Porsche 4 Kids
Special activities for children
The Porsche Museum is a lively crossroads where past, present and future converge. The museum therefore offers special activities for children such as children’s tours, a museum rally and a child-friendly audio guide. It is even possible to hold children’s birthday parties against a backdrop of more than 23,000 horsepower of automotive history.
For young visitors the Porsche Museum organises special programmes during which the history of the sports car manufacturer is playfully explained in a way that is suitable for children. The contents are matched to the particular age group.
Porsche Junior Museum Tour
During a personal guided tour of the Museum, the history of the Porsche company and family as well as basic information about cars are explained interactively in an age-appropriate way to children aged between 4 and 7 years. After a tour of the exhibition lasting around 45 minutes, the young children can give free rein to their creativity and use crayons to draw their vehicle designs in the middle of historic Porsche cars.
This offer is especially suitable for kindergarten groups, but also to celebrate the birthday of future Porsche drivers in the Museum. The guided tour can be booked for groups numbering up to 10 children plus 2 accompanying adults. The charge for the 75-minute programme is 75.00 euro plus the admission price. Children up to the age of 14 have free admission.
Porsche Kids Museum Tour
The history of Porsche and the exhibits in the Porsche Museum are explained in very easy terms to children aged between 8 and 13 years. They can discover the fascination of Porsche in a playful way. This guided tour can be booked for groups numbering up to 10 children plus 2 accompanying adults. The charge for a personal guided tour lasting approximately 60 minutes is 60.00 euro plus the admission price. Children up to the age of 14 have free admission.
Porsche 4 Kids Rallye
At the Porsche Museum, children can explore the exhibition with the “Rally Book” in a playful and fun way along the theme areas. The children get familiar with the special features of the Porsche brand through a variety of creative and tricky tasks, such as the alphabet soup and the Le Mans puzzle labyrinth. On every page, there is a short text with exciting and funny background information, which invite the children to look more closely at some of the exhibits.
The museum rally map is on sale at the ticket offices in the foyer for just four euro.
Porsche 4 Kids Birthday
A children’s birthday against the backdrop of more than 23,000 hp (~ 19,916 kW) is a great way to easily introduce the history of the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer to young Museum visitors. Children can personally choose the party motto: “Design”, “Aerodynamics”, “Motor Sports” and “Engines”. Whereas the themes “Design”, “Aerodynamics” and “Motor Sports” are conceived for 8- to 13-year-olds, the theme “Engines” is especially suitable for 12- and 13-year-olds. You can add a birthday cake, sweet or salty pastries and drinks to your booking as an optional extra.
At the beginning, the children are invited to become acquainted with the exhibition during a guided tour. The focal point of this tour is design, and answers are given to questions such as “What are the design characteristics of a Porsche?” or “How do designers work?”. Thanks to the interactive nature of the tour, children can not only see and listen to the exhibits, their sense of smell and taste is also stimulated. After a sitting test in a Porsche, the children themselves can become creative. In the museum workshop where mechanics normally work on historic Porsche vehicles and racing cars the children can, for example, use a paintbrush to paint a wooden Porsche just as they like.
Why don’t cars actually fly like aircraft? Questions such as these are examined during a children’s birthday in the Porsche Museum under the motto “Aerodynamics”. For this purpose, the children are invited at the start to discover our exhibition by means of a “museum rally” matching the subject. In a playful way the children become familiar with different materials and learn what technical methods can improve the aerodynamics of a vehicle. Afterwards, the children can personally test everything they learnt by means of a miniature wind tunnel before they model their own aerodynamic vehicle in the museum workshop.
Porsche has embodied the fascinating world of motor sports for decades. The Porsche Museum allows its young visitors to experience this fascination in a playful way. With special attention to racing cars and their history, but also the motor sports environment, e.g. spectators and sponsors, children explore the exhibition by means of a “museum rally”. Speed and skill are required afterwards: during a pit stop, the car drivers of the future can show how quickly they can dress in full racing gear and then climb into a racing car. But who will be the first to cross the finishing line during the subsequent Carrera track race in the museum workshop?
During this interactive guided tour of the exhibition, everything revolves around the fascinating topic of engines. The children learn, for example, why engines are required, how they work and what characterises a Porsche engine. They also find out that the idea of the hybrid engine was conceived at a very early date, i.e. in 1900 when Ferdinand Porsche presented the “Lohner-Porsche” which went down in history as the first fully functioning hybrid automobile. The tour finishes with a sitting test in the Porsche. An exclusive visit is then made to the museum workshop: the children are put to the test in the place where mechanics normally work on historic Porsche vehicles and racing cars. In the museum workshop all of the young visitors can personally build a miniature wheel-hub motor which they are naturally allowed to take home with them as a souvenir.
Porsche 4 Kids Guide
In future, modern channels will be increasingly used to enhance the presentation of Porsche’s origins and its experience in vehicle construction. The Porsche Museum now has a new multimedia guide. The previous audio clips have been expanded to include 5,000 pictures and 700 films of all exhibits in the permanent exhibition, which can be accessed via a high-resolution touch display. As a result, visitors will be able to immerse themselves even more deeply into the sports car manufacturer’s history in the future. The guide is available in the following languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. A children’s version is also available for our younger visitors.