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With a whole class on a journey into the fantasy world of Karel Zeman!

Museums can be fun! We invite you to visit our unique interactive exhibition that will guide you through the world of special effects of the world-renowned film genius Karel Zeman. Individual parts of the museum are designed as film sets and small studios with film backdrops. You can enter them and learn about the essence of special effects and the unique character of Karel Zeman’s imagination. We positively encourage you to take pictures and make videos! You can climb on the flying machine, fly on the winged horses of the fabulous Baron Munchausen or control the famous submarine from Invention for Destruction.

You can tailor your visit to suit your time and finances. Choose from:

Visiting the Exhibition

The Karel Zeman Museum introduces a lifetime‘s work by the world-renowned filmmaker Karel Zeman and his film effects, which helped make 20th-century Czech cinematography world famous. The exhibition maps Zeman’s work from his first animations and puppet films in the 1940s to the works of his last creative period. A substantial part of the exhibition is devoted to his most important films – Journey to the Beginning of Time, Invention for Destruction, and The Fabulous Baron Munchausen.

Admission to the museum for school groups: 75 CZK per child. For every 10 children, one pedagogic escort is admitted free of charge. This price is for school groups of children and students under the age of 18.

Guided Tours

If you are interested in more detailed insight into the productions of Karel Zeman with an expert explanation, a guided tour in English can be pre-ordered for an additional fee of 600 CZK. The guides will bring you closer to Karel Zeman’s key creative moments and personal life and will help you better understand the magic this “Czech Méliès” used in his films.

Currently, we do not offer guided tours in other languages than Czech or English.

Specialized Guided Tours

Our interactive exhibits also offer the possibility of linking to the subject matter or curriculum of your school. As part of a specialized guided tour, the guide can, for example, outline the history of World War II or introduce prehistoric animals and reveal the world of prehistory. Specialized guided tours are intended for pupils of the 2nd grade of elementary schools and secondary school students in general, and we offer them in the following fields: history, natural sciences, technology, culture (visual arts, literature, and music)

The admission fee for a specialized guided tour is 300 CZK.

Duration is about 45 – 60 minutes. The capacity of one group for a guided tour is 15 children. Guided tours can start every 15-minutes.

Motivational games

Journey to the Beginning of Time

For smaller adventurers (4 to 7 years old), we have a Journey to the Beginning of Time. Together with the movie’s heroes, they can set out on a journey against the flow of time into the world of the dinosaurs. For their wandering, they will be rewarded with plaster trilobites which they can paint as their imagination takes them.
This game is free of charge.

The independent discovery game Invention for Destruction

The game is designed for pupils from 7 to 12 years of age. The game worksheet will guide participants through the film Invention of Destruction. Children will be challenged with questions to help them discover how Karel Zeman created his mixed-media films and how the special effects used to shape his world was created. After answering questions, the children can identify the frequency they need to tune into on the radio to get the code for the treasure, which you can either buy for them at the museum shop or bring your own treasure (e.g. candy or other sweets).
This game is free of charge.

Creative Design Workshops

In the design workshops, Karel Zeman will be introduced to the children in a fun way. You can choose any age limit from a wide range! We offer the following workshops:

  • Make a lamp from strips of film
  • Print three postcards using linocut prints with motifs from Karel Zeman’s films
  • Create a “stolen airship”

Duration: 30-90 minutes depending on the type of workshop
Capacity: 15 – 20 people by type of workshop and age of children

The price for the workshop is 2490 CZK per group of 7 children

Animation and Special Effects Workshops

Classic Animation Workshop

In a two-hour-long animation workshop, our experienced guides will help the children produce an animated film. After postproduction, we will send the film to your e-mail address. Children become screenwriters, directors, and special effects artists!
The workshop is designed for children from the age of 7.

Price: 2 490 CZK per group of 7 children
Duration: 2 hours
Capacity: 14 children (one group has a maximum of 7 children)

Pre-Animation Techniques

In an hour-long workshop, the children will learn about and try out four pre-animation techniques based on optical illusions – the Flipbook, Thaumatrop, Zootrop, and Phenakistoscope.
The workshop is designed for children from 5 years of age.
Price: 250 CZK per child
Duration: 1 hour
Capacity:: 20 children (one group has a maximum of 10 children)

Boat trips on Devil’s Canal and Vltava River

Enjoy the atmosphere of Karel Zeman films and combine a visit to the exhibition with a small trip along the Devil’s Canal/Čertovka and the surroundings of Charles Bridge! This voyage on an electric boat will allow you to discover the magical atmosphere of the historical heart of Prague from the water. Cruises are possible in any weather.

The price of museum and boat package: 180 CZK per child
Separate cruise price:: 130 CZK per child
Duration: 40 – 45 minutes
Capacity: 25 people

Booking a School Program

Due to limited capacity, it is necessary to order the school groups in advance for a specific date and time. It is recommended to order at least 14 days in advance. The museum is open daily from 10:00 to 19:00 (last entry at 18:00). We do not require a list of attendees names.

    Download for schools

    To prepare a visit to the exhibition and to work together with the children in the exhibition we have prepared tailor-made sheets for you:

    Methodological Sheets
    GUIDES
    Other

    Ticket prices for school program

    Karel Zeman Museum Entrance
      School groups from 10 students (price per person)  
    75 CZK
    Guided tours
      School groups up to 15 students.  
    300 CZK
      School groups up to 30 students.  
    600 CZK
    Karel Zeman Museum & Boat trip combi ticket školy
      School groups from 10 students (price per person)  
    180 CZK
    Tickets Boat Trips – independently
      School groups from 10 students (price per person)  
    130 CZK
    Animation and special effects workshops
      School groups from 10 students (price per person)  
    200 CZK
    Exposition games
      Exposition games
    (Treasures can be bought at the museum shop or bring your own.)
     
    for free

    Pedagogical supervision for every 10 children free of charge.