Current exhibition for children ages 4 to 8:
‘This Is What We Eat – We Eat Rice’

How come rice grows in water? What kinds of animals live in a paddy field? What is a rice goddess and who is rice sacrificed to, as the ‘food of the gods’? Eating rice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – doesn’t that get boring? The answers to these and many other questions are all waiting to be discovered in the JuniorMuseum, with its interactive exhibition for children and accompanying adults. 

The exhibition appeals to all the senses, including touch, taste, and smell and allows children to play and explore, try things out for themselves and relax. The display playfully shows our younger visitors how rice is grown, harvested, and processed, what children in other countries eat, and why rice is so important for the people of Southeast Asia.

From the seed to the plant, from the unhulled grain to cooked rice, from a simple bowl of rice to the ‘food of the gods’: come and find out all you ever wanted to know about the tiny rice grain. And if all that gets your stomach juices flowing, there’s a chance to cook (and of course try) your own rice dishes in the exhibition’s own cooking studio at the end.

The exhibition is on show in the JuniorMuseum at the Ethnological Museum, Dahlem Museums

The JuniorMuseum is open Sat and Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tue to Fri open to organized groups only (booking essential).

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