Science Outings in Munich

Science Outings in Munich

Visit interesting museums to learn more about science and technology

 

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To get a first look at science, or maybe to learn more about a certain topic that interests you, go see one of the many exiting exhibitions Munich has to offer. Whether it’s the huge Deutsches Museum, one of the universitiy projects or maybe the zoo – there are many museums worth a visit.

 

 

Deutsches Museum

Themes:

Science and Technology

Exhibition:

Visit one of the world’s largest museums of science and technology. There are more than 30 exhibitions covering 25,000m2; highlights include artificial lightning, a replica of a mineshaft and the star show in the planetarium. You should definitely allow enough time for your visit!

Visitor’s information:

Location: Museumsinsel 1, 80538 Munich

Opening Hours: daily 9.00 – 17.00

Admission: adults: 14€, schoolchildren/students: 4.50€

 

 

Deutsches Museum Flugwerft

Themes:

Aviation

Exhibition:

The flight shipyard presents over 70 old and new aircrafts. There is also a part about the history of space flight (civil and military).

Visitor’s information:

Location: Ferdinand-Schulz-Allee, 85764 Oberschleissheim

Opening Hours: daily 9.00 – 17.00

Admission: adults: 7€, schoolchildren/students: 3€

 

 

ESO Supernova

Themes:

Astronomy

Exhibition:

The museums consist of a fulldome planetarium and an interactive exhibition that can be visited on your own or with a guided tour. Additionally, there are different events taking place on several days a week.

Visitor’s information:

Location: Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching near Munich

Opening Hours: Wed – Fri: 09.00 – 17.00, Sat, Sun: 12.00 – 17.00

Admission: exhibition: free, guided tour: 8€, planetarium show: 5€, events: varies

 

 

Museum Mensch und Natur

Themes:

Biology and Geology

Exhibition:

In this museum, you can learn about the history of the earth and life itself, as well as the nature of human beings and their role in the environment. The focus is on natural objects and interactive exhibits.

Visitor’s information:

Location: Schloss Nymphenburg, 80638 Munich

Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 9.00 – 17.00, Thu 9.00 – 20.00, Sat, Sun, public holidays: 10.00 – 18.00

Admission: adults: 3.50€, discount: 2.50€, children under 18/students: free, Sundays: 1.00€

 

 

Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg

Themes:

Botany

Exhibition:

The Botanical Garden in Munich is one of the most important in the world. Almost 20,000 species and subspecies are cultivated here. Enter the numerous greenhouses and embark on a botanical journey into humid tropical areas, cool mountain forests or hot deserts.

Visitor’s information:

Location: Menzinger Str. 65, 80638 Munich

Opening Hours: daily 9.00 – 16.00/18.30

Admission: adults: 5.50€, discount: 4€, children under 18: free

 

 

Paläontologisches Museum und Geologisches Museum

Themes:

Paleontology and Geology

Exhibition:

The Paleontological Museum displays exhibits concerning the ancient flora and fauna, such as skeletons and fossils of dinosaurs, mammoths and saber-toothed tigers.

There is a passage to the Geological Museum:

The Geological Museum is dedicated to the origin of our planet and describes sediment formation, mountain formation, volcanism and plate tectonics. Embark on a journey through time into the millions-of-years-old history of Bavaria.

Visitor’s information:

Location: Richard-Wagner-Str. 10 and Luisenstr. 37, 80333 Munich

Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 8.00 – 16.00, Fri: 8.00 – 14.00, 1. Sunday of the month: 10.00 – 16.00

Admission: free

 

 

Museum Reich der Kristalle

Themes: Mineralogy

Exhibition:

The museum is dedicated to the science of mineralogy. Interactive models and the matching mineral grades and single crystals explain terms such as crystal structure, mineral optics, crystal growth or cultivation.

Visitor’s information:

Location: Theresienstr. 41, 80333 Munich

Opening Hours: Tue – Sat: 13.00 – 17.00, Sun, public holidays: 13.00 – 17.00

Admission: adults: 5€, discount: 3€

 

 

ITüpferl – Bits@Work

Themes:

Computer Science

Exhibition:

The ITüpferl of the TU Munich consists of an interactive laboratory, a research workshop and a museum. Here, you can find out about the latest state of research and marvel at exhibits such as a workstation of the first hour and hard disks from different generations.

Visitor’s information:

Location: Boltzmannstr. 3, 85748 Garching near Munich

Opening Hours: Tue: 14.00 – 16.00 (only open during the lecture period)

Admission: free

 

 

Math Exhibition ix-quadrat

Themes:

Mathematics

Exhibition:

The exhibition at the TUM aims to make mathematics comprehensible. It deals interactively and digitally with the three main areas of Symmetry, You can count on this and Perspectives. A highlight of the visit is certainly the parabolic slide, which extends over three floors and forms a perfect parabola.

Visitor’s information:

Location: Boltzmannstr. 3, 85748 Garching near Munich

Opening Hours: Mon: 14.00 – 16.00 (only open during the lecture period)

Admission: free

 

 

Anatomische Schausammlung

Themes:

Anatomy, Medicine

Exhibition:

The Anatomy Institution of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich owns a comprehensive collection, which contains not only current anatomically relevant exhibits but also a large number of historical preparations and models. It provides an overview of all the organs of the human body and, to further the understanding of evolution, a series of animal skeletons.

Visitor’s information:

Location: Pettenkoferstr. 11, 80336 Munich

Opening Hours: Mon: 11.00 – 16.00

Admission: free

 

 

Tierpark Hellabrunn

Themes: Zoology

Exhibition:

The Munich Zoo Hellabrunn is the first Geo-zoo worldwide and houses over 750 species of animals, which live according to their geographic distribution in complex communities. Embark on a journey through exciting animal worlds from the polar circle to Africa, from Europe to Asia and America to Australia

Visitor’s information:

Location: Tierparkstr. 30, 81543 Munich

Opening Hours: Tue – Sat: 13.00 – 17.00, Sun, public holidays: 13.00 – 17.00

Admission: adults: 15€, schoolchildren/students: 11€, children age 4-14: 6€

 

 

Sea Life München

Themes:

Zoology

Exhibition:

The Sea Life in Munich accommodates more than 3,000 inhabitants of the underwater world, some of them threatened with extinction, such as the spotted sea rats, horseshoe crabs, pond turtles or surgeonfish. Watch live feedings, go through the aquarium tunnel or take part in a guided tour.

Visitor’s information:

Location: Willi-Daume-Platz 1, 80809 Munich

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10.00 – 17.00, Sat, Sun, public holidays: 10.00 – 18.00

Admission: adults: 13€, children under 15: 10€ (buy tickets online to get the cheapest price)

 

 

 

Date: 2018/04/13

Update: 2019/06/25