At the Glyptotek, children and their adults can explore the museum’s collections together. The museum is a place for thinking big or quietly delving into tiny details.

Visiting the museum, you could meet and greet The Water Mother and the goldfish in the Winter Garden. Stand beneath the beautiful palm trees. They were a gift to Carl Jacobsen, the founder of the Glyptotek, from his mother more than 100 years ago. Look up and see how they are about to grow through the roof. The brave at heart can visit the Egyptian tomb and see genuine mummies, while in the antiquities collection you can meet Hercules (the Greeks called him Herakles). Maybe you already know him from the Disney cartoon films?

The Glyptotek is also full of animals: hippos, lions, eagles, dogs, goats – you name it. How many can you find? If you like drawing, the Glyptotek is the perfect place. Floor patterns, hieroglyphs, landscape paintings, bronze ballet dancers – there is so much inspiration.

Children under the age of 18 have free admission to the museum. See all prices and opening hours.

We organise regular guided tours and holiday activities for children. For more information on the various activities, please see the calendar for children.

Please note that visitors may not use their own prams or pushchairs at the museum due to entry, exit and security considerations. During your visit you can borrow, free of charge, a pushchair in the museum’s entrance hall. Read more here.

Wondrous Sundays at the Glyptotek

Listen to stories and myths about our many statues, express yourself creatively and go exploring on your own. Every Sunday between 11 am and 3 pm, our hosts are ready to welcome children and their adults in the Winter Garden where you can get small tasks to experience art together and inspiration for your visit.

Where: The Winter Garden – opposite the café.

When: Sundays at 11 am to 3 pm.


Glypto Games

May you play at the Glyptotek? Definitely!

We have developed our very own Glypto Games that invite you to experience the art and architecture in new ways, calm down, concentrate, and maybe they’ll also make you laugh. Both children and adults can join in on the fun.

The games can be adapted depending on your mood and the age of the children.

Find the Glypto Games in the Information at the museum.


Find our new listening stations for children in the museum.

In the listening stations, children are invited to put on headphones, listen to stories and caress marble, feel the paint on paintings or stroke the bronze from the foundry.

You can pick up a small LISTEN! guide at the ticket office.

Museum shop

The Glyptotek shop and web shop provides a handpicked selection of merchandise, gifts, and goods.


Enjoy a delicious lunch at "Picnic" overlooking the Glyptotek's beautiful Winter Garden.


The Glyptotek's exhibitions present artworks and cultural-historical objects.