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experimenta

The experimenta is with 270,000 ft² Germany’s largest and most innovative science center. Experimenta is situated in the heart of the city of Heilbronn next to the river Neckar in Southern Germany. A new spectacular building constructed of glass and steel is joined to the old restored storage building of a former oil mill. Its Science Dome is a unique combination of theater and planetarium with a 360° surround 3D dome projection screen as well as a revolving auditorium. On the top of the Science Center is an observatory. In the permanent exhibition, visitors can explore new discoveries and carry out experiments at 275 interactive exhibits. Additional space is provided for special exhibitions. In four creative studios, visitors can discover their talents in several hands-on workshops on media and engineering. Experimenta also has a wide variety of laboratories offering programs for classes as well as for individuals, from kindergarten age to secondary school students as well as for adults. The Maker Space is a place where young inventors can design, experiment, build and interact with each other. The science stage offers special programs designed for children up to the age of 10. In the student research center, young explorers are guided through their first scientific projects. With its wide range of unique experiments, experimenta awakens an understanding for and interest in science. Included in the building is also a shop with scientific and educational games, a restaurant and a conference center.