Experience worlds, discorvery worlds,
    research worlds and the MS experimenta

    The experimenta


experimenta, Germany's largest science center, amazes visitors with an extraordinary variety of offerings and is an exceptional symbol of the joy of experimentation, of knowledge and innovation. A spectacular new building (e1) in glass and steel complements experimenta's previous home in the historic Hagenbucher Speicher (e2), a storehouse which has also undergone extensive renovation. In the Discovery Worlds, numerous interactive stations on four exhibition levels are sources of inspiration. It is here that we discover our world afresh.

The highlight of the Experience Worlds is the Science Dome. In this unique combination of planetarium and theater, you can travel virtually through space or experience fascinating laser shows or experiment demonstrations. A space station of a special kind is located on the rooftop terrace: the observatory with its powerful telescopes and four observatory stations. The concept behind the Science Stage targets children up to the age of 10 and presents natural science and technology in a format developed to be entertaining and easily understood.

The Research Worlds in building e2 provide areas for a wide range of experiments. They include eight high-quality and fully equipped labs, a cooking lab and the Northern Württemberg Student Research Center.

experimenta offerings are rounded off with the Maker Space as a platform for design and development and as a workshop for hands-on work as well as the Forum as a venue for exciting dialogs.

Regardless of which of our worlds you delve into: The new experimenta is a unique place to experience knowledge.


Diversity is written with a capital letter in the discovery worlds. 275 intriguing interactive exhibits can be found on the new building's four levels.

The "StoffWechsel" section on level 1 provides surprising insight into our everyday lives. Whether in the wind studio, in the monocolor space or when creating the stuff that dreams are made of - the invisible becomes visible here, and visitors can discover just what is behind many of the things we encounter every day.

"KopfSachen" on level 2 explains how complex and in how many different ways people perceive the world around them through the senses. Walk through an obstacle course in the shoes of a giant, and in the relax zone, an LED tree shows you how relaxed you are.

Level 3 with the "WeltBlick" section reveals how the world can be studied, influenced and changed with the help of technology and science. Discover the microcosmic world or observe the impact of weather phenomena.

The "ForscherLand" on level 4 is a unique adventure playground where visitors can put their talents to the test in experimentation, testing and design. Children learn how a lock works in the water landscape, watch flying objects in wonder or climb the tree house.

The motto of the four glassed-in studios is be creative and make something new. For example, produce a film, compose a piece of music, build a vehicle or create an object of cable ties. As everywhere else at experimenta: experience is a source of knowledge.

And in the forum visitors can learn about the latest developments and innovations in science and research.


The Science Dome, Observatory and Experimental Stage are extraordinary offerings within the experience worlds.

The Science Dome is a unique combination of planetarium and theater with a revolving auditorium and a 700 m2 3D screen under which visitors travel through space or watch spectacular laser shows and experiment demonstrations. The barrier-free observatory is Germany's first all-sky dome, offering a fascinating observation program and complemented by four powerful telescopes on the roof-top terrace.

In the demonstrations performed on the Science Stage, children up to age 10 are familiarized with scientific phenomena in demonstrations and hands-on formats developed to be age-appropriate and entertaining.


The Research Worlds in the renovated original experimenta building are home to numerous experiment stations. In a 2,500 m2 area, school classes and groups will discover eight well-equipped labs and an experiment kitchen.

experimenta uses this space to host more than 50 courses in the natural sciences and technology for different age groups. In the student research center, young scientists are supported in their first scientific endeavors.

The Maker Space was developed specifically with young scientists in mind. Teens and young adults will find the room and the technical equipment to experiment, develop and design.

MS experimenta

The science ship "MS experimenta" was christened in January 2018. The 105m long ship is a one-of-a-kind floating science center and has attractive offerings in its spacious 500 m2 . In two large lab rooms, a variety of courses is offered for primary and secondary students. Three studios are installed in the open workshop area. There are also areas dedicated to open workshops and activities.

During the Bundesgartenschau garden show from April 17 to October 6, the "MS experimenta" was moored at the BUGA grounds in Heilbronn and surprised visitors with an educational program designed to complement the garden show offerings, including numerous courses as part of the colorful classroom.

In 2020, the ship will set out on a long voyage. It will head to cities throughout Germany to advertise Germany's largest science center, offering lab courses and presenting a small cross-section of the diverse experimenta offerings at every port.

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