The Education Department of the Senckenberg Natural History Museum was instituted in 1981 when an established post was adapted for this division for the first time. The Education Department realizes the museum’s educational commitment in public, especially by “taking care of the visitors in the museum”.
It addresses visitors of all age groups and based on the exhibits and their presentation it tries to establish a communication between the object and the beholder. This enables us to gain new experiences which could be valuable additions to further exhibitions.
In practice we realize the concept of nonformal, lifelong learning for all ages in different projects. In the scientific field, we accompany and evaluate the educational process regarding the museum and contribute significantly to training and further education, also in cooperation with different partners like the University of Frankfurt and Bildungsnetzwerk of Frankfurt.
Our Guided Tours
The Education Department offers guided tours through the exhibition as well as the special exhibition for almost all ages. Guided tours for organized groups like school classes, kindergarten, adults, families and children’s birthdays need to be booked in advance.
For further information and booking please call +49 (0)69/7542-1357 (Wednesday-Thursday from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm). Or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Information for guided tours
The Educations Department offers guided tours in English to the highlights of the Senckenberg Natural History Museum
Maximum 10 participants can attend one tour (students and chaperons)
One tour takes 50 minutes, the last tour begins 1 hour before the museum closes
Guided tours have to be booked at least 2 weeks in advance, at best 4-5 weeks in advance
School class, Kindergarten, other institutions: 30,- € per tour
Families and groups up to 5 participants: 30,- € per tour
Guided tour for adult groups: 40,- € per tour
Rules during your visit at the Museum
Groups/classes with students up to 16 years of age and infant-groups must be guided as one unit. If you wish to divide your group into smaller units, each group must be accompanied by a teacher/chaperon.
Groups/classes with students 16 years of age and older must be accompanied by their teacher/chaperon if their behaviour necessitates this.
Activity sheets are allowed only if suitable clip-boards are used. Then, each group must be accompanied by a teacher/chaperon. Activity sheets should not encourage a wild chase through the museum. Please take care that neither the graphic displays nor the showcases are used as writing-boards.
Eating and drinking are not allowed at the exhibitions rooms. A snack-room is located at the ground floor and our Senckenberg Bistro is located on the second floor.
Smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the entire museum.
Further Information for your Visit
Please consider avoiding days with high attendance (e.g. days prior to school holidays) when certain exhibition halls and the hall of the special exhibition may have to be closed temporarily. This is inevitable in order to ensure that guided tours could be performed in an orderly way.
We would like to ask you to prepare your students for their visit to our museum, including instructions about appropriate behaviour in a museum and towards other visitors. Running and shouting are unacceptable and touching of exhibits without a respective sign is strictly prohibited.
For further information, booking of guided tours as well as to discuss any special issue that may be relevant for your next visit, do not hesitate to contact us!
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Special opening hours of Aha?! Science Lab:
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Special opening hours
Shrove Tuesday closed from 13:00.
Good Friday, December 24, December 31, January 1 closed.
Bitte beachten Sie auch die temporären Sperrungen im Museum bei der Planung Ihres Besuchs.
Adults (from 18 years)
Children and teenagers (aged 6 - 17), conscripts, civilian servants, school aged and students with student ID
Frankfurt-Card 50% Owner
Groups numbering 20 or more (price per person) from 18 years
Kindergartens, School classes, Associations
One accompanying person free per booked tour
Each additional accompanying person per booked guided tour
Children, school aged, teenagers from 6 years
Escorts of Kindergartens (every 2nd child)
Students (Guided Tour)
Family: 2 Adults and up to 3 children between 6 and 17 years
Mini Family: 1 Adult and 2 children between 6 to 17 years old
Family App Hessen (formerly Family Card Hessen)
2 adults and all children under the age of 18
On Wednesdays effective from 5pm, visitors from 18 years
Annual season ticket (Naturpass)
Annual Season Ticket 6 - 14 years old and disabled from 50 GdB
Annual Season Ticket from 15 years
Accompanied refugee groups
Children under the age of 6
Disabled children from 50%
Escorts of disabled (from 50% on), in case support is essential for the visit of the museum
Groups with SGN company member card
ICOM members with ICOM card
Members of the Circle of Friends (including family) with Circle of Friends member card
One accompanying person per guided tour (only kindergarten, school classes and associations)
Press members with press card
SGN members (including family) with SGN member card
Tourist guides with official guide card of the Frankfurt Tourist Office
Trainees of Frankfurt City Council with confirmation
Visitors from twin towns of Frankfurt city with identity card
Volunteers with confirmation
Your donation for the Senckenberg Society
With your donation, you help the Senckenberg Society to conduct natural scientific research and make our results accessible to the public through publications, exhibitions, educational projects, and many other initiatives.