PalaisPopulaire will offer you guided tour with max. 5 people. Due to the current situation larger events cannot take place until further notice.

A fixed component of our educational commitment is a free program conceived for kindergartens, elementary schools, and high schools for each exhibition. In addition, we develop special offers for welcome classes as well as classes with visually impaired and deaf students. At our interdisciplinary museum, you have the option of jointly experiencing art, music, literature or sports.
The offers last 1 – 1,5 hours and can be booked in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish.
For further information and reservastions:, +49 (0)30 20 20 93 11

Paper with blue colour

Tell Me a Story!
Program for Kindergarteners and 1st and 2nd Graders

In the exhibition you will see many photos of artists from all over the world. What kinds of stories do they tell? When did they take place? First, the group will embark on a discovery tour of the exhibition. The children will look at the works closely and exchange ideas. Then they can give free rein to their imagination and tell stories in a new or different way.

A book with stone, mussel and ball

The History of Things
Program for 3rd to 6th Graders

What are photographers occupied with at a time when millions of photos are taken, posted, and sent out by people every day? What are their themes? What do the pictures say about our time and how were they realized photographically? A tour of the exhibition is like a journey through time. Encompassing over 60 photographs, Time Present unfolds a panorama of contemporary photographic art. Then different stories about and interpretations of selected works will be discussed, as well as the question of what photography means in the age of digital reproducibility.

A map of the world

What Are You Dreaming About?
Program for 3rd to 6th Graders

“What do you dream about?” artist Cao Fei asked factory workers in China and requested that they portray their dreams of the future. And Japanese artist Miwa Yanagi asked young women to envision themselves in 50 years and represented these wishes in photographs. After exploring these and other works in the exhibition, the focus wil be on the children’s wishes and dreams. They can reproduce their dreams in a drawing.

Self-made instruments

BookArt. Workshop on Literature and Art for 1st to 3rd Graders
Das Dunkle und das Helle by Kerstin Hau and Julie Völk (In German)
Monday, August 2 and November 2, 10–11:30 am

Like photography, life has both dark and bright sides. Kerstin Hau’s story of an unusual friendship addresses this. The shaggy one with shaggy fur lives in a dark country and is sad because he has lost his home. The gentle one, however, lives in a world of light and colors but is curious about the dark side next door. They cautiously venture into each other’s strange world. For the illustrations, Julie Völk used an old technique from the early days of photography: cyanotype. The children participating can use this technique to create their own pictures.

In cooperation with Krumulus bookstore

Photo: ©NordSüd Verlag

The book by Leo Lionni

Kindergarten Expedition with Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Monday, June 8, 2020, 10:00–10:45 am, and 11:30 am–12:15

Can pictures make noise? Be soft as a summer wind or loud as a thunderclap? The Berliner Philharmoniker and the PalaisPopulaire invite kindergarteners to a musical exhibition expedition! A visit to the show can be a first concert experience for them, inviting them to join in, but also to listen and watch. Together with the children, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker explore the exhibitions at the PalaisPopulaire with art, music, and exciting instruments.

Photo: Alina Simmelbauer

An art historian is giving a guided tour

Modern Pentathlon with Pele Uibel, Who Finished in 4th Place at the Youth Olympic Games in 2018 and in 6th Place at the European Championships in 2019
Monday, May 4, 2020, 9:00–10:30 am, 11:00 am–12:30 pm

Together with 19-year-old Pele Uibel we learn about the modern pentathlon. After a short introduction to the individual disciplines, the students will be given insight into two individual disciplines of the Modern Pentathlon by the professional Pele Uibel. Subsequently they can try out épée fencing themselves.

© Christo


Program for 3rd to 6th Graders

Over 50 years ago Christo began to wrap and tie up everyday objects using paper, foil, and fabric. Some of the objects in his Packages series will be viewed on a tour of the exhibition. What is under the covering? Did Christo wrap the object to preserve or hide it? Afterwards, each child can pack and tie up an object he or she brings from home. Can the others guess what is under the wrapping?


The Power of Art
Program for High School Students

The popular artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude succeeded in getting people across all social classes interested in their actions in which they wrapped buildings or landscapes. During a joint tour, the genesis of some of their major projects, including the Wrapping of the Reichstag in 1995, will be traced and early objects will be viewed. What constitutes the visionary power of their art and what significance do their actions have for society? These and other questions can be discussed later in class.


BookArt. Workshop on Literature and Art for 1st to 3rd Graders
Der Stille Stein by Brendan Wenzel (In German)
Monday, March 23 and May 11, 10–11:30 am

This picture book tells the story of a stone that is simply there yet constantly changes its form, color, and function. While for the snail the stone is a mountain, for the beetle it offers protection. Like Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s art, stones are always changing, altering our perception of them. Will the same thing happen when the children pack and tie up stones using different materials?

In cooperation with Krumulus


Teacher Training
No. 20.1-91332 and 20.1-91333
Wednesday, March 25 and April 22, 2020 4 pm - 5.30 pm

Please register in ticket shop

A tailor-made teacher training course for the exhibition Christo and Jeanne-Claude (New date: 29.4.) and Time Present (April 22).

In cooperation with Senate Department for Education, Youth and Families.

School Notes

Invitation for schools to the exhibition Time Present - Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection (in German) and to Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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Picture Populaire

Our free kindergarten and school programs spawn many creative results. We select a “PicturePopulaire” every other week and present it in the Atelier as well as on our social-media channels.
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Children & Young People

Comprehensive workshop program for children, young people, and adults devoted to art, music, literature, or sports

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In creative workshops adults could gain access to art and creativity

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