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.
Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
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
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8301433
Bookshop Walther König
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 83203581