What’s On for Families: Basel

Events, Theater & Performances

Jun. 10 to Sep. 9, Sundays at 14:00 and 16:00
A pirate adventure on a boat trip along the river for children 3+.

For more info. and to book please click here.

Theater Arlecchino presents:

Pippi Langstrumpf – Openair im Spielzeugmuseum Riehen
Jun. 2, 3, 9 and 10

Die roti Zora, Sommer 2018 im Park im Grünen, Münchenstein
Jun. 30 to Aug. 12

Glaini Häggs Dintegläggs, Sommer 2018 in den Lange Erlen
Jul. 2 to Aug. 11

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

Basler Kindertheater presents:

Die Kleine Hexe
Jun. 2 to 17, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays

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

Kult.Kino presents:

June Saturdays and Sundays at 14:00
A film for children 6+

For more info. please visit the Kult.Kino website 

Theater Palazzo presents:

Frontton/ Klangkids Family Concert
Jun. 10 at 16:00

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


Museum Events & Exhibits

Fondation Beyeler presents:

Workshop für Kinder
Jun. 6 and Aug. 8 at 14:00
A fun artistic workshop for children ages 6 to 10.

Jul. 1 and Aug. 5 at 11:00
A tour of the Paul Klee exhibition for children ages 6 to 10.

Summer Fair
Aug. 12 at 10:00 – 22:00
A wide-ranging program of events outside and inside the museum offering excitement and entertainment for young and old. Live concerts in the gardens, as well as workshops, museum games and short guided tours of the current exhibitions in English, French and German.

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 Museum der Kulturen website or the Gross Exhibition page.

Kunstmuseum Basel presents:

Workshops für Kinder (7-12 years)
Jul. 10, 11 and Aug. 25

Offenes Atelier für Gross und Klein
Jul. 1 and Aug. 5, 10:00-16:00

Kinder-Vernissage: The Music of Color. Sam Gilliam (4-10 years)
Jun. 8 at 18:00

Kinder-Vernissage: The Black Madonna. Theaster Gates (4-10 years)
Jun. 11 at 18:00

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

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel presents:

Into the Ear: A Sensory Experience
Nov. 18 until May 5 2019
An exhibition where young and old will be amazed at how an ear is constructed in humans and animals, how vertebrates hear, how they produce sounds or how the ear has developed over time.

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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