Berlin Museums for Kids: What’s On in March?

March 2, 2017

News

It’s March already, and not long now until the official start of Spring. I am so ready for it! It’s also time for the new edition of ‘Berlin Museums for Kids‘, and speaking of Spring, there are a couple of fun special events this month to welcome the new season. I hope you continue to enjoy the monthly listings, and if there is anything you are missing or any other suggestions you may have, don’t hesitate to get in touch! And remember, you can also follow ‘Berlin Museums for Kids’ on Facebook, for tips, reminders and updates throughout the month. The Facebook page now also has an events feed, where I share relevant public museums events in Berlin that I come across on Facebook. You can also subscribe to the events feed.

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Special Events

“Was machen die Roboter nachts im Museum?” – Torchlight Tours of the Museum für Kommunikation: 
When: Saturday 4th March, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Leipziger Strasse 16, 10117 Berlin (Mitte)
What: Experience the museum and its robots on a special night time tour (in German).
Recommended Age: 5+
Price: Regular museum admission (adults 4 Euros, under 18s free) + 1.50 Euro per person
Pre-booking required >> phone (030) 202 94 205
>> Website

U-Bahn Museum monthly opening
When:
Saturday 11th March 10:30am – 4pm
Where: Rossitter Weg, 14053 Berlin (inside the U-Bahn station Olympiastadion!)
What: The Berlin U-Bahn Museum is open every second Saturday of the month, and is worth a visit for little train geeks. Read our review of it in my previous post
Price: 2 Euros/ 1 Euro for children under age 12
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

Märkisches Winteraustreiben, at Museumsdorf Düppel
When: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March, 10am – 6pm
Where: Clauertstraße 11, 14163 Berlin (Zehlendorf)
What: A seasonal celebration to chase away Winter. Several times away, straw dolls will be carried through the village in a procession and subsequently burned. Straw dolls can be made during the event. There will also be music, storytelling and other activities.
Price: 4 Euros/ 3 Euros concessions/ children under 12 years admission free
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

Spring Festival at the Domäne Dahlem
When: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March, 10am – 6pm
Where: Königin-Luise-Straße 49, 14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
What: The Domäne Dahlem’s Spring Festival kicks its new season, with an artisan market, live music, rural food, and a colourful children’s programme. Take a walk around the farm to see the newborn animals, and watch demonstrations of oxen ploughing the fields (between 2:30 and 4pm). You can read the account of our visit last year here >> Spring Festival at Domäne Dahlem
Price: 3 Euros/ 1 Euro concessions
>> Website

“Elternzeit Kultur” at Stadtmuseum Berlin’s Ephraim Palais
When: Tuesday 28th March, 10am – 6pm
Where: Poststraße 16, 10178 Berlin (Nikolaiviertel)
What: Free entry to the Ephraim Palais, to view the exhibition ‘Schloss.Stadt.Berlin. Die Residenz rückt in die Mitte (1650 – 1800)’, get to know the museum better, and break down some barriers between parents of young children and the sometimes daunting prospect of visiting museums.
Price: Free to visitors with babies up to 18 months!
Pre-booking NOT required
>> read my previous blog post for further details and FAQs

“Europäische Tage des Kunsthandwerks”, Deutsches Technikmuseum
When: 
Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April
Where: Numerous arts and crafts demonstrations in the textile, paper, print and jewellery exhibits, and in the smithy. On the Sunday, there will also be an additional programme for kids.
What: A
Price: Regular museum admission fees apply, no additional costs for demonstrations and activities.
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

“Die 7 Stadtmacher Monate” at Labyrinth Kindermuseum
When: each month, from September 2016 – April 2017
Where: Osloer Straße 12, 13359 Berlin
What: Each month, starting from September 2016, the Labyrinth Kindermuseum will have a different monthly theme, with different workshops. The theme for March & April 2017 is ‘Stadt & Saubermachen & Vielfalt’ (City & Cleaning Up & Diversity).
>> Website

Music, Concerts & Performances

Klingendes Museum, Open Workshops for children aged 3-6 years
When:
Saturday 4th March, 2:30pm and 4pm 
(takes place monthly on the 1st Saturday of the month)
Where: Behmstraße 13, 13357 Berlin (Gesundbrunnen)

