Science Center Spectrum


Why is the sky blue? Can you see heat? Any why does a plane stay up in the sky? Kids (and grown-ups!) can find the answers to these and other timeless questions in this annexe of the German Technology Museum. The four-floor space is filled with 150 hands-on scientific experiments divided into eight themes, including magnetism, music and hearing, and light and seeing.

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