Education and outreach

Which gods did the Aztecs believe in? What did navigators like James Cook and scientists like Alexander von Humboldt find in their travels? How did people live in the South Pacific? How did minorities in Myanmar fight to have their identities recognised?
Visitors have a chance to discover the range of diversity in non-European art and culture – from everyday objects from the Mayan civilisation and the Palau islands’ architecture to African culture in Berlin and Islamic ways of life.
Audio guides, guided tours, workshops, and other activities accompany visitors on their voyages of discovery into these cultures. The museum also offers private guided tours. In booking your appointment, you can select a time as well as a topic that interests you.

Children can uncover the treasures of African kings, find out how to get coconut milk in the South Pacific, and discover animals when they look closely at ancient Mayan vessels. They can also build Native American bird-monster masks, play Eskimo games, hear what a bison fur has to say, or find out why people in Mexico give chocolate to the deceased. 

The JuniorMuseum houses exhibitions designed especially for children. Once a year, the Children’s Festival of the Continents invites young visitors to a whole Saturday of playing, building, dancing, baking, cutting, discovering, and exploring the world – with all their senses and across all cultures.

Every year during the four weekends leading up to Christmas, visitors have a chance to buy arts and crafts from all over the world at the Market of Continents. They can also make contact with the cultures of the continents in exhibitions, concerts, guided tours, workshops, and performances.

Offers for

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Die Kulturgeschichte des Tattoo

Sat 29.08.2015 3:30 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

Prinzip Labor

Sun 30.08.2015 4:00 PM
Museen Dahlem

Sammlungen schauen

Sun 06.09.2015 3:00 PM
Museen Dahlem

Werkstattgespräche in der Humboldt-Box

Thu 10.09.2015 5:30 PM

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Mantel, Hemd und Hose - Kleider für Männer, Frauen, Kinder

Sat 12.09.2015 2:30 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

Reis - eine Entdeckungstour

Sun 13.09.2015 2:00 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

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Urknallgeschichten - die Entstehung der Welt

Sat 26.09.2015 2:30 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

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Das Geheimnis der Kokosnuss

Sun 27.09.2015 2:00 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

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Visitor entrance

Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin

Getting there

Tel 030 - 266 42 42 42 (Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm)

Postal address:
Arnimallee 27
14195 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 83 01 273
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 83 01 261

Director: Prof. Dr. Viola König
Deputy Director: Dr. Richard Haas

Café and restaurant 'eßkultur' at the Museen Dahlem
Mrs. Claus
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8301433

Bookshop Walther König
Mrs. Heilmann
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 83203581