What’s On for Families: Basel

Events, Theater & Performances

Basler Herbstmesse or Autumn Fair
Oct. 27 to Nov. 11
This huge fair is spread over seven of the city’s plazas and also in the trade fair centre, giving the impression that it stretches over the entire city centre. For more info. please call 061/267-8181 or visit the Canton’s Herbstmesse website.

Theater Arlecchino presents:

Pippi Langstrumpf
Sep. 12 to Nov. 14, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays

Schtärneföifi (Migros Kinderkonzert)
Sep. 16 at 11:00 and 14:30

Mika, ein Marsmännchen zu Besuch
Sep. 22 to Oct. 17, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays

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

Basler Kindertheater presents:

Die Kleine Hexe
Sep 15. to Nov. 18, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays

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

Fauteuil presents:

Oct. 27 to Mar. 2, 2019A play for children 4+

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

Kult.Kino presents:

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

Kiriku und die Zauberin
October, Saturdays and Sundays at 14:00
A film for children 6+

For more info. please visit the Kult.Kino website 

Theater Palazzo presents:

Der Wolf und die sieben Geisslein
Sep. 9 at 11:00

Oh Schreck, der Kuchen ist WegOct. 14 at 11:00

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


Museum Events & Exhibits

Fondation Beyeler presents:

Familienführung – Balthus
Oct. 7
A tour of the Balthus exhibition for children ages 6 to 10.

Family Day
Oct. 21 at 10:00 – 18:00
The Family Day is an invitation to children, teens and parents to spend a fun and art-filled day at the Fondation Beyeler. This year’s programme of events is specially designed around the Balthus exhibition. There are art workshops in the gardens, the museum and the studios, exploring the artist’s works and themes in hands-on activities. Short guided tours offer an informative and fascinating encounter with the originals.

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)
Oct. 27

Offenes Atelier für Gross und Klein
Oct. 7, 10:00-16:00

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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