Offer for children during the autumn holidays

Holiday program in Mettmann
Here are some holiday offers

The Neanderthal Museum and Mettmann Ungdomsfond still have a few places left. We have collected what is still possible.

Nothing planned for the second week of the holidays yet? No problem, because there are still a few places available in the holiday programs. Anyone who wants to get involved is welcome, e.g. at the Neanthal Museum.

“Hunters and gatherers in the Stone Age” will meet on Tuesday 11 October at 9 o’clock on the museum’s forecourt. The day starts with a scavenger hunt in the forest, the participants read animal tracks, collect nuts and leaves. In the afternoon, strengthened by lunch in the museum café, they print cloth bags and each a T-shirt with the leaves they have collected. Finally, the hunters and gatherers compose stone age rhythms with sticks from the forest and have time to play together in the forest. The day ends at 4 p.m. in front of the museum.

A day later, Wednesday 12 October, at The group visits the animals in the ice age game reserve, fortifies themselves with a hot meal in the museum cafe, wanders through the exhibition and makes ice age animals out of clay. The day ends at 4 p.m. in front of the museum.

The theme “CATS – Saber-toothed cat and other mysterious finds” is planned for Thursday, October 13. Archaeologists find mysterious things during their excavations. Teeth and bones of a saber-toothed cat are also included. How did this ice age hunter live? The researchers quietly follow their tracks and sneak through the special exhibition. After a joint lunch break in the restaurant next to the museum, we continue in the Stone Age workshop. Finally, the participants test their hunting talent with spears.

The holiday program in the Neanderthal Museum is suitable for children between the ages of six and nine and takes place from 9am to 4pm. The price per arrangement is 56 euros. Orders can be made online at

There are still places available in the Mettmann Youth Promotion programme. Two exciting workshops await you on Monday 10 October. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., everything revolves around photography in the multigeneration house (MGH). Participants between the ages of 10 and 14 build a camera obscura. The principle is part of the basis of modern still and film cameras. They also take pictures with a pinhole camera and then develop the pictures in the darkroom to understand how pictures were made 150 years ago.

The second workshop, also at MGH, is artistic. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a self-portrait will be made with acrylic painting and stencils. Suitable for children over 10 years.

Young people between the ages of 14 and 18 learn what they need for first aid on a first aid course on Wednesday 12 October. From 9.00 to 17.30 they undergo training to become first aiders at MGH. Topics include self-protection and accident prevention, managing joint injuries and broken bones, and finding a stable side-lying position.

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