What’s On for Families: Basel

Events, Theater & Performances

Theater Arlecchino presents:

Until Dec. 22, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays
A play for children 4+

Vom Tapfern Schneider
Dec. 26 to 31

Jan. 4, 5, Feb. 7, 8, Mar. 7, 8, Apr. 11, 13

Jan. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 31, Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19

For more info. please call 061/331-6856 or visit the Theater Arlecchino website

Basler Kindertheater presents:

Alice im Wunderland
Until Jan. 26, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays

Der kleine Muck
Feb. 1 to May 3, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays

For tickets and time schedules please call 061/261-2887 or visit the Basler Kindertheater website.

Basler Marionetten Theater presents:

Der kleine Weihnachtsmann
Dec. 14, 15

Silvester “In einem Schloss…” für Familien
Dec. 31

Wo D Frau Fasnacht Woont
Jan. 25 to Feb. 9, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays

For more info. please call 061/206-9996 or visit the Basler Marionetten Theater website.

Fauteuil presents:


Until Feb. 22
A play for children 4+

For tickets and time schedules please call 061/261-2610 or visit the Fauteuil website.

Theater Palazzo presents:

Salto & Mortale– Nik & Schmutz: Eine schöne Bescherung von Adrian Meyer
Dec. 1
A play for children 7+

For more info. please call 061/921-1401 or visit the Theater Palazzo website.

Kult.Kino presents:

Die drei Raüber
Dec. 7, 8
A film for children 6+

Pünktchen und Anton
As of Jan. 4
A film for children 6+

Antboy – Die Rache der Red Fury
As of Feb. 1
A film for children 6+

For more info. please visit the Kult.Kino website 

Museum Events & Exhibits

Fondation Beyeler presents:

Dec. 8, Jan, 5, Feb. 2
A tour of the Resonating Spaces exhibition for children ages 6 to 10.

Workshop für Kinder
Jan. 8, Feb. 5
A fun artistic workshop for children ages 6 to 10.

For more info. please call 061/645-9700 or visit the Fondation Beyeler website.

Museum der Kulturen presents:

Gross Permanent Exhibition
What is so fascinating about size? Does big mean the same thing across the world or are there cultural differences? Who sets the measures as to how height, length and width are defined? The exhibition takes a close look at big things and their meanings. For more info. please visit the Gross Exhibition page.

Mother and Child
Until Jan. 5
Across cultures, different notions of motherhood, ideal parents, and good children inform the image of the two figures. In Christian imagery, the good mother is best represented by the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this regard, the exhibition is a quiet homage to the Basel Minster.

Bima, Mr. Punch, and Demon
Until Aug. 2020
The exhibition presents stick puppets, shadow play figures, glove puppets, and marionettes from across Asia and Europe. The narratives in which they feature are performed not only for entertainment: the figures are identity-shaping and the stories help to explain the vagaries of the world.

For more info. please visit the Museum der Kulturen website.

Kunstmuseum Basel presents:

Offenes Atelier für Gross und Klein
First Sunday of every month

For more info. please call 061/206-6262 or visit the Kunstmuseum Basel website.

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel presents:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Nov. 8 until Mar. 29
An exhibition showing breathtaking landscapes, surprising animal portraits and dramatic spectacles of nature that allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty and magic of nature.

For more info. please visit the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel website.

The What’s On  for Families was compiled by Dina El Halaby.

Photo by Karin Mohler.


2 thoughts on “What’s On for Families: Basel

  • February 27, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Costumes, masks, musical instruments, historical documents and even a copy of a Fasnachtsbeiz (tavern). Where is this information?

    • February 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks for the question. The title of the museum is above the Information you mentioned, it’s the ‘Museum der Kulturen’. We have added the link (above) where you can find any other details you may require. Enjoy!


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