It is raining. The mood is in the cellar. The children are running around the living room and can’t help but sink into a low mood. As a result, my mood sinks, too. So it’s time for an outing. I ask the kids where to go. “To the dinos!” I hear the big one say. All right, we haven’t been to one of our favorite museums in Frankfurt for a long time: So off to the Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt!
Dinosaurs as far as the eye can see
The impressive size of the dinosaur skeletons amazes children and adults! On the first floor of the Senckenberg Museum, they fascinate my boys. “Are they dead, Mom?” or “Why are they hanging here?” or “Why can’t he swim anymore?” Lots and lots of questions to answer! Diving into hundreds of millions of years of evolution is fun – and not just for the kids.
My boys look quite puzzled at the size comparison. Simply unbelievable how big dinosaurs were!
Volcanic eruption at the push of a button in the Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt
The highlight of the guys at the Senckenberg Museum is always the volcano. You can even see an eruption here. Have you discovered the room yet? It’s not always easy to find. On the first floor, you’ll find it in the section on earthquakes & climate change and how mountains form.
Every 5 minutes the volcano erupts when the button is pressed! In the meantime you can look at the great planets – or a little further on the continental plates of the last and next millennia can be moved by means of a steering wheel.
A hidden object book for small and large discoverers
In the picture you can see one of my favorite rooms. There is always something new to discover here, like in a gorßen Wimmelbuch! You can stay here in the room for a long time without getting bored.
Conclusion Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt
The largest natural history museum in Germany offers a great, exciting visit even for the youngest from about 1.5 / 2 years. It’s best to plan plenty of time, as the museum has a lot to show. Or just follow your children, because they already show you what is worth seeing. The museum anything but boring and the perfect destination for the whole family not only, but especially on a very rainy day.
Tip: Bring time, because there is a lot to see!
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Further information directly on the website of the Senckenberg Museum
How to get there
Subway: U4 Bockenheimer Warte
Useful information about the Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt
- You can bring your own food and drinks in the break room, there are tables and chairs and some sweets in the vending machines there.
- You can lock backpacks & co. in lockers
- There is the possibility for a small price to experience dinos via augmented reality
- There are special children’s and family tours, it is best to check the Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt page directly for more information
Adults from 16 years: 10 Euro
Children from 6 years: 4,50 Euro
Family ticket (2 adults, up to 3 children up to 15 years) 25 Euro
Family ticket Hesse (2 adults, all children up to 18 years) 20 Euro
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m
Sat, Sun 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Warst du schon mal hier? Wie hat es dir gefallen?
Another highlight: the subway, which runs out of the ground!
You will find it if you take the Roltreppe up from the subway (in the direction of the Senckenberg Museum).
What’s nearby for you and your family
Frankfurt Palm Garden
Within walking distance of the Senckenberg Museum is Frankfurt’s green oasis, the Palmengarten. Read my experience report to find out what you can do there.
Food & Drink nearby
- Café Extrablatt – delicious food, lots of space
- gramm.genau – Frankfurt’s first Zero Waste Café with a small children’s corner