Preschool and basic primary school

Children from a kindergarten playing a mineralogical memory with Christina Seifert (Museum's Education Service); Photo: Detlev Müller.

Rocks have whispered something to me…

A magical guide for children where the variety of minerals is explained by the fairy tale characters of terra mineralia. Subsequently, children examine minerals under the microscope.  

Curriculum suitable for preschool and basic primary school
length 1 hour; participants max. 20
form of organization reading and conversation (including a guide)
charges € 20 plus admission fee for up to 20 children, for groups or classes of more than 21 children € 40 plus admission fee (no entrance fee for children under 6 years).

An expedition for little scientists

This guided tour for children is subdivided into two parts. After the visit of two or three continent halls, little scientists learn at the "Forschungsreise" (research expedition) how minerals can be identified. In addition, they can look at them under the microscope. Finally, they explore the treasure chamber – the highlight of this tour.

curriculum SU – social studies, basic primary school 1st + 2nd grade LBW – stones. 3rd grade LBW 3 – stones and stony culture in the local area.
length 1,5 hours; participants max. 20
form of organization guide
charges € 30 plus admission fee for school classes up to 20 children, for school classes of more than 20 children 55 € plus admission fee. 


Hawk, Clownfish and Co.

What do oak, squirrels and hawk have to do with each other? The students get to know the diversity of common habitats in the forest, meadow and ocean using known animals and plants. This is how the children experience why diversity is so important to us as well. After the tour through the exhibition, we develop with the students the model of a green city in which people, animals and plants live together.

Curriculum GS, Expertise Kl. 1-4, LB - Encounters with plants and animals. Biology, OS and GYM Cl. 5, LB 2-6 - Fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals in their habitats. Cl. 6 LB 2 - Forest as a community.
Organizational form Participation tour; Duration 2 hours
Price 55 Euro plus admission.

A day full of minerals (offer for large school groups)

At six stations spread across the whole exhibition, children will learn by means of their daily routine which minerals they encounter day in, day out. First thing in the morning, as the alarm goes, one mineral is already at play – quartz. It takes care of the regular ticking. And even at school, on the phone, or in the evening when you clean your teeth, minerals are everywhere, making our daily lives easier. Children will discover the most important minerals in daily life, practically and through play. The programme is designed for large groups of 70 pupils and above.

Curriculum General studies, primary cl. 1+2, compulsory subject 7 – Rocks. Cl. 3, compulsory subject 3 – Rocks and regional rock culture.
Duration 3 hrs.; Form Workstations with interactive experiments
Price Groups of up to 80 pupils – €180, up to 100 pupils – €220, more than 120 pupils – €260 plus entry.

terra mineralia holiday programme (offers for day-care and holiday groups)

During the Saxon school holidays (winter, Easter, summer and autumn), terra mineralia offers a varied programme of exciting topics for kids’ groups in the Voyage of Discovery.

Age 6–12 years
Duration 2 hrs.; Form Interactive tour and experiments at workstations
Materials provided Worksheets
Price €20 for up to 20 children plus entry.

Children during a guided tour called "An expedition for little scientists", here: inside the atomic model of the fluorite in the Asian Hall, Photo: Susanne Paskoff.

The more diverse nature, the more liveable the planet Earth is. Divided into research teams, students tackle the complex issues of biodiversity. They learn about different ecosystems and the relationships between humans, animals and plants. As a goal of their research, the pupils should develop ideas in the form of a poster, how we can live in the future in the sense of diversity.

Curriculum Biology OS, Cl. 10, LB 1 - Fundamentals of Biodiversity. LB 2 - Biological Problems of Globalization and Biological Research. GYM, Kl. 9, LB 2 - Ecosystem Relations, LBW 1 - Microcosm Meadow. Cl. 10, LB 2 - Origin of Species Diversity, LBW 2 - Origin of Life on Earth. Kl. 11, GK + LK, LB 3 - Ecology and Sustainability, Cl. 12, GK + LK, LB 4 - Synthetic Theory of Evolution.
Organizational form Group jigsaw puzzle; Duration 2.5 hours
Price 65 Euro plus admission.