Opening hours, Prices, Directions

    Visitor information

Opening hours

Our exhibition areas, the Science Dome, observatory, special exhibition, the Forum and Maker Space as well as the labs (for registered groups only) are open.

Several of the interactive stations remain closed as well as the "Durch die Lüfte" section on the ForscherLand exhibition level, the experiment theater, and the observatory dome. More than 200 of the 275 interactive stations, however, are available.

Detailed information about our ship MS experimenta can be found here.

Children under 12 years of age may only attend experimenta if accompanied by a parent or guardian or an adult supervisor.

Tickets for experimenta may currently only be purchased online through our ticket shop and not at experimenta.

Tickets may currently only be booked within an eight day period.


Entdecker- und Erlebniswelten (e1)

Monday through Friday: 
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and holidays:
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Forscherwelten (e2 )

For registered groups only

Forum

Tuesday through Friday: 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Mondays

Maker Space:

Tuesday through Saturday: 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Mondays
(also during school holidays and on public holidays)


Please note the changed opening hours for our special events.

New building (e1) and old building (e2): Closed on public holidays:
24 December / 25 December / 31 December and 1 January.
Also closed on the first three days of the school session following the summer holidays in Baden-Württemberg.

The experimenta house rules can be found here: Hausordnung.pdf

Admission

  Adult Reduced1 Small Group
(Family)2
experimenta-Ticket3 6 Euro 3 Euro 13 Euro
Science Dome4 6 Euro 3 Euro 13 Euro
Special Exhibition 4 Euro 2 Euro 9 Euro
Annual Pass5 29 Euro 15 Euro 65 Euro

  Group
(12 or more)
Group
Reduced1
experimenta-Ticket3 5 Euro 2 Euro
Science Dome4 5 Euro 2 Euro
Special Exhibition 4 Euro 2 Euro

Explanation of the categories:

1 Reduced
Children and teens between 3 and 18 years of age; with ID: trainees/apprentices, voluntary social year, military or federal voluntary service, students, family passport holders, disabled persons, social welfare recipients
2 Mini-group (family)
up to 5 persons, max. 2 adults
3 experimenta-Ticket
Exhibition, Studio as well as special exhibition, experiment theater, observatory as available
4 Science Dome
special rates apply for Science Dome special events
5 Jahresticket
Includes unlimited access to Science Dome shows (exception: special events) as well as 14-day pre-booking option
Free admission
Children up to 2 years of age; with ID: teachers, kindergarten teachers, children on their birthday, persons accompanying the disabled, bus drivers of tour groups

Note

  • Gift certificates for visits to experimenta may be ordered by phone at + 49 r +49 (0) 7131 88795 - 0
  • All prices include VAT. The experimenta gGmbH General Terms and Conditions that apply to visits to the experimenta Science Center can be found here: Link.

Individual prices for courses in the laboratory

  Price
Kindergarten / Pre school
(from 4 years)
3 Euro
primary 4 Euro
secondary 1 5 Euro
secondary 2 8 Euro

Hygienic measures

These pictograms will direct through the exhibition during your visit at experimenta.
  • If you feel unwell, please stay home
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash and disinfect your hands regularly
  • Maintain the minimum recommended distance to other persons
  • Avoid groups
  • Please note the maximum number of visitors allowed in each area
  • No eating allowed
  • Do not touch your face
  • For individuals or families only

    For your safety

    We are happy you have chosen to visit us today. Your safety and that of our staff is our top priority. Consequently, we would like to give you an overview of our offerings, our protective measures and the valid rules of conduct.

    Please postpone your visit if you are feeling ill. Individuals who are in or have had contact to a person infected with the coronavirus, if said contact occurred within the previous 14 days, or who have typical symptoms of a coronavirus infection, namely loss of the sense of smell or taste, fever, coughing or a sore throat may not enter experimenta / MS experimenta.

    Please comply with the signing and markings throughout the building.

    Annual pass holders
    Annual pass holders have free admission to experimenta. However, you must register in advance in the online ticket shop and bring a printout as confirmation of your reservation and your annual pass. Confirmation is only valid for the stated window of time.
    Catering
    The restaurant at experimenta is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Hot meals served all day.
    Cleaning concept
    The cleaning intervals at the museum have been increased. The buildings are completely closed every noon for thorough cleaning. Touch surfaces as well as frequently handled surfaces like door handles are cleaned multiple times every day.
    Restricted access

    We have raised the number of visitors allowed to 600 per day.
    The number of persons, however, is limited to 300 in the morning and 300 in the afternoon.

