This is What We Eat. We Eat Rice.
Hands-on exhibition for children from 4-8 in the JuniorMuseum

19.11.2011 to 10.01.2016
Ethnologisches Museum

Eating rice, perhaps even for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Unthinkable for most children and adults in Berlin and Germany. And yet rice is vital for the survival of people in huge swathes of the planet. Rice is an integral part of their daily routine. This also goes for Adö, a boy from Laos, and his family. They live in a region where the German charity, Welthungerhilfe, is active in helping to safeguard their livelihoods. A photographer and a journalist from Germany paid a visit to Adö and his family in a small village in Laos. Adö and his family thus accompany children and adults on their trip through the JuniorMuseum.

At the museum, children can find out what a rice plant looks like, how it grows, which animals live in a paddy field, what life is like in the village and what tasks the various members of the family perform. The exhibition offers children the chance to play and discover things for themselves using all their senses.

After working up an appetite in the exhibition, everyone comes together to cook and eat at the end. And what's for lunch, you ask? Rice dishes of course, fragrant and warming! Join us for a journey with rice!

The experience of exploring, cooking and eating is on offer for the whole family at certain set times.
Every Sunday from 2 - 3.30 p.m., booking required:
Tel: 030 266 424242

Visitor entrance
JuniorMuseum in the Ethnological Museum
Arnimallee 23
14195 Berlin

Opening times
Tuesday to Friday 10 - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 - 6 p.m.

Group visits: entrance Arnimallee

Tuesday to Friday 9 - 17 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 - 6 p.m.

Visitor entrance

Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin

Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue closed
Wed closed
Thu closed
Fri closed
Sat 11:00 - 18:00

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Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

Please notice that the South Seas collection and the collection on the ethnology of North America (Indians/Native Americans) as well as the Junior Museum will be closed from January 11th 2016.

Extended opening time Fri 6 to Sun 8 January 2017
Over the weekend of 7–8 January, the Ethnologisches Museum and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst will open their doors for the last time at their current location, before preparing in readiness for the move to Humboldt Forum. For this reason, the opening hours on this weekend will be extended and special events will be on offer.
Fri 6 January 2017: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat 7 January 2017: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sun 8 January 2017 : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


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