Not all museums around the world admit children for free. But in Vienna, a new and positive change has been made to welcome the new year 2010.
This is a piece of good news to parents who love to bring their kids to some great cultural experience inside museums. Starting in January 2010, museums in the capital of Austria are now free for everyone under 19 years old.
This new policy has been approved by the city government of Vienna. So for now, children and teenagers under 19 years of age can visit all permanent and temporary exhibitions at most state-funded museums in Vienna, including the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Natural History Museum, all museums of the Wien Museum group, the Museum on Demand, the Vienna Jewish Museum and even the privately run Zoom Children’s Museum.
For the Zoom Museum, only admission is free. Those who want to avail of the educational programs such as the Zoom Lab, Zoom Science and Zoom Atelier will be charged with a certain fee. Those who want to visit the Zoom Ocean can avail of a discounted fee.
At the Wien Museum, the management has implemented even more measures other than the free admission to children below 19. The general public regardless of age can visit the exhibitions at the museum free of charge on a Saturday once a month.