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 (Monday-Thursday from 9:00-12:00 am and 01:00-05:00 pm).
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