‘seum! Flugzeug!

February 6, 2013

Kids in Museums, Germany

After visiting the Aquadom and Sealife aquarium in Berlin during the Christmas holidays, I was pointing out to #MuseumBaby that there was a picture of it in one of his story books about Berlin, when he turned the page and exclaimed “‘seum! Flugzeug!”. And indeed, there was also a picture of the Deutsches Technikmuseum with its airplanes. I asked him if he wanted to visit the next day, and he shouted “Ja!!” Who am I to argue with that?

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On our previous visits to the museum we’ve stuck to the train and car exhibits, but we though this time round we should explore something else – especially since it was the museum’s planes that #MuseumBaby had pointed out in the book. The route to the aviation exhibits led through the seafaring exhibits, so we made a stop there too. The wee man was totally fascinated with the ships in the bottles!

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There are some fun and educational hands-on activities to do in the seafare section, such as boats that you could go inside or rigging the sails on a yacht. #MuseumBaby and his dad had some father and son bonding time figuring it out together.

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As well as the sail rigging, there was also an opportunity to challenge yourself at some knots. This was too complicated for #MuseumBaby, but us adults both had a turn :-)

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When we made it to the aviation exhibits, there was a lot of excited running around shouting “Flugzeug!”. Unlike with the ships, there were no hands-on exhibits for younger visitors or planes that you could go inside, but #MueumBaby was fascinated by the planes that had their interiors exposed and the one outside that you could stand directly underneath.

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Finally, we could not finish our visit without a stop at #MuseumBaby’s beloved cars. He knows exactly where they are! And of course his most favourite thing of all is to sit inside the Trabant and drive – and pretend to run daddy over* ;-) As always, the Deutsches Technikmuseum is a great destination for a family day out, and their restaurant is real family friendly too and has some gluten free lunch options. It’s always a pleasure to visit.

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*Please note that we don’t teach our son hat it’ funny or okay to run over people – but daddy making funny faces is funny.

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