Christmas workshop

Christmas at the museum for the entire family

Get into the festive feeling with holiday activities and pixie-shenanigans

Festive quiz show, Christmas crafts and hidden pixies are filling Natural History Museum of Denmark with holiday spirit in all of December. Pop by for festive and fun Christmas activities from 26 November.


Find the Christmas pixies

26 November – 30 December
A small group of the famous Christmas pixies from the Zoological Museum – including the prehistoric-pixie, the cave-pixie and the mammoth-pixie – has without anyone noticing found their way to Natural History Museum of Denmark. They are now hiding amongst Neanderthals and Ice Age animals. Can you help us find them?

Christmas crafts and crawling Ice Age animals

The four Advent weekends and between Christmas and New Year
In the museum’s Ice Age workshop, you can get into the festive feeling and cut out and color your own Ice Age animals in the same style as the Danish “kravle-nisser”, and bring them home. Just to hang on the Christmas tree.

Quiz show: Cool animals from Ice Age to Christmas time

The four Advent weekends and between Christmas and New Year
Come and test your knowledge about animals that love the cold, when our hosts are holding our popular quiz shows in the auditorium on the first floor at 11.30 and 14.00.

Find christma-sauruses in the museum café

1 December – 30 December
10 christma-sauruses are hidden in the museum café at Øster Voldgade, where they are teasing the baristas and eating all the sugar. Help us find all 10 and get a Christmas cookie as a reward! Christma-saurus (Christma-saurus decembus) is a new species, which the museum’s researchers have just discovered. They only come out in December to eat Christmas cookies and sugar crystals, and now they have found their way to the museum’s café. Pop by and see if you can find them all.


Opening Hours and admission

All activities are free with annual pass or ticket to the museum, and takes place from 26 November to 30 December within the museum’s normal opening hours. 

To give the pixies peace to work, the museum is closed on mondays together with 24, 25, 26 and 31 December together with 1 January.