A floating world of knowledge en route in southern Germany

A branch of Germany’s largest science center, MS experiment, is traveling again. From July 10 to November 5, the ship will sail to a total of 17 cities in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. With a variety of hands-on stations, workshops and exciting film screenings at the Mini Dome, staying on board is an experience for the whole family.

From Neckar across the Rhine to the Main and then across the Main-Danube Canal to the Danube: in 2022, the MS experiment will once again embark on a long journey and make science and technology a fun experience for audiences in 17 cities. The route begins in Aschaffenburg in Lower Franconia, where the former tanker will be moored from 10 to 14 July. The floating world of knowledge then moves to the cities of Freudenberg am Main and Wertheim in Baden-Württemberg, as well as to 14 cities in Bavaria. The end of the afternoon tour of the Federal Republic means a stay in the tri-river city of Passau from November 1 to 5.

Having fun together on board
In an MS experiment, visitors can become active themselves and get to the bottom of exciting everyday questions. With around 20 practical stands, a wide range of workshops and a Mini Dome with a 360 degree projection dome, there is never a boredom. The offer, which invites you to discover, experience and experiment, is especially aimed at families with children aged 4 to 12 years. The ship is open daily from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 17:00. On school days, only school classes can book time slots from 10:00 to 12:00. Entry costs 2 euros per person. Prior registration is required for a two-hour time slot at www .ms -expe ri men ta .sci ence.

The exhibition on board the MS experiment is divided into two parts: In the “You are a science” part, young and old learn amazing things about people, their development and special abilities: How have modern people developed? How is your thinking going? What about the aging process? The answers are here. The exhibits in the section “You create knowledge” put your own skills to the test. In the meantime, it quickly becomes clear: everyone has individual skills and can use them to explore the world and create new knowledge.

Through space and time in the Mini Dome
Young researchers get to the heart of things in the workshop area, where they can tinker and experiment as they please. You will learn how to use a pipette and test tube, and how to determine the acidity of a liquid with red cabbage juice. The Mini Dome also offers unique insight into unknown worlds. With its 360 degree inflatable projection dome, it gives the first impression of the science dome of the Heilbronn experiment, which with its cinema screen, theater stage, rotating auditorium and large dome is a first-class experience space.

MS stations are experimented in the summer and fall of 2022.

July 10 – July 14: Aschaffenburg
7/24/27: Marktheidenfeld
8/6 – 10/08: Gemünden am Main
8/13/08/15: Karlstadt
8/18/22: Kitzingen
8/25/29: Schweinfurt
09 / 01-09 / 05: Bamberg
09/08 – 12/09: Forchheim
15 / 09-19 / 09: Nuremberg
9/22/26: Roth
2/10 – 4/10: Kelheim
7/10 – 11/10: Regensburg
14.10.-18.10 .: Straubing
25.10.-29.10 .: Vilshofen on the Danube
1.11–05.11: Passau

July 19-21: Freudenberg am Main
07.30 – 08.03: Wertheim

experiment ambassador since 2018
Experimenta MS has been the experiment ambassador in Heilbronn since 2018. Originally used as an alternative accommodation, especially for school classes during the construction work on the new experiment, it stopped in Neckar in 2019 for the Federal Horticulture Fair in Heilbronn. During BUGA 2019, 140,000 visitors and 3,000 school children learned and delighted on board the MS experiment. In 2020 and 2021, the first two trips hit 28 cities in the west and south of Germany, despite pandemic restrictions.

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