How did the crocodile and his animal friends end up in the Cabinet of Artefacts and Natural Curiosities? Why did courageous people once travel to distant countries on dangerous missions? What was it like to live behind the walls of the Orphanage more than 300 years ago? The answers to these questions can be found in the Creativity Centre for Children, the Krokoseum, which measures 300 m2 and is located in the basement of the Historic Orphanage. Here it offers a wide range of cultural and museum educational activities.

Curious children and families can linger, discover, marvel, discuss, experiment, potter, relax and play. Based on the historic treasures of the Francke Foundations and the exhibitions on different themes held in the Historic Orphanage, we start daily expeditions back in time, during which you too can take part in the adventure of investigating riddles from the past.

In the morning, our educational staff accompany groups of children and school classes on discovery tours; in the afternoon, children (up to 12 years of age) and their families can participate in free programmes that can be arranged individually.