What: In these one hour long workshops, families with young children can make first encounters with rhythm and percussion, as well as try out some age appropriate wind and stringed instruments. Staff trained in musical education are on hand to give guidance.
Recommended age: 3-6 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: adults 8 Euros/ children 4 Euros
Pre-booking required >> phone (030) 364 66 22 3 or email info@klingendes-museum-berlin.de
>> Website

“Sang und Klang voll”, Nikolaikirche
When: Saturday 4th March, 3pm
Where: Nikolaikirchplatz, 10178 Berlin
What: A musical workshop for families.
Price: adults 8 Euros/ concessions 5 Euros/ children under 18 years of age 3 Euros
Pre-booking recommended >> Phone (030) 24 002 162  or email info@stadtmuseum.de
>> Website

“FILMab! Stella”, MACHmit! Museum für Kinder
When:
Saturday 11th March, 6:30pm
Where:
 Senefelderstr. 5/6, 10437 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
What: From January – March, the MACHmit! children’s museum is showing a series of international children’s films, each followed by an activity. This viewing of ‘Stella’ is followed by a cooking activity.
Price: 5.50 Euros
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

MiM Kids: ‘Kinder Spielen für Kinder’, Musikinstrumenten-Museum
When: Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm
Where: Tiergartenstraße 1, 10785 Berlin (Tiergarten)
What: A musical performance by children, for children, with various instruments.
Price: adults 6 Euros, children under age 18 free
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

Familienkonzert: “Peter und der Wolf“, Klingendes Museum
When:
Sunday 12th March, 3:30pm
Where: Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin (Tiergarten) – NOTE: For those familiar with the museum, please note this is not their usual location!
What: Prokofiev’s famous concert piece, with music by the Philarmonic Rasselband und das Kammerorchester Unter den Linden. The concert lasts around an hour. Afterwards children can try out the instruments from the performance in the foyer of the concert hall.
Price: adults 17.50 Euros/ child concessions 9.80 Euros
Recommended Age: 5+
Pre-booking required >> phone (030) 364 66 22 3 or email info@klingendes-museum-berlin.de
>> Website

Klingendes Museum, Open Workshops for children aged 6+ years
When:
Saturday 18th March, 3pm 
(takes place monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month)
Where: Behmstraße 13, 13357 Berlin (Gesundbrunnen)

What: In this two hour long workshop, families and adults have the opportunity to try out all brass, woodwind, stringed and percussion instruments typically found in an orchestra. Staff trained in musical education are on hand to give guidance. NOTE: For those already familiar with the Klingendes Museum, please note these workshops have replace the previous ‘Open Saturday’ drop in days!
Recommended age: 6+ years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: adults 8 Euros/ children 4 Euros
Pre-booking required >> phone (030) 364 66 22 3 or email info@klingendes-museum-berlin.de
>> Website

Familienkonzert: “Funny-Family Mitmach-Sinfonie“, Klingendes Museum
When:
Saturday 25th March, 3:30pm
Where: Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin (Tiergarten) – NOTE: For those familiar with the museum, please note this is not their usual location!
What: An interactive musical performance. The concert lasts around an hour. Afterwards children can try out the instruments from the performance in the foyer of the concert hall.
Price: adults 17.50 Euros/ child concessions 9.80 Euros
Recommended Age: 5+
Pre-booking required >> phone (030) 364 66 22 3 or email info@klingendes-museum-berlin.de
>> Website

‘Kalif Storch’ Papiertheater, Märkisches Museum
When: Saturday 25th March at 4pm & Sunday 26th March at 11am
Where: Am Köllnischen Park 5, 10179 Berlin
What: A paper theatre performance of the story ‘Kalif Storch’.
Price: 5 Euros/ 3 Euros concessions
Recommended age: 4+
Pre-booking required >> Phone (030) 24 002 162  or email info@stadtmuseum.de
>> Website

Sonntagsmärchenkarussell: Der Froschkönig, Jagdschloss Grunewald
When: Sunday 26th March, 3pm
WhereHüttenweg 100, 14193 Berlin (next to Grundewaldsee)
What: On this afternoon, the Galli Theater Berlin is performing the Grimm’s fairy tale classic ‘Der Froschkönig’. Visitors to the performance are also invited to visit Grunewald Castle at 2pm – admission is included in the price of the ticket.
Recommended age: 4+
Price: 8 Euros/ concessions 6 Euros
Pre-booking recommended: phone (030) 8 13 35 97 or email schloss-grunewald@spsg.de
>> Website

Workshops

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin offer weekly workshops and exhibition talks for children and families across their various sites. There are too many to list them all here, but I’ve filtered out the relevant ones for you on their website. You can find the exhibition talks and other events for families >> HERE and the workshops and other events for children >> HERE. Please note that the workshops (not the talks) almost always require pre-booking, at least three days in advance. Workshops start from age 6+.

