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Families & Adults

Alongside guided tours and microscopy classes, the Museum has a range of further programmes and events for families and adults to offer.

Families

Children’s Sunday at the Museum

What organisms live in a drop of water, how do fossils come about or how can DNA be retrieved from fruit? On children’s Sunday, children aged between 8 and 12 are taken on a journey of discovery on varying topics to find answers to such questions.

  • every first Sunday in a month
  • €5.00 (plus admission)
  • workshop in German

All current dates and topics are found in the event calendar.

 

Holiday Programmes

During Berlin’s autumn, winter and Easter holidays, there are daily guided family tours at 11.00 and 14.00.
Tickets can be bought at the box office. No pre-booking.

Jugend im Museum e.V. offers a wide range of art projects during Berlin’s school holidays.

Long Days – Long Nights

The Museum is a regular participant in the Long Night of the Museums, the Long Night of the Sciences, the Long Day of Urban Nature and the Long Day of Biodiversity. All information on individual events and programmes are found in our event calendar

Torchlight tours (Oct-Feb)

Once the Museum has closed its’ gates, visitors sneak through the dark exhibition halls, torch in hand. On their search for things that go bump in the night, they also explore the scientific collections. Don’t forget to bring your torch!

  • €15.00, concessions €12.00 (including admission) for 90 min
  • October - February
  • from age 8: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 18:00
  • from age 10: Fridays and Saturdays 20:00
  • booking through visitor service required
  • tour in German

Please note that torchlight tours cannot be booked for groups.

You will find the dates in our event calendar from September 2016. Only then will booking be available.

Adults

Art Workshops

Art workshops for beginners and advanced individuals in collaboration with Berlin’s Volkshochschulen (adult education centres)

Drawing at the Museum für Naturkunde
Finding motifs and drawing in the enticing and well-nigh inexhaustible collections of the Museum.
Giraffotitan, Pterodactylus, the Tasmanian Tiger and many other exhibits inspire artists and capture their imagination – whether they prefer a naturalist, fantasy-driven or abstract approach. All techniques on paper can be used. On demand, small etchings can be made and printed in our workshop. Please bring your own paper and pencils.  

Nude drawing Museum für Naturkunde
Once the Museum has closed its gates, there is a special, very quiet atmosphere in the exhibition galleries. The encounter with the large exhibits inspires the most exciting drawings.

The animal inside me – Weekend Workshop

Skeletons and taxidermies, hides, horns and scales, carapaces and feathers, as well as display cabinets, vials, and magnifying glasses all speak to the artistic mind. This workshop is going to explore our infatuation with nature and especially our relationship to animals, using artistic forms of expression. The course is suitable for beginners as well as experienced hobby artists. Please bring a sketch pad and/or a drawing board, as well as colour pencils, graphite pencils and possibly a camera. Further material will be provided.

Bioinspiration - Ideas from Nature

A Science Workshop for Adults
The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and Biomimicry Germany e.V. would like to invite interested members of the public to take part in a workshop entitled Bioinspiration.  
What can nature teach us to solve the urgent challenges of our time? Which strategies have evolved in biological systems to harvest energy, clean water, design buildings, and regulate temperature? Looking at examples and experiments, the workshop gives an introduction to Bioinspiration methodology. This is followed by a drinks reception in the exhibition galleries with opportunities for networking.

  • adults and young adults
  • €15.00, concessions €12.00 (including admission and drink)
  • 180 min (120 min workshop followed by drinks reception)
  • 6x a year, workshops in German and English

Current dates are available in our event calendar.

Torchlight Tours (for adults only)

Once the Museum has closed its gates, visitors sneak through the dark exhibition halls, torch in hand. On their search for things that go bump in the night, they also explore the scientific collections. Don’t forget to bring your torch!

  • €15.00, concessions €12.00 (including admission) for 90 min
  • October - March
  • from age 16: Fridays and Saturdays 22.00
  • booking through visitor service required
  • tour in German

Please note that torchlight tours cannot be booked for groups.

You will find the dates in our event calendar from September 2016. Only then will booking be available.

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Booking

Find more programmes in our event calendar

For booking and further information regarding prices or advice on booking contact us per phone or email

E-Mail:
besucherservice@mfn-berlin.de