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There are two hands of a kid, that are working on a paper collage. With an iPad, it turns into a stop motion film.

Birthdays at the ZKM

Celebrating birthdays at the ZKM means immersing oneself in virtual worlds, programming robots, transforming your own voice, cartoons, composing music or producing crazy photographs.

Birthday Tours

Games and thrills with the ZKM works of art – a guided tour through a ZKM exhibition as a special experience for the birthday child and his or her friends!

Duration: 1 hour, max. 10 children, costs: 65 €

Birthday Workshops

The birthday guests can experiment together with the birthday child in the area of digital audio-visual processing in the Museum Communications’ studios. In that the workshops are connected with a visit to an exhibition, they can only take place within ZKM opening hours.

Duration: 2/3 hours, max. 10 children, price: 110/160 €

We offer workshops on the following subjects:

Contact
Museum Communication

Workshops: Information and Registration
Mon–Tue, 9 am–1 pm
Tue, 2–4 pm
Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100-1330 Fax: +49 (0) 721/8100-1339
E-Mail: workshops@zkm.de

Guided Tours: Information and Registration
Mon–Fri, 9 am–1 pm
Tue, 2–4 pm
Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100-1990
Fax: +49 (0) 721/8100–1999
E-Mail: fuehrungen@zkm.de

  • Light Graffiti Flash

    from 5 years up, 2 hours
    Draw using light! Is it even possible? Of course! In our workshop, equipped with torches, we draw pictures in the dark and then take photos of them. You will be amazed at the crazy and mysterious pictures that result. This workshop is also great for company or family parties.

Using a flash light and a camera with longterm exposure, a light graffiti has been created. In abstract forms there are whirling yellow, white and blue stripes across the black background.
Using a flash light and a camera with longterm exposure, a light graffiti has been created. In abstract forms there are whirling yellow, white and blue stripes across the black background.
  • Photographic Safari

    from 5 years up, 2 hours
    After visiting the hall building and a ZKM exhibition, the birthday party participates in a search game with small cameras. The search for works of art, colors, letters and much more, ends with a snapshot session with the camera. The »safari trophies« can be taken back home on an USB stick.

Picture of a photosafari: metal chairlegs and legs and feet of a child that is wearing red sneakers and pants.
Picture of a photosafari: metal chairlegs and legs and feet of a child that is wearing red sneakers and pants.
  • Light Machines and Soap Bubbles

    from 5 years up, 2 hours
    After focusing on the phenomena of light and shade, we then design our own silhouettes on paper.

Werk - Bubbles
Werk - Bubbles
  • Alien-Twist – extraterrestrialy well moved

    for children aged 5, 2/3 hours
    They come and go, metamorphose and beam themselves up. They want to conquer the world, show off their strength, and rule over others. But sometimes they can be nice and in need of love and affection. Encounters between extraterrestrials are explored in improvised dances to computer generated music. Colorful costumes are used, resulting in crazy, amusing and impressive performances.

People in whole-body-suits are executing dancelike movements.
People in whole-body-suits are executing dancelike movements.
  • Cartoon Fun

    from 8 years up, 3 hours
    Making a good cartoon isn't so easy! In this workshop it's all about cartoons, and we make our own little film in which any number of impossible things become possible: objects, figures and shapes move and come to life as if by magic, or you yourself appear and then suddenly disappear again like a wizard. There are no limits to your creativity!

Still of an animation workshop adapting the videogame "Pacman"
Still of an animation workshop adapting the videogame "Pacman"
  • Beam On Me

    from 8 years up, 3 hours
    We start by looking at the different works of art in the ZKM exhibitions and talk about how the artists create their »visual worlds«. We then develop our own digital drawings which we can project with an overhead projector and talk about own personal stories in the form of a video. With our white astronaut suits we become part of the projection screen ourselves.

Kids are looking at a picture on the computer in front of them, which is projected on the wall and the clothes of the kids, that are sitting in front of the wall. On the picture there is a big sausage.
Kids are looking at a picture on the computer in front of them, which is projected on the wall and the clothes of the kids, that are sitting in front of the wall. On the picture there is a big sausage.
  • Fashionista – Design your Own Fashion!

    from 9 years up, 3 hours
    Like a fashion designer, we design our own clothes, but also other, very normal materials such as plastic, dressing materials or paper. This is followed by a photo-shoot of our creations!

A girl looks into the camera while wearing a fanciful headdress.
A girl looks into the camera while wearing a fanciful headdress.
  • Elves @BÄM

    from 10 years up, 3 hours
    The elves are a unique species whose origins continue to be unclear. The only thing we know about them is that their body consists of cork and that they have luminous limbs. There is a rumor that the elves are a very extroverted species whose dress sense isn't oriented to everyday standards. Colorful, sparkling, feathered, with weapons or a jet pack – but always extraordinary and brightly colored. Design and make your own elf! With the corks, batteries, LEDs, the appropriate fashion paraphernalia and tools you can have plenty of fun and expand the elf universe!
     

A pair of korks, that are turned into little figurines with LEDs are sitting on a table with crafting materials around them.
A pair of korks, that are turned into little figurines with LEDs are sitting on a table with crafting materials around them.
  • scavenger hunt_digital

    from 11 years up, 3 hours
    What would a birthday be like without a scavenger hunt? – Our scavenger hunt is digital! The »Actionbound« app enables the creation of interactive adventure trails for smartphones or tablets in which it is possible to install a variety of different media elements (QR codes, photos, videos, maps and more). The resulting routes are, of course, tested and played! Become an explorer, and start your personal mobile adventure at the ZKM!

Section of a city map with position marks
Section of a city map with position marks
  • NEW* Best of BÄM

  • from 10 years up, 2/3 hours
    Elves, Krokokos, Brush- or Vibrobots, the Bämlämp, Led-Throwies, soldering sculptures and lots more... It may shine, vibrate, move and make a weird sound or simply look beautiful! At »Best of BÄM« you and your friends can tinker around and have fun with a variety of materials. For more information and additional costs, please contact us.

 

A red gameboy lies on the table and around that some cables.
A red gameboy lies on the table and around that some cables.
  • Constructing Robots for Professionals

    from 12 years up, 3 hours
    In this workshop we make creative use of the Lego Mindstorms EV3  Robot and try out everything that can really be done in addition to the basic applications.

Lego-robotparts spreaded on the floor.
Lego-robotparts spreaded on the floor.

 

Birthday Table at mint – bistro.café.bar.catering

The mint at the ZKM_Foyer invites you to continue celebrating your birthday after a guided tour or a workshop.

During the opening hours of the museum, a beautifully decorated Birthday Table for the birthday kid and its guests can be booked with the following offers:

  • Sweet
    1 Muffin + 1 Softdrink: 5,50 €/per child
  • Salty
    1 Pasta Course + 1 Softdrink: 8 €/per child
  • Sweet & Salty
    1 Pasta Course + 1 Muffin + 1 Softdrink: 10 €/per child
  • Birthday Cake
    30 €
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