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Educational institutions can book a programme or use the preparation and accompanying material. We also have tips for schools and day care centres on how to visit on their own.

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Exhibits Recommended for School Classes

View into space – stellar nursery

Astronomy

Discover an ensemble of extraordinary exhibits across several floors. Take a guided tour to two historic observatories and explore the state-of-the-art exhibition area on cosmology.

Mine

Mine

A unique experience! Walk through this 500-metre long exhibition mine and gain a very realistic insight into an underground world of days gone by.

Wings of the Lilienthal glider.

Historic Aviation

Be inspired by an original plane from the Wright brothers and a faithful replica of Otto Lilienthal’s glider. Learn all about mankind’s dream of flight and how it became reality.

Power Machinery exhibition.

Power Machinery

Step into what feels like an old machine hall, with spinning water wheels and steam engines – many of which look like works of art and can still be set in motion today!

Platform weighing machine.

Measures and Weights

Until the 19th century, a variety of different measures of length and girth were common in German states and cities. This all changed with the birth of modern industrial society and worldwide economic relations. Learn all about the fascinating history of units!

View of a diving suit in the Oceanography exhibition.

Oceanography

With the help of the submersible GEO exhibited here, the primitive deep-sea creatures called coelacanths were filmed for the first time ever in their natural environment! The exhibition offers insights into fascinating underwater worlds and the history of diving.

Children standing at the entrance to the Pharmaceutics exhibition

Pharmaceutics

Learn more about medicinal plants, the discovery of medicines, the respiratory tract, cancer, nerves and pain. The centrepiece of this exhibition is a walk-in model of a human cell that is magnified 350,000 times!

Familie vor Fischer-Ewer „Maria“

Marine Navigation

Bridges between continents: ships enabled access to the farthest corners of the earth. Marine navigation has fostered communication and trade, but it has also led to many wars. Trace the development of shipping in this wonderful exhibition.

Tip: We present the themes and highlights of each of our around 25 currently open exhibitions on a separate exhibition page. The "Overview Exhibitions" page leads you to each individual exhibition, from astronomy to time measurement. Tip from our museum education team: select individual exhibitions and look for the highlights on the website.
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Exhibitions recommended for Day Cares

Mine

Mine

A unique experience! Walk through this 500-metre long exhibition mine and gain a very realistic insight into an underground world of days gone by.

Familie vor Fischer-Ewer „Maria“

Marine Navigation

Bridges between continents: ships enabled access to the farthest corners of the earth. Marine navigation has fostered communication and trade, but it has also led to many wars. Trace the development of shipping in this wonderful exhibition.

Wings of the Lilienthal glider.

Historic Aviation

Be inspired by an original plane from the Wright brothers and a faithful replica of Otto Lilienthal’s glider. Learn all about mankind’s dream of flight and how it became reality.

Power Machinery exhibition.

Power Machinery

Step into what feels like an old machine hall, with spinning water wheels and steam engines – many of which look like works of art and can still be set in motion today!

View of a diving suit in the Oceanography exhibition.

Oceanography

With the help of the submersible GEO exhibited here, the primitive deep-sea creatures called coelacanths were filmed for the first time ever in their natural environment! The exhibition offers insights into fascinating underwater worlds and the history of diving.

Children playing in front of the marble run

Kids’ Kingdom

Here, children between the ages of three and eight can become researchers and explorers. Accompanied by their parents, they can investigate an enormous guitar, a hall of mirrors, pulley systems and a giant marble run!

Tip: With day-care groups, we suggest selecting an exhibition and exploring it together. We present the themes and highlights of each of our 28 currently open exhibitions on a separate exhibition page. To Overview Exhibitions

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