Family Programme

Family Days at Orto Botanico di Palermo:

Once a month, from July to October, children and their parents can enjoy half a day with Manifesta 12 Palermo and take part in special activities created and produced by Manifesta 12 Gardeners and local artists. The activities include workshops for children and families, as well as free guided visits for parents.

The Family Days are held once a month, on the following Sundays: 29 July, 26 August, 23 September, and 21 October.

All activities of the Family Days are free of charge, since they are included in the Family Local Season Pass (20 €, valid for two adults and a maximum of three children up to the age of 17, for the whole season) as well as in the Family-1-Day Ticket (35€, valid for 2 adults and a maximum of 3 children up to the age of 17). The ticket can be purchased at the ticket office of the Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo or online here.

Programme of Sunday, 29 July 2018, at Orto Botanico:
– 4.15 pm first guided tour for parents at the Orto Botanico (1,5 h)
– 4.15 – 5.45 pm workshop inspired by the work of Malin Franzén, Manifesta 12 participant
– 6.00 – 7.00 pm workshop ‘Which gardener will I be?’
– 6.00 – 7.00 pm second guided tour for parents at the Orto Botanico (1 h)
– 7.15 – 8.00 pm musical performance by I Fratelli La Strada

Weekly Workshops at the Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo:

Every Thursday (starting from 5 July 2018) children from 5 to 10 years of age are invited to take part in a creative workshop at Teatro Garibaldi, Manifesta 12 Headquarter, main venue of Manifesta 12 Public and Film Programme, and location of the ticket office.

Weekly Workshops relate to one of the artistic works of Manifesta 12 and let participants experience the artistic approaches through a hands-on laboratory. The workshops take place every Thursday afternoon from 4.30 to 6.30 pm by reservation and include a visit to the respective artwork together with children and parents.
Registration is required and can be made online here or by calling +39 335 87 99 834.

On Thursday, 12 July 2018, the workshop will be related to the work, Across the Border, by Manifesta 12 Participant Filippo Minelli, on view at Palazzo Ajutamicristo. Together with two Manifesta 12 Gardeners, kids will visit the artwork at Palazzo Ajutamicristo and create their own flags, which will represent words that build a connection between different places in the world.

All activities of the Weekly Workshops are free of charge, since they are included in the Family Local Season Pass (20 €, valid for two adults and a maximum of three children up to the age of 17, for the whole season) as well as in the Family-1-Day Ticket (35€, valid for 2 adults and a maximum of 3 children up to the age of 17). The ticket can be purchased at Teatro Garibaldi di Palermo before the workshop or online here.