A selection of city-wide workshops at other museums is listed below:

“bauhaus_lab”, Bauhaus Archiv Museum für Gestaltung
When: Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th March, 11am – 2pm
Where: Klingelhöferstraße 14, 10785 (Tiergarten)
What: An open drop-in event where children, young people and adults can engage with architecture and design in a practical way. Everyday objects from the museum stimulate observations and design ideas. The aim is to build and draw together on varying topics and using different materials.
Recommended age: 5+
Price: Participation in the workshop is free
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

“Nanu, wie geht does?”, Deutsches Technikmuseum
When: 
Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th March at 2:30pm, 3:15pm and 4pm
Where: Trebbiner Straße 9, 10963 Berlin (Kreuzberg) – Meeting point is “Bildungsraum im Neubau, 1. OG”
What: “How does that work?” In these weekly family workshops, children and families can discover how a ship swims, and do some experiments related to water and propulsion. The workshops last around 30 minutes.
Recommended age: 4-8 years
Price: Regular museum admission fees apply, no additional costs for the workshop
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

“Frauenbilder – Bilderfrauen”, Atelier Bunter Jakob, Berlinische Galerie
When:
 Sunday 5th March, 11am – 2pm
Where: Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
What: A mother-and-daughter art workshop to mark International Women’s Day on 8th March.

Recommended age: 8+
Price: adults 12 Euros, children 9 Euros
Pre-booking required >> online booking form
>> Website

“Fahrzeugerfinder gesucht”, Deutsches Technikmuseum
When: 
Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March at 2:30pm, 2:30pm – 4pm
Where: Ladestraße, 10963 Berlin (Kreuzberg) – Meeting point is the exhibition “Mensch in Fahrt”, next to Science Center Spectrum
What: Build your own mini vehicles, which will then be presented to other visitors in a small exhibition. The workshops are on a drop-in basis and last around 20 minutes. If if gets very busy you may be asked to wait longer.
Recommended age: 6+
Price: Regular museum admission fees apply, no additional costs for the workshop
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

Offenes Atelier, Berlinische Galerie
When:
Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th March, 3 – 6pm
Where: Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
What: A space for children and young people to drop in, experiment and express their ideas through drawing, painting, printing, photography or stop motion filming. No pre-booking required.

Recommended age: 6+
Price: Free!
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

“Gehackte Maschen – Pulswärmer stricken!”, Deutsches Technikmuseum
When: 
Saturday 11th March at 2:30pm, 11am – 4pm
Where: Trebbiner Straße 9, 10963 Berlin (Kreuzberg) – Meeting point is “Neubau 1. OG, Abteilung Textiltechnik”
What: In this workshop you will find out how knitting patterns are created and why the mini computer of a knitting machine had to be hacked! With the help of two knitting machines, visitors will be shown how it works. You will also get the chance to have a go at knitting some wrist warmers yourself and take the results home with you. Workshops are on a drop-in basis, and last around 20 minutes.
Recommended age: 6+
Price: Regular museum admission fees apply, no additional costs for the workshop
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

“Der Magische Pizzakarton”, Atelier Bunter Jakob, Berlinische Galerie
When:
 Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March, 11am – 2pm
Where: Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
What: A two-day artwork workshop for children, including making sculptures from recycling materials and creating stop-motion-films.

Recommended age: 8-12
Price: 21 Euros
Pre-booking required >> online booking form
>> Website

“Techlab: Die abwechslungsreiche Kreativwerkstatt”, Deutsches Technikmuseum
When: 
Sunday 12th & 19th  February, 2pm – 5pm
Where: Ladestraße, 10963 Berlin (Kreuzberg), next to Science Center Spectrum
What: A new weekly workshop where children can try out different things in changing themes, from making a robot out of toothbrushes, to using a computer via bananas. Workshops last around 30 mins each, but you can join a workshop that has already started.
Recommended age: 6+
Price: Regular museum admission fees apply, no additional costs for the workshop
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

“König von Kreuzberg”, Atelier Bunter Jakob, Berlinische Galerie
When:
 Saturday 18th March, 11am – 5pm
Where: Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
What: A photography and architecture workshop for teenagers.

