Farbwand der Experimenta

Visit

Everything you need to know about your visit

Welcome to experimenta! With us you can go on a voyage of discovery. Find out more about the world and yourself. Experiment in our exhibition at around 275 interactive stations. Immerse yourself in topics in an entirely new way in our Science Dome. Marvel at our changing special exhibitions and conduct research in our laboratories and test kitchen. Get involved and create your own project: in our Maker Pace and the sfz Student Research Center. We look forward to seeing you!

The ticket shop is currently only available in German

Current notes

Booking

Ticket booking is currently only possible online and in advance. Show the ticket to our staff on your smartphone when you arrive or bring it with you in printed form. You can book your ticket a maximum of 14 days in advance. Admission to the special exhibition is included in the price of the experimenta ticket. Tickets ONLY for the special exhibition can be purchased by phone, email or on site.

Alert level II

In the current alert level II, the following regulations apply to visits to experimenta:

  • 2G rule for exhibition and special exhibition
    Admission to the exhibitions is granted to those who are vaccinated or recovered. Non-immunized students without symptoms will be granted access based on regular testing at school.
  • 2G-Plus rule for the Science Dome
    Admission to the Science Dome is restricted to those who are vaccinated or recovered and can also provide a current negative Corona rapid test .

You can find all the hygiene instructions here: Hygiene instructions

Opening hours

Would you like to visit only the permanent exhibition, the Science Dome, or the special exhibition? Or would you rather experience everything? Here you’ll find an overview of our tickets, prices, and opening hours.

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Admission

Here you’ll find an overview of our tickets, prices and discounts. We have different offers for you – depending on how often you visit us and what you want to experience.

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Ticketshop

You already know what ticket you want? You can book it here. We look forward to seeing you!

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Directions

By car, by train, by bus, or with the city railway: there are many ways to get here. Everything you need to know about getting to us can be found here.

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Restaurant

Are you hungry or do just need a coffee break? The experimenta restaurant is the right place for both. There you will find a wide selection of delicacies.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

At the current alert level, the 2G rule (recovered, vaccinated) applies to visits to the restaurant, with checks of the identity card and registration via the Luca app. The check takes place directly at the entrance to the restaurant. Accordingly, non-immunised visitors are not permitted to enter. Non-immunised pupils without symptoms are granted access due to regular testing at school.

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Shop / Osiander

Bookshop in the experimenta

The assortment is appropriate to the themes in the experimenta. The shop is barrier-free and allows everyone to browse and shop.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Corona notes

Your health and that of our employees is very important to us. Please respect the current Corona measures when you visit us.

Hygiene instructions

The following pictograms will accompany you on your visit to experimenta.

You can find the current status (04.11.2021) of our hygiene instructions here (in German):

For your safety

Here we give you an overview of what we offer, our protective measures and the rules of conduct that apply.

Please pay special attention to the notices and markings in the house.

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2G rule for exhibition and special exhibition
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Admission to the exhibitions is granted to those who are vaccinated or recovered. Non-immunized students without symptoms are granted access based on regular testing at school.

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2G-Plus rule for the Science Dome
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Only those persons who have been vaccinated or have recovered and can also present a current negative Corona rapid test are now admitted to the Science Dome.

In order to maintain the minimum distance in the Science Dome as well, only a limited number of seats are currently available. Tickets can only be purchased via experimenta’s online ticket store.

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Annual tickets
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Annual ticket holders have free access to experimenta. However, please remember to always register in advance at the online ticket shop and bring the printed reservation confirmation and your annual pass with you to the entrance.
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Bookshop in the experimenta
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Monday to Friday: 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Weekends, public holidays: 12:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.
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Cleaning concept
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We have increased the cleaning intervals in experimenta. We clean the interaction surfaces as well as frequently touched surfaces such as door handles several times a day.
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Gastronomy (Restaurant in the experimenta)
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Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

When you visit, be sure to observe the current hygiene rules.

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Hygiene
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Sufficient washing facilities are available in the toilets. In addition, disinfectant is available in front of the entrances to the exhibitions and at other places in the building.

As part of experimenta’s hygiene concept, all escalators in the building have been retrofitted with special technology that irradiates the handrails with germicidal UV-C light.

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Limited number of visitors
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The number of visitors is currently limited to a maximum of 650 people per day.

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Maker Space
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Minimum distance
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Keep a minimum distance of 1.50 m from other people everywhere. You can travel in a group if you come from the same household. Please observe the appropriate markings in the house.
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Mouth-nose protection (masks compulsory)
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Entry to experimenta is only permitted with a medical mouth-nose mask or an FFP2 mask. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from this wearing obligation.

We cannot accept certificates for exemption from the obligation to wear a mask, as the general well-being and protection of our visitors and staff have top priority.

Exemption from the obligation to wear a mask is currently not possible even if you have already been vaccinated.

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Observatory offer
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The observatory dome is currently closed to the public.

