Clever throughout the summer holidays

20.06.2019 | The last school day in Berlin is over. Finally summer holidays!  But some students might get bored while swimming all day in the Havel or the Müggelsee. In this case there is a remedy: You can learn something wherever you want in the Brain City Berlin, even during the summertime! For example, the German Museum of Technology Berlin, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the HU Campus Adlershof or the Ottobock Science Center Berlin offer an exciting holiday programme for young researchers and curious parents. And it's free of charge - registration, however, is highly recommended.

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin: Microscopic Insights

Dinosaur droppings, ammonites - these are cephalopods that died out at the end of the Cretaceous period - and minerals: young and old visitors can examine objects such as these under the microscope as part of the museum's summer holiday programme.

In the "Open Microscopy Centre" every Thursday between 12 noon and 2 p.m. at Invalidenstrasse 43, objects brought along will also be examined under the microscope. On weekends there are family guided tours: Here you can see, for example, the original skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex or the Archaeopteryx.

In addition, you can experience live digitizations, test computer tomographs and much more in the Natural History Museum. The special exhibition Artefacts deals with the question: "How do we deal with nature's resources in a sustainable way?

As part of Friday for Future, admission is free for pupils on Fridays starting at 2 pm.

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Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin: Scientific Diversity

Also in the Science Center Spectrum of the German Museum of Technology in Möckernstraße 26 at the Gleisdreieck there is a lot going on during the summer holidays. In the Coding Robots workshop, for example, pupils from the age of 9 learn how to train a robot. In the museum's Junior Campus, children can learn mathematics interactively at various stations, and the guided tour The Dream of Flying offers a journey through time and the history of aviation.

The workshop A Morse code name chain is also suitable for blind and visually impaired children.

Daily (until Monday) from 15 o'clock children and pupils have free entrance.

Here is the complete summer holiday programme


Ottobock Science Center Berlin: all about movement

The building at Potsdamer Platz in which the Ottobock Science Center Berlin is located is also known as Muskelhaus. Its white facade ribbons are reminiscent of muscle strands. The center was opened in 2009 by the medical technology company Ottobock.

On three floors, the focus is on movement and the latest developments in the field of prosthetics. Via touchscreens, monitors and virtual simulations, visitors learn what it means to master the approximately 600 skeletal muscles of the human body. And to grasp, jump and walk. Or what it's like to move through the city in a wheelchair on a virtual course. A look at the movement under the skin is also impressive.

The Ottobock Science Center Berlin offers guided tours that are free of charge for pupils. The house is open from Thursday to Monday. Admission is free.

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Holiday meeting at the HU-Campus Adlershof: practical courses for PC work

Experience a touch of university atmosphere: During the summer holidays, the Institute for Computer Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will be focusing on the Internet, software and robotics.

At the holiday meeting in Rudower Chaussee 25 on the Adlershof campus, pupils learn interesting things that can also be put to practical use in everyday life. For example, how to optimize photos on the PC using image editing. How to creatively design PowerPoint presentations. Or how to develop computer games yourself. (vdo)

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