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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Welten der Muslime - Einblicke in muslimische Gesellschaften

Sun 30.11.2014 3:00 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

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Afrikanische Königtümer

Sun 14.12.2014 3:00 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

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Pueblo, Tipi und Waljagd. Lebensformen der Indianer Nordamerikas

Sat 10.01.2015 3:30 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

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Mythos Goldenes Dreieck - Die Bergvölker Südostasiens

Sat 14.02.2015 3:30 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

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Die Krabbe weiß Bescheid

Sat 13.12.2014 3:00 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

Der Reis ist heiß - eine Entdeckungstour

Sun 14.12.2014 2:00 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

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Gespielt wird überall

Sun 21.12.2014 2:00 PM
Ethnologisches Museum

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Schneeschuh und Kajak

Sat 27.12.2014 3:00 PM
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Visitor entrance

Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin

Getting there

Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 17:00 o'clock
Wed 10:00 - 17:00 o'clock
Thu 10:00 - 17:00 o'clock
Fri 10:00 - 17:00 o'clock
Sat 11:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Sun 11:00 - 18:00 o'clock

Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
JuniorMuseum: Sat and Sun opened from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Tue to Fri only for booked groups.

Upper floor open from 11 a.m.

Please notice: The exhibition "Art from Arfrica" will end 2 June 2013.
Other parts are open: "Kamerun-Thron", "Africa in Berlin", "Das Königreich Benin" and "Bamum. Tradition und Innovation im Karemuner Land".

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.


Area ticket Dahlem
8,00 EUR, Concessions 4,00
Onlineshop: 7,00 EUR, Concessions 3,50
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Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,- EUR
Annual Tickets

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290

Postal address:
Arnimallee 27
14195 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 83 01 226
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