    Hygiene

    You will have sufficient opportunity to wash your hands in the museum's washrooms. You will also find hand sanitizer dispensers on every level before every entrance to exhibition areas and at other points.

    As part of the experimenta hygiene concept, all escalators in the building have been upgraded: the handrails are now irradiated with germicidal UV-C light using a special technology. This light damages DNA and RNA, the genetic materials of bacteria and viruses, neutralizing them. The handrail on its continuous loop passes automatically through the UV-C module and is thus constantly disinfected in a way that is both environmentally friendly and does not use chemicals. The handrails are thus 99.9% free of bacteria and viruses.

    Maker Space
    The Maker Space has reopened. Please note the following requirements:
    • Visitors must register on the Maker Space website prior to their visit: https://makerspace.experimenta.science/anmeldung/.
    • No more than 20 persons are allowed in Maker Space at one time.
    • The sound booth may not be used, and no instructions ("Driver's Licenses") will be provided for machines or devices until further notice.
    Masks are mandatory
    All visitors over the age of 6 are legally obligated to wear a mask at experimenta.
    Observations on the rooftop terrace (weather dependent)
    The experimenta astronomers offer an extensive program Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and guide visitors into the fascinating world of the planets.
    Osiander
    Osiander at experimenta is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
    Opening hours
    Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and afternoons from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.
    Physical distancing
    You are legally obligated to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters to others. Please note that groups are only allowed if all persons are members of the same household. Please follow the corresponding markings.
    Science Dome

    Enjoy remarkable films screened using state-of-the-art projection technology on a 700 m² dome screen: experience it in experimenta's Science Dome.

    To assure adherence to physical distancing requirements, only 45 seats are available. The theater is also cleaned thoroughly between shows.

    Admission tickets may be purchased exclusively online from the experimenta online shop prior to your visit (https://shop.experimenta.science) .

    Seating areas
    Seating in the foyer and on all levels may be used in compliance with physical distancing requirements.
    Ticketing information

    Tickets may currently only be booked online and in advance. The number of tickets allotted is also limited (10 tickets per booking session). Please bring a print out of your ticket when you visit. It is only valid for the designated window of time.

    Tickets may currently only be booked within an eight day period.

    Catering

    All visitors are welcome to stop by experimenta's restaurant! A large selection of freshly prepared dishes is available.

    Opening hours
    Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Restaurant contact:
    Schwarz Restaurantbetriebe GmbH & Co. KG:
    E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Group tours

    A group visit to the experimenta is worthwhile! We offer some great services to round off your stay with us in our house:

    • Free bus parking next to the experimenta parking garage
    • Individual welcome and introduction to the experimenta
    • Free admission for bus drivers;
      free entry for guides for groups of 20 or more
    • Attractive group prices from 12 persons
    • In-house gastronomy
    • Exclusive group offers such as "a look behind the scenes".

    The price of admission for our group offerings can be found here.


    Contact person for group tours:
    Visitor service of the experimenta
    E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Getting here

    Parking structure address:
    Bahnhofstraße 6, 74072 Heilbronn 
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    By car:
    If you arrive by car, you can park in the "City Parkhaus experimenta". For visitors of the experimenta the discounted daily tariff costs 3 Euro. The parking ticket must be validated at the ticket office of the experimenta and is valid until 30 minutes after leaving the experimenta.

    The parking garage is not operated by the experimenta but by Schwarz Campus Service. For questions and suggestions, please contact us by phone +49 (0) 7132 30787-350 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Further parking garages and public parking lots around the experimenta can be found on the website of the city of Heilbronn.  

    From the A6:
    Take exit 37 Heilbronn/Neckarsulm and drive towards Heilbronn-Zentrum (city center).

    From the A81:
    Take exit 11 Heilbronn/Untergruppenback and follow the L1111 to Heilbronn.

    By public transport:
    If arriving by train, disembark at the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) in Heilbronn. Get off at "Kurt-Schumacher-Platz" if taking the tram.
    It is about a 7-minute walk from Hauptbahnhof Heilbronn to the experimenta.

    By coach:
    The bus parking spaces are located directly next to the experimenta parking garage. Parking tickets are only available for registered groups. They can be picked up by the bus driver at the experimenta cash desk upon arrival.

    Directions to the administration building

    Adress
    Bildungscampus 3, Mannheimer Straße 12
    74076 Heilbronn

    Navigation system address:
    Dammstraße 1, 74076 Heilbronn
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