Question, investigate, find the answer yourself

Eight laboratories. A test kitchen. Endless possibilities. Hands-on science. Do it yourself. Try it out. Discover the joy of investigation.


Eight laboratories. A test kitchen. Endless possibilities. Hands-on science. Do it yourself. Try it out. Discover the joy of investigation.


Eight laboratories. A test kitchen. Endless possibilities. Hands-on science. Do it yourself. Try it out. Discover the joy of investigation.


Why does a ball always fall to the ground? What are gummy bears made of? And how do you track down the culprit with DNA analysis? Find out – in our eight laboratories and our experimental kitchen.

School classes and kindergarten groups can immerse themselves in the world of science and do their own research in over 60 different courses under expert guidance. The courses cover many topics of the Baden-Württemberg education plans.

How does it work? Explore it yourself in our courses.

The best learning is through doing something yourself. That’s why exciting experiments are central in our eight laboratories and our test kitchen. In over 2,500 square meters, kindergarten groups and school classes will find everything they need.


Offers for 4-6 years

What is magnetic? How does a plant drink water? The courses for kindergarten and preschool children focus on the children’s everyday lives. There they can playfully explore how the world functions.

Primary school

Offers for class 1-4

Children want to get to know the world. In our courses for grades 1 to 4 they can get to the bottom of things. There they can make salt crystals, for example, or research the sense of taste.

Secondary level I

Offers for class 5-10

From virus detection to the study of global warming: for the secondary school level I, we offer several different laboratory courses. In all of them the focus is on experiencing, understanding, and researching.

Secondary level II

Course level offers

Courses for the secondary school level II address more advanced subjects in the natural sciences. For example, young people research how to produce aspirin or how a CT functions.

Visitor service

We are happy to help you personally with your planning and questions.

Would you like help planning your visit? Do you have questions about our offerings or neeed help booking your tickets? Contact us – by phone or email. Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are happy to help!

Insight into the course labs

Student Research Center

In the sfz Student Research Centre there are eight well-equipped laboratories. There students can realize their own ideas – even long-term projects.

They are supported by experimenta’s course leaders, delegated educators, and student teachers.

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Offerings for educators

We want to support educators in their work.

That is why we have put together separate offerings for them that range from getting to know experimenta on their own to a day at experimenta together with their colleagues.

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Science for all – simply explained

SciDay is a series of scientific lectures for anyone 14 and older. The changing themes are varied and range from astronomy to biology, chemistry, and physics, up to computer science. For these we regularly invite experts from renowned universities and research institutions. Audience members can experience a university lecture live for themselves. If there are questions after the roughly hour-long lectures, at the end audience members can exchange ideas with the speakers about current research projects, choice of a field of study, and life as a scientist.

Girls’Day College

Offers for schoolgirls in the 10th grade

Go on a search for radioactivity in everyday life or develop your communication skills. The courses for this and many others are available at Girls’ Day College.

The series of events is aimed at all 10th grade schoolgirls who are enthusiastic about STEM topics.

Creative competition
for young STEM talents

Developing ideas, doing research in a team, and competing against others: experimenta makes many STEM competitions possible for children and teens. The range extends from Lego robots programmed by the students themselves to research projects in the laboratory.

National competition by Jugend forscht
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The annual national competition by Jugend Forscht is a large and important stage for young STEM talents. There, the winners of the Jugend Forscht state competitions meet. For participants the competition is an outstanding chance to present their ideas to a wider public and a specialist jury. They can also quickly forge contacts with kindred spirits.

First Lego League
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The First Lego League (FLL) is an annual research and robot competition for teams held around the world. Children and teens plan, program, and test a fully automated Lego robot that must master tricky missions in the Robot Game. The teams also research solutions to a real-life problem. The FLL regional competition Heilbronn is held every winter at experimenta. It is run in two age groups: 6 to 10 years and 9 to 16 years. Both competitions offer exciting glimpses into the world of robotics, science, and the familiar colored blocks.

State competition Jugend Forscht
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We promote scientific curiosity! Together with the natec Landesverband , experimenta is partner institution for the state competition Jugend Forscht Baden-Württemberg. It offers young scientists an ideal platform to present their ideas and receive professional feedback. The competition takes place annually, the participants are the winners from the prior regional rounds. Those who prevail in the state competition qualify for the national competition.
Solar-vehicle-building competition
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At the annual solar-vehicle-building competition, teens playfully immerse themselves in the world of technology. They are given a free propulsion set from experimenta (to be ordered by email beginning in January). The set contains a solar cell, an electric motor, a pinion, and a gear. On the day of the competition the teams meet at a racetrack with their hand-built solar vehicles. The team with the fastest construction wins. There is also a creativity prize for the most unusual vehicle. Participation is open to teens from grades 5 to 10.