Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich-ThalkirchenTierparkstraÃe 3080992 MÃ¼nchenTel. 62 50 80U-Bahn U3 to Thalkirchen or Bus 52 from the MarienplatzAbout four miles south of the city center, easily reached by bus or U-Bahn. with approximately 460 species and a total of about 5000 animals roam in natural habitats. There is a large aviary and a huge petting zoo especially for children. The walk through the park is magnificent for adults as well as children. It is one of the largest zoos in the world, so plan a day and bring a picnic lunch.
Deutsches Museum (German Museum)Museumsinel l, (entrance on LudwigsbrÃ¼cke)089 217 9433Tram 18 or S-Bahn to IsartorDaily 9-5Founded at the turn of the 20th century, the Deutsches Museum has become the world's largest science and technology museum with over 10 miles of exhibits (17.000 items are on display). Hands-on activities and interactive exhibits demonstrate many areas of human accomplishment, from classical mechanics to telecommunications; from a full-size reconstructed coal mine to space travel technology.
Forum der Technik (Technology Forum)Deutsches MuseumMuseumsinsel 1 (entrance on LudwigsbrÃ¼cke),Tel. 2 11 25-0Germany's first IMAX cinema, in which films are shown on a screen 52 feet high and 72 feet wide; a unique cinematic experience. The Forum also includes an ultra modern planetarium.
MÃ¼nchner Stadtmuseum (Municipal Museum)St. Jakobsplatz 1089 2332 2370Tues.-Wed. 2-6 and Thurs. 2-8U-Bahn: Isartor. Tram:18Free AdmissionOn the third floor is a collection of puppets from around the world, including both marionette and hand puppets. The collection also includes detailed puppet theaters and miniature scenery. A special department is devoted to fairground art, including carousel animals, shooting galleries, roller coaster models, and wax museum figures. The main exhibit contains the oldest known carousel horses dating from 1820.
SpielzeugmuseumIn the Altes Rathaus, Marienplatz 15089-294 0001Daily 10-5:30Admission charged.A historical toy collection.
MÃ¼nchner Marionetten TheaterBlumenstrasse 32A089 265 712U-Bahn to Sendlinger TorPerformances Saturday 8pm ; also Wed., Thurs., Sat. , Sun. 3pm.matinees recommended for younger childrenAdults as well as children can attend the puppet shows and Marionette Theater. Many of the productions are Mozart operas.
Bavarian Film StudioBavariafilmplatz 7, Geiselgasteig089-6499-2304Children enjoy the film presentations and the Bavarian Action Show in which stunt teams demonstrate the filming techniques of fist fights, escapes from burning buildings, falling down staircases, and a plunge off a 92 foot building. It is important that children viewing this series be old enough to distinguish between fantasy and reality. The show lasts about 30 minutes.
Circus KroneMarstrasse 43089-558166Matinees Wed., Fri., Sat. Sun.Circus presented in the hall from December 25 - March 31.
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