Bring your children to a museum and let them get actively involved. The art museums around the Aarhus region organise workshops for children wanting to challenge themselves with art techniques and working methods.
At the historical museums, history comes alive with activities filled with fun and games. Below, you will find inspiration for great experiences for children round the museums. Many of them are open all year round, but particularly during school holidays, they all go that extra mile to set up unforgettable experiences for the youngest visitors.
At ARoS Studio, you can attend various workshops with changing themes and creative challenges for the entire family. At level 3, the point of departure is very often an ongoing special exhibition or the museum’s permanent art collection, and the creative programme at ARoS Studio always has something for everyone.
Bring your family on an exciting and entertaining time travel in Den Gamle By – The Old Town Museum and see with your very own eyes how small and young children played and worked in olden times. Visit the toy museum, talk to the staff and play with stilts, swings, and merry-go-rounds at the fairgrounds. During school holidays and festive seasons, special activities are always on.
Experience the history of hunting, forestry, agriculture, and food and get close to cows, pigs, goats, sheep, and chicken. During school holidays, the activity programme is jam-packed with fun and exciting events, such as archery, making spoons from horn, sawing with a two-person-saw, playing at the playground, and experiencing the big, old forestry and agricultural machinery.
Help the ship’s boy, Karl, find his missing pocket knife. This activity takes you round the whole ship and will give you an impression of the various types of people who used to be on board. You also need to try the maritime playground, which is filled with fun, challenging seamen’s activities.
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft is a modern, active museum for contemporary glass, beautifully located in Ebeltoft. Throughout the year, the museum stages a number of high profile solo and group exhibitions of work by international artists and additionally presents various theme exhibitions using pieces from the museum’s permanent collection.
Moesgaard Museum caters to visitors of all ages. Through the dramatic and interactive, world-class exhibitions, the museum’s spectacular surroundings create togetherness and adventure across generations. Together, you will learn about the humans of the past and of the present, and you will go home a unique, memorable family experience richer.
The museum has families with young children as its main focus, and every activity has as its focal point, that children as well as adults can experience art while being active. Inspired by Asger Jorn’s notions of fantasy, community, and creativity, a visit to the museum holds hours of creative entertainment and immersion for children and their adults – together.
The museum puts on activities for the entire family – all year round. While mum and dad explore the house, children can join the curious boy, Hugo, round the exhibition, dress up, dig in a kitchen midden, put together a skeleton in the passage grave, and the fun just goes on and on. During school holidays, you will find lots of fun, exciting, and educational events for children.
During school holidays, this natural history museum organises activities revolving around the myriad of creatures on planet Earth that will puzzle as well as educate you. Take your whole family on a treasure hunt among the museum’s furry as well as scaled treasures. On select weekends, special scientific events are organised and will include you in all the fun.
FarveLAB lies in a cross field between art and natural science that wants to know how colours are created, why humans perceive colour the way they do, and what the world would look like if colours did not exist. The museum allows its young visitors and their families the opportunity to examine and conduct experiments.