Adventurous journeys of discovery for children with a desire for exploring, discovering, guessing, inventing, telling stories, and experiencing things.
In conjunction with each exhibition Maja Brönimann (dancing professional) and Eve Scheiben (theater professional) invite children to a unique and eventful view of the art objects. The focus is not on names, facts, and explanations, but on spontaneously acting and reacting to the exhibited works and the stories they convey. The show is toured and viewed together, with the participants making comments, guessing, assuming, searching, and giving free rein to their imagination. New and individual stories emerge that are jointly realized by interweaving elements of movement theater, pantomime, or action art and recorded on media.
The offer is for 6- to 11-year-olds and costs 5 CHF. Each participating child receives a family ticket for the current exhibition.
Please register at:
The Art Secret format can also be booked for entire kindergarten or school classes. If you are interested, please contact Julia Jost: / 031 350 00 43
The visit of the Kunsthalle Bern is free of charge for school classes and their teachers or attendants.
Pencils, cardboard pads, and folding chairs are available.
For guided tours, please contact Julia Jost: / 031 350 00 43
We would be happy to adapt the guided tours to your program. Upon request, the guided tour can be supplemented by a look behind the scenes.
For a one-hour guided tour, we charge 100 CHF.
Details on further offers for school classes can be found in the sections Art Secret, Cheeky Questions and Art Cards for Pupils.
If you would like to receive information about our offer for teachers on a regular basis via our Newsletter, please also contact Julia Jost: / 031 350 00 43
Cheeky Questions – Encounter with Contemporary Art
Youths from a school in Bern develop their own education projects for other school classes.
Project description: In the frame of the Kunsthalle’s new educationproject, students can delve into an exhibition. They are present during the set-up, talk with the director and the artist, get to know the team and the institution of the Kunsthalle, familiarize themselves with the thematic focuses and artworks of the show, and gain insights into forms and possibilities of art education.
Based on their critical questions, new insights, and personal points of view, they search for possible education projects to share their experiences with other students.
The offer is free of charge and mainly meant for classes of the upper grades, secondary schools, and teacher training colleges. The project is suitable both for theme weeks and regular classes.
If you, as a teacher, are interested in participating with a class in Cheeky Questions – Encounter with Contemporary Art, please contact Julia Jost ( or Tuesdays and Thursdays by phone 031 350 00 43).
We offer a guided tour of each exhibition for teachers. It serves as preparation for the individual visit with the classes and provides an opportunity for exchange and discussion. To deal with the exhibition and its context in more detail, we provide text and image material that can also be used at school.
Participation is free of charge, but we ask you to inform us shortly beforehand.
The Art Card available at a price of 6 CHF grants pupils free admission throughout the school year to all exhibitions and collection presentations at the Kunsthalle Bern, the Kunstmuseum Bern, and the Zentrum Paul Klee.
The cards can only be obtained through the Kunsthalle. To this end, all we need is a list of the pupils along with the class and the school and signed by the teacher. The list can be sent to us or delivered personally. Unfortunately, individual cards cannot be handed out.
The public tours provide an overview of the concept and idea of the exhibition, establish contexts and offer detailed analyses of specific points. Participation is free with a valid ticket to the exhibition.
Book a private tour
Call Kunsthalle Bern +41 31 350 00 40 or write to Julia Jost:
Visitors are offered a tasty lunch combined with a professional tour of the exhibition. After a thirty minute long tour of the exhibition, expertly conducted by Julia Jost, the Kunsthalle-team invites you to join our table and ask questions, discuss, or simply sit back and enjoy. You will be served homemade and savoury, diverse dishes. We offer seasonal vegetables and organic meat (from controlled origins).
Price CHF 18.- excluding ticket price. Second helping included.
Reservations accepted until the day before at 5 pm.
or +41 31 350 00 40
Art sitting or «Kunstsitzung» is a tour of the current exhibition for elderly visitors. Mobile seating opportunities ensure a higher level of comfort, as well as the opportunity to dedicate more time to selected works and discuss them afterwards while enjoying coffee and cake.
The new event series titled Étude expands the education program of the Kunsthalle Bern by a strong collaborative format. A team of students of Visual Arts and Art History as well as the Kunsthalle Bern develop and test their own interdisciplinary education projects related to the current exhibitions. With Laura Grubenmann, Sophie Huguenin and Nina Selina Liechti.
Free of charge for students, otherwise the regular admission price to the exhibition is charged.