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Family Sundays at the BMW Museum and the BMW Welt from June 28

(PresseBox) (Munich, ) Starting June 28, the BMW Museum and the BMW Welt will be hosting a series of family events. Following the successful Family Days of March 8 and 15, 2009, BMW decided to establish a Family Sunday as a regular feature at BMW Museum and BMW Welt, scheduled for the last Sunday of each month. Visitors can enjoy family-friendly admission fees, free guided tours, workshops and shows at a world of experience and learning for all ages. The first Family Sunday takes place this week.

BMW Museum

Spread across 5,000 square meters, visitors can admire 125 original showcases that represent the BMW brand's 90-year history. The admission fee of 12 Euros per family includes hourly guided tours. Children aged five and upwards and teenagers can also take advantage of the ample offering of educational events and get creative at designing an Art Car.

"Welcome the artists!" is the theme of June 28. The Munich Circus School of the Association People in Munich will present spectacular shows on the stage at the central BMW Plaza from 11 am to 4 pm. Budding young artistes are welcome to join in. Adults can also test their percussion skills for 30 minutes. Two artistes' coaches, six young artistes and two rhythm accompanists support the performing visitors.

The shows, scheduled to start at 11 am, 12.30 pm and 2 pm, begin with percussion intros, followed by elaborate acrobatic shows accompanied by rhythmic performances. After the shows, interested children and teenagers can participate in one of three workshops and feel like being the star of the show. Skills trained at the workshops include juggling, Diabolo, trampolining or building human pyramids. Children have the opportunity to test their talent at percussion for 30 minutes. Two artistes' coaches, ten young artists and ten rhythm accompanists support the visitors. The highlight of the Family Day is the trampoline jumping accompanied by percussion at 3:30 pm.

BMW Welt

On BMW Welt Junior Campus, children aged 7 to 13 can explore the facilities together with their parents and grandparents or participate in interesting programs. The "Discovering Mobility" workshop (12.45 - 13.55 pm) is all about research: At the Campus Lab, adults and children learn how to turn explosion power into motion and which sources of energy drive today's and will drive tomorrow's vehicles. Everybody who participates successfully will receive a diploma. The price is 4.50 Euros for adults and 3 Euros for children.

At 3.45 pm children and teenagers can join the Mobility Tour on Junior Campus to explore the world of mobility, at a reduced price of 5 Euros. On 460 square meters, Junior Campus' new Mobility Tour offers a variety of car-related learning and adventure experiences.

While their children participate in the Mobility Tour, parents can join BMW Tour Kompakt (4 - 5.20 pm) for a fascinating look behind the scenes of BMW Welt. The tour offers insights into the architecture, the automobile collection and the logistics behind the scenes as well as a special brand experience. Admission is 5 Euros.

On Family Sundays, there will also be a Children's Road Safety School in the foyer in front of the BMW Welt Auditorium. Children aged three to six are taught basic traffic rules in a playful way. And to prove to the children that road safety training can be lots of fun, they can put their theoretical knowledge into practice on a driving course. Pedagogically trained staff supervises and supports the young drivers. At the end of the training, children receive their own children's driving license. The training is offered from 11 am to 5 pm. The price per child is 3 Euros.

BMW Welt Info Service offers information and takes reservations for either venue, Monday through Sunday between 8 am and 10 pm, under +(49) (0) 180 2 11 88 22 (6 cents/call from the Deutsche Telekom landline; prices may vary for other landlines or mobile phone providers). Visitors can also make reservations directly at the venue on the day of the event. Further information on the Family Sunday and Junior Campus is available under www.bmw-welt.com.

On Family Sundays, Restaurant International offers a special family brunch from 11 am to 4 pm, for 34 Euros per adult and 17 Euros for children aged six to twelve. There is no charge for children younger than six. The offer includes a welcome cocktail, a variety of coffees, teas and fruit juices, a breakfast buffet as well as a Wok station and special treats for kids. Please make your reservation under +49 (89) 38527-4910 at Restaurant International.

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