A whole host of great hands-on activities await our little visitors again this year. In addition to lovely memories, with many offers they can also take home real natural treasures!

Splitting fossils

Uncover real fossils just like the scientists on their excavations! Millions of years old small and larger fish hide in the layers from Wyoming. Great excitement and amazement are guaranteed here.

Recommended from 6 years on; price per kilo; Duration app.  30 min.

Gold panning

An adventure for young and old, where experienced gold seekers explain the technique of gold panning. With a gold panning sieve, patience and a little luck you can find a real gold nugget. Gold rush fever is clear to see on the children’s faces: Under professional guidance they concentrate on the joy of discovery.

For free; Duration app. 15 min.

Sift shark teeth & precious stones

The sifting for gems is just as exciting as gold panning. Full of concentration, shovel after shovel is examined for the precious treasures. When something is found, the eyes light up and the joy abounds!

For free; Duration: as long as you like

Soapstone carving

Carving figures out of stone is unusual and that is probably why it is so much fun. Soapstone carving has long been one of the most popular attractions for the little ones. All sit close together, to make room for everyone.

Recommended from 5 years on; Price app. 3-6 EUR depending on size; Duration app. 30-60 min.

Comprehending stones by hand

Here visually impaired people and sighted persons can discover stones using the sense of touch, from the edgy surface of a pyrite to the soft texture of a soapstone. This wonderful idea comes from a passionate couple, Mr. and Mrs Schwinghammer. They are happy to help the visitors who want to try out this experience. The visitors discover here specially selected minerals and fossils from a new perspective, with a full description of each specimen in braille fonts. Blind and visually impaired visitors with a “B” stamp in their IDs and an accompanying person can access the Munich Show free of charge.

For free; Duration app. 30 min.

Creating chains & making treasure chests

Creativity is needed here: Andrea Schmalzl from RelaxKids brings back her precious stone bar, where you can choose your favourite stones from among many colours and shapes. With this you can join your own chains or make a small chest for our treasures!

Recommended from 4-5 years on; Price starts at 5 EUR; Duration app. 30 Min.

Polishing precious stones

Younger visitors of the Munich Show can polish precious stones like real engravers under the supervision of Günther Kammermayer in Hall A5. With the help of their imagination and expert tips they can create small works of art to take home.

Recommended from 4-5 years on; Price app. 3 EUR per piece, Duration app. 5 Min.