As an alternative, depending on the weather, we offer a changing programme with interesting information about the universe, where our astronomers are available to answer your questions.

Tuesday to Friday
from 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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Opening hours
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  • Montag to friday: 9:00 a.m. bis 5:00 p.m.
  • Weekend and holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p. m.

Digital Backpack

Films, photos, music, souvenirs: With our Digital Backpack you can easily take your work with you from our exhibitions. You can find out here how this functions.

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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!

General information:

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Access for children
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Children 12 and older can visit us unaccompanied. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Accessibility
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Accessibility is important to us. The entire experimenta facility (including restaurants, Science Dome, and observatory) is thus wheelchair accessible. All levels (identified by tactile elements) can be reached by elevator. Most interactive stations can also be used by people in wheelchairs. There are also several toilettes for the disabled in both experimenta buildings. There is also a “toilet for all” with adult changing station and patient lift that can also be used without an admission ticket during opening hours. The routes to the parking garage and to the bus and railway stops are accessible. We also offer wheelchairs for use during the duration of the stay.
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Age recommendation
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There is no age limit for experimenta. Whether 3 or 103 – with us everyone will find exciting and interesting offerings. For younger children we especially recommend the ForscherLand on the fourth level. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult.
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Animals
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Except for guide dogs for the blind or disabled, animals are not allowed anywhere in experimenta.
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Arrival
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From Heilbronn train station to experimenta is about a 7-minute walk. The city railway stop “Kurt-Schumacher-Platz” is only a few meters from experimenta. The nearby experimenta parking garage offers spaces for cars. Parking spaces for busses are located directly adjacent to the experimenta parking garage.
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Changing tables
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Changing tables can be found near the lockers on the ground floor and in the disabled toilets on levels 2 and 4.
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Children’s birthday
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Due to the present situation, we unfortunately cannot offer the children’s birthday program at the moment. Instead, the “birthday tour” can be made independently.
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Digital backpack
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In the digital backpack, you can save many digital products (photos, music, videos) by means of an RFID chip integrated into the visitor armband. During your visit you can look at all the works and print out images and photos at the visitor stations in the foyers of levels 1 to 4. To be able to access the data at home you need to register when you first visit or log in to an existing experimenta account on site. You can use the same login data that you used when booking your ticket online.
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Duration of stay
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Many visitors need a whole day to properly explore experimenta with its many offerings. For those with less time, we recommend planning at least half a day at the center for their first visit.
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Food & Drinks
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Unfortunately, at the present time eating is not allowed anywhere in experimenta other that the restaurant. The restaurant is open for visitors on weekdays from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm and on weekends and holidays until 6:30 pm.
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Gift certificates
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Gift certificates for visiting experimenta can be purchased at the center or ordered by phone at +49 (0) 7131 88795-0
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Guided tours
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We do not offer guided tours. At experimenta you yourself are a world discoverer. With various tour suggestions on different thematic areas, you can explore experimenta independently. The tours can either be printed out on site or you can follow our digital guidance system to the relevant stations. For questions and tips our visitor guides are always available. For groups of 12 or more, we offer various thematic tours that must be requested and booked in advance.
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Jackets, coats, bags, and backpacks
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Jackets, coats, bags, and backpacks cannot be brought into experimenta. Please store them during your visit in one of the lockers.
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Languages
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All interactive stations as well as visitor stations offer extensive information in German and English.
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Lockers
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Lockers can be found on experimenta’s ground floor and lower level. They are wheelchair accessible and can be used during opening hours for a deposit (.50€ or 1€). For school classes and kindergarten groups, we offer locking boxes for storing coats and bags. On very heavily visited days it can sometimes happen that all the lockers fill up. We cannot assume liability for the lockers’ contents.
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Lost items
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Lost items are turned in to the ticket counter on the ground floor and kept there for eight weeks.
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Medical implants
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Interactive stations in the experimenta exhibition that can impair the functioning of medical implants are identified as such.
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Parking
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If you arrive by car you can park at the experimenta parking garage (address: Bahnhofstrasse 6, 74072 Heilbronn). Visitors to experimenta pay a reduced daily rate of 3 Euros. To obtain the discount, the ticket must be validated at the experimenta ticket counter and is valid for a half hour after leaving experimenta.
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Photo/film shoots
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Filming and photography for private uses are allowed. But a person’s right to their own image must be respected; thus especially images showing people as more than just background filler are not permitted without their consent. Film and photography for commercial purposes are not allowed at experimenta.
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Restaurant
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Everyone is welcome in the experimenta restaurant. There you’ll find a wide selection of freshly prepared dishes. The food service is open on weekdays from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm and on weekends and holidays until 6:30 pm.
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Seating
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Seating is available on all the floors both in the exhibitions as well as in each of the foyers.
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Strollers
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Strollers are allowed in the exhibition.
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Wi-Fi
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After registering once with your e-mail address during your visit to experimenta, you have free access to the network “experimenta-Gast”.