What to do with children in rainy weather in Vienna?

The title already reveals the big question. It is raining and you want to do something with your child. Then read on, because Vienna has a lot to offer even in rainy weather, and not just for adults. Today I have put together a few inspirations and ideas for you, but there is a lot more, what you and your family can experience and do in Vienna.

Touch & marvel - Museums and more

Museumsquartier with ZOOM Children's Museum, Jungle Theater & Cafe

A place in Vienna that both young and old alike delights is the Museumsquartier, because it offers something for every age and interests. So also for children. The ZOOM Children's Museum is already waiting for its visitors here in the Museumsquartier. The ZOOM Children's Museum offers 4 separate areas for different age groups: Exhibition (6-12), Ocean (0-6), Atelier (3-12), Animation Studio (8-14). In the museum it can be asked, touched, researched, felt and played according to your mood. Your children explore the world with all their senses - alone or in small teams. Whether interactive exhibitions or workshops, there is something for everyone. The information about the ZOOM Children's Museum is available at

Also in the Museumsquartier is the DSCHUNGEL WIEN, the theater house for young audiences. It shows a variety of productions for children from 6 months, families and young people to young adults. The whole program can be found on the website of DSCHUNGEL WIEN

Und wenn dann nach all den Aktivitäten doch der große oder kleine Hunger aufkommt, dann gibt es im Museumsquartier auch richtig gute Restaurants und Cafes. Die Übersicht dazu gibt’s unter

Technisches Museum

The technical museum is an experience for the whole family. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, there are numerous special exhibitions. Whether a large steam locomotive, everyday devices or vintage cars, everything revolves around technology, energy, mobility, media, ... to touch and experience. Just worth seeing. Especially for children there is a wide range of interactive offers in the form of workshops, children's tours and much more. All current dates can be found on the website of the museum.



Haus des Meeres – Aqua Terra Zoo

Here, too, it is all about the cool water, but more about its inhabitants. On a total of twelve levels and around 5,000 m2 there is much to discover. Sharks, rays, turtles on land and sea, crocodiles, lizards of all kinds, snakes, fish from fresh and salt water, birds, fruit bats, various monkeys, insects, and so much more fascinating big and small The spectacular highlights count on everyone Fall the 300,000 liter two-story shark pool and the surf reef. Here you will experience an impressive sea surf, in which countless colorful, tropical fish frolicking between coral and thanks to a half-tunnel, created by a curved disc, you are standing in the middle of the action.

After an exciting visit to the underwater world, there is a fine refreshment in the cafe at the top of the Haus des Meeres. And a wonderful view over Vienna comes with it. More about the aqua terra zoo can be found at 

Schmetterlingshaus - butterfly house

Colorful butterflies are waiting for you and your family in the butterfly house in the Burggarten. You can admire about 500 free-living and flying butterflies and be enchanted by the extraordinary colors. Here you can safely leave the rain outside and go into tropical climes. Primeval forest mood is guaranteed. Right next to it, by the way, you will find the Palm House, a coffee house / restaurant. Again, as the name promises, with a very special flair.

Haus der Musik - House of Music

For all young and old music lovers, the Haus der Musik is an experience of a very special kind. On 4 floors, the sound museum more than lives up to its name. Here music can be experienced and captured with all senses. Whether classical music or spherical sounds, everything is possible here. A highlight in any case is the virto | stage, a virtual stage modeled after an opera house, where you are in the midst of the opera and actively shape it. Zookonzert is waiting for the children. Based on Marko Simsa's children's book, it's about a musical adventure trip, an exciting hands-on fairytale for curious explorers.

Incidentally, the House of Music is located near the Burggarten, so if you want to combine the Butterfly House in the Burggarten with a visit to the Haus der Musik, there are only a few minutes to go.



Romp around & frolic - the indoor playgrounds

In dry weather there are countless playgrounds in Vienna where children can romp around and play. Now these are probably not the first choice in rainy weather. But there are some indoor playgrounds, where children and adults can really romp and any hunger for exercise is satisfied. 

You can find a detailed list of ways to offer children movement and play even in rainy weather at WienXtra.

At FamilyFun, Vienna's "coolest" indoor and outdoor playground in the 22nd district awaits you and your whole family with 8000m2 of attractions, fun, entertainment, good food. All information can be found at

Fun4Kids in the 21st district have plenty of room for exercise and fun. From the climbing tower, over go-kart to jump to trampoline. Here you can really let off steam. More at

In Monki Park in the 20th district you can climb, jump, ride, jump and much more. All information can be found on the website

Quite a lot of program in Vienna, even in rainy weather. And that's just a small selection. Therefore, check out the blog here regularly, because there are a lot of insider tips and insider knowledge about Vienna, for all ages.