Would you like to surprise your child with a fantastic experience? Why not come to the museum? Children are able to come along and celebrate their birthdays with their friends and learn new and exciting things as part of our entertaining workshops. Parents, godparents or grandparents are welcome to accompany their little party-goers.

The workshops for children's birthdays are held on a Wednesday and Saturday and are made up of two parts. One part of the workshop is held on a selected topic in the exhibition area, while the other part is held in the Education & Learning room. You are welcome to bring along morning or afternoon snacks. Around 20 minutes are set aside for such breaks as part of the two-hour workshop. Cups and diluting cordial are available. For safety reasons, unfortunately we are unable to allow the lighting of birthday cake candles.

Important to know

If you are interested in organising a children's birthday party, please send us your preferred date via the registration form at least two weeks beforehand. You can only send the form if you have provided all of the information required.

"Children's birthday" fact sheet

Duration: 2 hours including morning or afternoon break
Age: 7 years +
Language: At the moment we only offer the birthday celebrations in German
Number: max. 12 children accompanied by 1 to 2 adults
Food and drink: Diluting cordial will be provided by the museum. You must bring your own food.
Dates: By arrangement (on Wednesdays and Saturdays)
Costs: CHF 350, which includes materials and VAT. No cash payments are accepted. We will send you an invoice.
Registration: Send us the registration form along with all of the information required and we will let you know as soon as we can whether we are able to accommodate your request.

Please note
The dates that are available for children's birthday parties are limited. We will make every effort to accommodate your request, however please be aware that we are not always able to.


So many choices! We have put together three themes that will be the focus of the birthday party, alongside your child. Choose one if you want to celebrate your son or daughter's birthday with us.


Minimum age: 7 years

In the workshop section, children are able to make a plaster cast. There are various discovered objects from the dinosaur age available, such as the claw of a plateosaurus. In the exhibition, we step back in time to the days of the dinosaurs and find out about how they lived. How do we know about these giant lizards? What are we still able to find of them today? How do bones actually become fossilised? These and other exciting questions will be answered, depending on the time available and the level of interest.

With your camera you can eternise the birthday celebration on an extraordinary photo.


Minimum age: 7 years

The best things about birthdays are the surprises. With stories, puzzles and games, we go on a journey of discovery through the museum. However, the children are also able to make something themselves. A session in the workshop is included in the programme. At registration, you are able to choose a favourite animal from the museum or a favourite exhibition - but we're not telling you what we'll do with this information. We only unveil the surprise on the child's birthday.

With your camera you can eternise the birthday celebration on an extraordinary photo.

Manny and Diego

Minimum age: 5 years

Why does Manny have such a thick fur and why does Diego have such eerily huge canine teeth? Equipped with a special rucksack we are going on a search for the two unlike friends. Puzzling objects are taking us on a track, on the way we also encounter other animals from the stone age. As a small souvenir we are decorating a leather band with special pendants.

With your camera you can eternise the birthday celebration on an extraordinary photo.

Good to know

  • Registration: 2 months to 3 weeks in advance the latest
  • Registration online only
  • Available slots: Wednesday (afternoon), Saturday (morning or afternoon), except during Basel school holidays
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Language: German only
  • Number of kids: 12 max.


350 Swiss francs, entry fee for adults included 
Buchungsbestimmungen Kindergeburtstag PDF (only in German)


Phone +41 61 266 55 00