What’s On for Families: Zurich

Here are a variety of upcoming events and activities in and around Zurich. We also have a list of indoor play centres and other family places to go on our Things to Do in Zurich page.

Outdoor Activities

Dolder Ice Rink
Oct. 4 to Mar.
Enjoy skating in the largest open-air ice rink in Europe. For more info. please call 044/267-7080 or visit the Dolder Sports website.

Hotel Sonne Küsnacht Ice Rink
Nov. 17 to Jan. 26
A spectacular ice rink by the lake. For more info. please call 044/914-1818 or visit the Hotel Sonne website.

Kunsteisbahn Oerlikon
Oct. 5 to Mar. 9
For more info. please click here.

Events, Theater & Performances

Filmpodium presents Kinderkino:  

Dec. 4 at 14.00 and 16.00

Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt
Dec. 7 at 15.00

For reservations please call 044/211-6666 or visit the Filmpodium website. 

Kino Xenix presents:

Kuddelmuddel bei Pettersson & Findus
Dec. 4

Ein Schneemann für Afrika
Dec. 8 to Jan. 8 Sundays and Wednesdays

For reservations please visit the Kino Xenix website.

Theater Purpur presents:

Café Schwuppdiwupp
Dec. 7
A play for children 5+

So, jetzt reichts mein Prinz!
Dec. 8
A play for children 5+

Jan. 10, 11, 12 and 13
A play for children 2+

Jan. 15 and 18
A play for children 2+

Uhu Experiment
Feb. 1, 2 and 5
A play for children 8+

Der Wolf und die 7 Geisslein
Feb. 11, 12 and 13
A play for children 4+

Feb. 29, Mar. 1 and 4
A play for children 7+

For more info. please visit the Theater Purpur website.

Theater Stadelhofen presents:

Königs Weltreise
Dec. 4 and 7
A play for children 6+

Tomte, der Fuchs und der süsse Brei
Dec. 11, 14, 15 and 18
A play for children 4+

Dal Vivo! Über das Leben!
Jan. 8

Jan. 22, 23 and 25
A play for children 2-4 years

7 kleine blaue Wunder
Jan. 26, 28 and 29
A play for children 2-4 years

For more info. please visit the Theater Stadelhofen website.

The Miller’s presents:

Katze aus dem Sack
Jan. 19 and Apr. 5
A play for children

EinChorn – das Familienfest
May 26
A festival for the family to enjoy

For more info. please visit Miller’s Studio website.

Academicus presents:

Incredible Inventors
Saturdays 13.00-14.00
For children 4-8 years

Friday mornings
For children 0-3 years

Tiny Talk for Babies
Thursdays 15:00 – 16:00
For babies 0-1 years

Creative Storytelling for Kids
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00
For children 3-7 years

Yoga for Kids
Wednesdays 13:00 – 13:45
For children 2-6 years

First Step Baby
Tuesdays 10.00 – 11.00
For babies 3-9 months

Robotics for Kindergarten Kids
Wednesdays 15.00 – 16.00
For children 4-6 years

Martial Arts for Kids
Tuesdays 18.30 – 19.30
For children 4-8 years

Christmas Party
Dec. 7
For children 3-7 years

Christmas Crafts for Kids and Families
Dec. 7 and 14

Australia Day for Kids and Families
Jan. 25 11.00 – 17.00

For more info. and to register please visit the Academicus website.

Music, Concerts, & Opera

Zurich Opera House presents:

Kinderoper: Konrad oder Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse
Until Apr. 29
For children 7+

Until Apr. 26
For children 8+

Hänsel und Gretel
Dec. 15 to Jan. 19
For children 8+

Märchen auf dem Klangteppich – Armstrong
Nov. 30 to May 6
For children 4-6

Musikgeschichten: Cenerentola!
Dec. 7 – 22
For children 6-9

Family Workshop: die Zauberflöte
Jan. 11 and 12
For children 7-12 years

Family Workshop: Forsythe
Jan. 18 and 19
For children 7-12 years

For more info. please call 044/268-6666 or visit the Opera House website.

Zürcher Kammerorchester present:

Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and May 10 at 14:00 and 16:00
A concert for children upto 1 year

Purzel-Konzert: Aufruhr in Gemüsebeet
Mar. 8 at 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00
A concert for children 3-5

ABC-Konzert: Zilly, die Zauberin
Mar. 29 at 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00
A concert for children 5-7 years

For info. please call 0848 848 844 or visit the ZKO website.

Museum Events & Exhibits

The Swiss National Museum (Landesmusem) presents:

History of Switzerland
Permanent Exhibition
The exhibition shows how Switzerland became what it is today. It includes around 800 objects arranged in three thematic areas, “Migration”, “Politics” and “Religious confession and economics”, with lots of special highlights. For details click here.

Indiennes. Material for a thousand stories
Until Jan. 19
The exhibition tells the story of the production of the indinnes textiles, discusses colonial heritage and travels the trade routes between India, Europe and Switzerland.

For more info. please visit the Landesmuseum Zurich website.

Kulturama presents:

Unterwegs im Ohr
Exhibition until Oct. 18 2020
This special exhibition takes one along different stations from the outer ear through the auditory canal into the inner ear and get to know the organ from the inside. How do vertebrates hear? How does the ear produce sounds? And how has the ear developed over time? For more details, click here.

Erzähl Urzeit
Jan. 18 and Mar. 11
An adventure exploring prehistoric animals and dinosaurs from the stone ages. For children 4-8 years. For more details, click here.

Wie wir lernen
Jan. 12 and Feb. 16
Exploring the learning process, whether we learn through practice or by making mistakes, consciously or by coincidence. For more details, click here.

Jan. 18, 19 and April 18, 19
A fun family activity to unravel the mystery in Archaeology. For more details, click here.

Einblicke in den Menschlichen Körper
Jan. 276 Mar. 29
Exploring the human body and the development of human life. For more details, click here.

Blick in die Urzeit
Feb. 23 and Apr. 26
An adventure exploring animals and dinosaurs from time immemorial. For children 4-8 years. For more details, click here.

Jan. 19 and Apr. 19
A surprise tour through the museum. For more details click here.

For more info. please visit the Kulturama website.

focusTerra presents:

Earthquake Simulator
The Earth Science exhibition focusTerra hosts an earthquake simulator. The facility, weighing a massive 3 tonnes, can simulate the ground motion of earthquakes up to intensity 8. The simulator is open to children 5 – 11 years only if accompanied by adults. For more info. please visit the Earthquake Simulator website.

Zurich Kunsthaus: Treffpunkt Kunst
Painting lessons for kids at the Zurich Art Museum. The Kunsthaus Zürich has several art classes for children ages 3 and up, teenagers, and adults. Please check the Kunsthaus website or call 044/253-8484 for more information.

Haus Konstruktiv: SonntagsAtelier
Sundays at 11:15 – 13:15
Children ages 5 – 10 experiment with art while at the same time the parents may join the museum’s public tour. For further details visit the Haus Konstruktiv website. To register call 044 /217 70 80.

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

Photo by Tanya Deans.

One thought on “What’s On for Families: Zurich

  • February 23, 2018 at 11:44 pm

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