Young Visitors

We present a rich­ly di­ver­se pro­gram­me for child­ren and teens that offers all kinds of in­teres­ting ways to dis­co­ver­ art. Our mu­se­um edu­ca­ti­onal ef­forts are intended to build a bridge bet­ween the art­works and our young vi­si­tors' re­alm of ex­pe­ri­ence. Our welcoming format places prime emphasis on an active and playful approach to art. Plea­se no­te that ad­van­ce re­ser­va­tions are re­qui­red for so­me of the ac­tivi­ties.

Re­ser­va­tions and sche­du­ling:
T +49 6131 126936
F +49 6131 126937

Young People’s Art School

Since 2009, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Sci­ence, Fur­ther Train­ing and Cul­ture of the State of Rhineland-Palati­nate has sup­ported the Kun­sthalle Mainz's Ju­gend­kun­stschule, or art school for young peo­ple. Nearly all of the programmes in the area of art ed­u­ca­tion benefit from this sub­si­dised pro­gramme en­ti­tled Green Tower / Art Power.

Our ed­u­ca­tional con­cept is con­stantly in flux as our co­op­er­a­tive pro­jects with schools and ex­tra-scholas­tic ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions continue to be­ ex­panded and in­ten­si­fied. We hope to de­vel­op new con­cepts with other part­ners—from other ar­eas of cul­ture and art, for ex­am­ple—in the fu­ture.

If you are interested in collaborating with Kunsthalle Mainz, please contact us to make an appointment.

Fa­mi­ly Walk

The gui­ded tour for child­ren, led by an edu­ca­tor, ta­kes place si­mul­ta­neous­ly to the adults’ gui­ded tour.

At 3 pm
14 € entran­ce fee per fa­mi­ly
No advance reservation required

De­tec­tive Ga­me

Es­pe­cial­ly sui­ta­ble for mi­xed-age groups of child­ren from 6 to 11 ye­ars
In­sti­tu­tio­nal groups: 3 € per child
Ad­van­ce re­ser­va­ti­on re­qui­red

Re­se­arch Ga­me

For pri­ma­ry school clas­ses in the se­cond ye­ar and above
3 € per child 
Ad­van­ce re­ser­va­ti­on re­qui­red 

Art Ex­plo­ra­ti­ons for School Clas­ses (all ages)

One-hour art ex­plo­ra­ti­on: 2 € per pu­pil
Ad­van­ce re­ser­va­ti­on re­qui­red

Discovering Art

for children from 5 years up
A playful guided tour through the exhibition
Length as agreed upon: from 45 to 90 minutes
2 to 3 € per person
Ad­van­ce re­ser­va­ti­on re­qui­red

Fall holidays 2016

In the age of 5 - 10 years

Tue 10/11/16, 3 - 5 pm
Fee per child: 10,- €

In the age of 6 - 12 years

Wed 10/12/16, 11 am - 2 pm
Fee per child: 10,- €


Project Examples

Art up Close: A Kunsthalle Mainz Cooperation Project

Under the title "Kunst ganz nah" – "art up close" – the Feldbergschule elementary school in Mainz, the school social work office and the Kunsthalle Mainz entered into a local alliance in August 2013.

The project is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The project's aim is to turn the Kunsthalle Mainz into a place in the direct vicinity of the Feldbergschule that offers the school's pupils an open and inviting field of experience.

The role of the social work department is to ensure the involvement of so-called educationally disadvantaged children.


At the be­gin­ning of the ex­hi­bi­ti­ons, teachers of all sub­jects at all ty­pes of schools, as well as staff mem­bers of ex­tra-scho­las­tic in­sti­tu­ti­ons for child­ren and teens in Mainz and the vicini­ty, are invited to join us on an orientation tour. Wi­t­hin that con­text, we will pre­sent our cur­rent educational pro­gram­me and give par­ti­ci­pants ple­nty of op­por­tu­ni­ty to ask ques­ti­ons and dis­cuss ide­as.

Next date: 07/08/2016, 2 pm
plea­se con­tact us by e-mail at 


Readings – Otto-Schott-Gymnasium Mainz Gonsenheim

As part of a pro­ject ini­ti­ated by Su­sanne Böswald, Ger­man teacher at the Mainz-Gon­sen­heim gram­mar school, pupils reg­u­larly read texts they have writ­ten them­selves in re­sponse to works of con­tem­po­rary art on dis­play at the Kun­sthalle Mainz. Work as­sign­ments aided the pupils in find­ing a lit­er­ary ap­proach. They wrote their texts directly in front of the art­works in the galleries, and then re­flected on them in class.

Each pro­ject con­cludes with a pub­lic read­ing at the Kun­sthalle Mainz.

If you are interested in carrying out a project with the Kunsthalle Mainz,
please contact us by e-mail at
telephone +49 (0) 6131 126938

Meeting Contemporary Art

Since school year 2015/16 the Frauenlobgymnasium offers under the direction of Gitte Staegemann for its pupil the optional subject "Kunst erleben in der Kunsthalle Mainz". The followers are visiting every exhibition three times minimum and discuss the art work. Afterwards they put their impressions into practice. The results are presented in the school library by a self curated show.