discover art through play in kindergarten
and preschool

Vorschule und Primarstufe

We offer a variety of different programming options for school classes of all grade levels, including preschool and kindergarten. The day and time are up to you. Tours and museum talks are available on a wide range of topics (with and without hands-on activities) and each of these can last from 60 to 120 minutes. We can also organize individual projects with 180 minutes of activities, so please get in touch!
On request, tours and programs can provide a broad overview, show individual artists, thematic aspects, artistic techniques, areas of emphasis within the collection, various periods in art history or special exhibitions. And visual art classes aren't the only ones that can be enriched by a visit to the Hamburger Kunsthalle; other related subjects could include German, history, religion, music, mathematics and social studies, for example.

Young visitors search for an answer to the question "What is a museum?" or go on a journey with Malvina, a little pig. But our classic program for all age groups is "See and Make-It-Yourself". After a guided tour and a look at the paintings, children sit down and try to incorporate what they have seen into their own artworks; they experiment either in front of the original paintings or in the spaces provided at the painting school. In these cases it is never about imitation, but rather about reacting and responding to what they have seen, realizing their own perception or their artistic vision. See and Make-It-Yourself offers wide range of constantly changing variations and ways of looking at techniques, modes of representation and image ideas.

When? Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
We are happy to schedule guided museum tours starting as early as 9.30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (except for Hamburg school holidays)
For whom? Kindergarten groups ages 4 and up, preschool groups and school classes
How much? Introduction (up to 60 min.): 20 € Museum talk (up to 90 minutes): 30 € Museum talk - long (up to 120 min.): 40 € Projects (up to 180 minutes): 60 € Prices for school classes and kindergartens include the price of admission.
Booking? Call the Museumsdienst Hamburg at +49 40-428 131-0; here you can also request a catalogue of available museum talks.
Advice? Call +49 40-428 131-213 /-214
Anything else? We are happy to schedule guided museum tours starting as early as 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (except for Hamburg school holidays). School classes from underprivileged areas can apply for financial support with the Förderverein Malschule in der Kunsthalle e.V. The price is free if you would like to guide your students yourself, though we do ask that you notify us ahead of time at +49 40-428 131-0.


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