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Exhibition Gateway

We have heard of mammoths and cave bears and admired their bones in museums before, but the incredible reconstructions of this exhibition turn Museum Wiesbaden into a gateway to a time on our planet some 30,000 to 15,000 years ago. Here, the last cold period is in full swing and our ancestors come to life in landscapes now unfamiliar to us. The “Ice Age Safari” takes visitors on a trip through time to catch a glimpse of the "big five" of prehistoric times side by side with safari scouts Urs and Lena, as they image what it was like to live in the Serengeti of the Ice Age. Our tour guides are provided by the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum in Mannheim, cooperation partners for this touring exhibition.

Aside from 60 life-size reconstructions of the woolly rhinoceros, cave lion, giant deer and other mammals, the exhibition features their fossils, as well. Original finds from our region — Lahn, Main and Rhine — are on display alongside the artifacts of our direct ancestors, who hunted on horseback in Igstadt and bathed in Wiesbaden’s hot springs.

Ancestors who once lived on the Lahn left us their jewelry, and slates containing thousands of drawings of animals and humans have been discovered on the Rhine. Hands-on stations make the exhibition tangible for children and adults alike. An Ice Age travel book and children's magazine are available, as well, to keep the experience alive long after the return to everyday life.

Exhibition Program

Mi 12 12:15 Naturpause Flusspferde und andere wärmeliebende Tiere der Eiszeit Mit Gina Gorzejeska
Sa 15 11:00 Edu Museumswerkstatt für Kinder: „Ganz schön kalt damals“. Spannende Geschichten zum Leben in der Eiszeit: Wir ritzen sie mit Feuerstein auf Schieferplatten Mit Irene Ursula Schwetz
So 16 15:00 Führung Eiszeit-Safari Mit Lavinia Becker B.Sc.
Di 18 15:00 60+ Eiszeit-Safari
So 23 15:00 Führung Eiszeit-Safari Mit Laura Wolf
Mi 26 15:00 Führung Eiszeit-Safari Mit Lavinia Becker B.Sc.
So 30 15:00 Führung Eiszeit-Safari Mit Lavinia Becker B.Sc.

The Ice Age Safari App

Please use our free Ice Age App accomanying the exhibition. You will find the respective links for your device below. Please pay attention to:

-          Open the app directly after installation AND choose your language (deutsch, englisch, Kinder). Please click „Additional Highlights available“ and start the download of the respective content (up to 332 MB)

-          Please bring your own headphones or buy some in the museum shop for only 2,— Euro.

During weekends between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. you can lend tablets in the museum for 4,— Euro (including headphones, which you can keep after your visit).

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The Ice Age Safari App

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