What’s On for Families: Basel

Events, Theater & Performances

Basler Fasnacht
Feb. 19 to 21
Around 20,000 active participants celebrate the Basel Carnival for three days, accompanied by music and beautiful carnival lanterns.

For more info. please visit the Basler Fasnacht Website.

Theater Arlecchino presents:

Fasnachtsbändeli 2018: “Willkomme an Bord” – Oobeprogramm
Until Feb. 4, Saturdays and Sundays

Pippi Langstrumpf
Until Feb. 7, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 14:30

Yysinge vo de Bebbi Bängg mit eme feine Apero
Feb. 18 at 11:00

Dr Haas und dr Igel
Feb. 25 at 14:30

Jim Knopf und Lukas dr Loggifüehrer
Mar. 3 – May 16, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 14:30

Improtheater soodersoo
Mar. 18, Apr. 8 and May 6 at 11:00

Froschkönig – oder: Wie me ins Schloss kunnt
Mar. 31, Apr. 1 and 2

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

Basler Kindertheater presents:

Das tapfere Schneiderlein
Feb. 3 to Apr. 29, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays

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

Basler Marionetten Theater presents:

D Fasnachtsladäärne
Feb. 3 and 4

Apr. 22
A play for children 4+

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

Kult.Kino Zauberlaterne presents:

Das Doppelte Lottchen
Feb. Saturdays and Sundays at 14:00
A film for children 6+

Die Brüder Löwenherz
Mar. Saturdays and Sundays at 14:00

A film for children 9+

For more info. please visit the Kult.Kino website 

Theater Palazzo presents:

Duo Extraart
Mar. 11 at 11:00

Es ist einmal
Dec. 26 and 30

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

Theater Fauteuil presents:

Frau Holle
Feb. 3, 7, 10, Mar. 3, 4, 10, 11, 24, 25

Mar. 17 and 18 at 15:00


Museum Events & Exhibits

Fondation Beyeler presents:

Workshop für Kinder
Feb. 7 and Mar. 7 at 14:00
A fun artistic workshop for children ages 6 to 10.

Feb. 4 and Mar. 4 at 11:00
A tour of the Paul Klee exhibition 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 Museum der Kulturen website or the Gross Exhibition page.

Spielzeugmuseum Riehen presents:

Feels like Heidi
Until Feb. 26
An exhibition allowing children to experience the sensory impressions from the famous Swiss fairytale Heidi.
For more info. please call 061/641-2829 or visit the Spielzeugmuseum Riehen website.

Kunstmuseum Basel presents:

Feb. 4 at 11:00

Offenes Atelier für Gross und Klein
Feb. 4 , 10:00 – 16:00

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

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel presents:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Until May 3

An exhibition showing the best nature pictures of 2017 ranging from breathtaking landscapes to animal portraits and dramatic natural disasters.


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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