The Senckenberg Museum is one of largest museums dedicated to natural history in Germany, and it is a fascinating place for young and old. The museum showcases more than 400,000 exhibits, ranging from fossil amphibians, and American mammoths, to Egyptian mummies. Highlight of the museum is its presentation of large dinosaur skeletons (including a Tyrannosaurus Rex), one of Europe’s most diverse exhibitions.
Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main
2. Main Tower
One of the best ways to see Frankfurt is from above: from the top of the skyscraper "Main Tower". This high-rise is named after the German river Main, which runs through Frankfurt's city center. Although the Main Tower (650-feet) is not the highest skyscraper in Frankfurt, it is the only one open to the public. Take the elevator up to the viewing platform and show your kids the sweeping views of Frankfurt's skyline.
Neue Mainzer Strasse 52-58, 60311 Frankfurt
Take a deep breath and let your kids run free in Frankfurt’s Palmengarten. Founded in 1868 by a group of Frankfurt citizens, this Botanical Garden takes you on a horticultural journey from the African savanna, and the exotic plants of the rain forests, to the blooming flower gardens in Europe. On 50 acres and in various green houses, you can see more than 6,000 different botanical species from all around the world.
Siesmayerstr. 63, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
Little Film buffs shouldn’t miss the German Film Museum, located on Frankfurt’s riverbank; the museum explores the art and history of the moving picture, from its early beginnings with the laterna magica and camera obscura, to the replica studios and special effects of the today's movie industry. There are lots of hands-on exhibits for curious kids; you can re-enact a car chase or take a magic carpet ride over Frankfurt with the help of a blue screen. And of course there’s a movie theatre, which presents all movies in its original version.
Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt’s science and technology center is a great place to spend a rainy day: The museum offers a wealth of interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops for busy hands and curious minds; young visitors can get inside a huge soap bubble, watch races with miniature solar cars, or explore the inside of a giant eye ball to understand the physics of human vision.
Hamburger Allee 22, 60486 Frankfurt am Main
8. Toy Store "Spielzimmer"
Take your kids on a shopping spree at one of Frankfurt’s best toy stores: "Das Spielzimmer" (The playroom) is a treasure trove for kids and offers everything from stuffed animals, handmade dolls, and wooden toys, to games, books, and music instruments.
Große Friedberger Str. 32, Frankfurt am Main