How are Stone Age bread rolls made? How did animal and man live in the Ice Age? The Archaeological Museum offers museum talks specially for daycare centre and preschool groups with children ranging from three to six years of age. The talks contain a practical part and are about mammoths, Ice Age caves, shapes and colours, light and darkness and about fire and food in the Stone Age.
Good to Know: Procedure and Options
The stay at the museum lasts for 90 minutes and starts with a reception at the foyer. Together you will advance to the functional rooms. After an introductory talk follows the practical part during which the children can feel free to experiment and build. The created things can be taken home. In the exhibition the objects are explored together. The programme ends with a finishing talk and a farewell at the museum foyer.
A short break to eat and drink brought nourishment can be incorporated if requested. The break can also be taken before or after the programme.
Please wear clothing that can get dirty. The neighbouring playground with its climbable mammoth slide provides ample opportunities to play before or after the visit.
The museum talk costs generally 50 euros (daycare centre and preschool charge). The charge includes the entrance fee for up to twelve children and two attendants.
Of course we conduct guided tours, apart from this programme, for groups of more than 10 persons. Please contact the Museumsdienst three to four weeks prior to your desired date if possible: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de The general group fee is 10 euros.
The Mammoth – A Cool Elephant
What is a mammoth? An elephant in a coat? Manni the shaggy mammoth explains why it wears such a thick fur and how animals and humans lived in the Ice Age. At the museum you will discover the mighty teeth and bones of mammoths that once lived in Hamburg. The humans painted pictures of these impressive animals on cave walls. In the museum cave you can become Ice Age artists yourself and paint a whole herd of mammoths with earth colours on “cave paper”. Booking No: AMH 500 Age: 3 to 6 years Max. number of participants: 12 children Length: 90 minutes (total visit of museum) Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
Fire and Light
Manni the shaggy mammoth takes you to the mysterious museum cave. To bring light into the darkness of the cave you build lamps from clay. But how are the lamps lit? With fire of course! Fire was a great discovery and lit the imagination. Fire gave warmth and light. With flintstone and fool’s gold you kindle a real Ice Age flame and set your cave lamps aglow. In the flickering light you perform shadow plays and sing the mammoth song. Booking No: AMH 501 Age: 3 to 6 years Max. number of participants: 12 children Length: 90 minutes (total visit of museum) Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
At the Stone Age Bakery
What did the children in the Stone Age have for breakfast? Cereals or bread rolls? You learn in our Stone Age bakery how a tasty roll is made of corn. You grind the corn to flour on real ancient mill stones, knead the dough, form the rolls and put them in the oven. You experience how a real Stone Age fire is kindled and savour your self-made bread rolls. Booking No: AMH 502 Age: 3 to 6 years Max. number of participants: 12 children Length: 90 minutes (total visit of museum) Booking: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
The Harburg Kulturtag (“culture day”) in the autumn of each year has become an integral part of the lively art and culture scene in Hamburg. This year it takes place for the 17th time. On Sunday, the 8th of November, from 12.00 to 20.00 all important cultural institutions from Harburg present themselves here.
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