Recommended age: 12-21
Price: 19 Euros
Pre-booking required >> online booking form
>> Website

“Eine Fanfare für den König”, Stadtmuseum Berlin’s Ephraim Palais
When: Sunday 26th March, 11am – 2pm
Where: Museumslabor in the Ephraim Palais, Poststraße 16, 10178 Berlin (Nikolaiviertel)
What: Create and decorate your own wind instruments, then make some music together!
Recommended age: 6+
Price: adults 9 Euros/ children 6 Euros + 3 Euros per person for materials
Pre-booking required via www.jugend-im-museum.de or phone (030) 266 42 22 42
>> Website

Werkstatt der Dinge, Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge
When:
Saturday 18th March, 2pm – 5pm (every third Saturday of the month)
Where: Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
What: Things may be old or new, beautiful or ugly, big or little, expensive or cheap, familiar or strange. After a visit to the museum’s exhibition, with its 40,000 objects to discover, you can create your own objects in ‘The Thing Studio’, using a range of materials and techniques. And, of course, you can take your finished thing home with you!
Recommended age: 6+
Price: Free!
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website

“Trickfilm-Collagen”, Atelier Bunter Jakob, Berlinische Galerie
When:
 Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March, 10am – 4pm
Where: Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
What: A two-day animation workshop for children

Recommended age: 8-12
Price: 38 Euros
Pre-booking required >> online booking form
>> Website

Family Sundays

Several museums across Berlin have regular monthly ‘Family Sundays’. The topics and themes vary. Here are some of the ones in February:

Villa Oppenheim: Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
When: 
Sunday 5th March, 12 – 2pm
 (every first Sunday of the month)
Where: Schloßstraße 55, 14059 Berlin (Charlottenburg)

What: “Kleider machen Leute” – In this workshop you will look at how people dressed in past times, from knights in armour to ladies in silk dresses, then create your own costumes.
Recommended age: 3-11

Price: Admission to the museum and the event is free!
>> Website

Museum für Naturkunde
When: Sunday 5th March, 3 – 4:30pm 
(every first Sunday of the month)
Where: Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin (Mitte)
What: “Dinosaurier, Flugsaurier und Ammoniten” – How did dinosaurs and other animals live in land, air and water during the Jurassic period? After a short journey through time, children can cast a fossil.
Recommended age: 8-12 years
Price: children 5 Euros + general museum admission / adults just pay general museum admission
Pre-booking required >> phone (030) 2093-8550 or email besucherservice@mfn-berlin.de
>> Website

Jüdisches Museum Berlin
When: Sunday 12th March, 11am – 1pm
Where: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin
What: “Purim: A jewish Carnival?” – A stroll through the exhibition followed by a screen printing workshop.
Recommended age: 6+
Price:
3 euros (+ museum admission fee)
Pre-booking required >> email kinder@jmberlin.de or phone (030) 259 93 437
>> Website

Stadtmuseum Berlin’s Ephraim Palais
When: Sunday 12th March, 11am
Where: Museumslabor in the Ephraim Palais, Poststraße 16, 10178 Berlin (Nikolaiviertel)
What: “Binder, Herrenhut & Nebenspalter” – design and create your own dressing up accessories, inspired by images of Baroque costumes in the museum.
Recommended age: 6+
Price: adults 9 Euros/ children 6 Euros + 3 Euros per person for materials
Pre-booking required via www.jugend-im-museum.de or phone (030) 266 42 22 42
>> Website

Bröhan Museum
When:
Sunday 19th March, 11am – 12:30pm
 (every 3rd Sunday of the month)

Where: Schloßstraße 1a, 14059 Berlin (Charlottenburg)
What: The topic for March had not been announced yet at the time of compiling this post. 
Recommended age: 5 – 12 years
Price: free admission
Pre-booking NOT required

>> Website

Museum für Kommunikation
When: Sunday 19th March, 2pm – 5pm
Where: Leipziger Strasse 16, 10117 Berlin (Mitte)
What: “Guck mal wer da druckt! Die ‘Schwarze Kunst’ entdecken” – Printing workshop.
Price: Regular museum admission (under 18s free admission) + 1.50 Euro per person
Pre-booking NOT required
>> Website


Please note, I take no responsibility for the accuracy of any events. All information at the time of writing has been obtained from the various museum websites at the time of writing. You are recommended to double check the details for any changes before heading out to one of the museums or events listed. I have included the relevant websites for each entry.

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