Alternatively you can place an order with our catering service (email: gastro.mbm@t-m-catering.com).

Gift
The birthday boy/girl will receive a T-shirt as a present from the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Please indicate the T-shirt size of the birthday boy/girl.

Further information
Price: 160 Euro*
Age: 6-13 years
Number of participants: maximum 15 children
Duration: 2 hours

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
cash desk closes at 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.

Contact and ordering
Museumsgastronomie
Tel.: +49 711 17 83063

Contact and reservations
Mercedes-Benz Classic Contact Center
Phone: +49 711 17 30000
Fax: +49 711 17 30400
email: classic@daimler.com

Address
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedesstraße 100
70372 Stuttgart

*This price change will apply from 1 January 2019. All already booked and confirmed tours for the year 2019ff remain unaffected by the price increase.

Notes.

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What age are children allowed to enter the museum unsupervised?

Children under the age of 14 are only allowed to visit the exhibition if accompanied by an adult.

Baby buggies may be borrowed (at the ticket desk) for a deposit of €50.

Videos.

A girl called Mercedes.

This stop-motion animation was made by three students from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design – Annarita Matuschka, Eduard Losing and Dirk Michael Flach – plus Stefan Heller, a freelance artist and animated film maker. Their short film, which lasts around two minutes, invites the viewer to see the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand in a new dimension. The stars of the short film include the inventors of the automobile Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler along with two female protagonists: Bertha Benz, who made the world’s first long-distance car journey with her sons in 1888, and Mercédès Jellinek, who gave her name to Daimler’s car brand in 1902. The individual scenes are told with skilfully drawn figures, along with buildings and scenery. The creative use of scissors, pen and paper has brought the two-dimensional protagonists to life. When it came to creating the animation, the most important tools were the film makers’ own hands and their voices which feature on the accompanying soundtrack. They also used various models which they built themselves and a computer, and the music was specially composed. From the screenplay to post-production, the film is the result of intensive teamwork.

Hungry for History.

“Hungry for History” is the work of Marco Erbrich and Florian Greth from Flyvision Media, both of whom were students at the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg until 2014. Erbrich and Greth’s film plays with the aesthetic of classic monster films. In it a gigantic shiny silver creature suddenly appears in a series of historic film sequences from the company’s archives. The Museum-shaped monster has a huge appetite for iconic Mercedes-Benz-branded vehicles. The succinct story lasts around a minute in length and all becomes clear in the final shot. The monster grew out of a digital animation of the Museum’s façade.