At the Glyptotek, children and their adults can explore the museum’s collections together. The museum is a place for thinking big or 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 welcome area in the basement. Read more here.

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Weekend in the Winter Garden

Listen to the stories of the statues, unfold your creativity, and explore on your own.

Every Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., our hosts are ready to welcome you in the Winter Garden. Here, you can take a break and find small tasks and inspiration to explore the museum on your own.

If you get hungry, the museum’s café offers delicious lunch options, desserts, coffee, and other beverages for both children and adults. Here, you can enjoy a tasty lemonade, a cookie, or a children’s meal in the café under the palm trees. See the menu here.

Where: The Winter Garden – opposite the café.

When: Saturdays and 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.

Exploring the museum with Glypto Games


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.

Listening stations for children

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.