Admission fees

ZKM for everyone!

The ZKM is a place for the arts of space and time: the genres of painting, installation, sculpture as well as moving images, theater, dance and music are shown. As a family museum, the ZKM also provides attractive offers for children, teenagers, pupils and families.

Discounts are also available for visitors traveling by public transport in Baden-Württemberg (bwegtPlus).

Lined up annual passes at the ZKM with different motives

We are open!

Admission to the exhibitions of the ZKM is free every Friday from 2:00 pm.


CategoryAtrium 1+2Atrium 8+9Combiticket
Regular8 €8 €14 €
Reduced*6 €6 €  10 €
Family16 €16 €28 €
Children (0-7 years)freefree –
Children | Teenagers (7-17 years)**free2.50 € –


* Discounts are available for students, people with disabilities, Bufdis, FSJ students, Holders of the Ehrenamtskarte, groups of ten or more, and visitors traveling with a bwtarif ticket valid for the day, the JugendticketBW or Deutschland-Ticket (bwegtPlus). The original proof of eligibility must be presented at the ticket office.
** Sponsored by the Ministry of Science and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

Free admission is available to ICOM members, Museum Pass holders, HfG students, and persons accompanying people with disabilities. The original proof of eligibility must be presented at the ticket office. If you have any questions, please contact the information desk: 0721/8100-0

Exhibition Tickets

Exhibition tickets can be purchased on site at our information point, no advance reservation is necessary.


To the opening hours

Special Offers

Annual Tickets

Buy your annual ticket now – as an individual, group, family or for your school!

Museum Pass

The Museum Pass gives you access to over 200 museums in Germany, Switzerland and France!

Ehrenamtskarte Baden-Württemberg

Holders of the Ehrenamtskarte from the districts of Calw and Ostalbkreis, as well as the cities of Freiburg and Ulm, receive reductions on the admission price. Further information on the Ehrenamtskarte can be found at


The KulturPass is an offer from the federal government for everyone who celebrated their 18th birthday in 2023. If you are one of them, you can receive a budget of 200 euros until the end of 2024, which you can use for tickets, among other things. ZKM also offers tickets via the app.

Event Tickets

Tickets for events at the ZKM are available on-site at the Info Point, but also:

  • at all well-known ticket offices
  • online (for self-printing)
  • at the hotline 01805 700 733 (0,14 €/min from the German landline network; from the mobile network a maximum of 0,42 €/min (§66a TKG))

ZKM | Karlsruhe

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe

​Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100-0
Fax: +49 (0) 721/8100-1139

Monday & Tuesday closed
Wednesday–Friday 10 am–6 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am–6 pm

Guided Tours

Would you like to book a guided tour for one of the exhibitions? No problem!

Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100-1990
Fax: +49 (0) 721/8100-1999

Tuesday 1 pm–6 pm
Thursday 9 am–1 pm